Family medicine is dedicated to the care of people across all ages, genders, for all parts of the body. Through this branch of medicine, patients and their families can receive medical care that spans their entire lives while also developing strong relationships with our family care team. At Premier Medical Associates, our practice also offers select subspecialties of family medicine to enhance your care, including pediatrics, gynecology, orthopedic manipulations, and geriatrics.

Premier Medical Associates, an affiliate of the Allegheny Health Network, is the largest multi-specialty physician practice in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Our family medicine team includes 20 providers in five locations, providing care with select evening and Saturday hours. Contact us to schedule a visit at our Penn Hills, Monroeville, Irwin, Golden Mile Highway, or Forest Hills office.

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FAQs on Family Medicine

What Is Family Medicine?

Family medicine (formerly called family practice) is a branch of medicine designed to provide basic healthcare to all members of a family, regardless of their age. Your family medicine physician is trained to deliver the best possible care by evaluating you as a whole, interconnected person, as opposed to treating specific organs or body parts.

What’s The Difference Between Family Medicine and Internal Medicine?

Family medicine is centered around treating the family social unit for all health conditions, whereas internal medicine is centered on the unique needs of adults for specific organs (ex. reproductive, cardiovascular, etc.) Essentially, a family medicine specialist is trained to evaluate, diagnose and treat the whole spectrum of medical conditions that could occur to any member of a family. Whether the issue is related to behavioral health or dermatological issues, a family medicine doctor is equipped to provide the appropriate course of care (and can provide a referral to advanced specialist care as needed).

Should I See A Family Doctor?

A family medicine doctor is an especially good choice for those looking for a physician for their entire family. It is also a great choice for anyone who has settled down and wants to have the same primary care physician for a long time.

What Should I Expect From A Visit With Your Team?

Premier Medical Associates, an affiliate of the Allegheny Health Network, is the largest multi-specialty physician practice in the Greater Pittsburgh area. We are proud to have a large team of skilled doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants on staff that serve our patients in five different locations throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area. You can expect a personalized visit focused on your specific concerns any time you visit us.

Our family medicine team includes 20 providers in five locations, providing care with select evening and Saturday hours. Contact us to schedule a visit at our Penn Hills, Monroeville, Irwin, Golden Mile Highway, or Forest Hills office.