Family Practice is one of medicine’s oldest fields. The unique feature of modern Family Practice is its broad-based training requirements. To be certified as a Family Practice Physician, a doctor must be trained in six areas of medicine: Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry and Community Medicine. In addition, the doctor must have completed a three year residency program in Family Practice. After which the doctor must pass an intensive examination given by the specialty certifying board, and continuing education courses are mandatory for recertification. This broad-base training enables the Family Physician to treat the majority of illnesses presented to them. The doctors can provide your entire family with comprehensive and continuous care. This enables them to concentrate not only on getting you well, but on keeping you healthy.