General – Family Μedicine


General – Family medicine is the medical specialty which provides initial, continuing, comprehensive health care for the individuals, their family and the community. It is a specialty in breadth that integrates the biological, clinical, psychological and social perspectives of health. It offers personalized care, with a unique interaction and communication between the patient and the doctor. General – Family medicine is a specialty that is defined by the method it uses to approach a health condition, compared to other specialties, and not by the type of conditions it treats. It forms the core principle of every organized healthcare system, as it is the only specialty that can coordinate the others, in order for the system to function appropriately.

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In General – Family medicine, we offer primary healthcare services. Primary healthcare includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, preservation of health, patient counselling and training, diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases. Treatment is sometimes achieved through the collaboration of the general doctor with other health professionals.

At Physiomed the general – family doctor is the most appropriately trained doctor to provide primary healthcare services to individuals and families. The general – family doctor is the personal doctor of every patient, responsible for providing holistic and continuous care for every person who is seeking medical care, regardless of their age, gender and disease. They treat individuals in relation to their family , community and culture, always respecting the patients’ autonomy. They acknowledge the professional responsibility they carry towards society. While negotiating the action plan with the patient, they take into account physical, psychological, social, cultural and existential factors, taking advantage of the knowledge and trust built during the numerous contacts with the patient. The general – family doctor is every patient’s representative in the health system and utilizes the system to the patient’s advantage.

More specifically, the general – family doctor:

  1. Is the patient’s first contact with the healthcare system, offering full access to the users, treating all health conditions regardless of age, gender or any other characteristic.
  2. Uses healthcare resources effectively, and collaborates with other health professionals in the field of primary healthcare, being the patient’s advocate if needed.
  3. Develops a unique person-centered approach, focusing on the individual, their family, and their community.
  4. Follows a unique process – consultation interview approach, during which the doctor and the patient build a personal relationship that surpasses the time limits, fostering greater communication.
  5. Is responsible for providing long-term care, according to the patient’s needs.
  6. Has a special decision making process, defined by prevalence and sequelae.
  7. Deals with temporary and chronic conditions of the patient.
  8.  Treats conditions that appear in a non-differentiated way in an early developmental stage and may need immediate intervention.
  9. Promotes health and wellbeing through appropriate and effective intervention.
  10. Has a sense of responsibility for the general health of the community. Handles health conditions from a physical, psychological, social, cultural and existential standpoint.

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