Introduction to Family Medicine
Introduction to Family Medicine

Introduction to Family Medicine

by Charles Vega, MD

While many specialties are increasingly limited to a particular set of diseases or organs, family physicians are among the few specialists who are qualified and trained to provide comprehensive healthcare to people of all ages—from newborns to seniors.

Family physicians are the first line of defense for the healthcare system, providing much of the care for both urban and rural populations. They counsel patients on healthy practices, diagnose and treat illness, and practice preventive care that includes routine checkups, health-risk assessments, immunizations, and screening tests. They manage chronic illness as well, often coordinating care provided by other subspecialists.

Course Details

  • Videos 8
  • Duration 0:59 h
  • Quiz questions 32
  • Concept Pages 6


Your Educators of course Introduction to Family Medicine

 Charles Vega, MD

Charles Vega, MD

Dr. Charles Vega is the Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of California, Irvine in California, USA.
He obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Wisconsin, and completed residency training in Family Medicine at UC Irvine. Currently, he is the Executive Director of UCI’s Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community.
Due to his achievements, he earned a Macy Faculty Scholarship to improve patient-centered health education at UCI.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Vega teaches courses on Family Medicine.

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By Izuku M. on 30. January 2024 for Coordination of Care

He is polite and have a lot of knowledge about the topic that is being discussed.

By Rachel R. on 01. April 2023 for Introduction to Family Medicine

Some good incite was provided but too much political propaganda overshadowed the incite.

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By Ashraf S. on 24. August 2022 for Introduction to Family Medicine

Hello , Am satisfied because its informative and summarized in praictical way But am wondering in general about all of the contents particularly family medicine if updated ??? Regards

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By Debra I. on 13. February 2022 for Introduction to Family Medicine

Excellent review of Family Medicine with review questions. I viewed it over the course of one day. The content is easy to follow and the presenter is extremely knowledgeable. Appropriate for nurse practitioners although the content was geared toward physicians