Introduction to Family Medicine
Introduction to Family Medicine

Introduction to Family Medicine

by Charles Vega, MD

Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular organ or disease, family physicians are among the few specialists qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive healthcare for people of all ages—from newborns to seniors.

Family physicians provide the majority of care for America’s underserved rural and urban populations. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, they also provide personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, as well as preventive care that includes routine checkups, health-risk assessments, immunizations, and screening tests. Family physicians manage chronic illness as well, often coordinating care provided by other subspecialists.

Thus, the role of the family physician is multifaceted. It involves understanding community-level factors and social determinants of health, serving as a patient's first contact for health concerns, navigating the healthcare system with patients (including specialist and hospital care coordination and follow-up), and using data and technology to coordinate services and enhance care.

Course Details

  • Videos 8
  • Duration 0:59 h
  • Quiz questions 33
  • Concept Pages 5


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 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

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By David D. on 03. February 2022 for Introduction to Family Medicine

Dr. Vega.... The best and enjoy every minute of it.

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By Alrick C. on 30. December 2021 for Introduction to Family Medicine

It’s made simple and practical. I would recommend it to anyone