Family Medicine
Family Medicine

Family Medicine

by Charles Vega, MD

Family medicine is the branch of medicine that focuses on providing long-lasting primary care by developing a very close doctor-patient relationship. Family physicians operate under three basic tenets: personal relationship under the biopsychosocial model, holistic and integrated care, and resource efficiency.

This course requires the medical student to be close to the end of their training, after exposure to all major medical specialties, and while preparing to enter the medical workforce. Knowledge of the most common complaints seen in outpatient care is also very helpful.

The holistic approach of a family physician, derived from the biopsychosocial model of disease, can help understand ailments that result from various factors spanning the biochemical to social aspects. Family physicians are especially aware of the impact of psychological and sociological factors in the betterment or worsening of illness, which allows them to include comprehensive interventions in the outpatient setting to improve outcomes.

Some schools of thought may dismiss family medicine as a glorified general practice; however, in today's scenario that involves sub-specialization and matter-of-fact doctor-patient relationships, the ability to understand patients and their environment is a valuable trait. Thus, building a relationship with a patient that can last a lifetime is a skill that all physicians must hone.

Course Details

  • Videos 92
  • Duration 8:52 h
  • Quiz questions 369
  • Concept Pages 109

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Your Educators of course 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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Great!
By Sari D. on 06. September 2021 for Infant Care

I like listening to this lecturers' videos because they are very interesting, yet they instill information in a very clinical way. Yay!

 
Like it very much!
By Sari D. on 05. September 2021 for Generalized Rashes: Nummular Eczema, Pityriasis Rosea and Psoriasis

I liked his joke! He's really knowledge and own clinical sense of epidemiology, presentation, etc. are inspiring!

 
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By Sari D. on 04. September 2021 for Osteoporosis: Diagnosis and Management

The lecturer is very eloquent and pleasant. He also points to facts which may be confusing and harder to memorize, making it easier in remembering. He gives great examples to stress the importance of the information in his lectures.

 
Explanation needed
By Khalid L. on 30. August 2021 for Acute Care

Everything is fine, but u need to add explanation for the questions at the end of each section, not just answers