Central to Family Medicine is the patient-physician relationship, with the patient seen in the context of the family. It is the extent to which this relationship is valued, developed, nurtured and maintained that distinguishes Family Medicine from all other specialties.
At Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, our family physicians are qualified to provide a wide range of acute, chronic, and preventive medical care services. In addition to diagnosing and treating disorders, they also deliver preventive care, including routine check-ups, immunizations, health-risk assessments, screening tests, and personalized guidance on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. They also coordinate care given by other subspecialists to manage chronic illnesses.
Considering the vast scope of Family Medicine as a department and the experience a family medicine physician possesses across different medical fields, some of the common conditions that are treated by our family medicine physicians include:
- Minor injuries
- Ear infections
- Cold/cough/sore throat/flu
- Skin problems
- Urinary tract infections
- Sports injuries
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Substance abuse
- High blood pressure