The Unique Value of Family Physicians

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Fraser Street Medical has a team of family physicians, nurse practitioners, chronic disease nurses and chronic disease coordinators.

Our family physicians work to provide relationship-based, comprehensive and longitudinal care. Family physician care results in high patient satisfaction rates, reduced costs to the health care system and better overall health outcomes.

After a minimum of 10  years of training, family physicians take on a role of leadership and are amongst the most trained professionals in primary care.

Our extended training helps us improve our understanding of cultural and bio-psycho-social aspects of health and help us care for individuals going through all the stages of life.

Some of the benefits include:

-Family physicians are experts in caring for the whole person through all stages of life, taking into account their culture, financial status, past traumas, and other aspects that impact health.

-Family physicians deal with a wide spectrum of clinical problems from an early stage through to resolution, including acute disorders, chronic diseases, mental health, complex illnesses and life transitions.

-Attachment to a family physician is associated with lower mortality due to heart disease, cancer, and stroke, as well as better diabetes care.4

-Ongoing care from a family physician helps patients navigate the health care system, improving efficiency and reducing overall costs.11

-The continuity of care provided by family physicians is associated with improved identification and management of chronic illness,6 improved patient satisfaction, and fewer hospitalisations and emergency room visits.7,8,9,10