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 biopsychosocial 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 hospitalizations and emergency room visits. (7,8,9,10)