Family Medicine

Afato Medical Corporation -  - Primary Care Provider

Afato Medical Corporation

Primary Care Providers & Family Practice and Urgent Care located in Yuba City, CA

When it comes to the medical care of your family, you want it to be in the best hands possible. At Afato Medical Corporation in Yuba City, California, family physician Fa'afouina Afato, MD, and his team provide expert family medicine care for all age groups. To schedule an appointment for yourself or your child, call the office or book online today.

Family Medicine Q & A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is a wide medical specialty that focuses on treating patients of all ages and their specific age-related needs. It focuses on treating you as a whole individual instead of focusing on one system or organ at a time. 

At Afato Medical Corporation, the team of family practitioners gets to know you and your family in order to provide the best possible care to each member at every age. They become familiar with your family’s medical history and lifestyle.

This knowledge makes it easier for them to identify any changes in a family member’s health and come to a faster and more accurate conclusion about the cause.

What does family medicine entail?

Family medicine is a very general medical specialty, so there are many treatments and services that your family practitioner at Afato Medical Corporation can provide for you. They offer care for both acute and chronic conditions, as well as preventive care to keep you healthy. 

Some family medicine services available at Afato Medical Corporation include:

  • Annual physical exams 
  • Laboratory work
  • Immunizations
  • Screening tests
  • Chronic disease management
  • Weight loss

Your family practitioner keeps you informed of your results from any tests that they perform and helps you understand your general health at all times. 

What do family medicine specialists treat?

Your family practitioner at Afato Medical Corporation can treat injuries, acute illnesses, and chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or arthritis. Family medicine specialists receive training in a wide range of medical specialties, so they’re equipped to provide such care. 

Your family practitioner has training and can deliver care in these areas:

  • Pediatrics (medicine for kids)
  • Obstetrics and gynecology (women’s reproductive health and childbirth)
  • Internal medicine (adult medicine)
  • Psychiatry and neurology
  • Surgery
  • Community medicine

If something falls out of your family practitioner’s expertise, they can refer you to a specialist whom they trust. They can also work alongside other specialists to provide you with in-depth care and information about your condition or treatment.  

To find out more about family medicine and what your family medicine specialist can do for you, call Afato Medical Corporation or book an appointment online today.