Family medicine integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences to provide care for chronic conditions, as well as preventive care. Family medicine is unique because of its focus on the patient-physician relationship with the patient viewed 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.

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Programs and services

Family physicians are primary care physicians. We provide medical care for all stages of life with a particular interest in the following specialties:

  • Adolescent medicine
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Global health
  • Hospice & palliative care
  • Pain medicine
  • Sleep medicine
  • Sports medicine
  • Women’s health

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Annual report

The field of family medicine is constantly evolving to keep up with the needs of the patients we serve. See how the family physicians at Northwell Health are transforming healthcare through quality care.

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Make an appointment

Schedule an appointment with a Northwell Health family medicine physician. Representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you find a specialist that is right for you.

Each year, the Department of Family Medicine gathers to celebrate the successes of the faculty, staff and students, and plan for the road ahead.