Family Medicine

Comprehensive Primary Care for individuals and families.

Vanguard family physicians are your main point of contact for wellness as well as complex medical cases - an area previously handled only by specialists. We deliver acute, chronic and preventive medical care services. Vanguard doctors are dedicated to establishing a personal patient-physician relationship to help you stay healthy. When providing primary care for all ages, our family physicians become your healthcare advocate and advisor, simplifying your experience with the healthcare system.

Personalized healthcare: Your first line of defense
We are your medical "home." That means we are your first line of defense, providing ongoing care and coordinating with specialists when necessary. We get to know the whole person, including family history, lifestyle, fitness, mental or behavioral health and other concerns.

Vanguard Medical Group family medicine services

  • Diagnoses and treatment of a full range of issues
  • Preventive care, including routine checkups and physicals for school, sports and work
  • Health-risk assessments, including quality of life indicators
  • Immunizations
  • Screening tests, including breast and colon cancer
  • Personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Management of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, asthma and other issues
  • Coordination care with subspecialists
  • Care for minor wounds and lacerations
  • Treatment for sprains, strains and other minor trauma
  • Women's health, including PAP tests and contraception management
  • Minor surgical procedures, including removal or biopsy of abnormal skin lesions and treatment for warts
  • Care for infants and children
  • Adolescent care

Family physicians must complete a 3-year comprehensive residency training program after medical school before taking their first board certification exam. Ongoing certification requires 50 continuing education credits a year, with reexaminations every 7-10 years.