Family Medicine

Count on the family medicine doctors at Essentia Health for compassionate and comprehensive medical care for your whole family.

What’s a Family Medicine Doctor?

A family medicine doctor, sometimes called a family practice doctor, provides comprehensive health care to people of all ages.

General & Preventive Care

Depend on your family doctor for routine care, including:

  • Vaccinations
  • Screening tests
  • Family planning/birth control
  • Health education on nutrition and exercise
  • Male- and female-specific health concerns
  • Preventative Care Visits
  • Diagnosing and treating illnesses, infections, and injuries
  • Managing chronic conditions
  • Preventive care, such as well-child checkups and routine screenings
  • Growth and development monitoring

Care for Illness & Injury

Turn to your family doctor for diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses and injuries, including:

  • Ear infections
  • Minor burns
  • Sinus infections
  • Skin conditions, like rashes or warts
  • Sprains and strains
  • Strep throat

Managing Chronic Conditions

Partner with your family doctor to manage long-lasting conditions, including:

  • Asthma
  • Bone and joint conditions, like arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Mental health concerns, like anxiety and depression

Family Medicine with OB

If you’re pregnant or plan to get pregnant, learn about our family medicine with OB (obstetrics) doctors who provide prenatal care and deliver babies.

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