Family Medicine

Family Medicine is a specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. Family medicine physicians receive a broad range of training that includes internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, and geriatrics. Although the scope and practice of family medicine is broad, it is a precise discipline integrating a unique blend of biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences. Family physicians possess unique attitudes, skills and knowledge, which qualify them to provide continuing and comprehensive medical care, health maintenance, and preventive services. These specialists are best qualified to serve as each patient’s advocate in all health-related matters. Special emphasis is placed on prevention and the primary care of entire families, utilizing consultations and community resources when appropriate. Family physicians employ a diverse range of cognitive and procedural skills and coordinate care with other specialists when necessary.


  • Shweta Akhouri, MD
  • Julia Bisschops, MD
  • Anna Virani, MD