What does a Family Medicine Physician do?

Family medicine physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary care services to patients of all ages. They perform initial evaluations, evaluate test results, diagnose conditions, and make referrals to specialists. They also perform routine physicals and screenings, and treat simple medical conditions. They write orders for medications, tests, and other procedures. They can provide medical advice and offer guidance on preventative care and healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise.

Family medicine physicians must have earned at least an MD or DO designation. They must make patient safety, care, and comfort their top priorities. They must be board certified and have a valid license to practice in their state. An assortment of background checks and other screenings and clearances are also required. Requires excellent communication skills.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

BLS Certification
Graduate Medical Education
Written Communication
Excellent Communication

Family Medicine Physician Seniority Levels

1% made the transition
Primary Care Physician
11% made the transition
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Family Medicine Physician Salaries

Average Base Pay

$151,859 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $152K
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