Family medicine, which was known for some time as general medicine, is the medical discipline that is responsible for maintaining health in all aspects by analyzing and studying the human body in a global way.
The family doctor for their training can carry out their work in various fields, such as in an emergency department, but their natural area of activity is primary care.
The family doctor or head doctor, as it was called a while ago, is the first contact doctor with the patient regardless of age, gender or illness. It is the person who treats the person, able to go from the individual to the family and the community, integrating the medical knowledge with the knowledge of the social reality. He is the committed professional with this person, welcoming his discomfort as well as his emotions and his hopes.
It also takes care of the educational aspects and the prevention of diseases or situations of risk to the health of the patient