At Mercyhealth, our family medicine with obstetrics doctors do everything family medicine doctors do, plus offer full pregnancy and childbirth services.
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, family medicine practitioners who also specialize in obstetrics and gynecology are “Doctors who have completed a residency and are board-certified, or board-eligible, in this specialty. They often serve as a (primary care physician) for women, particularly those of childbearing age.”
They offer comprehensive health care services to people of all ages. In addition to treating illnesses and injuries, family medicine physicians also provide preventive care like immunizations, perform yearly wellness exams and sports/school physicals, manage chronic diseases, and coordinate specialized care.
Mercyhealth family medicine doctors provide compassionate maternity and birthing care through their thorough knowledge of pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. They can advise moms-to-be from conception to the moment their baby is born and long afterward.
Family medicine doctors are considered primary care providers who practice outpatient care. However, if you are ever hospitalized, your family practitioner may assist in your care.
Use Mercyhealth’s physician directory to locate one of our many family practitioners who will fit your needs in terms of hours of operation, medical specialties, and location.