An obvious transition of health- care in the United States in the last 10 years is the move to teach people how to take care of themselves the best way possible.  Online and local and state community education exists.  It is your responsibility to educate yourself and make good decisions about your health, such as eat healthy, exercise, stay away from harmful substances. This education is now started by parents (assisted by your child’s doctor) and continued through preschool, grade school and into adulthood.  If you get sick or need medical care, the current trend (this may not be a good trend) is to have various specialists throughout your life, who will help you through various stages of life.  You are responsible to manage these appointments and carry out medical advice on your own! You can now see a doctor over your computer for sick visits or medication refills and may never see a doctor in person at all! Fortunately, there are still in-person primary care Physicians, Physician Assistants and Certified Nurse Practitioners who can assist you in sorting through what is most important to your health as an individual person.  FAMC has been using General Practitioners and Family Practice Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants throughout its existence. We can help you sort through the technology, advice, and recommendations given by other doctors and help you decide on a course of treatment aligned with your specific wishes and needs.  FAMC is also keeping up with social norms and using technology to allow you to meet with your own primary care provider on the computer or online.  We also work with Specialty Physicians, such as Kidney, Heart, Sleep, Bone (orthopedic), Chiropractic, or Lung doctors at FAMC outreach clinics or telemedicine appointments.  We use e-emergency for specialty assistance 24/7 in the emergency room

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