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Department of Family Medicine
Family Medicine is the medical specialty that provides continuing and comprehensive health care for individuals and families. This specialty integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences and encompasses all ages and sexes, each organ system, and every disease entity. It is this combination that qualifies family physicians to provide continuing and comprehensive medical care and health maintenance and preventive services to each member of a family regardless of patient type or problem – be it biological, behavioral or social.
Family medicine physicians, because of their background and interactions with families, are best qualified to serve as a patient’s advocate in all health-related matters, including the appropriate use of consultants, health services and community resources.
By fostering a collaborative research agenda with other IU School of Medicine academic departments and other clinical science schools of Indiana University as well as government organizations, provider organizations and non-profit agencies, investigator educators in the Department of Family Medicine continue to advance knowledge on health care access and delivery.