FAMILY MEDICINE SERVICE
Family medicine is the specialty that caters to every age group, gender, every part/organ of the body, and all medical conditions. Family medicine is built around giving continuing medical care to the patients and their family to ensure total wellbeing of every member of the family.
In Lily Hospitals, we have a full fledged Family medicine department being run by experienced Family Physicians. We are also concerned about improving our medical knowledge to truly provide a patient-centric care to our patients; this has led us to acquire accreditation for the Family physician residency training program to shape the future of Family medicine practice in Nigeria.
WHO SHOULD SEE A FAMILY PHYSICIAN?
The patient should request to see a Family physician for:
Every visit to the hospital for a new symptom noticed in the body.
A first visit to the hospital.
A visit to the hospital for a condition not currently managed by a specialist.
For medical checkup.
When a patient needs to see a Doctor for emotional/psychological distress.
WHEN YOU SEE A FAMILY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN, WHAT NEXT?
For patients that visit the hospital with presenting complain, Our Family medicine physician see the patient on an out-patient consultation basis. The out-patient consultation process involves listening to the patient’s complain, getting the patient’s medical history and physical examination. Then, the patient is sent for a range of laboratory investigations/diagnostics procedures, this will guide the doctor to correctly diagnose the root cause of the patient’s compliant. The Family physician then determine whether to manage the patient, or refer the patient to a Specialist doctor (a doctor specialized in managing such medical condition).
WHY SHOULD I SEE A FAMILY PHYSICIAN FIRST?
It is important to see a Family physician first because symptoms can be wide and varied. A leg pain might be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. In Lily, we understand treating symptoms is not the solution to wholesome health, that is why we advice you see a Family physician to correctly diagnose the condition taking into account the patient’s medical history, presenting complain and a comprehensive body check.
Family Medicine Service