Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Family Medicine

"In the tradition of this community-based specialty, family physicians are well integrated into their communities and actively address issues in their patients' lives other than medical problems. This is why family medicine doctors serve as advocates for patients, health care systems, and social change. No matter the role, these physicians emphasize health maintenance, disease prevention, and chronic illness management, always aware of the psychosocial dimensions of their patients' lives."

— Freeman, B. (2013). The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty. 3rd Ed. Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill: New York. p. 207.

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Elizabeth Ryan, EdD
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Department of Family Medicine
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
710 N. Lake Shore Dr., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611-3008
Phone: 312-503-1273

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