Welcome to webfamilydoc


Web Changes

This is where we'll announce the most recent additions to our web site. If you've visited us before and want to know what's changed, take a look here first.

This site was opened to the web on March 1, 2000.  It is meant to be interactive and dynamic and in many respects dependent on site visitors for its further development. As a start a limited number of medical diagnoses have been selected and can be accessed via the Advice page. Suggestions about present and future topics can be provided on the feedback page. The sub pages in the advice section present the advice and suggestions that are provided by a Family Physician in office visit dealing with the specific topic. In a typical visit a Family Physician provides other assistance described on the services page. The specific services related to each diagnoses are presented on the left border of each page in the site and include typical medications associated with each diagnoses as well as referral for laboratory investigation, imaging studies, and sub-specialists. Also presented are diet , exercise, alternative treatment and further references and information related to each diagnosis. Comments about services can also be submitted on the feedback page.

Major changes were initiated October 23, 2006 with a change in the server.

Primary Care Medicine has changed rapidly in the 6 years since this site was first opened. There have been collaborative studies to propose how chronic diseases should be managed. There have been advances in diagnostic services, advances in surgical procedures, and scientific advances in all aspects of medicine. Training of physicians is a long process. Therefore there are significant manpower issues resulting from all these changes. On the negative side, lengthy waiting lists are the norm for every aspect of the medical process. Once a diagnosis is established there is almost excessive information on the topic and the appropriate management.  Each individual also has an increasing responsibility to manage their own illnesses and have to be vigilant that they have availed themselves of all the opportunities to be appropriately diagnosed. Chronic disease management will be explored on this site. Screening issues will be discussed.



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