Family Medicine

A family medicine provider cares for the health of an individual and their family. Providers are trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages. Special emphasis is placed on prevention and the primary care of entire families. This includes utilizing consultations and community resources. 

All board-certified family physicians have completed a three-year internship and residency program, which includes training in pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, psychiatry, geriatrics, and community medicine. This provides them with the ability to treat the majority of all illnesses and injuries. Your family physician is also concerned about preventative medicine - this means being just as interested in keeping you healthy as in getting you well.

Because family medicine doctors care for all age brackets, children do not have to change doctors when they turn 18, and adults don’t have to move from a family medicine doctor to a geriatric physician when they grow older. Family medicine encompasses the entire spectrum of care through the lifespan, and it includes:

  • Pediatrics
  • Adolescent medicine
  • Adult medicine
  • Geriatric medicine


Why do I need a primary care provider?

You’re young, you’re healthy and you’re very, very busy. You might be asking yourself, “do I really need a primary care provider?” The short answer: Yes, you do.

Having a primary care provider will keep you healthier as you age - including a lower risk of dying from cancer, heart disease, or stroke. When you establish a relationship with a health care provider early on, you enhance that relationship year after year. This provider knows your habits, manages ongoing conditions, or ensures you are properly screened for diseases. If you don’t have a primary care provider, there is no better time to establish one.

Our Staff


Wayne Carlson, MD
Family Medicine
 


Ericka Distefano,
FNP-C, LAc

Family Medicine

Emily L. French, MD
Family Medicine
 

Anthony Lackey, PA-C
Family Medicine
 

Hilary Metcalf, MD
Family Medicine
 

Michael Prevost, MD
Family Medicine
 


Annie Skewis, DNP,
FNP-BC

Pediatrics, Family Medicine
 


Christopher Smith, MD
Family Medicine

 


Amelia Sramek, DO
Family Medicine

 

Jeremy Steele, PA-C
Family Medicine
 

Chauntelle Taylor, NP
Family Medicine
 

Riley Torreano, MD
Family Medicine


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For more information or to make an appointment, call 906.485.2687