Family Medicine provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and the family. It is the specialty in breadth which integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences. The scope of family practice encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system, and every disease entity.
Our physicians, nurses and staff want what all patients want for themselves — to live well in good health. In Philadelphia and throughout the world, we embrace the responsibility of improving the lives and communities that need care the most. We care for those in the community because there is a need, a responsibility and a shared humanity. In the family practice process, the patient-physician relationship is initiated, established, developed and maintained for both sexes, for all ages, across time and independent of problem type.
The department is home to two family medicine clinical practices, Penn Family Care at University City, and Penn Family Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital. Our practices integrate biological, clinical and behavioral sciences to provide the highest quality, comprehensive health care for patients of all ages. We provide service across the lifespan, from prenatal care to geriatrics, and can manage each organ system, and every disease entity. Penn Family Care services include:
Hospice & Palliative Care
Obstetrics (Prenatal Care and Delivery)
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Our practices integrate biological, clinical and behavioral sciences to provide the highest quality, comprehensive health care for patients of all ages. We provide service across the lifespan, from prenatal care to geriatrics, and can manage each organ system, and every disease entity.
For families and individuals who live in areas of the city where access to medical services is limited — and in many cases, nonexistent — a trip to the doctor can mean traveling across the city for basic care. To help fill this void, we bring support and care to the communities needing it most, with a major focus on partnering with organizations in urban Philadelphia neighborhoods. Our attending and resident physicians are an integral part of the care teams at several Federally Qualified Health Centers, and our students serve the community at student-led clinics.