Family Medicine Specialist

Ahearn & Associates Medical Center

General Medicine & Family and Wellness Doctors located in Kewanee, IL

Family medicine uniquely encompasses health care for babies, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. At Ahearn & Associates Medical Center in Kewanee, Illinois, you and your family can access high-end health care with age-specific services for everyone. Michael Ahearn, MD, Karol O’Neill, MS, APRN, BC-FNP, and their team integrate your family’s preferences and needs into these services and can answer your questions about health. To book your next family medicine appointment, call Ahearn & Associates Medical Center, or book online today.

Family Medicine Q&A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is a branch of medicine closely linked to primary care. Like primary care physicians, family medicine specialists don’t aim to focus on one specific age group, organ, organ system, or disease pathology. Instead, their medical knowledge is broad and includes the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of many common ailments. 

What sets family medicine apart from other specialties is its focus on the needs of each age group, from infants to the elderly. Family medicine specialists can treat every member of your family, regardless of their age. They also consider the impact of certain conditions and treatments on your entire family. 

If you or a family member needs more specialized care, your family medicine physician considers your family’s needs and preferences to recommend an experienced specialist.

What are the benefits of visiting a family medicine specialist?

There are numerous benefits to finding a family medicine specialist for yourself and the other members of your household. Having one primary physician to manage your family’s needs results in:

  • Consistent and up-to-date immunizations
  • Lower overall health care costs
  • One practitioner for the whole family
  • One location to visit for the family’s health care

The family medicine physicians at Ahearn & Associates Medical Center get to know you and each of your family members individually and get to know your family as a whole. They become familiar with your family’s medical history, as well as any beliefs important to you. 

Because of their familiarity with you and your family, the team can provide more efficient care customized to your needs and preferences. 

Which services does family medicine include?

Family medicine includes a wide range of services for health promotion, disease prevention, and the treatment of various diseases and injuries. At Ahearn & Associates Medical Center, you and your family can access age-specific:

  • Immunizations
  • Health screenings
  • Annual physical examinations
  • Chronic disease management
  • Blood testing and urinalysis
  • Holistic health care

The team can answer your questions and lend advice about wellness at home. They can help you track your children’s growth and development and promote healthy practices like dietary management, exercise regimens, and stress relief. 

Family medicine allows you, your children, your spouse, and even your parents to access care under one roof. To schedule a family medicine consultation, call Ahearn & Associates Medical Center, or book an appointment online today.