Family practitioners are unique because they treat patients through all stages of life and focus on care for whole families — women, men, children and seniors. Practitioners also provide a range of healthcare services:
- Diagnose and treat illnesses
- Manage chronic illnesses
- Coordinate care provided by other specialists at UVA
- Focus on preventive care, including checkups and physicals, immunizations and screenings
Family Clinics Close to You
We have family medicine clinics throughout Central Virginia, from Waynesboro to Louisa, from Culpeper to Forest Lakes, Stuarts Draft, Palmyra and beyond. Visit a family doctor knowing that, when something serious happens, you have access to UVA's worldwide experts.
Eating Well, Staying Healthy
Healthy food: You can set up your whole family for lifelong wellness with nutritious meals and eating habits. But when you have little kids, making a meal the whole family will enjoy can be challenging and even frustrating.
But it's not impossible. See the 16 tips our nutritionist recommends for getting kids to eat healthy foods.
Staying healthy includes exercise as well as nutrition. Activities that get everyone in the family moving not only promote physical health but can be a great way to spend time together.
Check out ways you can exercise with your kids in our Parent's Summer Survival Guide.
The Role of Genetics
You've filled out the forms before: You go to the doctor, and you're asked to check boxes about the health issues of your parents and grandparents.
There's a reason for that. Family health history plays a key role in your overall health and well-being. So if you have a serious health issue in your family, consider visiting a genetic counselor at one of our clinics: