General Practitioner (Family Medicine)

What is OT&P's approach to Family Medicine?

The World Health Organisation defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease." At OT&P, we embrace this holistic view of wellbeing.

Family Medicine is a speciality which has tended to replace the term "General Practice". Family practitioners receive specialist training in the management of health within the dynamic of the family and community and undergo post-graduate medical training in different specialities of medicine. 

In addition to providing care to our patients, OT&P is recognised as an undergraduate and postgraduate teaching unit in this field.

Who should get a Family Medicine consultation?

Everybody should have a Family Practitioner and ideally, a long-term patient-doctor relationship that's been built over time. In fact, some of our doctors look after the children of patients they've cared for as babies.

This kind of relationship allows health advice and intervention to be tailored to the needs of the individual. Prevention is always better than cure and simple interventions such as immunisation and health education have been shown to be highly effective and significantly more cost-effective than receiving treatment in later stages.

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