THE BENEFITS OF FAMILY MEDICINE

THE BENEFITS OF FAMILY MEDICINE

Drs. Sheldon and Sowell are family physicians. Some people think family medicine is a catchall term describing what a medical generalist might do, but actually it’s a primary care specialty just like internal medicine or pediatrics. As family physicians, Drs. Sheldon and Sowell have specialized training and experience that internists and pediatricians lack.

Family physicians have a unique breadth of training that includes surgery, gynecology, dermatology, mental health, and preventive medicine. In addition, they care for acute and chronic illness and injury. It means that we were taught to stitch a wound by surgeons, to examine the prostate by urologists, to do a Pap smear by OB-GYNs, and so on.

Why does that matter? Because it means we can manage — or seek out the right specialists for — surgical emergencies, orthopedic injuries, skin biopsies and lacerations. It also means that from the first day of our speciality training we were practicing preventive medicine and learning to treat our patients with humility and compassion as well as medical expertise.

There are many fine internists and pediatricians in Denver, but we and our patients have found success with the unique blend of qualifications that family medicine provides.

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303.789.4949 1780 South Bellaire Street #700 Denver, CO 80222