Why should you choose DFMOC for your family healthcare needs?
Family Practice Medicine is what we do. DFMOC physicians are adept at working with patients to reach common ground on the definition of problems, goals of treatment and roles of the physician and the patient in disease management. They are skilled at providing information to patients in a manner that respects their autonomy and empowers them to "take charge" of their own healthcare and make decisions in their best interests.
Our physicians have an expert knowledge of Family Practice Medicine in a wide range of common problems for patients in the community, and of less common, but life-threatening and treatable emergencies in patients of all ages. Their approach to healthcare is based on the best scientific evidence available.
At DFMOC, every one of our providers in Family Practice Medicine have an understanding and appreciation of the human condition, especially the nature of suffering and patients' response to sickness. They are aware of their strengths and limitations and recognize when their own personal issues interfere with effective care.
Our Family doctors respect the privacy of our patients. The patient-physician relationship has the qualities of a covenant—a promise by our physicians to be faithful to their commitment to patients' well-being. DFMOC physicians are cognizant of the power imbalance between doctors and patients and the potential for abuse of this power.
Our Family physicians provide continuing care to their patients. They use repeated contacts with patients to build on the patient-physician relationship and to promote the healing power of interactions. Over time, the relationship takes on special importance to patients, their families and the physician. As a result, our Family Doctors are advocates for their patients.