The practice of managing, preventing, treating and diagnosing all adult health conditions is termed as Family Medicine. As the first point of contact, often Family medicine department facilitates to direct patients to specialists if a medical condition needs advanced treatment or wherever required. Employing advanced diagnostic methods the severity and/or cause of a condition is ascertained before an individual can be referred to a specialist, if required.
Family medicine is the very basic requirement of any healthcare organization and its practitioners promote general disease prevention methods and champion a healthy society. The Department of General Medicine at Deepam Pallvaram Hospital , Chennai offers a multi-disciplinary approach to provide a holistic and comprehensive management of diseases.
The well-equipped labs and well-appointed wards with compassionate clinical personnel ensures that the patients receive the best healing atmosphere. The strong inter-professional team promotes a collaborative approach to problem-solving. The quality improvement team is finding new ways to provide best care to the patients for a healthy life.
The range of diseases managed by the Department includes – general sickness to the management of chronic and complex diseases. Some of the services rendered at the Department are given as below :