Mayo Clinic Family Medicine appointments are available to people of all ages.
Providers offer family-oriented comprehensive care, including obstetrical
care and well-woman care, newborn and well-child care, pediatrics and adult/geriatric
care. Family medicine physicians are also referred to as primary care providers.
Your family physician can assume responsibility for the total health care
needs of the individual and family, taking into account medical, social, behavioral,
economic, cultural and spiritual dimensions. Family physicians have expertise
in elements of family-oriented care such as family structure and dynamics,
family development, family planning, child rearing and education, aging, end-of-life
issues, the role of family in illness care, family counseling and education,
nutrition and preventive care.
For women in their childbearing years, the family physician's role is especially
important. Mayo family physicians can provide continuous, comprehensive care
and medical advice during pregnancy planning. Your physician can care for
you during your pregnancy, deliver your baby, and provide medical care and
health consultation for you and your infant thereafter. This long-term relationship
is focused on caring for the whole family — mother, father/co-parent, and
Patients have a personal care (family) physician, who provides the majority of
their health care. All family members are encouraged to have one
family physician to coordinate all their health care. Should you wish to be
seen sooner than your physician is available, you can schedule an appointment
with another provider in our department. Rochester and area locations include
Building, second floor, Mayo Family Clinics Northeast and Northwest and Mayo
Family Clinic Kasson.
Family Medicine patients who require specialty care can access appointments
with physicians in Mayo Clinic's medical and surgical
specialty departments, and can undergo comprehensive laboratory testing and
imaging (radiology) procedures. Mayo Clinic's electronic medical record system
shares your care needs with other Mayo colleagues, speeding
the consultation process if necessary.