Your local family physician is a medical doctor who treats patients of all ages. A local family physician provides primary care for people at all stages of life, whether it’s a newborn or a senior. They also focus on women’s health and men’s health. Some of the services your local family physician can provide include breast cancer screening, diabetes management, yearly physical exams and treatment for conditions such as asthma, digestive disorders and shingles. A local family physician can also refer you to other healthcare providers that can help with specialized conditions, such as a cardiologist, endocrinologist or dermatologist.