Family doctors specialize in providing lifelong care for you and your family.

Your first point of contact with the health care system, family doctors are experts in diagnosing and treating the whole person. They care for patients in the office, the hospital, other health care facilities or the patient’s home.

Family doctors play a unique role in BC’s health care system.

Family doctors study family medicine, a certified medical specialty, and are trained to deal with any health problem. Family doctors also play an increasingly important role in the early identification of disease.

Having your own family doctor is good for your health!

Research shows that continuity in patient care – developing a relationship with your family doctor – provides better health outcomes for patients. Family doctors advocate for you and work with specialists and other health care professionals to provide patient-centred care. They also work with you to prevent illness and promote healthy living.

Download our infographic about family doctors and family medicine. Watch a short video to read what patients have to say about the 2019 nominees for the My Family Doctor Award.