LU Faculty of Medicine "The study internship in the family practice".

Family practice is the medical specialty which provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family. It is the specialty in breadth which integrates the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences. The scope of family practice encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system, and every disease entity. Providers include family physicians, physician’s assistants, and family nurse practitioners.

These clinicians possess unique attitudes, skills, and knowledge which qualify them to provide continuing and comprehensive medical care, health maintenance and preventive services to each member of the family regardless of sex, age or type of problem, be it biological, behavioral, or social. These specialists, because of their background and interactions with the family, are best qualified to serve as each patient’s advocate in all health-related matters, including the appropriate use of consultants, health services, and community resources.

The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.


My for your psyche...know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves.


It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.