Capital Health Family Medicine - Trenton
Family Medicine is a specialty that is devoted to providing ongoing comprehensive healthcare for your entire family. We are committed to helping you achieve overall health and maintain an optimum state of well-being.
To be certified as a specialist in family medicine, family doctors must complete a three-year post-graduate residency training program and then pass an intensive examination given by the specialty's certification board, the American Board of Family Practice. All board certified family physicians must be recertified in Family Medicine every seven years, and must complete 150 hours of continuing medical education every three years.
A Teaching Practice
Capital Health Family Medicine - Trenton, as a teaching practice for resident physicians, offers care of the highest standards for all patients. Both faculty and residents are expected to use best practice standards of care and are encouraged to use the most current levels of evidence for all medical decisions.
The care of all patients at Capital Health Family Medicine - Trenton is under the direct supervision of physicians who are board certified in Family Medicine and who hold faculty positions in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Resident physicians join the practice following graduation from medical school and after completing steps one and two of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (there are a total of three steps in the examination). Each resident stays with Capital Health Family Medicine - Trenton for three years at which time they will be eligible to sit for the board examinations in Family Medicine.
Other learners including medical students receive training in Capital Health Family Medicine - Trenton. Their responsibilities in our practice are suited to their level of education.
Closed circuit video monitoring allows the faculty to directly observe patient visits. You may be asked to give written permission for this at the beginning of your visit. You may request that cameras be disconnected at any time during a visit should you become uncomfortable. Your refusal to grant video monitoring or taping will in no way compromise the treatment you receive at our practice.
Your Healthcare Team
You and your doctor form the basis of your healthcare team. Your personal faculty physician can work with you best when he or she knows you and your family over a period of time. For this reason, we encourage you to follow with the same physician as much as you are able.
Your doctor is part of a small team of physicians who work closely together. When your own physician is not available, one of the other physician members of the team will work with you. Other professionals who are part of your doctor's team are registered nurses, medical assistants, business office staff and psychologists.
We encourage you to use your healthcare team to achieve your optimum state of well-being. When you come for your visit, bring records of medications and immunizations as well as records of your past medical history to help guide medical decisions you may need to make. We will keep a thorough record of your health history here in the office which will help us maintain a continuous and coordinated path of treatment and care.