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Family Medicine services offered in Mission, San Francisco, CA

Family medicine is the backbone of excellent health care. At Prosalud Family Medicine in the Mission District of San Francisco, California, board-certified family medicine physician Juan Posado, MD, provides comprehensive care for the whole family, from infancy through late adulthood. The practice is proud to serve the community with English- and Spanish-speaking staff. To learn more about family medicine services, call Prosalud Family Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on providing comprehensive care for children and adults. At Prosalud Family Medicine, the team can care for your whole family. 


This ability to treat all ages means you don’t have to travel to separate locations to attend a doctor’s appointment for yourself and your children. Instead, your family can get the care they need under one roof.

What is the difference between family and internal medicine?


Family and internal medicine providers offer nearly the same services, but with one key difference: internal medicine specialists can only treat adults. Partnering with a family medicine specialist is ideal if you have, or are planning to have children.

What does family medicine include?


Some of the most common family medicine services the team at Prosalud Family Medicine provides are:

Preventive care


Preventive care helps identify acute and chronic illnesses before they become serious health concerns. Routine preventive care is less time-consuming and more cost-effective than disease treatment.


For example, if you have prediabetes, dietary changes and exercise can help lower your blood sugar levels into the average range. Once the disease progresses to Type 2 diabetes, you may need regular insulin injections, nerve damage care, kidney care, and other more invasive treatments.

Acute illness care


Acute conditions often develop suddenly, without warning. Strep throat, the common cold and flu, and sinus infections are examples of acute illnesses that Prosalud Family Medicine team treats. Having a family medicine provider you can trust to deliver comprehensive, prompt care is essential when you have an acute illness.


Prosalud Family Medicine has English- and Spanish-speaking staff available to answer your questions and provide care as quickly as possible.

Chronic disease care


Chronic diseases often impact your health for months, years, or even life. Diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure) are chronic diseases that require long-term care. 


Early intervention prevents chronic diseases from causing serious health complications. For example, uncontrolled blood sugar levels from diabetes can lead to stroke, but monitoring your levels now can help you maintain your health.


To learn more about family medicine, call Prosalud Family Medicine today or schedule an appointment online.