What type of procedures does a Family Medicine practitioner do?

Procedure training varies between residencies.  Even if a program does not offer a particular procedure there is additional procedure training with institutions like NPI and fellowships (rural medicine and others).
The most common diagnostic procedures done by FM based on AAFP Data but not limited to these are:

  • Dermatologic procedures
  • Tympanometry
  • Holter monitoring
  • Others (colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy)
  • Cervical CA screening / Colposcopy /
    Endometrial sampling /LEEP
  • Family planning, pregnancy terminations
    and early pregnancy evaluation and
  • Intramuscular  and intra-articular injections
  • Casting, Splinting
  • Minor Surgery ( Laceration Repair, Skin Procedures)
  • Intrahospital procedures ( gastrostomy exchange, foley exchange, central line catheter placement, endotracheal intubation, ACLS, Intensive care unit management and much more)
  • Medical Aesthetics procedures (injectables , fillers)