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Dean Family Medicine

Dean's Family Medicine specialists and Family Medicine/Obstetrics specialists provide primary medical care for patients of all ages, with a strong emphasis on the family. They provide care at multiple clinic locations.

Family physicians see patients of any gender and age, from infants to the elderly. Many people choose a family physician (sometimes called a family practitioner) so that the whole family sees the same doctor. The Family Medicine physician is in an ideal position to coordinate overall care for all family members, and to refer specialty care and services with the family's best interests in mind.

Family Medicine with Obstetrics

Some family physicians deliver babies. Those who do will indicate "Family Medicine with Obstetrics" as their practice specialty. They have additional qualifications in prenatal care, pregnancy, and delivery of babies.

What's the Difference Between a Pediatrician and a Family Physician? 

Pediatricians focus on care for children of all ages, while family physicians focus on care for the whole family which may include both children and adults. For more information, read our Tips on Choosing a Dean Primary Care Provider article.

Family Medicine Services

  • Comprehensive diagnosis and primary care services for the whole family
  • Treatment of acute and chronic illnesses
  • Disease prevention and management, including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, arthritis, cholesterol management, etc.
  • Men's health
  • Women's health
  • Senior health
  • Pediatric and adolescent health
  • Physicals and screenings
  • Well-child check-ups
  • Immunizations
  • Mild injury care (cuts, bruises, sprains, etc.)
  • Minor procedures (removal of lesions, warts, etc.)
  • Healthy lifestyle management, including smoking cessation and weight management 

Highlighted Educational Programs - Primary Care

The following interactive programs are approved by Dean Clinic and St. Mary's Hospital, and available in our Family Medicine and Internal Medicine area.

• Asthma
• Asthma - Cold and Flu Season
• Asthma Action Plans
• Asthma and Exercise
• Asthma and House Dust
• Asthma and Pets
• Asthma and Smoke
• Asthma and Strong Smells
• Asthma Nebulizer (Adult)
• Asthma Peak Flow Meter
• Chronic Low Back Pain - Treatment Options
• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
• Coping with a Health Condition
• Coronary Artery Disease
• Depression
• Diabetes - Checking Your Blood Sugar
• Diabetes - Injecting Insulin
• Diabetes - Type 2
• Diabetes - Your Blood Pressure
• Diabetes - Your Latest A1C Result
• Gestational Diabetes
• Heart Failure
• Hypertension
• Pneumonia
• Preventing Secondary Stroke
• Preventing Stroke or TIA
• Thinking About Quitting Smoking
• Treatment Options for Hip Osteoarthritis
• Treatment Options for Knee Osteoarthritis
• Your Risk and How to Lower It: Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Stroke

See our full library of interactive programs, which features more than 80 programs approved by Dean physicians so you can make smarter decisions about your health.

Dean On Call

Registered nurses on the line, 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.

Dean On Call

Madison area:
(608) 250-1393
Outside Madison:
1-800-57-NURSE
(1-800-576-8773)

More Information

MyChart Gives You Access to Your Child's Medical Record

With MyChart, you have online access to your child's appointments, medical record and lab results until they're 18. Learn more.

Primary Care Guidelines

Find general guidelines related to primary care at Dean Clinic.