Family Medicine Specialists in Maryland

Baltimore (334)Bethesda (124)Frederick (119)Silver Spring (116)Rockville (115)
Columbia (82)Hagerstown (74)Annapolis (56)Gaithersburg (50)Glen Burnie (47)Laurel (45)Bel Air (40)Jb Andrews (40)Towson (39)Brentwood (38)Elkton (36)Upper Marlboro (36)Salisbury (35)Hyattsville (33)Cumberland (32)Easton (30)Germantown (30)Westminster (29)Bowie (28)Chevy Chase (26)Fort George G Meade (26)Kensington (26)Oakland (26)Pasadena (26)Rosedale (25)Waldorf (25)Odenton (23)Halethorpe (22)Lutherville Timonium (21)Greenbelt (20)Clinton (19)Ellicott City (19)Berlin (18)Cambridge (18)Cheverly (18)Hanover (18)Owings Mills (17)Temple Hills (17)Catonsville (16)Elkridge (16)Suitland (16)Lanham (15)Potomac (15)California (14)Nottingham (14)Beltsville (13)Havre de Grace (13)Mount Airy (13)Pikesville (13)Sykesville (13)Lutherville (12)Takoma Park (12)Leonardtown (11)Randallstown (11)Aberdeen (10)Chestertown (10)Cockeysville (10)Crofton (10)Olney (10)Brunswick (9)College Park (9)Edgewater (9)Gambrills (9)Ocean City (9)Oxon Hill (9)Parkville (9)Prince Frederick (9)Williamsport (9)Capitol Heights (8)Queenstown (8)Arnold (7)Denton (7)Hampstead (7)Hollywood (7)La Plata (7)White Plains (7)Windsor Mill (7)Fort Washington (6)Glenn Dale (6)Gwynn Oak (6)Hunt Valley (6)Owings (6)Phoenix (6)Aberdeen Proving Ground (5)Belcamp (5)Berwyn Heights (5)Camp Springs (5)Centreville (5)Essex (5)Federalsburg (5)Fulton (5)Joppa (5)Millersville (5)Riverdale (5)Thurmont (5)Andrews Air Force Base (4)Boonsboro (4)Burtonsville (4)Damascus (4)District Heights (4)Frostburg (4)Jefferson (4)Parkton (4)Patuxent River (4)Pocomoke City (4)Woodsboro (4)Brandywine (3)Cecilton (3)Charlotte Hall (3)Chester (3)Clarksville (3)Colmar Manor (3)Dunkirk (3)Eldersburg (3)Forest Hill (3)Fort Detrick (3)Grantsville (3)Hancock (3)Largo (3)Lavale (3)Lexington Park (3)Middle River (3)Poolesville (3)Reisterstown (3)Rising Sun (3)Solomons (3)Taneytown (3)Timonium (3)Walkersville (3)West River (3)Wheaton (3)

Learn more about Family Medicine Specialists

A family medicine doctor specializes in the comprehensive prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing care for a wide range of conditions. Family medicine is a broad specialty that focuses on your general, overall health rather than one type of disease or condition. Family medicine specialists often serve as a primary care doctor, providing preventive and therapeutic care services for the entire family through all stages of life.

Family medicine doctors treat a wide variety of conditions and often consult with other members of the patient’s medical team. A family doctor typically:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical history and teaches the patient about wellness and disease prevention
  • Diagnoses and treats acute diseases and conditions including infections and injuries
  • Screens, treats and monitors a range of chronic physical conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disease, heart disease, and depression
  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests and prescribes medications
  • Performs minor surgical procedures and assists with major procedures
  • Provides cancer screenings, such as skin and thyroid exams
  • Performs reproductive health screenings including pelvic exams, Pap smears, breast exams, and sexually transmitted disease screenings
  • Provides care, in some cases, for women during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and after delivery
  • Provides family planning and contraceptive counseling including birth control prescriptions

Family medicine doctors may also be known by the following names: family physician, family practice doctor, family practitioner, family medicine physician, family medicine specialist, family doctor, primary care physician (pcp), and general practitioner.

There are 2176 specialists practicing Family Medicine in Maryland with an overall average rating of 3.9 stars. There are 105 hospitals in Maryland with affiliated Family Medicine specialists, including Anne Arundel Medical Center, Frederick Health and UM Shore Regional Health.