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    Family Physicians at a Glance

    Family physicians specialize in caring for the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of patients of all ages and genders, unlike other specialists that are limited to a particular organ or disease.

    Among the primary care specialties (family medicine, general internal medicine, and pediatrics), family physicians provide care to the largest percentage of the population.

    1 in 5

    Office visits are conducted by family physicians

    192 million

    Number of visits to family physicians annually

    565 million

    Projected total number of office visits to primary care physicians by 2025 due to population growth and aging


    Number of additional U.S. primary care physicians needed by 2025, after incorporating insurance expansion

    Office Distribution

    Family physicians’ practices are more evenly distributed throughout the country than any other specialty practice in rural or underserved areas

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