In a world of increasingly fragmented care, family medicine offers patients of all ages diagnosis, treatment, and prevention for the widest assortment of chronic and acute health issues of any medical specialty. Family medicine integrates care for patients of both genders at all stages of life, and serves as a medical home where Dr. Tarlow oversees the management and often the coordination of care provided by other subspecialists.
Like other medical specialists, family care physicians undergo an intensive three-year residency program after graduating from medical school. The residency for family medicine includes an integrated training of inpatient and outpatient education in six major medical areas: pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, psychiatry and neurology, surgery, and community medicine. Family medicine physicians also receive instruction in other areas, such as geriatrics, emergency medicine, ophthalmology, radiology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, and urology. Family practitioners are the only specialists trained to treat most illnesses and provide comprehensive care for patients of all ages. Dr. Tarlow is board certified in family practice by the American Board of Family Medicine (abfm.com) and an active member of the American Academy of Family Practice (aafp.com).
Dr. Tarlow’s services range from administering immunizations to laboratory testing and physical exams for all ages and genders. In addition to general family medicine services Dr. Tarlow’s services also include: