FM Medical St. Augustine Health Care

Family Medicine Facts

Scott Michaels M.D. delivers Family medicine which is the most versatile of all physician specialties,
providing comprehensive medical care to patients of both sexes and all ages, and family
physicians are just as diverse as their patients.

Family physicians deliver care in a variety of settings, including:


Office practices
Hospitals
Nursing homes
Community health centers
Urgent care centers
Emergency rooms
University-based health centers

Family physicians have the flexibility to tailor their clinical services to the unique needs
of their patients and their situations. In addition to office-based procedural training,
family physicians receive training in hospital-based medicine, including critical care
and obstetrical procedures. Family physicians have the flexibility to incorporate procedures
into their patient care as their skills and interests evolve and demand for various services
develops in their community.

The following tables illustrate the diversity and variety of AAFP members and their
practices.

Table 1: Membership in the AAFP by Membership Category

The AAFP has approximately 110,600 members, including active members, residents,
and students.


Table 2: Selected Demographic Characteristics of AAFP Members

The AAFP has a diverse membership of men and women of various ages practicing in
urban and rural settings.


Table 3: Selected Practice Characteristics of Active AAFP Members

AAFP members practice medicine in a variety of settings, from private clinics to
emergency departments, from solo practices to hospital systems.


Table 4: Mean and Median 2009 Individual Income of Family Physicians

AAFP members had a mean individual income of $173,700 in 2009.


Table 5: Average Number of Weeks for Professional Activities

AAFP members worked an average of 47 weeks in the last year.


Table 6: Average Number of Patient Encounters Per Week

Each week, the average AAFP member saw patients during 89 office visits, seven
hospital visits, two nursing home visits, and one house call.


Table 7: Average Patient Contact Hours Per Week

AAFP members spent an average of 34 hours each week engaged in direct,
face-to-face patient contact.


Table 8: Patient Health Care Insurance Coverage

AAFP members see patients with a variety of insurance coverage from traditional
health plans, to Medicaid and Medicare, to the uninsured.


Table 9: Medicare Participation by Family Physicians

Approximately 90 percent of AAFP members participate in Medicare.


Table 10: Acceptance of Medicare Patients

More than 82 percent of AAFP members are accepting new Medicare patients.


Table 11: Acceptance of Medicaid Patients

More than 64 percent of AAFP members are accepting new Medicaid patients.


Table 12: Performance of Diagnostic Procedures

AAFP members perform a variety of procedures in their practices including
dermatologic procedures and physical therapy.


Table 13: CLIA Classification of Family Physician Office Laboratories

AAFP member physicians’ office laboratories vary in the complexity of tests
performed.


Table 14: Performance of Laboratory Tests

More than 22 percent of AAFP member physicians’ office laboratories perform
more than 40 tests.


Table 15: Hospital Admission Privileges

More than 65 percent of AAFP member physicians have hospital admission privileges.


Table 16: Opinion About Hospital Privileges

Approximately 80 percent of AAFP members believe family physicians’ hospital
privileges are generally about right.


Table 17: Provision of Selected Services and Procedures in
Hospital Practices

AAFP members provide a variety of services and procedures in hospital
practices, including pediatric care, newborn care, intensive care, and
emergency care.


Table 18: Number of Babies Delivered

Ten percent of AAFP members report delivering babies, and those members
delivered 40 babies on average in 2009.


Table 19: Residency Programs by Structure

More than half of family medicine residency programs are community-based
and affiliated with a medical school.


Table 20: Selected Statistics for Residency Programs

Family medicine residency programs have a diverse population of residents
from United States and international medical graduates.


Table 21: Number of Accredited Programs, Approved
First-Year Positions, etc.

In 2012, there were a total of 10,104 family medicine residents, filling
99.8 percent of the 454 accredited residency programs.

·Table 22: Total Educational Debt Burden for Residency Graduates

Twenty percent of family medicine residency graduates have between
$200,000 and $249,999 in educational debt.

Family Medicine St. Augustine

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Dr. Scott Michaels, St. Augustine Family Physician at FM Medical is a professionally licensed Medical Doctor. The office is conveniently located in St. Augustine Florida FL 32086. Please contact the office with any questions you may have at 904-823-8838.