Dr. Vikram Gupta, offering family medical services in Northern NJ, says â€śfamily medicineâ€ť is rapidly becoming the preferred medical specialty among Americans
Online PR News – 11-September-2015 – Clifton, New Jersey – â€śFor the ninth straight year, family medicine was the most recruited medical specialty, according to a new report from physician job placement firm Merritt Hawkins,â€ť says Dr. Vikram Gupta, MD, of GMed Healthcare, PC (www.gmedhealthcare.com), a Northern New Jersey medical practice serving Bergen County, Passaic County, Clifton, Maywood, and Paterson, NJ. â€śWhen family medicine specialists are being recruited into the healthcare industry by major hospitals and other care organizations, it proves the continuing high demand for family medical practitioners.â€ť
According to Dr. Gupta, family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages.
â€śWhen most people think of a family medical doctor, they think of that old model of the family physician or family doctor, which is exactly what it is,â€ť he explains. â€śPeople are increasingly drawn to the idea of returning to the days of having a family doctor.â€ť
Dr. Gupta says that a family practitioner is one that gets to know the family on a personal level, so that they can better serve that familyâ€™s healthcare needs. Family medicine, he explains, provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family across all ages, genders, diseases, and parts of the body.
â€śTrue family medicine is based on knowledge of the patient in the context of the family and the community, emphasizing disease prevention and the promotion of good health,â€ť Dr. Gupta says. â€śThe aim of family medicine is to provide personal, comprehensive, and continuing care for the individual in the context of the family and the community.â€ť
According to Dr. Gupta, he takes a patient-centered approach to care and his practice provides a broad range of acute, chronic, and preventive medical care services. He says that he is highly invested in his patients, which is why he takes the time to connect with them outside of the office. He does so by staying active on Facebook and sharing current stories that are relevant to my patient population.
â€śThis approach allows me to extend my services to families outside of the typical office setting and gives me the opportunity to provide critical information to patients regarding the importance of routine checkups, health-risk assessments, immunization and screening tests, maintaining a healthy lifestyle,â€ť he explains.
Dr. Gupta says that he believes that the continued success of family medicine in the healthcare industry is the result of the publicâ€™s desire to have that sort of connection with their family doctor.
Dr. Gupta is a family medicine physician caring for adult and pediatric patients in Northern New Jersey at his Clifton office (246 Clifton Ave Suite 4, Clifton, NJ 07011) and his Maywood office (255 W Spring Valley Ave., Suite 102, Maywood, NJ 07607), St. Josephâ€™s Hospital in Paterson, and across various acute and sub-acute rehab centers in the area. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a member of numerous professional organizations. He was recently elected to the Board of New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, and serves on the Ethics Committee and in the Palliative Care Program at St. Josephâ€™s Hospital. For more information call 973-928-2715 or visit www.gmedhealthcare.com.