The Department of Family Medicine takes continuous and comprehensive care of health problems that occur in individuals and families.
We provide not only diagnosis and treatment of diseases, but also counseling and management for any kind of details related to disease prevention and health promotion through vaccinations and healthy lifestyle management.
Also, as the modern medical system is highly subdivided and specialized based on disease entities and health care institutions, patients need the help of experts to seek appropriate care. If you don’t know what disease may be causing your symptoms, or if you have trouble choosing between departments because of various concurrent symptoms, the Department of Family Medicine can help you find your way.
The physicians in our department are your family practitioners, who are responsible for your family’s health whether you are sick or healthy, regardless of your age, gender, or type of disease. Seeing and understanding a patient holistically, they even think about the patient’s family.
Major areas of treatment / Clinics
Lifetime Health Clinic
We provide comprehensive care to patients and families who have experienced cancer.
Early detection of secondary cancer
We perform tests to enable the early diagnosis of secondary cancer, considering the past history of cancer treatment and the patient’s personal risk factors, and refer the patient to the relevant departments if necessary.
- Treatment of acute health issues in cancer patients
Management of chronic diseases
It is important to comprehensively manage accompanying chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and metabolic syndrome in patients who were treated for cancer, to prevent further health problems due to cardiac/cerebrovascular problems.
Management of long-term complications after cancer treatment
We provide counseling, evaluation, and treatment for various health issues that may arise from treating cancer such as anemia, nutritional deficiency, neurologic symptoms, and osteoporosis.
Health promotion service after cancer treatment
We provide the necessary vaccinations after cancer treatment, and aid our patients in managing health risk factors such as smoking, drinking, and obesity. We also provide counseling for various health issues and run the Palliative Care Clinic and Cancer Pain Clinic to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families.
Healthy Lifestyle Clinic
Smoking Cessation Clinic
We provide accurate evaluation of the current smoking status and other accompanying health issues through detailed physical examination and tests. We provide counseling and education to quit smoking considering individual characteristics.
We help our patients to succeed in quitting smoking in a more comfortable way through the administration of appropriate supportive drugs. We provide continuous management to maintain a non-smoking status.
Management of obesity, drinking, and stress
Health problems commonly dealt with in the Department of Family Medicine
A health partner for life from cradle to grave
The family physician is your attending physician who provides continuous medical care for a lifetime, and plays the role of a partner in every process of health promotion, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease from birth till death.
Medical care that respects humans rather than body organs or disease
Humans are not simple combinations of body organs. The target of medical care should be the person who is suffering from the disease, not the disease itself. The Department of Family Medicine considers not only the physical health of patients but also mental and social aspects, and always respects our patients as human beings.
Family-centered medical care
We help patients to understand and prevent health problems that can be passed down a family line, and provide medical care while considering the effects of disease in one member of the family on other family members and the health effects of family relationships.
Recent trends in clinical research
Long-term health promotion for patients who have survived cancer, and risk factors for secondary cancer
Through a first cohort study on cancer survivors in Korea, we have investigated the long-term prognosis of these patients, and the healthy behaviors and genetic and environmen tal factors that influence the occurrence of secondary cancer, and have established a common treatment model that fits the circumstances in Korea.
Epidemiologic investigation of genome in Koreans
We have established a cohort with twins and their families, and have investigated genetic and environmental factors related to the occurrence of disease by comparative analysis of epidemiologic and clinical data obtained through physical examination and epidemiologic investigation.