The Department of Family Medicine offers high-quality healthcare services to both patients and healthcare professionals of the hospital as well as their dependents. The scope of care includes the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions, health promotion and disease prevention, infectious diseases monitoring and control, and occupational health. The services include immunization, disease management, pre-employment health screening, occupational health, antenatal care, family planning, health examinations, pre-school check-up, infection control programs, and many more.

Scope of Services:

  • Immunization for adults and pediatric patients
  • Travel medicine, prophylactic counselling and advice
  • Chronic Disease Management (e.g. Diabetes)
  • Screening and physical examination for pre-employment (Iqama)
  • Health maintenance
  • Well-woman screening
  • Men’s health
  • Well baby and development screening
  • Occupational health and safety programs for staff
  • Infection control programs
  • TB surveillance programs
  • Nebulization Therapy / Pulse Oximetry
  • Dressings (Wound care)
  • Blood Glucose Testing
  • Antenatal Care
  • Contraception / Family Planning
  • Request for Blood test, Ultrasound, MRI, X-rays and other procedures
  • Referrals to other departments/specialties
  • Pre-school check up
  • Varicella update and monitoring
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Removal of sutures
  • Medication refill service
  • Rabies prevention for animal handlers
  • IM Analgesia/ Kenalog
  • IM Depo Medrol
  • POCT urinalysis
  • Emergency case transfers/ Paramedics as appropriate
  • Accidental Exposure Screening and follow-up
  • Work related Injury assessment
  • Driver’s License Medical Exam
  • Mask Fit Testing
  • Colorblindness Testing
  • Snellen’s Test

The scope of care includes the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions, health promotion and disease prevention for clients of all ages; infectious diseases monitoring and control; and occupational health.

 

Department Highlights

In December 2017 we were awarded HIMSS 7 status. We are one of only two ambulatory care facilities in the Middle East to have achieved this accomplishment

  • Influenza vaccination campaigns are held annually to increase the update of Influenza Vaccine by all our employees
  • Community Awareness projects have been conducted over the years, and we will continue to place great emphasis on education and prevention as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Our Physicians and Nurses continue to score highly on Patient Satisfaction surveys showing our dedication to rendering high quality patient centered care

Training Programs:

  • We have an accredited Residency Training Program
  • We conducted a Train the Trainer Course in 2017, and all of our Physicians are Certified Trainers as per the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties
  • We have also held mock exams for the Saudi Board in our department under the auspices of the Joint Program for Family Medicine
  • We hold regular symposia/international conferences