Department of  Family Medicine



Department of Family Medicine was founded by Dr. Fatih Özcan, MD, Family Medicine specialist, at Celal Bayar University School of Medicine in 1994. In 1997, after the Dr. Fatih Özcan’s leaving from the university, Dr. Gönül Dinç, MD has carried out Chairman of the Department until 2008. After 2008, the Chairman of the Department was conducted by Dr. Ertuğrul Tatlısumak MD, specialist in Family Medicine and Anatomy, who is a lecturer of Anatomy Department. Since December, 2014, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Prof. Dr. Ahmet Var has assumed the Chairman of the Family Medicine Department. In 2014, Hüseyin Elbi MD began his career in Family Medicine Department as a specialist staff. Dr. Fatih Özcan returned to the university in the fall of 2015, as a lecturer in the Department.


Family Medicine is a unique academic medical discipline which is evidence-based. Family medicine; to contribute the health of individuals, family and community; in all stages of life such as the childhood, adolescence, adulthood and elderly continually; without any discrimination such as illness, sex, symptoms for health protection and the improvement. Family medicine directs to treatment, follow and rehabilitation of all health problems that may be encountered in primary care. Family medicine, in harmony with contemporary medical ethics principles, is a specialty that requires skills and attitudes at the necessary information to provide quality health care.

In line with the principles of this discipline, Family Physicians, clinically practical training, are the primary care-oriented medical specialists. Family Physicians are responsible for providing comprehensive and continuous health services to individuals. In Family Medicine, individuals are followed throughout their lives, starting from the prenatal period, which lasted until death. Thus, continuity of health services provided to individuals.

The discipline of Family Medicine, agrees that it is more broadly responsible to society, in addition to individual health services. Health problems are handled as a physical, mental, social and cultural aspects. They are evaluated simultaneously by the family physician based on all these dimensions and appropriate solutions produced.



Asst. Prof. Dr. Fatih Özcan, MD (Head of Department)

Spec. Dr. Hüseyin Elbi, MD

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