Dr. Michael Ford is a family practitioner practicing in Appalachia, VA. Dr. Ford specializes in comprehensive health care for people of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, family practitioners also put focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Ford possesses immense general knowledge on maintaining health and today, family practitioners provide more care for the underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty.
Education and Training
Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll of Va Sch of Med, Richmond Va 1970
Family MedicineAmerican Board of Family MedicineABFM
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