James L. Whalen, M.D.

Family Medicine

Certification: American Academy of Family Practice
Medical School: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Residency: Dalhousie Affiliated Hospitals, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Alegent Creighton Clinic

Family Medicine (Council Bluffs Madison Avenue)
1751 Madison Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-5249
Phone: 712-328-8800
Fax: 712-328-8461



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Family Medicine Information

Family practice is the medical specialty which provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family. Family physicians possess unique attitudes, skills, and knowledge which qualify them to provide continuing and comprehensive medical care, health maintenance and preventive services to each member of the family regardless of sex, age or type of problem, be it biological, behavioral, or social. These specialists, because of their background and interactions with the family, are best qualified to serve as each patient's advocate in all health-related matters, including the appropriate use of consultants, health services, and community resources.