Welcome to the Department of Family and Community Medicine! We are a cohesive group of clinicians, educators, and scholars who strive to deliver outstanding care to all of our patients, improve the way primary care is provided, and educate exceptional family physicians for the coming generation. We have two residency training sites, four ambulatory practices, and provide inpatient care at Parkland hospital. Our physicians also provide care in nursing homes, in hospice and palliative care settings, in sleep medicine, and in sports medicine.
In the healthcare arena, the family physician serves as a patient's "quarterback" by managing day-to-day and overall care. If needed, family physicians can coordinate and advocate for the services of specialists such as cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, dermatologists, pulmonologists, oncologists, or any other type of specialist. Our faculty members have daily working relationships with hundreds of specialists at UT Southwestern affiliated hospitals. Every day, we are enhancing the discipline of family medicine by training future family physicians and by finding better ways to deliver health services.
- To provide excellent primary care to individuals and families.
- To train culturally competent physicians to serve underserved populations throughout North Texas.
- To conduct clinical, health services, and community participatory research that positively impacts patient outcomes.