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, three fellowship opportunities, four ambulatory practices, provide inpatient care at Parkland Hospital, extensive partnerships with our community, and have a growing research core. Our physicians also provide care in nursing homes, in hospice and palliative care settings, in sleep medicine, and in sports medicine.
The family physician serves as a patient’s “quarterback” by managing day-to-day and overall care. As the leader of an interprofessional team of health care providers, family physicians coordinate and advocate for the services of specialists such as cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, dermatologists, pulmonologists, oncologists, and non-physician providers of care such as physical therapists and counselors. 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.
- To improve the health of the communities we serve.