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 our patients, improve the way primary care is provided, and educate excellent family physicians for the next generation. We have two residency training sites, four ambulatory practices, and provide inpatient care at Parkland Memorial and Dallas Presbyterian hospitals. Our physicians also provide care in nursing homes, in hospice and palliative care settings, and in sleep and sports medicine.
In the health care arena, the family physician serves as a patient's "quarterback" through managing day-to-day and overall care. Should the need arise, 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.
Create a strong, nationally recognized department that contributes significant knowledge to the discipline, trains outstanding family physicians and other learners in an inclusive environment, attracts excellent medical students to become family physicians, and strengthens the community we serve.
- To provide and advocate for excellent primary care for individuals and families.
- To train culturally competent physicians in an inclusive learning environment that celebrates diversity and prepares them to provide high quality care to various populations throughout Texas.
- To conduct clinical, health services, and community participatory research that promotes health equity, reduces disparities, and positively impacts patient outcomes.