Our Family Medicine Center (affectionately known as "the FMC") is the heart of the program. This is the outpatient continuity location where we see patients for the entirety of our residency. Located directly next to the hospital, it is a busy practice which houses all 25 residents and multiple faculty members. We provide true comprehensive outpatient family medicine- and are always expanding the range of services we offer.
As one might imagine having doctors on different rotations and in multiple clinical sights can make organization difficult. We depend on our amazing staff to keep the FMC running. They connect with our patients, help keep us organized and are important teachers of "how to get things done." If you need any more evidence of how special this group of people are, watch the video below when they were given the SMILES award by the Christ Hospital .
If you ask our residents why they chose this program a common answer will be "the patient population." One of our residency's focuses is care for underserved patients in urban settings and the FMC is an integral part of this mission. The patients you see here are some of the finest teachers we have in residency- you will learn how to incorporate social determinants of health into your everyday practice while also providing exceptional individualized care.
The FMC is always working to improve the patient experience and well as educational opportunities. We have recently been selected as a Comprehensive Primary Care Plus site which means that innovation will be our normal. Whether it's seeking the advise of our Patient and Family Advisory Council on how to make the office more inviting or offering the group visits for pregnancy and diabetes care we love trying new things.
We could talk forever about the clinical experiences available at the FMC... but that might be too long for even the most enthusiastic person to read. So here is a list:
-gender-confirmation clinic and training
-group diabetes visits
-comprehensive women's health, including LARCs and colposcopy
-patient and family advisory council
-substance abuse and addiction medicine
-population management with our care manager
-point-of-care ultrasound training