Department of Family and Community Medicine

Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine

Mission

The Department of Family and Community Medicine provides high quality health care and educational experiences. Working as a team of healthcare providers and educators, we advance a unique model of patient care characterized by Comprehensive and integrated care of the whole person over time, tailored to the individual’s values and choices Care of all ages, socio-economic statuses, ethnicities, health statuses, and both genders Wellness and prevention Relationships and collaborations based on active and open communication and trust Wise and practical application of knowledge

Vision

The Department of Family and Community Medicine will be a premier center for Family Medicine education, improving the quality of life in our communities and leading in the transformation of the nation’s healthcare system.

Core Values

Our commitment to these core values allows us to focus our resources, manage our time, guide our decision-making, and fulfill our mission.

Respect for Humanity: Recognizing that each individual is unique and has intrinsic worth, we value human dignity and treating all individuals with compassion and respect.

Excellence: We value the pursuit of quality through continuous effort and improvement.

Integrity: We are committed to taking individual and collective responsibility for our actions and thus we value accountability, professionalism, honesty, and the highest ethical standards in all of our endeavors.

Teamwork: Because our environment requires the efforts, energies and ideas of all team members, we value collaboration, support, and mutual respect.

Knowledge: The production and use of new information is the foundation of all that we do; therefore, we value developing knowledge that is timely and relevant and using it in practical and wise manner.

Relationships: Recognizing that all we do is dependent on the quality of our personal and professional interactions, we value the development of positive and healthy relationships.

Service: We recognize our duty to fulfill the needs of our patients and learners, and thus we value efforts to be responsive, courteous, and available.

Holistic Perspective: Recognizing that success and well-being are dependent on the whole system as well as the individual parts, we value applying an integrative perspective across all areas of personal and professional functioning.

Embracing Change: Because we live and work in a dynamic environment that requires continuous learning, we value curiosity, flexibility, adaptability, creativity, and innovation.

A Few Family Medicine Highlights

I love Family Medicine because I get to do a little of everything... babies, teens, adults, and the elderly. I like knowing I'm trained to handle almost anything these patients can throw at you.

Kelly Bennett, MD

Associate Professor  

Family Practice--From womb to tomb; from sperm to worm! (Thanks to Bill Ross MD, UT Southwestern)

Kit Linton, MD

Assistant Professor