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  • Family Medicine Hosts Graves T. Owen, MD for May Grand Rounds

    Location: 400 Harborside Drive, PCP 2.268, Galveston, Texas
    Dates: Jun 1, 2017 01:00 PM - Jun 1, 2017 02:00 PM
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    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that Graves T. Owen, MD will be presenting a Family Medicine Grand Rounds on June 1, 2017. Dr. Owen will present a lecture entitled "Pain Management 101".  This lecture will be proudly sponsored by the Fellow of the John P. McGovern Centennial Chair in Family Medicine.

    Dr. Owen graduated with honors from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He earned a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center (Also located in Houston). Dr. Owen also completed residency training in Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
     
    Dr. Owen will define pain and suffering, chronic pain vs. chronic pain syndrome. He will give an understanding of what drives disability perception, the incidence of psycho-social co-morbidities and the their effect on pain and disability perception. He will also help us to understand core concepts that define the standard of care, non-drug options in treating chronic and acute pain. 
    He also will talk about the the current opioid overdose pandemic and drivers of the pandemic and give a brief overview of opioids including lack efficacy, risk factors for addiction and aberrant use of opioids, incidence of addiction in chronic pain population, and adverse side effects form opioids. 
     

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  • Regional Family Medicine Resident Research Symposium

    Location: Primary Care Pavilion, 400 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
    Dates: May 20, 2017 09:30 AM - May 20, 2017 04:00 PM
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    Join us for our first annual Regional Family Medicine Resident Research Symposium on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

    We are hosting this event to give Family Medicine residents and fellows a forum in which to present their research and scholarly projects. All abstracts submitted by residents or fellows will be accepted as posters, and some outstanding submissions will be invited to give oral presentations. Faculty from the invited programs will be on hand to view and give feedback.

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  • Resident Roundtable with Dr. Charles Bosk

    Location: 400 Harborside Dr. Rm 2.268, Galveston, TX
    Dates: May 18, 2017 02:00 PM - May 18, 2017 05:50 PM
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  • PCP at the PCP Lite – Suture Workshop

    Dates: Mar 21, 2017 07:00 PM - Mar 22, 2017 07:00 PM
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    The UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) will be hosting its annual suture workshop, "PCP at the PCP Lite," on March 22, 2017.

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  • Family Medicine Hosts William Ventres, MD, MA for March Grand Rounds

    Location: 400 Harborside Drive, Room 2.268, Galveston, Texas
    Dates: Mar 9, 2017 06:15 AM - Mar 9, 2017 07:15 AM
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    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that William Ventres, MD, MA will be presenting a Family Medicine Grand Rounds on March 9, 2017. Dr. Ventres will present a lecture entitled

    "Poverty Blindness: Diagnosis and Treatment "

    Despite the historical and social significance of poverty, scholars from varied ideological and philosophical disciplines have often observed that its most notable feature is its invisibility. We suggest that poverty is not excluded from view, but rather from consciousness. This lack of consciousness is due to a subjective “poverty blindness” on the part of those who fail to take the poor into account. In this article we explore this new concept of “Poverty Blindness” (PB) using a clinical approach. We review the clinical manifestations of PB and the associated condition of Poverty Acuity Disorder (PAD). We conclude by suggesting that the ability to see these circumstances and consequences of poverty is not some ambiguous externalized concept, but lies within our own consciousnesses and consciences. Only through recognizing this are we able to assess honestly the realities of poverty or debate how to go about its alleviation.

    Dr. Ventres is a Visiting Professor in the UTMB Health Institute for Medical Humanities. Dr. Ventres is visiting from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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  • Presidents' Day Holiday

    Dates: Feb 19, 2017 06:00 PM - Feb 20, 2017 06:00 PM
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    The academic offices of the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day on Monday, February 20, 2017. UTMB Health clinics, including the Family Medicine Clinic - Dickinson, Family Medicine Clinic - Island East, and Family Medicine Clinic - Island West, will remain open and operating regular hours.

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  • Academic Offices Closed for Holidays

    Dates: Dec 26, 2016 08:00 AM - Dec 30, 2016 05:00 PM
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    The academic offices of the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine will be closed on Monday, December 26, 2016 through Friday, December 30, 2016.

    UTMB Health clinics will remain open on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 through Friday, December 30, 2016.

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  • Family Medicine Presents the 2015 TAFP Family Physician of the Year, Russell Thomas, Jr, DO, MPH

    Location: 400 Harborside Dr., Galveston, Texas
    Dates: Dec 1, 2016 05:30 PM - Dec 1, 2016 07:00 PM
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    Russell Thomas, Jr, DO, MPH

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  • 2016 PCP at the PCP

    Location: Primary Care Pavilion, 2nd Floor, 400 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
    Dates: Oct 6, 2016 05:30 PM - Oct 6, 2016 08:30 PM
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    The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) is hosting its Annual Primary Care Procedures at the Primary Care Pavilion event on Thursday, October 6, 2016. The hands-on workshop will feature faculty members and residents leading small-groups learning and practicing suturing, splinting, joint injections, maternity care, and more. This event is sponsored by the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine's Medical Student Education Program and Jennifer Raley, MD, a faculty member in the department.

    Registration is not yet available. Check back soon, as space is limited and it fills very quickly!

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  • Grand Rounds by Andrea Link, MD

    Location: Primary Care Pavilion, Room 2.268, 400 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
    Dates: Sep 15, 2016 12:15 PM - Sep 15, 2016 02:00 PM
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    Andrea Link, MDAndrea Link, MD, a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, will be the guest lecturer during UTMB Health's Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds on September 15, 2016. Dr. Link will discuss the identification of human trafficking victims in the primary care setting.

    Dr. Link attended medical school and completed her residency training in pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California. She then spent several years as a pediatrician at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas before shifting her interests. She spent three years on the Jail Inreach Project with Healthcare for the Homeless Houston.

    During this experience Dr. Link worked with incarcerated women at the Harris County Jail, many of whom are victims of human trafficking. She developed the "Health and Whole" program, which serves as an innovative and multimodal program to help women who are recovering from prostitution and human trafficking to transition out of prostitution and out of the cycle of homelessness, incarceration, and prostitution. The program is a collaboration between Healthcare for the Homeless Houston and Angela House, and includes wellness, health education, healing through the arts, peer support, employment counseling, and psycho-educational programming. Many of the services are provided by students in medicine, pharmacy, and social work.

    Dr. Link also conducts research the psychosocial and medical issues related to street-level prostitution. 

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  • Family Medicine Residency Fair

    Location: Levin Hall Dining Room, 1005 Market Street, Galveston, Texas
    Dates: Sep 1, 2016 05:00 PM - Sep 1, 2016 07:00 PM
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    The UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) will host its annual Family Medicine Residency Fair on September 1, 2016. 

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  • AAFP President - Dr. Wanda Filer will lecture at Family Medicine Grand Rounds in March

    Location: 400 Harborside Dr., Galveston, Texas
    Dates: Mar 31, 2016 12:15 PM - Mar 31, 2016 01:15 PM
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    Wanda Filer, MD, MBA, FAAFPWanda D. Filer, MD, MBA, FAAFP, a family physician in York, Pennsylvania and president of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) will be the guest lecturer during UTMB Health’s Department Family Medicine Grand Rounds on March 31, 2016.   Prior to her role of AAFP president, Dr. Filer served three years as a director on the AAFP Board and one year as president-elect. The AAFP represents 120,900 physicians and medical students nationwide.

    As president of the AAFP, Filer advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system. Filer has been a practicing family physician for more than 25 years. She is the founder and president of the Strategic Health Institute in York, a health care consulting firm dedicated to building awareness of today’s health issues and the need for change. In addition, Filer is a family physician at Family First Health, a federally qualified health center in York and Adams Counties.

    An active member of the AAFP since 1987, Filer has served on the AAFP Commission on Governmental Advocacy and as board liaison to the AAFP Commission on Continuing Professional Development. In addition, Filer has also served on the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees and on the board of FamMedPAC, the AAFP’s political action committee.

    Filer is a past president and an active member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, including having served six years as the chapter’s delegate or alternate delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates.

    At the state level, Filer has the distinction of having served as the first Physician General of Pennsylvania, where she acted as public health advisor to then-Governor Tom Ridge. She also has served as an ad hoc member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine and Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition, Filer is past-president of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Cancer Society. She is the past chair of Vision of Hope for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, which focuses on the prevention of child sexual assault. She has served on the board of directors of York Traditions Bank since 2002. Filer also worked for 18 years as a health correspondent for WGAL-TV, the NBC affiliate in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

    Filer earned her bachelor’s degree in family health science from Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania, and her medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. She completed her family medicine residency at Underwood Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, New Jersey, where she also served as chief resident. Filer earned an executive MBA from Pennsylvania State University.

    Dr. Filer’s lecture topic is forthcoming.

    This lecture is sponsored in part by the Jesse B. Heath Lectureship in Family Medicine and the Sealy Hutchings & Lucille Wright Hutchings Chair in Family Medicine.

     

     

     

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  • FMIG Hosts Suture Workshop - PCP Light 2016

    Location: 400 Harborside Dr., Galveston, Texas
    Dates: Feb 11, 2016 05:30 PM - Feb 11, 2016 07:00 PM
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    The Family Medicine Interest Group and The Department of Family Medicine Faculty, Residents and Staff at UTMB Health will host another great Primary Care Procedures Workshop at the Primary Care Pavilion (PCP2) on February 11, 2016 open to all medical students.  Space is limited and only open to first 50 registrants.  (link below is not active).  

    Primary Care Procedures Workshop

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  • Annual State of the Department address

    Dates: Nov 3, 2015 12:15 PM - Nov 3, 2015 01:15 PM
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    The Allen C. Shields Lectureship presents Barbara L. Thompson, MD on the State of the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine on Tuesday, November 3rd.

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  • Interviewing Begins for Class of 2019

    Dates: Oct 15, 2015 08:00 AM - Oct 15, 2015 12:00 PM
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    Interviewing of candidates for the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program's Class of 2019 will begin on Thursday, October 15th. Candidates have been selected from more than 1,600 applicants. Those interested in joining the program have submitted their applications in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®).

    For more information or how to apply, please see the Residency section of this website.

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  • Annual PCP at the PCP

    Location: Primary Care Pavilion, 2nd Floor, 400 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
    Dates: Oct 8, 2015 05:30 PM - Oct 8, 2015 08:30 PM
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    The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) is hosting its Annual Primary Care Procedures at the Primary Care Pavilion event on Thursday, October 8, 2015. The hands-on workshop will feature faculty members and residents leading small-groups learning and practicing suturing, splinting, joint injections, maternity care, and more. This event is sponsored by the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine's Medical Student Education Program and Jennifer Raley, MD, a faculty member in the department. Space is limited, so register today.

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  • Join Us For Linda Hubbell's Retirement Party

    Location: Open Gates, 25th Street and Broadway, Galveston, Texas
    Dates: Aug 20, 2015 05:00 PM - Aug 20, 2015 07:00 PM
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  • Strolling Through the Match

    Location: Primary Care Pavilion, 400 Harborside Drive, Galveston
    Dates: Jul 14, 2015 05:30 PM - Jul 14, 2015 07:30 PM
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    The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) will host its annual "Strolling Through the Match" event on Tuesday, July 14th at 5:30pm in the Primary Care Pavilion's upstairs conference room, 2.268. The event is open to all UTMB medical students and attendees - you do not need to be interested in family medicine. During the dinner and interactive seminar, attendees will discuss a variety of topics, including the residency application process, timelines, evaluating programs, how the “Match” works, and tips and tricks for writing CVs and personal statements, interviewing, and etiquette.

    Seating is limited and students must sign up to attend. For more information or to sign up, please call the Department of Family Medicine's Medical Student Education Program at (409) 772-3126.

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  • Family Medicine Grand Rounds to host Abbey Berenson

    Location: 400 Harborside Dr., Galveston, Texas
    Dates: Jun 11, 2015 12:30 PM - Jun 11, 2015 02:00 PM
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  • Moshe Frenkel, MD Named Speaker for October Family Medicine Grand Rounds

    Location: 400 Harborside Drive, Suite 2.268, Galveston, Texas
    Dates: Oct 23, 2014 12:00 PM - Oct 23, 2014 07:00 PM
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    Moshe Frenkel MD  is the founder and  director of Integrative Oncology Consultants. He is a clinical Associate Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch and board-certified family physician with extensive experience in complementary and integrative medicine. In addition, he serves as the Chair of the Clinical Practice Committee of the Society of Integrative Oncology  and is faculty of the Center for Mind Body Medicine. 

    Prior to directing Integrative Oncology Consultants, Dr. Frenkel was the medical director of the Integrative Medicine Program at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas. Dr. Frenkel founded the first Integrative Medicine clinic in this center. The clinic provides consultations to patients touched by cancer on the best way to integrate complementary and integrative medicine to their care.

    Dr. Frenkel is an internationally recognized expert in integrative oncology with multiple publications related to the best way to integrate integrative medicine into conventional care. He has published over 70 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and has coauthored chapters on Integrative Medicine in leading oncology textbooks.  

    Dr. Frenkel received his medical degree in 1980 from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in Israel, and received his diploma in family medicine from the Hebrew University, Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel. He completed a family practice residency at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in Patchogue, N.Y., which was affiliated with Stony Brook University. 

    Prior to joining M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Dr Frenkel was a faculty member at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He served there as a key contributor to a National Institutes of Health grant on integrating integrative medicine into the medical school curriculum, as well as providing integrative medicine  consultations to patients and families. 

    Since 2011 he directs an integrative oncology service in The Institute of Oncology in Meir Medical Center in Israel.

    Please join us in welcoming Dr. Frenkel by attending one of his lectures.  
    Both Grand Round Lectures are open to all students, residents and faculty.  The resident didactic lecture is limited to Family Medicine residents and faculty.

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