The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is a dedicated group of educators, clinicians, and researchers committed to excellence in inter-professional medical education, primary care, and scholarship with the goal of advancing patient-centered healthcare in our communities.
Vision The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is committed to efficient, creative teamwork and advocating for our learners and our patients with integrity as we innovate in healthcare, education, and scholarship.
Values Our values define our culture and guide our interactions. We in the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine value:
- Creativity and Innovation
- Teamwork, and
- Compassion and Caring
The Role of the Family Physician
We envision and support the role of family physicians as personal doctors for people of all ages and health conditions, serving as first contacts for their health concerns and directly addressing most healthcare needs.
Through enduring partnerships with our patients, family physicians help patients prevent, understand, and manage illness, promote wellness, navigate the health system, and achieve health-oriented goals.