• Elliott Assumes Role of Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs

    Dec 09, 2011
    It is our pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Tricia Elliott as Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, effective December 1, 2011.
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  • Chief Resident Recipient of Thayer Award

    Nov 30, 2011
    The John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine and the 2011-2012 Osler Student scholars have awarded Dr. Rory Bradt the Thayer Award for Excellence in Teaching.
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  • Family Doc Participates in Sunday Screening Mammogram Program

    Nov 21, 2011
    On Sunday, October 30, 2011, Dr. Tricia Elliott got up and went to church, but on this Sunday she went to perform free screening mammograms as part of the Sunday Screening Mammogram Program.
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  • Family Medicine Hosted Primary Care Workshop for Students

    Sep 16, 2011
    On Thursday, September 15th, 2011, over 100 medical students filled the primary care pavilion for hands on training sessions and interactive workshops with the Family Medicine Faculty and Residents. This event was sponsored by Dr. Julie McKee, the Family Medicine Interest Group and the UTMB American Medical Association (AMA/TMA). The event was supported by Dr. Lauree Thomas, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions, Dr. Victor Sierpina and the Family Medicine Medical Student Education Program and an Ethicon Educational Grant.
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  • Family Medicine Clinics Offer Extended Hours

    Jul 11, 2011
    The Department of Family Medicine wants to make your life easier and is proud to announce new extended hours at two of its clinics. Dickinson Family Health Clinic will now see patients until 7pm on Mondays and Stewart Road Family Health will now see patients until 7pm on Tuesdays.
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  • Join us for the 2011 Allan C. Shields, MD Lecture - "The Patient Centered Medical Home" by Alfred Tallia, MD

    Apr 25, 2011
    The Department of Family Medicine presents The Allan C. Shields, MD Lecture "The Patient Centered Medical Home" by Alfred Tallia, MD, Professor and Chair of Family Medicine and Community Health, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:30-1:30 p.m. Primary Care Pavilion, Entrance A, 2nd Floor, Conference Room 2.268
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  • Welcome Our New Faculty Member and Physician

    Apr 07, 2011
    Please join us in welcoming Dr. Kyu Kim Jana to The Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Jana will be seeing patients at Steward Road Family Health and specializes in geriatric medicine.
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  • Congratulations to Our New Chief Residents

    Mar 25, 2011
    Please join Residency Director Dr. Tricia Elliott and The Department of Family Medicine in congratulating Drs. Rory Bradt and Branka Kosarac for being named Chief Residents for the Class of 2012.
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  • Congratulations Dr. O'Donell

    Mar 21, 2011
    It is with great pleasure that we announce the reappointment of Dr. Alice Anne O’Donell as the Evalyn Matheson Phillips and Claurice M. Phillips, MD Distinguished Professorship in Family Medicine.
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  • Residency Scramble

    Mar 15, 2011
    Currently reviewing applications for (1) position in our Family Medicine Rural Track Residency.
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  • Four Family Medicine Doctors Voted “Best Doctors in America” for 2011-2012

    Feb 24, 2011
    Congratulations to Family Medicine doctors Jennifer Raley, Angela Shepherd, Victor Sierpina and Barbara Thompson for being selected for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America database for 2010-2011 as a result of an extensive peer review.
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  • Celebrating 37 years of Compassion to Patients and Dedication to Teaching

    Feb 24, 2011
    In honor of Dorothy Trevino’s 37 years of providing patient care and educating tomorrows doctors in behavior medicine, Family Medicine gave tribute to Dr. Trevino by hosting her retirement party on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 in UTMB’s Caduceus Room.
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  • UTMB's Family Medicine and The Jesse Tree: Collaborating to Help the Bolivar Community

    Feb 14, 2011
    The Jesse Tree / UTMB Family Medicine Collaborative resulted from the need on the Bolivar Peninsula for medical access following Hurricane Ike. There is still a very strong community in Bolivar and the Jesse Tree resumed its Friday Food Fairs, providing fresh fruits, vegetables and social service information every other Friday.
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  • Congratulations to Family Medicine Alumni, Eric Nolen, MD, MBA

    Feb 14, 2011
    Eric Nolen, MD, MBA has been appointed Director of Physician Relations and Medical Staff Performance Improvement for the UTMB Health System. In this role, he will provide leadership for the UTMB Health System’s continuous quality improvement efforts relating to the medical staff. Additionally, he will lead the operations of the Medical Staff Services Office.
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  • Family Medicine Clinics Delay Opening Friday to 1 p.m.

    Feb 03, 2011
    UTMB Health has declared a weather-related emergency for Thursday, February 3 and Friday, February 4. Our three family medicine clinics, Stewart Road Family Health, the Family Medicine Clinic on UTMB's main Galveston campus, and Dickinson Family Health Clinic, will all remain open until 5 p.m. on Thursday, but will delay opening until 11 a.m. on Friday, February 4.
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  • Dr. Barbara Thompson installed as President of the Galveston County Medical Society

    Jan 20, 2011
    Dr. Barbara Thompson, Chair of Family Medicine, will be installed as the President of the Galveston County Medical Society on January 20, 2011. A reception and dinner to introduce and honor the new slate of officers will be held at the San Luis Hotel with the evenings guest speaker, Ben Raimer, MD, UTMB Health’s Senior Vice President for Health Policy and Legislative Affairs.
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  • It Feels Great to Give! The 2010 Salvation Army Angel Tree Adoption Project

    Dec 15, 2010
    “Family Medicine has the biggest heart and acts such as these make me feel proud to work here!” Leah Fanuiel, LMSW Family Medicine and Medical Humanities opened their hearts and their wallets to make sure boys and girls were joyful this Christmas. Twenty-eight Galveston County children were adopted by Family Medicine faculty, residents and staff as part of the Salvation Army Angel Tree Adoption Project.
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  • Healthy Holidays, Healthy Gut! Learn to avoid annual weight gain and digestive issues

    Dec 03, 2010
    Change Magazine, Dec. 2, 2010 Learn to avoid annual weight gain and digestive issues with “The Healthy Gut Workbook” by UTMB’s Dr. Victor S. Sierpina. “I encourage enjoying food — celebrating it in fact. I explain how food choices, eating patterns and portion size, plus sensitivities to foods or cravings, can identify dietary and lifestyle factors leading to inflammation, obesity, heart disease, diabetes and even Alzheimer’s. Mindfulness and the awareness of how stress and other emotions affect our gut and overall health is another important topic explored in depth. These are all necessary aspects of breaking socially conditioned and personal habits of unhealthy eating.” An article on the same topic appears in the November issue of Medical Journal – Houston.
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  • New Family Medicine Doctors recognized at a reception at The Texas Seaport Museum

    Oct 29, 2010
    Doctors Cassandra Arceneaux and Tricia Elliot were introduced by Family Medicine chairman, Barbara Thompson, to a crowd of their peers on October 26th at a New Faculty Welcome Reception overlooking the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA at The Texas Seaport Museum. The reception was honoring all of the new School of Medicine faculty and was hosted by the Office of the Executive Vice President/Provost and Dean of Medicine, Dr. Garland Anderson.
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  • Two Family Medicine Community Doctors Named "Top Doc"

    Oct 29, 2010
    On October 9th, 2010 Doctors James Luecke and Samuel Wang were presented with the Teachers of Distinction (Top Doc) Award in recognition of Excellence in Community-based Education by the UTMB School of Medicine. These "Top Docs" are community faculty with appointments in Family Medicine, and they precept students from our third-year Family Medicine Clerkship on a regular basis.
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