• Family Medicine Alumna Named Texas Super Doctor "Rising Star"

    February 22, 2013, 10:04 AM by Julia Essex

    Anika Bell-Gray, MD, a 2002 graduate of the UTMB Health School of Medicine and 2005 graduate of the Family Medicine Residency Program, was recently notified that she has been named one of the "Rising Stars" among Texas' Super Doctors on

  • Department Publishes 2012 Annual Report

    February 18, 2013, 14:33 PM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine has published in 2011-2012 Annual Report. The report summarizes the activities of the faculty, staff, and residents of the department from September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012.

  • Saleh Elsaid, MD Installed as Vice-President of Galveston Medical Society

    February 8, 2013, 19:25 PM by Julia Essex

    Saleh Elsaid, MD, Assistant Professor in the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine, will be installed as the Vice-President of the Galveston County Medical Society on February 15, 2013. A reception and dinner to introduce and honor this year's officers will be held at the San Luis Hotel in Galveston, Texas.

  • Ansari Wins Gold Humanism Society Resident Teaching Award

    February 8, 2013, 19:12 PM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to congratulate Saquib Ansari, MD, on winning the 2013 Gold Humanism Society's Resident Teaching Award. Dr. Ansari, currently a third-year resident and serving as Chief Resident, was selected by the UTMB Health School of Medicine Class of 2014 for his efforts in teaching medical students and for being an example of humanistic and professional values.

  • Interest Group Hosts Suturing Workshop

    February 8, 2013, 19:10 PM by Julia Essex

    The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) hosted a suturing workshop in the Primary Care Pavilion on Thursday, February 7, 2013. The hands-on workshop was sponsored by the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine's Medical Student Education Program and Julie McKee, MD, a faculty member in the department. Family medicine faculty members and residents served as instructors and taught the students suturing techniques and supervised their practice of the techniques.

  • Rural Track Hospitals Recognized for Excellence

    December 3, 2012, 13:07 PM by Julia Essex

    The Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH), in conjunction with iVantage Health Analytics, has recognized two hospitals connected to the UTMB Health Family Medicine Integrated Rural Training Track as part of its iVantage Hospital Strength Index rating system. Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus, Texas has been recognized

  • A New Addition to the Family of Family Medicine!

    October 18, 2012, 14:54 PM by Julia Essex

    There's a new family medicine doctor in the house. Dr. Tuere Coulter joined the Department of Family Medicine on October 15. Dr. Coulter is a faculty member in the Family Medicine Residency Program and will care for patients at our Family Medicine Clinic - Dickinson. She will be supervising residents and assisting Dr. Julie McKee in obstetric care, including labor and delivery.

  • Family Medicine Grand Rounds A Great Success!

    September 10, 2012, 10:19 AM by Julia Essex

    The first Family Medicine Grand Rounds of the 2012-2013 academic year was a great success! Dr. Richard Goodgame, Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at UTMB, presented his lecture “Conversing in Flesh’’ to a receptive audience of residents, medical students and faculty at the Primary Care Pavilion.

  • Elliott Sworn In As TAFP Parliamentarian

    July 30, 2012, 12:41 PM by Julia Essex

    Dr. Tricia Elliott, MD, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Residency Program Director for the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine, was sworn in as parliamentarian of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) at their Annual Session and Scientific Assembly on July 13, 2012 in Austin, Texas.

  • Family Medicine Interest Group Announces New Officers

    June 21, 2012, 09:05 AM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group has announced its 2012-2013 officers. Fourth-year medical students Rachel Marinch and Christine Horstmeyer will serve as co-presidents of the student-led group.

  • Family Medicine Welcomes Debby Chambers

    June 6, 2012, 16:48 PM by Julia Essex

    We are pleased to announce that Debby Chambers, MBA, has been appointed Vice Chair of Administration in the Departments of Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine and Community Health, the Institute for the Medical Humanities, and the Sealy Center for Environmental Health and Medicine, effective July 9.

  • Family Medicine Clinic Reopens at Primary Care Pavilion

    June 6, 2012, 16:47 PM by Julia Essex

    On Monday June 4, 2012 Family Medicine physicians were once again seeing patients at the Primary Care Pavilion (PCP). The PCP has been closed since September 2008 due to extensive damage from Hurricane Ike. The PCP has been beautifully restored to serve the patients of Galveston and offers a variety of patient care services and offers plenty of convenient parking.

  • Family Medicine 2012-2013 Intern was a Finalist for Prestigious Gold-Headed Cane Award

    June 6, 2012, 16:45 PM by Julia Essex

    The School of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston announced the six finalists who were selected by their peers in the graduating class to receive the prestigious 2012 Gold-Headed Cane Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a graduating medical student. The winner was announced Saturday, June 2 at the commencement ceremonies for the school. Family Medicine incoming intern, Karen Welch was one of the six finalists.

  • UTMB Health Family Medicine will Join Juneteenth Festivities

    June 5, 2012, 15:57 PM by Julia Essex

    UTMB Health's Department of Family Medicine will be taking part in the African American Museum's Juneteenth Festival to be held at Courville Football Stadium Saturday, June 16th, as part of the 2012 Juneteenth celebrations taking part around Galveston Island from June 9 to the 19th,