Family Medicine Center
Our Family Medicine Center is a modern, state-of-the-art facility located just five miles from Community Hospital East. The center spans 16,000 square feet and includes 22 exam rooms, two procedure rooms, two mini labs, two conference rooms, a library and resident workspaces.
Our center is modeled after a group practice with two suites. A clinical team consisting of clinical techs, nurses, residents and faculty physicians staffs each suite. In each of these suites, patients are individually cared for by the physician for the full three-year term of residency. Faculty physicians provide excellent role models, seeing their patients side-by-side with the residents and readily available for questions.
Teaching and staffing includes procedures such as colposcopy, nasopharyngoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and other ambulatory surgical procedures.
Through the use of several video-equipped exam rooms and a full-time director of behavioral sciences, we work to develop better patient interaction skills. Patients and residents are only observed with their knowledge and consent.
Blood work, x-rays and mammography can be performed in the Ambulatory Testing Center. A TeleRadiography unit is located in the x-ray suite, offering the ability for immediate “wet readings” from our hospital-based staff radiologists and the ability to compare with prior films on file.
Residents have individual work areas immediately adjacent to faculty offices to enhance faculty accessibility. Resident staffing is provided by our full-time physician faculty and by other community-based staff physicians who enjoy teaching. Reference resources are located central to the two office suites in our library. Access to online resources, books and other services is easily available and is constantly being enhanced.
Underpinning the facility is an information systems backbone, allowing linkage to the hospital systems and ever-expanding access to patient information. We are proud of our fully computerized medical record, specifically designed for office practice. It can be accessed from the office, home or the hospital. Our computerized inpatient information also is easily accessed from our offices.
Our resident educational sessions are held here in one of our two conference rooms each Tuesday afternoon. Didactic conferences are given by both faculty and guest speakers. Using multimedia presentations, our residents are exposed to the information they need to give the best care to their patients.
In total, our residency office and conference center provide a well-equipped, real-world environment for our residents to learn and refine their practice skills.