The Division of Family Medicine is dedicated to improving the health of populations and communities in the greater Durham area. The division encompasses the Duke Family Medicine Center, the Family Medicine residency program, the Family Medicine student programs, faculty development programs, and the Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship. Our divisionís programs are integrated with the other Community and Family Medicine divisions such as Community Health, Clinical Informatics, and Outcomes Research. We work closely with the Physician Assistantís program and Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and our faculty are involved in research with these divisions as well as those of Cancer Prevention.
Duke Family Medicine provides care in the Family Medicine Center, located on the Duke campus. As one of the largest primary care sites in the area, the division serves as an important link between Dukeís excellent tertiary medical center and the community. We have a team-based approach to care that focuses on the needs of our patients and concentrates on evidence-based quality care. Our practice serves as a test-bed for innovative approaches to care. As such, we are developing and testing new methods for prevention of illness and management of chronic diseases, including use of community-based programs.
The divisionís educational programs are designed to teach Family Medicine residents, as well as medical, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and pharmacy students. Other educational programs include the Faculty Development fellowship, which has trained a number of the Family Medicine department chairs and residency program directors. We have an excellent Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship which works closely with the Duke Orthopedic Sports Medicine program.
Our clinic is a nationally recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home and is a practice that teaches.† Our goal is to have our learners understand the need to care for patients within the context of populations and communities. By working in a team model, our practice can better serve our patientsí needs and improve the health of our communities.
We invite you explore the educational and clinical aspects of our division.