Family and Community Medicine
The Department of Family and Community Medicine emphasizes the family as a unit and offers comprehensive medical care for all age groups. The department places a strong emphasis on community and preventive medicine, as well as geriatrics, in an effort to address the needs of the residents of Hampton Roads. Patients are seen at the department's two family medicine centers.
Ghent Family Medicine Center is located in Hofheimer Hall on the medical school campus. The clinical area includes two minor surgery/procedure rooms, a laboratory, and a special testing room. The center serves the needs of the individual community and has a residency training program. The staff includes family physicians, family nurse practitioners, behavioral medicine specialists and geriatrics specialists, who have access to specialists and other resources as needed.
The Portsmouth Family Medicine Center is located just across the river, approximately 10 minutes from the Medical School Campus. Our comprehensive residency training site offers the full spectrum of medical care through a variety of services, including minor surgery, laboratory, family-centered obstetrics and use of an electronic health records system. Our commitment to health promotion and disease prevention is also reflected in our staff, which includes two family physicians board-certified in geriatrics, several physicians with a specific interest and delivering privileges in obstetrics, and an in-house behaviorist. Our clinic was recently recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home at Level 3 (highest level) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance