Portsmouth Family Medicine

‌Welcome to Portsmouth Family Medicine. Thank you for your interest in our program. Our residency program was established in 1977 and we are the largest primary care practice in the area.

Portsmouth Family Medicine is part of Eastern Virginia Medical School. We are located in downtown Portsmouth, off the main campus, 10 minutes away from Norfolk and 20 minutes from Virginia Beach. We are a community-based program and the only residency program at the 466-bed Bon Secours Maryview Hospital. Our residents are first-responders and are the leaders on the Rapid Response and Code Blue team in the hospital. This training enhances their skills and expertise in hospital medicine, which is why 30% of our recent graduates made hospital medicine their career choice. This is substantially higher than national or local statistics. Our exceptional training in hospital medicine is complimented by the training in our electronic health records based outpatient clinic, which was recently recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home at Level 3 (highest level) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.                                                                        

We are proud to provide our residents with a well-rounded curriculum that is tailored to their educational goals. Our graduates work in the inpatient and outpatient settings, urgent care centers and public health centers, emergency department and academic settings. Our graduates continued their training in obstetrics, occupational medicine and geriatrics fellowships.


Research Day 2015

We are committed to our community. Our residents provide care at the Oasis Homeless clinic, H.E.R. shelter for battered women and children, and Portsmouth Health Department. Our residents have an opportunity to obtain additional training in Public Health through Eastern Virginia Medical School and Old Dominion University, which can be credited toward a future Masters of Public Health training, if desired.

Portsmouth Family Medicine and its faculty are committed to education, evidence-based patient care and research. Our residents are bright, ambitious, hardworking, eager to learn young professionals just like you. I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our program.

Margaret Baumgarten, MD