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Emory Family Medicine Clinic

The Emory Department of Family and Preventive Medicine provides patient care in a variety of settings.   

The Emory Family Medicine Clinic Dunwoody is one of several Emory University Clinic community-based primary care clinics in the Atlanta area.  This clinic provides comprehensive care for people of all ages and stages of life.   Research has shown that patients who have a regular primary care provider and practice team have better health outcomes, are more satisfied with their care, and have the benefit of having their additional care needs coordinated to improve timely access to specialty care when needed.  The Family Medicine Clinic physicians are Emory faculty,whi are well-integrated into the Emory Healthcare system of medical services and hospitals.  The Emory Family Medicine Clinic physician team has an inpatient service at the Emory University Hospital Midtown, providing continuity of care for their patient in need of hospitalization.  The Emory Family Medicine Clinic Dunwoody is the primary training site for the Emory Family Medicine Residency Program.   The Residency Program allows improved access to primary care services because of the increased number of physician providers and a team approach to practice.   Care is provided by Emory Physician faculty/resident teams, affording patients the benefit of care management plans based on the most current scientific evidence, and appoved by academic Family Medicine faculty.    The Emory Family Medicine Clinic providers and staff are planning to transform thic clinic's practice to a Patient Centered Medical Home model of care delivery with the goals of improving the patient's experience and health outcomes.   With these goals in mind we will improve r access to our practice for our patients, improved patient self-management education and support,  enhance  efficiency to decrease wait time and increase patient/provider time, and coordinate care, when needed.     The following short linked video explains why this new model of care delivery is needed: Patient Centered Medical Home

The Emory/Grady Community Health primary care clinics are located in community-based settings around Atlanta and provide comprehensive care for residents of DeKalb, Fulton, and Clayton countes.  Patients needing planned hospitalization are admitted to Grady Memorial Hospital in downtown Atlanta.  Hospital -based teams of Emory School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine residents, allied health students, and faculty physicians provide high quality care to hospitalized patients as well as specialty care in the hospital-based clinics.

Other patient care sites:

The Department Family Medicine residents and PA students are scheduled for clinical rotations in multiple hospital and community-based specialty practices, in other primary care practices in Atlanta and in more small town and rural sites in Georgia, as well as Emory affiliate hospitals: Grady Memorial Hospital, The Atlanta VA Medical Center, Wesley Woods Geriatric Medical Center, Children's Hospitals of Atlanta, Emory Sports and Spine Hospital, and Emory Hospital Johns Creek.  The Grady Community Health Clinics and Public Health Department sites are provide training opportunities for Preventive Medicine and Family Medicine Residents, and PA students.  The Emory/VA Residency Program for Physician Assistants in Patient Centered Medical Home offers clinical rotations in the Atlanta VAMC and community-based outpatient clinics.