The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine patient care services include comprehensive, acute, urgent, preventive and chronic condition care for patients of all ages and their families. The Emory Family Medicine Clinic in Dunwoody is the primary community-based clinic site for faculty and family medicine resident practice. Our Family Medicine residents are graduates of accredited medical schools, who provide care in partnership with Emory Family Medicine faculty. Having a large number of faculty and resident providers improves timely access for our patients at the clinic or by phone after hours for urgent problems. The Dunwoody Clinic practice faculty offer inpatient services, including labor and delivery at the Emory University Hospital Midtown.
Our goal as providers is to partner with you to keep you well or improve your health status. Having a regular primary care provider supported by a team of health professionals allows our patients and physician-lead healthcare teams to get to know each other well, which has been shown to improve health outcomes, patient satisfaction, and unnecessary costs of repeated tests, duplicate medications, and ER visits. Our patients benefit from coordination of their care needs to help assure they get the right care when they need it, including specialty and inpatient care. The academic practice setting offers the support of many physician partners, who are experts in their specialty, as well as an effective channel of communication between specialist and our Family Physicians to assure the best care in a timely fashion.
The Emory Family Medicine Clinic team is here for you and your family to provide a medical home with the highest quality patient-centered services. As the center of the team, you will get the most from our services when you become an active partner in staying healthy. Our providers and counselors want to help you learn how to best manage your chronic health problems between visits. You should expect your care services to be provided by members of our healthcare team starting and ending at the front desk. Your feedback to us about your experience at the clinic and with our providers is important to our goal for continual improvement. Please take the time to let us know how we are performing. If you would like to volunteer to participate on the practice improvement patient advisory committee, please express your offer to your provider.
Would you like to learn more about how the delivery of health care is changing and improving? Click on the link to the brief Patient Centered Medical Home video clip.