The Family Medicine In-patient Service is an active service that usually serves about 50-65 patients per month. We care for patients who have a wide variety of medical problems and range in age from newborn to elderly. The team consists of one attending physician from the Family Medicine staff, a first year, a second year and a third year resident, along with a fourth year medical student. This setting provides continuity of care for Family Medicine patients who need hospitalization and provides education for residents and students.
The physicians of the Department of Family Medicine see out-patients at University Family Medicine Associates, PA clinical area, located in 29 South Paca Street at the corner of Lombard and Paca Streets.
The house-call program sees homebound patients for chronic care and occasionally for acute problems. Patients are seen by a physician with a resident or medical students. The house-call team meets twice a month to discuss patient care problems. The team includes a pharmacist, a social worker, visiting nurses from the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Maryland, a representative from a durable medical equipment company, a physician, medical students and a secretary. The phone number for the house call program is 410-328-1153.
The Department has one of the largest residency training programs in Family Medicine in the country. We have graduated more than 300 family physicians, who are practicing in all possible practice types from coast to coast. The three-year training program allows our residents to become highly skilled practicing physicians. Our residency is nationally known for producing excellent family physicians. Dr. Rooks is the Residency Director.
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Center for Integrative Medicine
The Center for Integrative Medicine is an interdisciplinary program within the University of Maryland School of Medicine which consists of four inter-dependent units: 1) research, 2) database/literature evaluation, 3) education and 4) clinical care. The Center for Integrative Medicine is directed by Brian Berman, MD, and currently employs 25 people. The academic offices of The Center for Integrative Medicine are based in the Mansion House at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute; a basic science lab is located in the School of Medicine's Howard Hall, and the integrated medical clinic is part of the University Physicians' clinic at University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute. A scientific advisory board meets yearly to give guidance on all aspects of the program.
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