Family Medicine is the medical specialty that provides continuing and comprehensive healthcare for individuals and families. This specialty integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences. The scope of Family Medicine encompasses all ages, sexes, each organ system, and every disease entity. It is this combination that qualifies family physicians to provide continuing and comprehensive medical care, health maintenance and preventive services to each member of the family regardless of sex, age or problem – be it biological, behavioral, or social. These specialists, because of their background and interactions with families, are best qualified to serve as the patient's advocate in all health-related matters, including the appropriate use of consultants, health services and community resources.
Department of Family Medicine Faculty Physicians: Accepting New Patients
Department of Family Medicine Clinical Locations
The IU Methodist Family Medicine Center is the department's largest out-patient site and is home to the IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program. The Center has approximately 25,000 square feet, 30 exam rooms, two family counseling rooms, procedure rooms, an onsite lab and an X-ray facility. The FMC celebrated the 10th anniversary in the fall of 2008. In addition, IU Health Travel Medicine is housed within the IU-Methodist Family Medicine Center.
IU Health Family Medicine at OneAmerica is the only medical office affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine serving downtown Indianapolis. This office, which opened in July 2005, is dedicated to adopting an "office of the future" model of family medicine, and presents a unique business model of corporate collaboration. This facility provides open access scheduling which has proven to be a great asset for persons working in the One America Building.
At the IU Health Sports Medicine, DFM faculty holding a certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in sports medicine, provide comprehensive care to athletes from the beginner level to the professional and for "special populations" such as pregnant women, children, and elders. Clinical sites include the IU-Methodist Family Medicine Center, IU Family Medicine at OneAmerica and Regenstrief Health Center.