More than 4,000 families in Syracuse and surrounding communities receive their health care — pediatrics to geriatrics and much of what comes between — from the residents at the Family Medicine Center. Through the Family Medicine Center experience, our program is committed to the dual mission of providing patients with professional, high-quality care and as well as our house staff with an exceptional learning experience. Each resident is assigned a panel of patients to follow throughout the three years, providing continuity of care to these individuals and families.
The Family Medicine Center is located on the St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center campus — a convenient location for residents. It is an elite Level 3 NCQA patient-centered medical home that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into a patient-centered experience.
At St. Joseph’s Family Medicine Center, a large emphasis is placed on the importance of population health. With a geographically diverse, refugee-rich community, residents are exposed to a number of different health outcomes, as well as a calculated approach to care that aims to address and influence these outcomes from a biopsychosocial perspective.
- The FMC has multiple different disciplines providing patient care and resident education
- Full-time social worker to help with non-medical needs
- Full-time faculty member who provides both education and behavioral health services
- Two additional therapists and counseling staff
- Pharmacists who attend 2 days a week for medication reviews and consultations for residents
- The OMT Clinic allows osteopathic physicians to build on their training from medical school, and exposes allopathically trained (MD) physicians to this type of treatment
- Two Osteopathic physicians on faculty
- The OMT clinic is conveniently located within the Family Medicine Center
- The Family Medicine Center is constantly streamlining its care through the use and implementation of technology.
- EMR: St. Joseph’s Health uses EPIC Electronic Medical Records to streamline care, reduce errors and better communicate patient information between ambulatory and inpatient facilities.