Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
Last Updated: November 10, 2020

Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Emory Department of Family and Preventive Medicine includes more than 65 faculty members and has 7 divisions and programs, including Family Medicine; Preventive Medicine; Palliative Medicine; Podiatry; Physician Assistant Program; Undergraduate Medical Education Program; and Student Health Services. All programs have research, clinical, and educational missions which allow researchers in our department to translate real-world, evidence-based practice and experience in clinical and population health settings. The Department is also home to three residency programs (Divisions of Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Program) and a fellowship program (Division of Palliative Medicine).

In addition to providing comprehensive primary care services, faculty are involved in basic, clinical, and translational research in the areas of health services, implementation science, chronic disease, behavioral health, health care delivery, and clinical health risk assessment. From 2017 to 2018, FPM saw a 1,035% increase in award funding. YTD 2019 has seen an 85% increase from 2018 award funding. 94% of all funding has been from federal grants. The department leadership is vested in faculty research initiatives and the department is in an active phase of growth.

The department includes 2 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited residency programs (Family Medicine, 30 slots; and Preventive Medicine, 7 slots).

 Furthermore, in addition to campus-wide resources, the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine also benefits from internal research administrative support services in the areas of finance, human resources, and research administration. 

Family Medicine Outpatient Care at Emory

Description: The three clinics (Dunwoody Family Medicine, Old Fourth Ward, and MOT FM clinics) saw 14,876 patients with 36,221 billed encounters for the calendar year 2019. Most of the patients seen in these three clinics were African Americans (48.7%) and whites 27.1%. About 10% of patients were uninsured. The payor mix seen at these three clinics was 6.6% Medicare, 4.5% Medicaid, and 79% other commercial insurance.  There are 57 primary care providers in these clinics, including residents.

The Emory Dunwoody Family Medicine Clinic has National Committee for Quality Assurance Level III Patient Centered Medical Home certification. The clinic staff includes family physicians, 26 family medicine residents, physician assistants, behavioral health specialists, medical assistants, a nurse manager, a registered nurse, licensed practicing nurses, a medical laboratory technologist, phlebotomists, a pharmacist, patient service coordinators, and patient care coordinators. 


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