Family and Community Medicine
The Department of Family and Community Medicine is a distinguished and innovative department leading the field by integrating education, clinical care, community service and research. As a locally, nationally and internationally recognized department, our mission incorporates the following four components:
- Effective and innovative educational programs including Family Medicine Clerkship for M3 and M4 years and the Family Medicine Residency Program in Rockford at SwedishAmerican: A Division of UW Health with an additional rural training track program at KSB Hospital in Dixon, Illinois.
- Diverse faculty including board-certified family physicians, PhDs, PharmDs, nurse practitioners and behavioralists.
- High-quality patient care that embraces the broad spectrum of family medicine at our L.P. Johnson Family Health Center.
- Modeling of an ethic of community service that includes care for a variety of underserved populations. Care is provided at three different local health departments, several substance abuse treatment facilities, the Winnebago County Jail and a number of nursing homes.
- Developing and disseminating new knowledge to enhance the primary health care of individuals and their families through research, including peer-reviewed publications and presentations at national meetings.
Phone: (815) 395-5805