Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Behavioral Medicine Program

Behavioral medicine resident training takes place in a variety of settings and through diverse activities including:

  • Behavioral Medicine Rotation
  • Psychiatry Rotation
  • Didactic Presentations
  • Videotaping Patient Encounters
  • Balint Group

What do Family Medicine Providers do?

Trained in all areas of medicine, Family Medicine physicians diagnose and treat the full range of problems people typically bring to their doctors. 

Family physicians are experts in prevention, treating most acute illnesses, and helping people effectively manage chronic medical problems. They are at the center of your care, coordinating and guiding you through what can be a very confusing and fragmented health care system. Regular visits to a family physician have even been shown to lower the overall costs of health care and improve the health of the people they serve when compared to similar groups who only receive care from subspecialists.

Family physicians are also the only medical specialists who practice everywhere that Americans live and in a relatively equal proportion. They are the backbone of the community health system and are trained to take care of most health care needs, regardless of age or gender. 

Your family physician is trained to provide comprehensive care through all the stages of your life. They take care of the physical, mental, and emotional health of both their patients and their patients’ families, and they know your family’s health history and how it can affect you.

Patient-Centered Medical Home Model of Healthcare

Emory Family Medicine passionately believes in the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care. The Emory Family Medicine Clinic at Dunwoody has been a Level-3 Patient-Centered Medical Home since 2013.

Everyone should have a regular primary care provider who knows their healthcare issues, respects their personal values, empowers them to understand and take control of their own health, and coordinates and facilitates specialty care as needed. The PCMH model of health care delivery is driven by what patients and their families value most. 

At a patient-centered medical home, you the patient are the focus of the team, and you will get the most from our services when you become an active partner in staying healthy. Our providers and counselors want to help you learn how to best manage your chronic health problems between visits. Would you like to learn more about how the delivery of health care is changing and improving? 

Become a Patient

Become a Emory Healthcare Family Medicine patient.