Enhancing Health and Caring for our Communities
I am proud to serve as chairman of this outstanding and enduring Department of Family and Community Medicine. At MU Family Medicine, everyone strives to succeed and make a difference in patient care, education and research. Our efforts are tireless and have helped us maintain our reputation as one of the top 10 programs in the country, a recognition we’ve earned for nearly 25 years as per the US News and World Report annual rankings.
MU Family Medicine faculty members teach in all four years of the medical school curriculum. Faculty physicians practice side by side with our resident physicians providing patient care in our family medicine clinics – located in Columbia and in three nearby rural communities – as well as in three area hospitals and the local community health center. In addition to our eight practices, our department manages three Mizzou Quick Care clinics and Mizzou Urgent Care. Patient visits at these facilities total nearly 160,000 annually. We also lead institutional efforts in geriatric and palliative medicine.
Our research efforts mainly focus on preventing and caring for patients with chronic disease, including the evaluation of innovative approaches in caring for patients in patient-centered medical homes.
Please use this website as a view into our department. Our goal is to help you learn more about family medicine at MU. If you have questions or wish additional information, please let us know. We welcome and appreciate your interest.
Professor and Chair
Jack M. and Winifred S. Colwill Endowed Chair