Family & Community Medicine
Establishing quality healthcare for the entire family. The Department of Family & Community Medicine works to create a seamless blend of dedication, research and unmatched patient care.
The UCSF Fresno Family Medicine Residency is a dynamic program which has graduated more than 350 residents since its inception in 1970. It is a model for community-based training, balancing service and education needs for a large multi-cultural underserved population.
Family & Community Medicine physicians are the quintescential jack-of-all-trades and are required to be well-versed in dealing with a wide variety to symptomology. Unlike physicians who treat acute illnesses or conditions, Family & Community Medicine physicians are trained to provide treatment for patients throughout all the stages of life.
Central California Faculty Medical Group’s Family & Community Medicine physician’s provide top-notch training for the UCSF Fresno Family Medicine Residency program. Many of our faculty members are known nationally for their expertise and they are dedicated to passing that knowledge on to future Family & Community physicians. The program is distingushed by its unique mixture of urban and rural health centers, and its weekly educational half-days covering behavorial science, family medicine, geriatrics and procedural skills topics.
In addition to the Family Medicine Residency, the Department of Family & Community Medicine offers a one-year Fellowship in Hospice & Pallative Medicine as well as a joint-venture Fellowship in Maternal Child Health (MCH) with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
The one-year HPM Fellowship exists in conjunction with and is an integral part of the fully-accredited Family Medicine Residency Program (FMRP). The HPM program director, Dr. Sue Soo-Yun Yie, and other family physicians work with a cadre of specialists to provide a comprehensive approach to training in hospice care.
The joint-venture Maternal Child Health (MCH) Fellowship is aimed at providing an extended spectrum of training in maternity and newborn care designed for the family physician. Fellows participate fully in the care of their patients and receive hands-on training in operative delivery, high-risk antepartum care and care of the ill newborn.
For more information on the Department of Family & Community Medicine Residency and Fellowship Programs, please click on the link below to go to the UCSF Fresno Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency page.
- Acute illnesses in children & adults such as colds, flu, abdominal pain and backaches
- Aging-related illnesses and conditions (arthritis, osteoporosis)
- Gynecologic conditions (irregular periods, vaginal infections)
- Chronic conditions (diabetes, high blood pressure)
- Sports-related conditions (sprains, strains)
- Psychological conditions (depression, anxiety)
Family & Community Medicine physicians provide treatment for patients at all stages of life. Some common treatments that Family & Community Medicine physicians provide:
- Wellness & Physical Exams
- Diabetes Education
- Diagnostic Laboratory Tests
- Joint Injections
- Minor Office Procedures
- Women’s Reproductive Services