The Family Medicine Practice, located in the Forest Park Medical Building (map below), is a model office for the training program and is located on the Mercy campus attached to the main hospital. Daily office hours emphasize patient convenience and accessibility, and continuity of care. Our patient mix consists of individuals of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and socio-economic status. An experienced and competent staff supports residents and faculty in the care of their patients.
The Family Medicine Practice provides the resident with experience in ambulatory care with an emphasis on continuity of care of the family as a
unit. The program stresses the problem-solving process in the management of the patients' care. To better prepare physicians for the future, the Family Medicine Center has an electronic medical record system. This system builds on the program's knowledge-driven quality patient care approach to learning. The EMR links to the hospital's EMR bridging the gap between ambulatory and hospital care.
The Family Medicine Practice is equipped for comprehensive education and health care with a staff of approximately 20. The patient care areas include 14 examination rooms, two treatment/procedure rooms, and an office for counseling. In addition there is a modest laboratory, where the usual routine office tests can done. More extensive laboratory studies and radiologic diagnostic tests are available at Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa.
A collection of useful textbooks and references can be found in the staffing room to aid residents in their education. A comprehensive collection of textbooks, journals and online resources including Up-To-Date are available electronically.
Each resident is provided a laptop computer with onsite and remote access to the EMR and the Mercy Intranet.