Osteopathic Family Medicine includes the overall health care of the individual and the family through a holistic approach. This field of medicine places emphasis on patient’s health care maintenance, education, disease prevention, and wellness. Family practitioners stress the importance of the doctor-patient relations regardless of social or cultural differences. Family physicians establish relationships based on genuine care and concern for the patient’s physical, psychological, and environmental health.
As a department, the faculty is dedicated to patient care, education of students and research. Patient care is provided at our on-campus sites at the Academic Health Care Center of Old Westbury and the Family Health Care Center of Central Islip.
Both sites offer OMS III Family Medicine clerkship. The Family Medicine Department is also responsible for the curriculum for the Doctor Patient Relations (DPR) course taught by both full and part-time faculty of the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The faculty interacts on a regular basis with students through student mentoring and development, student organizations and student activities. Research is done both individually and as a department.
For on-going research please see Family Medicine Research