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Welcome to the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia!

Enhancing the health of individuals, families, populations, and communities is the over-riding mission and priority of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. The department provides primary care education, discovery and clinical services to advance this mission.

The department reflects and epitomizes Augusta University's well-known commitment to patient- and family-centered care and practice-based population management concepts. Its curricula, research and clinical practices are continually monitored and revised as needed to ensure substantial relevance to the healthcare challenges faced in a rapidly changing environment. Objective feedback attests to the success of this approach, including the National Committee for Quality Assurance's recognition of the department's faculty/resident practice as a Patient-Centered Medical Home.


July 2023 Art Installation- Dr. Thomas Garigan
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July Healing Arts Spotlight: Dr. Thomas Garigan

Dr. Thomas Garigan is an Army veteran and Family & Community Medicine faculty member. His passion for photography began with a deep appreciation for nature. His earlier years exposed him to the beauty behind the Hudson Highlands in New York and the landscapes near West Point and Cornwall.

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Community Research Meeting
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Family and Community Medicine Research

In pursuit of the Department of Family & Community Medicine’s vision to advance the health and well-being of Georgians & their communities, the Research Section collaborates with community & academic stakeholders to pursue community-driven scholarship to advance the health & well-being of those we serve.

Family and Community Medicine Research 
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Family and Community Medicine Positions

We seek clinician educators to support its teaching, scholarship, and service programs in response to anticipated growth in undergraduate medical education and its Family and Community Medicine residency.

Family and Community Medicine Positions 

Clinical Services

Patient Advisory Committee

Family & Community Medicine Center

Patient Appointments

Education Programs


Sports Medicine Fellowship

Primary Care Rural Health Fellowship

Continuing Medical Education


Family & Community Medicine News

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MCG Department of Family and Community Medicine and AHA partner to offer Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure initiative

One of the best ways to effectively manage blood pressure is to check it regularly.

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MCG fellowships to offer more training to primary care physicians

New programs offer more training in sports medicine and rural health.

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Augusta University provides physicals for area students

More than 40 volunteers participated in the event, including students, physicians, nurses and athletic trainers.

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Fogla is new vice chair of Family Medicine

The obesity medicine expert will also oversee the delivery of health care in the Family Medicine Center.



Contact Us

Family & Community Medicine

Health Sciences Campus

Faculty Office Building

706-721-3159 (Chair's Office)
706-721-4588 (Family Med Center)

1120 15th Street, HB-4000
Augusta, GA 30912