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Welcome to the Department of Family 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 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 insure 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.


Our Mission

Our mission is "to provide patient-centered primary care education, clinical service, and discovery to enhance health and health status of individuals, families, and communities." 

Our mission responds to primary care health needs of the state, region, and nation by producing physician providers, educators, and scholars in patient-centered and practice-based population management care models and providing primary care services and research.

Family Medicine Research

Our mission is to serve as catalysts for the pursuit of knowledge, quality, health and possibilities.

Family 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 Medicine residency.

Clinical Services




Education Programs




Family Medicine News

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Ledford named Hames Distinguished Chair

Dr. Christy Ledford has been named Curtis G. Hames, MD, Distinguished Chair in Family Medicine.

Dr. Dean Seehusen

Seehusen named chair of MCG Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Dean Seehusen has served as interim department chair since the July retirement of longtime chair Dr. Joseph Hobbs.

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Racial disparities in COVID-19 are clear; better data, more targeted action needed

Marked racial disparities exist in confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, investigators say, and highlight urgent needs to ensure adequate testing and treatment are available to African Americans and safer working and living conditions are in place so they can better protect themselves.

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Augusta University Health holds first routine telehealth medical visit

William Nelson is the first patient to be seen virtually by his primary care physician. The measure is an attempt to reduce the 94-year-old's exposure to COVID-19 by having him remain at home.



Contact Us

Family 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