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The Brody School of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine

Family Medicine
FM-Monk Center
Family Medicine Center


Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. Our faculty and staff are committed to the highest standards of teaching and patient care. Please select from the menu to navigate our site...

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Clinic Phone Numbers

Family Medicine Center Clinic: (252) 744-4611
Firetower Medical Office: (252) 744-1122
Geriatric Clinic: (252) 744-2045

Family Medicine Wins Top Ten Award


Pictured: Dr. Susan Keen, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine; Dr. Robert Wergin, AAFP President; Dr. Elizabeth Baxley, Senior Associate Dean for  Academic Affairs.

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University received a Family Medicine Top Ten Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians. The award recognizes medical schools who have graduated the highest percentage of students choosing a family medicine residency program over 3 consecutive years. The 2015 award winners were announced and recognized, Monday, April 27, at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference in Orlando.


Eat Right Now!

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"Let's talk about what you can eat…" This is the main message of the new six-part cooking series called "Eat Right Now!"

In cooperation with ECU TV and Family Medicine's TeleTEAM Care for Diabetes, registered dietitian nutritionist Jill Jennings developed a series of shows to help you translate nutrition advice into practical action in the kitchen. Each episode includes helpful kitchen tips, techniques, and strategies for creating balanced meals.These meals are great for people trying to make healthier choices for themselves, and/or trying to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and/or working to reduce their cholesterol and blood pressure, manage their diabetes, and/or have more energy and feel better.

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Family Medicine Center

In 2011, the Department of Family Medicine opened the doors of the state- of- the- art Family Medicine Center. The Center, poised to become eastern North Carolinas foremost patient-centered medical home and medical training facility, provides the best in healthcare to a 29 county region in eastern North Carolina. The Center serves as a Mecca for talented medical students, family medicine residents and fellows, allied health students and others, by providing a facility, resources and services that enhance training opportunities.

All Family Medicine divisions and services are housed the 112,000 square foot facility. The facility boasts of 60 exam rooms, an urgent care area, four minor surgery/procedure rooms, counseling rooms, physical therapy, radiology, lab, and pharmacy services.

Services offered include urgent care, primary care, prenatal care, minor surgical procedures, sports medicine, geriatrics, family and individual counseling, patient education and nutrition. Hospital and nursing home care are also provided to Family Medicine patients.

Residents, medical students and other learners thrive in rich clinical and educational environment of the Family Medicine Center. By design, the building facilitates interaction and communication. Family Medicine faculty interacts with residents, medical students and other learners in both the clinical and classroom environments. There are two large precepting rooms in the clinical areas, classrooms, an auditorium, and six conference/meeting rooms. Residents have administrative offices located near the faculty physician offices. Like faculty, each resident has a computer at their work desk.

Through a generous gift from Frances J. and Robert T. Monk, the department was able to construct a Geriatric Center in their name. The Geriatric Center allows family medicine physicians, geriatric fellows, residents and medical students to address the health care needs of the older population. The special needs and problems of the older patient provide unique teaching opportunities for future primary care physicians. The Geriatric Center clinical area is designed and equipped to accommodate the geriatric patients. Close proximity to lab, radiology and pharmacy enhance the services provided.

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