Striving to achieve health equity for all by: (1) being the health care home of choice; (2) being a teaching center of excellence; and, (3) providing the right care, at the right time, at the right place.
To strengthen the health and well-being of the communities we serve.
Welcome to CommUnityCare Health Centers!
CommUnityCare Health Centers partners with the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and serves as an affiliate site to train physicians in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics-Gynecology, and Dermatology. This partnership facilitates our teams to advocate for patients utilizing the most updated clinical protocols, while at the same time provides an opportunity for learning for patients, students and residents.
What is a Resident Doctor?
Residents are doctors in training. They have graduated from medical school, been awarded an M.D. or D.O. degree, and now conducting additional training in a specific specialty. All residents are supervised by teaching physicians.
What is a Teaching Physician?
A teaching physician is referred to as a Preceptor or Attending. The teaching physician supervises and educates resident doctors in delivering high quality, safe, and efficient patient care; identifying the best care plans and treatment for each patient. The teaching physician is ultimately responsible for every patient.
How Resident Clinic Works
A resident doctor learns in both outpatient clinics and hospitals. Resident clinics serve to educate future doctors, while caring for current patients. Residents are scheduled in clinic regularly and far in advance in order to maintain stable teams and provide patient continuity. Patients can see their primary resident doctor as much as they need, however, if the patient has an acute or urgent need, there are other resident doctors in clinic to address their health concerns in a timely manner.
Team Based Care
CommUnityCare delivers care by way of a team based approach. Evidence demonstrates that when health care experts work in a collaborative fashion along with the patient, his/her family and the community, outcomes are better. Members of our healthcare team include:
- Medical Assistants
- Physicians / Advanced Practice Providers
- Clinical Pharmacists
- Clinical Dietitians
- Behavioral Health Counselors
- Community Health Workers
- Healthcare Professional Students
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