Primary Care

For one family, anything is possible

September 28, 2018
Forty-four-year-old musician starts medical school at Texas A&M to honor his late brother’s cancer battle

Grant funds much-needed women’s cancer screenings

August 27, 2018
Underserved women receive exams and screenings while students gain clinical experience

Who’s who in your doctor’s office?

September 29, 2016
A breakdown of the various primary care providers you may encounter

Community resilience: What happens after the storm

September 6, 2016
Texas A&M researcher studies how disasters affect communities and how quickly they can recover

A comprehensive approach to addressing the primary care physician shortage

October 28, 2015
Texas A&M answers the call for more primary care physicians across the state with unique solutions.

5 questions you should ask your doctor

September 3, 2015

Making an appointment to see your primary care physician is the first step in taking control of your health, but in order to get the most out of your visit, you must build a relationship with your physician. Building a relationship with your physician starts by talking with them. Here are five topics to bring up at your next routine office visit.

Texas A&M, DeTar receive accreditation for Family Medicine Residency Program in Victoria

February 23, 2015

Texas A&M College of Medicine and DeTar Hospital in Victoria have received accreditation for a Family Medicine Residency Program that will train more primary care physicians for South Texas.

Piecing together the puzzle: Addressing the primary care shortage

September 15, 2014

Texas A&M Health Science Center is heeding the call to fill the overwhelming primary care gap, not only by producing more primary care physicians and working with partners where possible to develop new residency programs or expand existing ones, but also by extending health care teams through educational programs in nursing and pharmacy and empowering patients through targeted research and outreach programs.

Make your doctor a partner in your healthier lifestyle

April 16, 2014

This year, participants in employer-based health plans are likely to see an additional incentive for an annual physical, as provisions in the Affordable Care Act have made it easier for employers to encourage employee health by subsidizing premiums for those who engage in healthy living habits. But that shouldn’t be the only reason you visit the doctor this year.

Researchers apply innovative mobile technology to primary care

March 27, 2014

Two Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health professors, Yan Hong, Ph.D. and Marcia Ory, Ph.D., along with several others, recently published an article online in the Journal of Medical Internet Research Mhealth and Uhealth on the use of mobile devices by primary care physicians and their patients.