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Department of Family and Community Medicine

Department of Family and Community Medicine

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Family Medicine
at UC Davis

UC Davis family physicians provide medical care that is
leading-edge, culturally sensitive, evidence based and reflects the ideals of the medical home.

Feature Stories

Anthony Jerant, M.D.Prior studies found that diabetics with normal BMIs have a higher mortality risk than those who are overweight or obese.“The mortality paradox led to the ‘protection explanation’ that seems unlikely to be true because we didn’t see any beneficial effects of excess weight in people who did not have diabetes,” said Anthony Jerant, professor of family and community medicine at UC Davis and lead author of the studies.  Read more in the UC Davis Health System News

Thomas Balsbaugh, M.D.UC Davis primary care practices receive prestigious recognition
"Achieving the Patient-Centered Medical Home designation reflects the many ways that UC Davis emphasizes the primacy of our patients in the delivery of primary care," said Thomas Balsbaugh, medical director for the Patient-Centered Medical Home and care coordination at UC Davis. "We provide a multi-disciplinary team to patients and families, and offer culturally relevant, proactive care". Read more in the UC Davis Health System News