Family Medicine Overview

A family physician is concerned with the total health care of the individual and the family and is trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages. The family physician is trained to care for children as well as adults, including the unique needs of women and the elderly, preventive medicine, and behavioral science. Special emphasis is placed on the primary care of families, utilizing consultants, and community resources when appropriate.1

1 The American Board of Medical Specialties. Guide to Physician Specialties. Evanston, IL: American Board of Medical Specialties; February 2008.

Family Medicine Faculty Advisors

Sara Halverson
Jordan Katterhorn
Jeffrey Kim
Daniel Reichert
Roger Woodruff

Family Medicine Interest Group


President: Breana Chin, MS4

Vice President: Steve Shannon, MS4

Secretary: Nat Ng, MS4

Treasurer: Esther Chu, MS4

Community Service VP: Ye Jin (Esther) Jeon, MS3

Social VP: Luke Kang, MS4

Public Relations Chair: Mackenzie Minehan, MS2

MS4 Reps: Kris Cherepuschak & Jill Buller

MS3 Rep: Tatiana Davidson

MS2 Rep: Hayley Joel

Family Medicine Coordinator: Kris Sutton