About Us

DUF_4717We are dedicated to taking care of your entire household, from newborns and pediatrics, through adulthood and geriatrics.

We provide obstetrical care and deliveries, care for your children as they grow into adulthood, and care for adults of all ages. We offer annual health physicals, sports and work forms, as well as care for acute illnesses and chronic diseases. We provide a continuity of health care for your entire life, from providers who get to know you well. In short, we’re here to meet you and your family’s health care needs when you need us.

For more information, see our Annual Report.

Quality patient care; quality educational programs; advancement of the family medicine specialty 

The Department of Family Medicine is an academic and clinical department with an evidence-oriented mission that includes clinical care across the family spectrum, community engagement, clinically relevant research and scholarship, and outstanding education for medical students, residents, and providers across Vermont. 

Location & Facilities

Our academic office is located on the University of Vermont campus, and adjacent to The University of Vermont Medical Center, fostering a culture of collaboration and partnership. Learn more about living in Burlington.

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Message from the Chair

Peterson_TomOn behalf of the Department of Family Medicine at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont and The University of Vermont Medical Center Family Medicine Health Care Service, I want to personally welcome you to the Department's website.

The University of Vermont Medical Center's Family Medicine Health Care Service operates six sites. We employ over 40 family physicians, nurse-practitioners, physician assistants, and mental health professionals.

The Family Medicine residency training program is the only such residency program in the State of Vermont. Graduates have a distinguished history of service to the citizens of Vermont.

This website contains current information about all aspects of the Department's functions. Information not contained on the website can be obtained by email inquiry directed to me.

Thomas C. Peterson, M.D.
Chair & Morris Goldman '29, MD '32 Professor of Family Medicine
Department of Family Medicine

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