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.

UVM Department of Family Medicine Vision Statement:

Discovering together - caring, educating, innovating and thriving


Family Medicine's Mission

The mission of the Department is fourfold:

  • Caring: Engage our patients and families in equitable, person-centered care
  • Educating: Ensure high quality educational programs for all learners
  • Innovating: Advance the science and practices of family medicine
  • Thriving: Promote physical, mental, and spiritual well-being in an inclusive environment

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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