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Harborside Medical Group is a full service, primary care clinic for adults that offers a caring, experienced medical staff attuned to your individual health needs. Initially the Harborside Medical Group consisted of only 3 physicians but now has grown to include 12 physicians and 1 nurse practioner. Each physician is highly trained in various areas of Internal Medicine, such as women's health issues, hypertension, and health maintenance/wellness, in addition to primary medical care. Our physicians also provide services such as screening for osteoporosis and wellness exams.

Currently we have clinics in two locations. Below each address is a list of providers providing services in each location.

Primary Care Pavilion
Suite 105
400 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX 77555-1385
Phone 409.747.1883
Fax 409.747.8579
Mail Route 1385
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» List of providers

Victory Lakes Town Center
2660 Gulf Freeway South
League City, TX 77573
Phone: 832.505.2000
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The Daniel's Clinic is a Primary Care and General Internal Medicine clinic where residents and faculty work together in patient care teams. Home to almost 100 Internal Medicine Residents, this clinic provides care to patients from the surrounding area primarily encompassing southeast Texas. The scope of the care provided includes both acute ambulatory problems and chronic medical conditions pertinent to General Internal Medicine.

Currently our clinic is located in the:
Primary Care Pavilion
Suite 107
400 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX 77555-1385
Phone 409.772.7063
Fax 409.747.8579
Mail Route 1385
Map

As of June 30, 2014 the Department of Internal Medicine embarked on a redesign of our inpatient services and outpatient general medicine services. Our Internal Medicine Redesign is centered upon 6 guiding principles.

  • The model promotes patient and family centered care
  • The model supports effective communication with patients and families
  • The model supports efficiency in the delivery of service to patients
  • The model creates a structure for monitoring and improving patient outcomes
  • The model supports resident education in communication and interdisciplinary team based care
  • The model improves consistency and continuity of care across the continuum

Service Changes - Inpatient

  • Inpatient practice from each team will be geolocalized
  • Providers will be on unit 24/7 to admit patients and provide cross coverage.
  • Transfer of care becomes decentralized and involves the patient (at the bedside)
  • Unit staff will be able to contact patient care teams easily.
  • Structured transfer of care at the bedside with faculty present to ensure continuity of the plan of care.
  • Faculty on service for 2 week blocks and protected from outpatient responsibilities
  • 2 Noctunalists will be hired to increase faculty supervision at night, shift starting at 5pm.

Service Changes - Outpatient

  • Resident and faculty run clinic together, utilizing same space and staff.
  • Acute care and same day care is built into templates to ensure access to care.
  • Patients belong to a PCP and the team, allowing for continuity of care at any clinic visit.”

Our hospitalist program consists of Leah Low, MD and Ahmed Morsy, MD. In addition to teaching on the inpatient ward services, they also supervise the medicine consult service.

The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU
  • 111 - Stroke Alert
  • 112 - Stroke Activation
  • 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
  • 3000000001 -  Stroke Critical care without tPA
  • 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
  • 3004002 - Stroke Discharge

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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