Clinics & Hospitals

Danny Nguyen, DO, Michael Allen, MD, and Lewis Tsai, MD on the family medicine in patient service in Jennie Sealy Hospital.

Examination room

One Family,
Three Family Medicine Clinics
and a Hospital Service Dedicated to Our Patients

With over 56,000 annual patient visits our three clinics offer patients a full array of services: health care for infants, children and adults including geriatrics, men's and women's health, and lab services. We also offer social work, behavioral and mental health services with therapeutic services offered on site. Our physicians work closely with our on-site social worker, our behavioral medicine professionals, and a large network of specialists to provide the most comprehensive care possible to our patients. Our Family Medicine Island East Clinic is the dedicated intern year clinic. 

Features for Providers

All three of our clinics are set up to maximize physician-patient interaction and feature:

  • Integrated EpicCare™ EMR
  • Work areas for resident physicians
  • Medical care teams, including physicians, resident physicians, and nurses
  • EMR access in all examination areas
  • Dedicated counseling and therapy spaces
  • Conference room for team meetings
  • Break area

Family Medicine Clinic at the Primary Care Pavilion

Family Medicine Clinic
Island East

400 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
Suites 104 and 124
in the Primary Care Pavilion

Laura Porterfield, MD, Vice Chair for Clinical Operations and Medical Director

20 patient rooms, on-site lab, imaging services and neurology, adjacent to hospital complex, acupuncture services available

Family Medicine Clinic - Island West

Family Medicine Clinic
Island West

6710 Stewart Road, Galveston, Texas
on the west end of Galveston Island

Victor Sierpina, MD, Medical Director
until August 31, 2022
Juliet McKee, MD, Medical Director
beginning September 1, 2022

17 patient rooms, on-site lab services and acupuncture services available

Family Medicine Clinic - Dickinson

Family Medicine Clinic

2401 W. FM 646, Dickinson, Texas
at Bay Colony

Syed S. Azhar, MD, MBA, Medical Director

Currently - 12 patient rooms, on-site lab services, located in the fastest-growing community in Galveston County
In 2023 - 18 patient rooms, on-site lab services and a dedicated behavioral health room

Additional services are rendered at:

Galveston County's Coastal Health and Wellness Center: Obstetrics and Women's health under the supervision of Oyetokunbo Ibidapo-Obe, MD and Zuleica Santiago Delgado, MD

UTMB Health Jennie Sealy Hospital

Hospital Facilities

Residents in our inpatient rotations care for patients on an unopposed Family Medicine Inpatient Service at Jennie Sealy Hospital under the supervision of Medical Director, Quratulanne "Annie" Jan, MD

Jennie Sealy Hospital opened in April 2016 and serves, with John Sealy Hospital, as the hub of the UTMB Health System inpatient care complex in Galveston. The $438 million facility features 310 patient rooms, including 60 dedicated ICU beds, a 28-bed day surgery unit and 20 state-of-the-art operating suites. It also connects to UTMB's the new Clinical Services Wing, which contains the pharmacy, laboratory space, support services (environmental services, materials management, linen) and a kitchen and faculty/staff dining area.

Nearby inpatient facilities include John Sealy Hospital, John Sealy Annex, Children's Hospital, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital, and the Shriner's Hospital for Children.

Residents will also have the opportunity to work in the university’s nationally recognized Level I Trauma Center, one of only three Level I Trauma Centers in the Houston/Galveston region. Patients in the UTMB Health System hospital complex benefit from a variety of world-class facilities, including such facilities as the Texas Transplant Center and the Blocker Burn Unit.

The University of Texas Medical Branch is a member of the 49-institution Texas Medical Center.

Department of Family Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1123

(409) 747-8593

Jamal Islam, MD, MS

Jamal Islam, MD, MS
Director, Residency Program

Taylor Groves

Taylor Groves
Residency Training Program Coordinator

Kimberly Denton

Kimberly Denton
Residency Training Program Manager

Creshonda Collins

Creshonda Collins
Residency Training Program Coordinator