General Medicine 

John Sealy

Patient CareGeneral Medicine


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

To adhere to these principals, three health care teams were created, The Daniels Team, The Powell Team, and The Remmers Team, to promote personalized, high quality care with a focus on patient satisfaction and outcomes.

 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
  • We staff 2 Nocturnist to increase faculty supervision at night, shift starting at 5pm.

Outpatient

Our Faculty physicians and Advanced Practice Clinicians are experts in their fields as well as teachers for the next generation of doctors. At UTMB Health we recruit and maintain a high standard when it comes to our providers.

 

 

INPATIENT CARE:
Should you require hospitalization, you will receive care from a provider on your care team. For improved continuity, each health care team admits patients primarily to one unit. The nursing staff and care providers assigned to that unit work as a team with your doctors to ensure proper communication while you are hospitalized and at your discharge. Your providers/care team are available on the unit 24/7  to admit new patients and address your needs. Transfer of care between the day shift and night shift is done at the bedside and involves the patient to ensure continuity of the care plan and good communication.

 

OUTPATIENT CARE:

Your physician will be partnered with other care providers that will offer you the most comprehensive care with a team who gets to know you and your healthcare needs from your very first visit. We want to make sure you have access to care when you need it. If your regular provider is not available to see you in the timeframe needed, you will be offered an opportunity to receive treatment from another provider on your care team. Acute care and same day care is built into templates to ensure access to care. Patients belong to not only a physician, but a care team, allowing for continuity of care at any clinic visit.

Care Team Model:

UTMB is an academic, teaching institution. Your provider may be a resident physician, medical student with a faculty or a nurse practitioner. You can expect the same quality of care from any member of your healthcare team.

Resident Physicians are doctors who have finished medical school and are currently completing specialty training in Internal Medicine. Our residents are hand selected and will often go on to advanced specialties. They are supervised by Internal Medicine faculty physicians. After a resident physician interviews and examines you, he or she will discuss your case with the supervising faculty, and they both may come back to discuss your treatment plan.

Medical Students are still in training to be doctors and are highly supervised by Internal Medicine faculty physicians. 


Locations

  • Academic Office - General Medicine

    301 University Blvd.
    4.174 John Sealy Annex
    Galveston, TX 77555-0566

    Phone: 409.772.4182
    Fax: 409.772.6507
    Email: General.Medicine@utmb.edu
  • Victory Lakes Town Center

    2660 Gulf Freeway South
    League City, TX 77573

    Phone: 832.505.2000

    Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
  • Victory Lakes Town Center - Palliative Medicine

    2660 Gulf Freeway South
    League City, TX 77573

    Phone: 832.505.2100

    Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
  • Primary Care Pavilion (PCP) - General Medicine

    400 Harborside Dr.
    Suite 105
    Galveston, TX 77555-1385

    Phone:409.747.1883
    Fax:409.747.8579
    Mail Route 1385

    Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
  • THE DANIELS TEAM

    Primary Care Pavilion
    400 Harborside Drive
    Suite 107
    Galveston, TX 77555-1385
    Phone 409.747.1883
    Fax 409.747.8579
    Mail Route 1385

    See Daniels Team Faculty

  • THE POWELL TEAM

    Primary Care Pavilion
    400 Harborside Drive
    Suite 107
    Galveston, TX 77555-1385
    Phone 409.747.1883
    Fax 409.747.8579
    Mail Route 1385

    See Powell Team Faculty 

  • THE REMMERS TEAM

    Primary Care Pavilion
    400 Harborside Drive
    Suite 107
    Galveston, TX 77555-1385
    Phone 409.747.1883
    Fax 409.747.8579
    Mail Route 1385

    See Remmers Team Faculty 

    Vicory Lakes Town Center
    2660 Gulf Freeway South
    Suite 6
    League City, TX 77573
    Phone: 832.505.2250
    Fax: 281-337.0816
    Mail Route: 1422


Division of General Internal Medicine
John Sealy Annex 4.174
301 University Blvd
Galveston, TX 77555-0566
Phone: 409.772.4182
Fax: 409.772.6507

Internal Medicine Clinics
400 Harborside Dr.
Suites 105/107
Galveston, Texas 77555-1167
Phone: 419-747-1883
Fax: 409-747-7012 or 409-747-8579

2660 Gulf Freeway So. Suite 6
League City, Texas 77573-1432
Phone: 832-505-2250
Fax: 281-337-0816

Email: General.Medicine@utmb.edu

If you are a patient please call: 409.772.2222