Practice Spotlight: ULP Family & Geriatric Medicine

Published on May 1, 2012

This month, we would like to introduce you to UofL Physicians - Family & Geriatric Medicine.

Led by chairman James G. O’Brien, M.D., since 2002, the practice includes family medicine, primary care, chronic care, geriatric medicine and sports medicine. Twenty-six faculty, 28 residents and fellows, five nurse practitioners and 64 staff provide services out of five offices located downtown, near the UofL campus and near Newburg and Watterson Expressway.

Family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive healthcare for people of all ages. It provides continuing and comprehensive healthcare for the individual and family across all ages, sexes, diseases and parts of the body. The UofL Physicians Family & Geriatric Medicine practice treats patients in the context of their family and the community, emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion. The practice has about 32,000 patient visits per year.

“The Family & Geriatric Medicine practice truly represents comprehensive care for our patients. From birth to the senior years, we partner with families and the community to help make the people of Louisville healthier,” said Chad Vaughn, Executive Director.

Family Medicine provides:

  • well-baby care
  • immunizations
  • preventive exams
  • family planning services
  • obstetrical and gynecological care
  • minor surgery
  • sick visits for common conditions
  • chronic care

Geriatrics provides:

specialized evaluation and treatment services for patients over age 65

UofL Sports Medicine provides:

  • treatment and prevention services for injuries related to sports and exercise
  • care for the UofL women’s basketball team
  • 8-10 hours a week in UofL training rooms working with other UofL athletes

Dr. James O’Brien’s distinguished career as chairman has helped position Family & Geriatric Medicine as a leader in quality care. A native of Ireland, Dr. O’Brien did his undergraduate and medical training at the University College in Dublin, his graduate medical training at the Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals and his fellowship training at Duke University.

Recognition and honors include:

  • Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America
  • Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
  • The 2006 “Champion for the Aging Award” by ElderServe, a Louisville nonprofit • A member of the Governor’s Task Force

Call for an appointment or to refer a patient. Family Medicine-Cardinal Station 502-852- 2822 or 502-852-5205; Family Medicine-Newburg 502-852-6684; Geriatrics 502-852-7449; and Sports Medicine 502-637-9313.