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Welcome to the Department of Medicine’s Patient Care website. Our goal is to provide patients with the highest quality of care possible, in a manner that respects patient values, preferences and goals of care. UCSF Department of Medicine faculty includes world-renowned clinical experts across the full spectrum of primary care and medical specialties, and multiple specialties consistently rank in the Top Ten in the US News & World Report.

We provide outstanding clinical care to patient populations at UCSF Medical Center (Parnassus/Mt Zion/Mission Bay), San Francisco General Hospital, the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center, and Fresno Community Medical Centers. For over 50 years, our clinical care practices have been fully integrated and informed by the educational and research activities of our faculty, fellows, residents and students. Presently, UCSF Department of Medicine faculty are helping to define and advance the emerging area of health care delivery science. They are designing and testing health care delivery system innovations that are transforming patient care at UCSF and beyond.

Below, find recent examples of our work with patients and patient care. Articles were published in our newsletter, the Frontiers of Medicine.

UCSF Heart Failure Program: Improving Outcomes Issue 14, Spring 2012

Improved care of elderly patients with heart failure has led to shorter hospital stays and lower rates of death while in the hospital. Unfortunately, after leaving the hospital, many of these patients are at risk of being admitted to a nursing home, are frequently re-admitted to the hospital, or die in the month following hospital ... » Read More

Colorectal Cancer: Screening More Patients at Lower Cost Issue 14, Spring 2012

"Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women, and is expected to cause nearly 50,000 deaths in the United States this year, according to the American Cancer Society. If caught early by routine screening, the prognosis for patients with colorectal cancer is quite good. Unfortunately, about 40 percent of ... » Read More

Improving Clinics and Patient Care Issue 13, Fall 2011

As a resident, you don't have a lot of control over your life, or how things work," says Denise Connor, MD, who recently finished a year as chief resident at the San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) and now cares for hospitalized patients as a faculty member. "Yet residents are in the trenches and often have a sense of what the biggest ... » Read More


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