Welcome to Family and Community Medicine

Celebrating Over Forty Years of Care

Family Medicine was born 42 years ago at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) out of a need for better health care for the people of this state and region. MCW, the state of Wisconsin, federal agencies, foundations, community agencies and many individuals have invested considerable energy, monetary resources, intelligence and personal commitment towards this goal. Read more about the Department of Family and Community Medicine

Family Medicine will be the foundation for individual, family, and community health.

The DFCM educates learners, performs relevant research, and develops leaders who integrate the best in care for the sick and provide health/wellness care for all in a medical environment filled with trust, respect, and accountability emphasizing:

  • Doctor-family-patient relationship building evidence-based medicine
  • Practice relevance with advanced access and office based technology
  • Research to improve health care quality, cost and policies
  • Community partnerships that make a difference

38th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family MedicineThe 38th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine

September 13–16, 2017
Doubletree by Hilton Chicago; Chicago, IL
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Mary Ellen Radjenovich
(414) 955-8189

Center for Healthy Communities and Research

Department of Family and Community Medicine

Annual Report

This First Annual Report details our commitments, highlights our faculty, staff and our achievements of the past few years. The goal of this report is to provide a summary and flavor of the work that is being done through community – campus partnerships. This report strives to capture the interest and excitement of others to join in this important, life saving work.

View the Center for Healthy Communities and Research Annual Report (PDF)

Center for Healthy Communities and Research Annual Report

Best Doctors® 2015-2016

Twenty-seven Family and Community Medicine physicians are listed among The Best Doctors in America® for 2015-2016:

Best Doctors 2015-2016

National Committee for Quality Assurance Congratulations!

Congratulations to all three of our family medicine residency programs for achieving their second consecutive 3-year recognition from NCQA as a Level III Patient-Centered Medical Home!

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MCW Family and Community Medicine News

MCW-Central Wisconsin student named Aspirus Scholar

Mar. 2 - When Christopher Zeman, a first-year medical student at MCW-Central Wisconsin, was preparing to welcome his third child, he and his wife learned their daughter was going to need some extra attention and surgery. It was during this particular time that Christopher first encountered the difficulty of finding adequate health care.

Dr. Kenneth Schellhase elected president of Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians

Feb. 15 - Kenneth G. Schellhase, MD, professor of family and community medicine, has been elected president of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP). The induction of officers took place at the WAFP’s virtual annual business meeting on Jan. 21. WAFP represents more than 2,900 family physicians, residents, and medical students throughout Wisconsin.

MCW grateful for Green Bay support that paved way for regional campus, new residencies

June 15 - On May 25, the Medical College of Wisconsin celebrated an evening of thanks with donors and supporters of MCW-Green Bay. Local alumni, Community Advisory Board members, government officials and donors to the regional campus joined MCW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students to pay tribute to the many partnerships and acknowledge the generous financial support that led to the success of the campus’s first academic year.

Contact Us

Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM)
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8664
(414) 955-6523 (fax)

All Saints Family Care Center
2400 West Villard Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53209
Administrative: (414) 527-8348

Community Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program
at the Town Hall Health Center
W180 N8000 Town Hall Road
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Administrative: (262) 532-3265

Columbia St. Mary's Family Health Center
1121 E. North Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Administrative: (414) 267-6520

Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program
229 S. Morrison St.
Appleton, WI 54911
Administrative: (920) 997-8409

Waukesha Family Medicine Residency Program
210 N.W. Barstow #201
Waukesha, WI 53188
Administrative: (262) 548-6907

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