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2017 Volunteer Training

Each year, IFM works with Washington University and St. Louis University to find students who would like to volunteer in our clinics. We receive a number of interested parties and, once selected to participate, students pledge to volunteer for at least one year in our community clinics and serve our patients. On Wednesday, August 9th, Clinical Director Stacy Lobello led volunteers through a training session in which students were introduced to IFM’s mission, services and to each other as well. … Read More

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Welcome Kim Garavaglia!

The IFM team is growing! Meet our newest provider, Kim Garavaglia! Kim joined IFM in 2017 as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She is board certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. In addition to being a team member at IFM, Kim is a Nurse Practitioner at Urgent Care for Kids in Wentzville and Forest Park. Prior to obtaining her master’s degree in Nursing at St. Louis University, Kim was a pediatric nurse at St. Louis Children’s Hospital for 8 years … Read More

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Walk for Wellness Contest Winner

We have a winner! At our Homer Schmitz Health Clinic, located at St. Andrews of Jennings Retirement Apartments, IFM held the Walk for Wellness Contest during the month of June all in an effort to keep residents moving! Participants used a step tracker to count and record their steps, and had the added incentive of winning a Fitbit fitness tracker if they took more steps than other contest members! Out of the 13 participants, Ella Carbon took 189,892 steps in … Read More

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IFM to Initiate New Kidney TLC Program

The Institute for Family Medicine (IFM) is elated to announce the new Kidney TLC initiative made possible with support from the Mid-America Transplant Foundation! Kidney TLC (Test, Learn, Change) is an innovative new program that will focus on early diagnosis of risk factors for chronic renal disease in young people. IFM will test for obesity, hypertension, and diabetes in teenagers and young adults. Any patients with elevated risk factors will have access to follow-up medical visits and education on prevention and treatment … Read More

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We’ve Joined the CHHSM Family!

The Institute for Family Medicine has partnered with The Council for Health & Human Service Ministries, United Church of Christ, to strengthen our ability to provide vital healthcare to those who need it most. Last week, CHHSM’s President and CEO, Michael Readinger was in St. Louis. Together, we visited a few of our community clinics and were met along the way by other CHHSM family members! Below are a few photos from our collaborative time.             … Read More

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The Current Office is Closing

To Our Patients: Effective August 1, Dr. Campbell is moving in with Saint Louis Internal Medicine.  The new building is located at 5000 Cedar Plaza Pkway suite 300, 63128, just a few blocks north of our current building.  The building is on the corner of Tesson Ferry and Old Tesson Ferry, (the lighted sign says Urgent Care (but it is NOT an urgent care office, it is our traditional medical office).  The phone number is 314-647-9797. The advantage of this move … Read More

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Institute for Family Medicine Welcomes Tyla Young to Board of Directors

              The Institute for Family Medicine is happy to announce the addition of Tyla Young to our Board of Directors. Tyla is an account director for Williams Lea with expertise in business operations. She has over 15 years experience in the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical industries and is a dynamic operational strategist and transformational leader who consistently delivers high performance results. Tyla will surely be an asset to IFM. Welcome Tyla!  

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A New Year, A New Clinic for Homeless Youth and Teens Aging Out of Foster Care

Beginning this month IFM Nurse Practitioner, Haley Kirkpatrick and volunteer, Ebony Page, will meet with teens and young adults seeking primary medical care once a week at Epworth’s Drop-In Center in Normandy. Opened in May 2014, the Drop-In Center provides comprehensive services including laundry and shower facilities, full kitchen for hot meals, common areas for “hanging out”, youth computer work stations, donated food and clothing items, educational group sessions, crisis counseling and case management to an average of 30-40 kids a day.After … Read More

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Local Radio Station To Feature IFM Info Spots This Month

KDHX 88.1 FM will be highlighting Institute for Family Medicine on the air and on their website throughout January as part of their Nonprofit Spotlight community feature. Each month, members of the community select an issue and choose two St. Louis-area nonprofits whose work is having an impact on that issue. This month’s topic is Health and Wellness. You can listen to interviews from Dr. Campbell, “Ryan” who is one of our clients, and Rachel, a volunteer at Hancock Center. Catch … Read More

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Institute for Family Medicine Celebrates 15 Years

Formed in 1999 and officially incorporated as a not-for-profit healthcare organization in 2000, The Institute for Research & Education in Family Medicine (its original name) began as the unique vision of president, Dr. David C. Campbell. He previously served as longtime director and founder of Deaconess Hospital’s family medicine residency program. After the sale of Deaconess Hospital to a national for-profit company, Dr. Campbell sought to continue the work of the residency program as a not-for-profit operation. Concurrently, he was … Read More

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