The physicians and staff of Dunes Family Health Care would like to
welcome you to our clinic. Our clinic has been serving the Coastal
Douglas area since 1977.
We are very pleased that you have chosen us to assist you with your
medical care. This is a trust that we will make every attempt to
honor with the quality of medical care that you require and deserve.
Trust between a provider and patient is the core of any healing process.
The concept of Family Medicine is based on building this trust. When
you or one you love is ill or injured, you want responsive, caring,
knowledgeable health services performed by a qualified professional who
knows you and your family situation. You need a physician and
medical support team who is sensitive to your living conditions, family
health history, and other factors that might contribute to your illness or
Because the DFHC physicians and providers have chosen Family Medicine as their
medical specialty, they specialize in you and coordinating your
total health care.
The primary goal of Family Medicine is wellness. A major emphasis
of DFHC is patient education. We try to help you understand how to
maintain good health as well as understand illnesses.
We encourage our patients to participate in their care and welcome
questions and suggestions on how we can best meet your needs.
To become a specialist in Family Medicine, a physician must complete
three years of additional training after medical school, and then pass a
very demanding examination in order to become Board Certified. The
Family Medicine Physician must also continue to take 50 hours of
postgraduate education every year, and undergo another rigorous
examination every seven years in order to be recertified. The
American Board of Family Medicine certifies all of our Family Medicine
Physicians. All of our physicians continue their training and
education so that they may offer you the benefit of the most current
medical thinking possible. Dunes Family Health Care also employs a
board-certified family nurse practitioner and a board-certified physician
assistant to help meet your healthcare needs.
We are qualified and experienced in all aspects of Family Medicine.
Internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, psychiatry
and community medicine are all part of our regular practice. If we
feel your problem needs diagnosis or treatment by another specialist, we
will refer you to the best consultants available, then work closely with
these consultants to ensure that all factors are considered and treated.
More importantly, we ensure that you will always have a physician
available to coordinate the specialists' information, and explain it to
you in a fashion you can trust and use. Our medical care providers
uphold the specialty of Family Medicine, providing a scope of clinical
competence that allows the patient, not the disease, to be the focus of
A sliding (discounted) fee schedule is available at this
No one will be denied access to services
due to inability to pay.