The Clinical Division at the East Lansing Campus oversees the provision of health care through the department's family medicine clinic in East Lansing. The associate chair for clinical affairs is David Walsworth, MD. Amy Korzecke, DO, is medical director for Clinical Affairs at the MSU Family Health Center.
In July 2007, the MSU Department of Family Medicine Clinic, known as The Family Practice Clinic, changed its name to The MSU Family Health Center. This name change was adopted for several reasons.
First, the specialty of Family Practice has been renamed Family Medicine. From our certifying board (now The American Board of Family Medicine), to our professional organizations, the word "Practice" has been replaced for "Medicine" and the words "family practitioner" have been replaced with "family physician" in an effort to prevent confusion with other disciplines in the family of medicine.
Second, our practice has included family nurse practitioners since March 2007. The new name better reflects the fact that our practice is a collaborative partnership between family physicians from MSU's College of Human Medicine and family nurse practitioners from MSU's College of Nursing.
Some of our physicians have advanced training in geriatrics, sports medicine, advanced obsetrics care, adolescent medicine, counseling, hospice care, and a variety of office procedures. Clinicians with these advanced skills in our offices assure that you, the patient, have expertise readily available in our offices for a wide variety of your needs. This allows for continuity of care and convenience to patients within our office settings.
In 2001 we purchased and put into use an electronic medical record system. This facilitates the review and utilization of a patient's records, provides convenient pharmacological data, and allows rapid and secure patient/clinician communication.