Clinical Division

David Walsworth, MDThe Clinical Division at the East Lansing Campus oversees the provision of health care through the department's family medicine clinic in East Lansing. David Walsworth, MD, is associate chair for Clinical Affairs and medical director at the MSU Family Health Center.

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.

Our electronic medical record system facilitates the review and utilization of a patient's records, provides convenient pharmacological data, and allows rapid and secure patient/clinician communication.


2014 Update

The MSU Family Health Center (FHC), located in the Clinical Center on our East Lansing campus, serves a diverse patient population by providing ongoing, equitable care through the full scope of Family Medline, including:

  • Preventive care
  • Disease management
  • Maternity care
  • Newborn care
  • Inpatient care
  • Adult, adolescent, and childhood immunization
  • Office procedures.

We celebrated our fifth year as a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan Patient Centered Medical Home. This successful, ongoing nomination and designation process demonstrates the commitment of our faculty and staff to providing excellent, patient-centered care that embodies the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim of excellence in efficiency, quality, and patient experience. Some of our patient-centered attributes include:

  • Electronic medical record, GE Centricity, first installed in 2001
  • Electronic chronic and preventive care registry, Kryptic CareManager
  • Electronic prescribing
  • Patient portal
  • Nurse and social worker care managers as part of our participation in the Michigan Primary Care Transformation Project (MIPCT)
  • Participation with Great Lakes Health Connect, linking our practice with more than 10,000 other providers and 6.5 million patients across Michigan
  • Open access scheduling
  • Extended patient care hours, both before 8 am and after 5 pm on most weekdays.

Our participation with MiPCT, the largest single Medicare Multi-Payor Patient-Centered Medical Home Demonstration Project, continues the work that we started during the Improving Performance in Practice grant program with additional support and expectations on improving quality, efficiency, and patient experience. The project demonstrated sufficient improvement in quality, cost, and satisfaction in care to have been extended beyond its initial conclusion.

With the resources developed over the past decade, most of our family physicians have successfully attested to Meaningful Use annually since 2012. We continue to participate with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Physician Quality Reporting System. Over half of our physicians’ practice panels demonstrated quality scores above the statewide 90th percentile. Nearly all of our patients surveyed indicated that they would recommend our practice to their friends and family.


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