UT Physicians in Cinco Ranch – Serving the West Houston area
The clinical faculty practice of the UTHealth Medical School, UT Physicians, has experienced unparalleled growth over the last five years, making it the fastest growing academic medical practice in the nation. Beyond the confines of the Texas Medical Center, UT Physicians now boasts more than 210 clinical offices in and around the Greater Houston Area.
The idea of community-based UT Physicians clinics is one that started with the goal of bringing UT Physicians doctors to the patients.
“When I came here, we had just opened Sienna and had the Bellaire location,” remembers Thomas Murphy, M.D., medical director of UT Physicians Bayshore Family Practice Medicine and UT Physicians Bayshore Multispecialty Clinic.
In addition to adult and pediatric primary care, UT Physicians Health Center-Cinco Ranch
offers specialists in cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, plastic surgery psychiatry, rheumatology, and general surgery. UT Physicians Pediatric Center at Cinco Ranch offers both pediatrics and child and adolescent psychiatry.
“People like to stay in their community — to get them to venture outside this bubble is challenging,” says Carman Whiting, M.D., medical director of UT Physicians at Sienna Village.
Having clinics around the city also offers improved patient care through a unified electronic health record (EHR).
“To provide exemplary care, we need an integrated system where primary care works well with specialists, all on same EHR,” Dr. Murphy explains. “The goal of the UT Physicians network is to provide a continuum of care across all age groups with a consistent, coordinated group of providers.”
Access extends beyond location. UT Physicians Health Center-Cinco Ranch offers extended hours, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Many new patients come from word-of-mouth referrals.
“Our doctors do a good job, and spend time getting to know the patients,” Dr. Whiting says. “If a patient trusts you, that’s what keeps them here and then they refer family and friends.” Dr. Murphy says that patients outside of the Texas Medical Center provide stability and long-term patient relationships. “Right care, right place, right cost – it’s a simple concept,” he says.
The clinical practice of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (a part of UTHealth), UT Physicians offers the most advanced technologies with a personalized touch from its flagship location in the Texas Medical Center and at a growing number of clinics throughout the greater Houston area. Visit www.UTPhysicians.com or contact them at 1-888-4UT-DOCS.