Family Medicine Community Engagement

  • Community Engagement
    The family medicine residents and physicians at Memorial University Medical Center are actively involved in programs that support community wellness. We believe it is our responsibility to encourage healthy habits both in and out of the clinic.

    Family Medicine Walk with a Doc

    Walk with a Doc
    On the first Saturday of each month, we host Walk with a Doc sessions for the community. This national program encourages regular walking as the first step toward a healthier lifestyle. We begin with a brief health talk from a family medicine physician and then walk together around a 1.5-mile trail at Savannah’s Daffin Park. This free event is open to people of all ages.

    Family Medicine Rocking Chair

    Rocking Chair Project
    Our residents participate in the Rocking Chair Project to help at-risk mothers. We provide free glider rocking chairs to eligible patients. Studies have shown that the act of rocking an infant promotes brain development and helps mothers recover more quickly after childbirth. Residents identify patients, deliver the chairs, and explain the benefits of rocking a baby to new families.

    Family Medicine Garden
    Family Medicine Squash Garden

    Garden Beds
    Family medicine resident Justin Law, M.D., spearheaded a raised-bed garden project on the grounds of the Family Medicine Center in Savannah. Physicians and volunteers grew vegetables and herbs and then distributed them, free of charge, to Family Medicine Center patients to encourage healthy eating.