Family Medicine Center
1300 N. 12th St. #605
Phoenix, AZ 85006
One of the largest primary care practices in central Phoenix is located right on the campus of Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.
The Family Medicine Center, on the 6th floor of the Edwards Medical Building, at the southwest corner of 12th Street and Willetta, has served patients for 40 years as a key component of the Family Medicine Residency training program.
“We take great pride in the excellent patient care patients receive from residents and faculty in the Family Medicine Center,” says Jeff Wolfrey, MD, the program director of the Center. “Numerous studies show that patients can receive better care from physicians at a teaching hospital than from hospitals that do not have such programs in place…this is because a teaching environment helps physicians stay current in the latest medical information.”
Each year, Phoenix Magazine's annual “Top Docs” survey includes numerous current faculty members and graduates of the Family Medicine Residency.
We provide excellent care for a wide range of patients, including children, pregnant women, older adults, and preventive care for men and women as well as chronic disease management
The Family Medicine Center has been incorporating the Patient Centered Medical Home care model, which seeks to improve the accessibility, comprehensiveness, safety, quality, and cost effectiveness of care. This offers the patient:
- Open Access Scheduling: Patients can usually see a physician within 48 hours, often on the same day
- Group Visits: Physicians and staff meet with small groups of patients to help with chronic medical conditions.
- Use of Electronic Health Records.
Faculty members consist of board-certified family physicians, a psychologist, and a nurse practitioner. They have undergone special training in geriatrics, palliative care, depression, anxiety and obstetrics.
Faculty work closely with the residents throughout the three years of training. Family Medicine resident physicians can spend extra time with patients, performing comprehensive evaluations. Residents confer with faculty physicians who are always in attendance for patient cases and care.
The office features 22 exam rooms, with specialty areas for colposcopy, circumcision, skin biopsies, splinting, and counseling. There are also on-site social services.
Family Medicine Center Physicians
Steven R. Brown, MD, program director
Jeffrey Wolfrey, MD, associate director
Charlotte Gurule, MD, medical director
Susanne Burkett, MD, clinician educator
Lee Anne Denny, MD, clinician educator
Kristine Goto, Ph.D., counseling psychologist
Kam Hunter, MD, Ph.D., clinician educator
Colan Kennelly, MD, clinician educator
Sandra Miller, MD, clinician educator
Nona Siegel, M.S.N., FNP-C, obstetrics coordinator