Family Medicine Centers

Providence Hospital operates two Family Medicine Centers to provide residents with the opportunity to train in either an urban/suburban or rural/small town practice. The two settings also provide access to different patient populations and to a wide range of clinical problems.

Murray N. Deighton, MD, Family Practice Center

Eighteen residents and nine faculty conduct a model urban-suburban practice in an attractive, 11,000 sq ft. office on the fifth floor of the Providence Medical Building. Residents work with the faculty and nurse clinicians to see over 23,000 patients per year. The center is located on the main campus of the hospital with direct access to inpatient floors, the immediate availability of consultants in every specialty and the convenience of the full diagnostic and therapeutic resources of the main hospital. The Center is named for the late Dr. Murray Deighton, who served as chairman and program director in Family Medicine from 1975 through 1986, and who was largely responsible for the establishment of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Providence Hospital. The patient population seen at the Deighton Center is diverse in terms of race, culture, and economic characteristics. Patients are seen from the affluent northern and western suburbs as well as patients from the City of Detroit. Southfield itself is a lower to middle class, racially integrated community. Families present with a full range of physical and psychological problems.

Providence Medical Center – South Lyon

Nine residents and seven faculty conduct a model rural and small town practice in a well-equipped 5,000 sq ft. office. South Lyon is located 26 miles west of Providence Hospital. Residents, faculty and a physician assistant see over 20,000 patients per year. The patient population includes all age ranges from middle and lower income families. Many of our patients/families are young and have a single head of household. Our office is the only practice in the area to accept Medicaid.  The area has a growing population of Spanish speaking patients.