The Department of Medicine has five affiliated teaching hospitals with medicine services that admit and care for patients. Memorial Hermann Hospital,a hospital with public and private patients, has an average census of 140 patients on general medicine, subspecialty, cardiology, and intensive care unit teams. Lyndon Baines Johnson General Hospital, a county hospital for public patients, averages 110 inpatients on general medicine and intensive care unit teams. These are the two major teaching hospitals and these also have busy emergency and trauma centers where medicine house officers see patients. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, one of the foremost centers for cancer care in the country, has approximately 35 patients on the teaching service with additional ambulatory and consult rotations. Consultation services see patients at all three of these facilities. Ambulatory clinics operate at these hospitals as well, in addition to other clinic facilities. The other two inpatient facilities have private patients primarily and patient care is supervised by community based physicians. St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital-Texas Heart Institute has approximately 50 patients on general medicine and cardiology teams followed by medicine house staff, fellows and students. St. Joseph Hospital has about 40 inpatients on the teaching service, an intensive care unit team and some subspecialty electives.
The clinical faculty in the Department of Internal Medicine are members of UT Physicians. For information on managed care contracts and to make an appointment with one of our physcians go to UT Physicians home page.