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Laura Porterfield, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Departments: Family Medicine
Specialties: Family Medicine
Languages: English
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Dr. Porterfield joined UTMB Health's Department of Family Medicine in August of 2014.  She went to medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, and completed her residency at UTMB's Family Medicine Residency Program with a concentration in Behavioral Medicine.

Dr. Porterfield has lived all over the world, from Latin America to parts of Asia, and her interests include tropical medicine, international health, holistic care, behavioral and integrative medicine, women’s health, and preventative medicine. 

Dr. Porterfield chose family medicine because she enjoys the challenge of caring for people across the full spectrum of life-stages with their various health needs and because she believes in the importance in caring for the whole person, whole families, and whole communities.

Medical/Professional School:

Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX, MD, 2007

Family Medicine, Via Christ Family Medicine Residency Program - Wichita, KS, 2008

Residencies:

University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX,

Internships:

University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX,


Certifications:

Family Medicine,American Board of Family Medicine

UTMB Health Family Medicine, Island East - Galveston
400 Harborside Drive #104
Galveston, TX 77550
Fax: (409) 772-2663

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She continues to help me deal with my concerns about my family history of pancreatic cancer. She's made me feel much more comfortable about my future as well as present. Her two new prescriptions have immediately improved my quality of lifeMay 5 2016
She is the best provider I have had. she is caring, very smart and is willing to spend the time we need to solve health issues. I appreciate that a great deal.Apr 14 2016
she is the best. what more can i say.Mar 10 2016
*Dr. Porterfield is awesome - Look forward to a future with her.Dec 3 2015