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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


University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX


University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX


American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine

UTMB Health Family Medicine - Island East, Galveston
400 Harborside Drive Suite 104
Galveston, TX 77555
Fax: (409) 772-2663

UTMB Health Family Medicine - Island West, Galveston
6710 Stewart Road Suite 100
Galveston, TX 77551
Fax: (409) 740-4187

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none I like her because she treats my husband she's his provider too and I like how she listens to him and that's why I wanted for her to be my provider too she understand what we need and explains that we could understandFeb 11,2017
Dr. Porterfield is amazing. Kind, thoughtful and patient, even though I know she has a million questions. She lets me be the master of my own healthFeb 16,2017
Dr. Porterfield is very kind, she listens to your problems fully and does not cut off your questions or concerns.Feb 16,2017
Excellent provider, very calm and professional.Feb 09,2017
She explained very carefully her concerns about my health. Took the time to explain everything, so that I could understand. Took the time to hear all my questions n answer them.Mar 09,2017
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