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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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don't have any problemsOct 06,2016
Dr. Porterfield was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. Good doctor.Oct 08,2016
Made sure I understood all of the medical treatment.Oct 06,2016
I trust *Dr. Porterfield w/my health. She is the BEST!Oct 06,2016
*Dr. Porterfield is remarkable she has maintained care & compassion as I explain a _____ of issues & has ordered the right consults for me for four months straight.Oct 06,2016
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