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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,


Family Medicine,American Board of Family Medicine

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

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Ordered blood work referrals.Apr 27,2017
Please with there work.Apr 20,2017
she ordered CT and all tests to help an almost emergent condition and rule out TBI. got me to ct that day! impressiveApr 14,2017
Dr Porterfield is always helpful. I just love her!Apr 13,2017
I love *Dr. Porterfield. It took me a long time to find a PCP that I feel comfortable with. My kids and I now see her only she is a wonderful physician. If she ever leaves UTMB which I pray she doesn't my family and I will follow her. She is the BEST!Mar 30,2017
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