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Laura Porterfield, MD
UTMB Health Provider
Languages: English
Not accepting new patients; established patients please use MyChart
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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

6710 Stewart Road Suite 100
Galveston, TX 77551
Fax: (409) 740-4187
400 Harborside Drive Suite 104
Galveston, TX 77555
Fax: (409) 772-2663
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Dr Porterfield is compassionate, knowledge and a great listener. she included the medical student into the exam in a positive way. called me with results of x-ray the same day.Nov 08,2019
Dr. Porterfield is the best! She always listens to my concerns and responds to any MyChart questions that I send. She has a great bedside manner!Oct 10,2019
Dr. Porterfield is great. She takes the time to explain and never talks down. She always follows-up and answers questions immediately.Oct 04,2019
This was my first appointment with this provider and I found her to be very knowledgeable. She spent the time to look at my medical history at another institution so we could discuss my care. I hope she stays at UTMB.Oct 03,2019
I love Dr. Porterfield. She's excellent in every wayOct 03,2019
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