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Laura Porterfield, MD
UTMB Health Provider
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 West, Galveston
6710 Stewart Road Suite 100
Galveston, TX 77551
Fax: (409) 740-4187

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

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I would be devastated if Dr Portfield were to leave UTMB. She is also my husband's PCP. She is knowledgeable and compassionate. She remembers me at each visit. If I have a health question, she responds immediately via MyChart - even on weekends. A+ care.Mar 08,2019
Dr Porterfield is hands down the very best Dr I have had in my 62 years on this planet. She is smart, confident and very kknowledgeable.Mar 01,2019
Dr.Porterfield is an excellent physician, I would recommend!! She is awesomeFeb 07,2019
In one word She is an Excellent DoctorFeb 07,2019
Very pleaseJan 31,2019
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