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Family & Community Medicine

Services for the entire family

Family receiving treatment from Family and Community MedicineUK Family and Community Medicine offers primary care, preventive services, and continuity of care for the entire family. We treat a variety of illnesses and injuries in newborns, children and adults. We offer:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and injuries for adults and children.
  • Routine gynecology services and contraception care.
  • Prenatal care.
  • Care for sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems.
  • Sports physicals.
  • Preventive checkups for patients newborn through adult.
  • Immunizations.
  • Certain minor surgeries.
  • Counseling and mental health services.
  • Geriatric care.
  • Primary care hospital services.

Our family medicine physicians are primary care physicians trained to meet the diverse health needs of children and families. We follow your care throughout your life, allowing us to create a long-term relationship with you and giving us a comprehensive understanding of your past medical history.

In the event you need subspecialty care, we will provide a referral and oversee your care provided by the subspecialist as well as during a hospital stay if you are hospitalized.

We have offices in Lexington, Georgetown, Wilmore, Hazard and Hindman.

Same-day appointments are usually available for established patients.

Request an appointment online or call 859-323-6371.

Davies-Thompson family patient story

the Davies-Thompson family“We have been caring for families across Kentucky since the inception of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and have provided loving and personal care to thousands of Kentuckians,” says Dr. Roberto Cardarelli, chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. “Our passion is caring for the entire family in terms of wellness and chronic care and being a leader in the nation in the specialty of family medicine.”

Families like the Davies-Thompson family of Lexington. Read their story.

  • Hospital services


    Our adult patients requiring hospitalization will usually be admitted to the Family Medicine Service at UK Good Samaritan Hospital. Some conditions require hospitalization at UK Chandler Hospital by physicians from other specialties. Our maternity care patients are admitted to either the Family Medicine Service at UK Chandler Hospital or the Obstetrics service at UK Chandler Hospital.

    Infants and children requiring hospitalization will be admitted to Kentucky Children's Hospital at UK.


    Our adult patients requiring hospitalization may be admitted to any of the following hospitals, depending upon their needs: Georgetown Community Hospital, UK Good Samaritan Hospital, or UK Chandler Hospital.

    Infants and children requiring hospitalization will be admitted to Kentucky Children's Hospital at UK or Georgetown Community Hospital.

    Hazard & Hindman (North Fork Valley Community Health Center & June Buchanan Medical Center)

    Most of our adult and pediatric patients seen at our Hazard and Hindman locations will be admitted to Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center. Transfer to UK Chandler Hospital or Kentucky Children’s Hospital will be done if needed.