Bruner Family Medicine Center


The Sr. Joanna Bruner Family Medicine Center is charity out-patient clinic that provides care for the entire family, including children. Medical services include: acute illness and injury, care for chronic illness, gynecology, immunizations, minor surgery, newborn and well-baby care, adolescent care, pregnancy and childbirth care, geriatrics, preventive care, sports medicine, urgent care, and specialty care referrals. The clinic consistently has a high demand for appointments.

Our clinic is named in honor of Sister Joanna Bruner, who was a pioneer and the first administrator of Saint Joseph Hospital. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the mission of providing high-quality care to all patients while supporting our residents and each other in learning.

Located on the campus of Saint Joseph Hospital, the clinic provides easy access for patients to hospital facilities such as X-ray, mammogram, CT, cardiac stress testing, and others. We perform colposcopy, LEEP, joint injections, casting, ultrasound, skin biopsies and many other minor procedures. Our patient population is diverse, and we take pride in carrying out our mission of providing care to the underserved.

Faculty and residents practice side by side in clinic, which facilitates close relationships and a lively, collegial atmosphere. At times, The clinic also functions as a "home base." It's a place to regroup, share knowledge, talk through difficult cases, difficult days, life and politics, and "be with your own."

We care for a diverse patient panel, including a large underserved patient panel. Currently 30% of our patients have no insurance, 45% have Medicaid, 16% are commercially insured, and 14% have Medicare. We have a large number of bilingual employees and translation services are also available to help us care for our patients.

All of our staff, faculty, and residents are involved in one of our multidisciplinary QI (quality improvement) teams.We recently applied for and were recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Program Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).