Adult patients often come to People’s with complex medical issues and chronic diseases that are best dealt with by having a medical home.
The patients under the care of our adult providers are among the most challenging of all of the clinic’s patients. That’s why the Adult Medicine Department provides patients with a network of support to stay on top of their health and manage chronic conditions they may have.
Each patient is assigned to a medical team that includes a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant, nurse, a medical assistant, as well as social workers and health educators. Adult medicine at People’s encompasses medical assessment, treatment, and prevention services; annual exams; health and nutrition education; laboratory testing and medications; and social work services. When needed, patients may also access support from the Chronic Disease Management Program, Integrated Behavioral Health, Nutrition Department, or Patient Pharmaceutical Assistance Program.
People’s adult medicine department is led by Richard Peavey, M.D., the clinic’s Director of Adult Medicine since 2003. He has worked as a general medicine physician at the Clinic since 1999. In addition to his duties at People’s, Dr. Peavey is the state-wide Medical Director of the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services and has served as their local medical consultant to Austin and San Marcos since 1989.