DALLAS – March 8, 2022 – To meet the growing demand for primary and preventive healthcare in Fort Worth, Tarrant and surrounding counties, UT Southwestern Medical Center has opened a new primary care clinic at UT Southwestern Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center in Fort Worth opened .
The new primary care clinic — located on the third floor — is one of a dozen clinics housed at Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center, a multidisciplinary outpatient facility designed to meet the medical needs of residents from neurology to urology . The new general practice offers:
- good visits and physical
- Child and youth care, including adult and child vaccinations
- Caring for many common illnesses and chronic illnesses, including treating conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and arthritis
- Health care for women, including annual check-ups and pap smears
- preventive health services
- On-site labs and pharmacy
- free parking
- Imaging services available at the neighboring Moncrief Cancer Institute.
Appointments for primary care are available by calling 817-882-2590 or on the UTSW Make an Appointment website. Take a virtual tour or learn more at Primary Care at UT Southwestern Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center in Fort Worth. UT Southwestern Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center in Fort Worth is located at 600 South Main Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 500 Fort Worth, Texas 76104 (directions) (817-882-2590).
GPs have access to convenient and timely referrals to UT Southwestern specialists in Fort Worth and throughout the UT Southwestern Health System when needed. Eleven specialties of UT Southwestern – dermatology, endocrinology, laboratory services, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, rheumatology and urology – are currently housed at Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center in Fort Worth. In addition, UT Southwestern, through the neighboring Moncrief Cancer Institute and the Moncrief campus of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of 51 elite comprehensive cancer centers, provides more than a dozen cancer treatment programs, as well as screening and other services to the National Cancer Institute.
UT Southwestern Medical School is ranked among the top 20 primary care medical schools, and UT Southwestern was again ranked the #1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth — the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. annual report — according to the latest US News & World Report Best Hospitals for 2021-2022. UT Southwestern also has the best programs in Texas for cardiology and cardiac surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, and is ranked among the top 25 hospitals in the nation in eight specialties ranging from brain to cardiac to cancer care. Fort Worth’s nationally ranked specialties include cancer, neurology, rehabilitation and urology.
“Our GPs at the new primary care clinic will serve patients from the western portion of the metroplex and provide comprehensive care for chronic conditions, acute needs and preventive health care,” said David Schneider, MD, chairman of Family and Community Medicine, owner of Perry E. Gross , MD, Distinguished Chair in Family Medicine. “When needed, they can quickly and effectively connect with UT Southwestern’s resident physicians at Moncrief Medical Center and the adjacent Moncrief Cancer Institute in Ft. Worth and at our main Dallas campus.”
The 106,000-square-foot Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center in Fort Worth opened in 2017 and is located in the heart of Fort Worth’s burgeoning medical district. It was designed and built to meet the medical needs of the region. The Family and Community Medicine team at Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center in Fort Worth includes:
Jessica Barreto, MD, Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine. The practice of dr. Barreto encompasses primary care, preventive care, women’s health, child welfare screening, migraine disorders and specializes in global health and integrative medicine. Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Barreto, who is fluent in Spanish, served as a Faculty Associate at UT Southwestern’s Family Medicine and Primary Care Outpatient Clinic in Dallas from 2014-2016, providing primary care services to Fort Worth’s medically underserved populations through the University of North Texas and John Peter Smith Hospital . “Medicine is science plus humanity. You have to have the humanity and I think that’s what primary care is about.”
Kenneth Katzen, DO, Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine. In addition to practicing the full spectrum of family medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), Dr. Cats Medical Support for Argyle High School Athletics. He is Honorary Co-Chairman of the United States Congress. “I saw the relationship my grandfather, who was a doctor, had with his patients. It was a mutual relationship and I said, ‘I want that.’ I build relationships with mutual understanding and trust.”
Kevin Katzen, DO, Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine. Clinical interests span all aspects of family care, including mental health and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), and he is a member of several professional organizations including the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association. He is a recipient of the AOA/Burroughs Wellcome and Fisons Resident Leadership Award and the American Osteopathic Association’s Family Medicine Faculty Development Award. “In family medicine you have the opportunity to change a life. Once you know your patients, you can truly personalize their treatment.”
Jamie Nivens, DO, Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine. dr Nivens is certified by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and is a member of several professional organizations including the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, the Texas Medical Association, and the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association. “The patient will often tell you what’s wrong with them if you give them a chance. I will give them the time to voice their concerns.”
About UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern, one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty is the recipient of six Nobel Prizes and includes 25 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 16 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 14 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. The full-time faculty of more than 2,800 employees is responsible for pioneering medical advances and is committed to rapidly translating science-based research into new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians serve more than 117,000 hospitalized patients and more than 360,000 emergency department cases in more than 80 specialties and serve nearly 3 million outpatient visits annually.