Family Medicine

Head prof. Leonas Valius, MD, PhD
Address: Eivenių Str. 2, LT-50161, Kaunas
Phone:  +37037327032

All family physicians working in the Department of Family Medicine are experienced clinicians as well as teachers at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. Our family physicians provide supervision to residents.
The Department provides a comprehensive, holistic, and continuous care to patients and their family members. Family physicians can assume responsibility for the total health care needs of the individual and family, including medical, mental, social, and behavioral issues.

  • the main department and basis for family medicine residency in Lithuania
  • all physicians are involved in teaching and education
  • has experience in research
  • has experience in the national and international project performance
  • has experience in clinical trials
  • has a holistic and integrated approach for the patients
  • presents new approaches for prevention and disease treatment

The research is performed in the Department of Family Medicine since its establishment especially in the last decade. All researchers of our Department are involved in clinical practice, majority of them – in education. This mix of experiences has favorable impact on the character of the research performed in the Department.

The main research areas:

  • Assessment of teamwork and interdisciplinarity in health care
  • Assessment of confidentiality issues in adolescent health care
  • Assessment of potential to improve the prevention and management of chronic diseases in primary healthcare

Other research areas:

  • the communication with the patients and the assessments of their needs
  • the organization principles and quality of primary health care services
  • the evaluation of quality in educational process
  • telemedicine
  • Working hours (working days): 08:00 – 19:00
  • Home visits are registered by phone (working days) 08:00 - 13:00
  • Out of hours acute care is performed in Emergency care clinic (Eivenių g. 2).
  • During out of hours the physician is on duty by phone (for application of form -106/a): +370 6 61168371