DPC Journal Spotlight: Meet Douglas M. Cluff, M.D.
By TLC Family Health
TLC Family Health is located in Flower Mound, Texas, east of the intersection of FM 2499 (Long Prairie Road) and Churchill Drive (go East on Churchill from 2499). It’s to the right of the fence you’ll hit if you go straight. The address is:
2601 Churchill Drive, Ste. 100
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Dr. Cluff received his Medical Doctor (M.D.) degree at the Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas, and did his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Conroe, Texas. Prior to medical school he performed genetic and immunological research at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
Prior to starting TLC Family Health, he spent 16 years in a busy 3-person Family Medicine practice in Irving, Texas. He founded a lifestyle and weight management program called SLIM TLC, and a non-profit organization called Project 20Teen, whose prime directive is to make it easier to eat out in a healthy manner. He is also working on starting his own healthy restaurant, WHOLi KaBOWLi!, and writing another book, How Not to Get Sick.
Dr. Cluff is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Texas Medical Association, and Dallas County Medical Society. Dr. Cluff is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM).
He enjoys the wonderful relationships he develops with his patients and enjoys taking care of both individuals and entire families. He has interests in pediatrics and adolescent health, thyroid disorders, sports injuries, preventive medicine, women’s health, dermatology, minor office procedures, and lifestyle/weight management.
Dr. Cluff’s hobbies include entrepreneurship, sports, writing, playing piano, singing, watching movies, and spending time with his wife, Sandra, and six children, ages 11-23 (and son-in-law, age 26, and new granddaughter, born 6-26-18!). He is also fluent in Spanish.
The overall mission of TLC Family Health is to create a model of Primary Care Medicine that fixes all the main issues currently facing the health care system. Specifically, it is threefold:
- Improve the health of the nation, one patient at a time (primarily through improved care and “TLC,” i.e., Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes)
- Improve efficiency and decrease costs (and the large amount of waste in the health care system, inflicted by unnecessary testing, referrals, office visits, and urgent/emergent care visits, excessive administrative burden, and the insurance middle man)
- Save Primary Care and the health care system*
This is a dynamic adventure, and we will strive to make changes in our model that will move us ever closer to fulfilling our mission. Evolve with us and become part of the solution.