About Us

The History, Mission and Vision of Family Circle of Care

Mission and Vision

Family Circle of Care

Level 3

Through dedicated team members we will provide access to compassionate care for the whole family with unsurpassed quality. As a premier medical home of choice, we enhance the lives we serve and inspire hope, through comprehensive healthcare for years to come.



Since 1993, the clinics have met the needs of women and children in east Texas. Formed through collaboration with Mother Frances Hospital and Dr. David Dalton, the sites were originally named FamilyCARE Centers. At that time, they provided healthcare needs for pediatric and female patients only.


In 2011, in recognition of the growing challenge to meet the healthcare needs of Smith County, the clinic made some significant changes. It became a separate, private, non-profit corporation, named Family Circle of Care. The family practice service line was added, allowing the clinic to provide primary and preventive healthcare to men, women, and children of all ages. All of the above were efforts to increase access to affordable quality healthcare to the east Texas community.

Our highly skilled obstetricians, pediatricians, certified nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners are dedicated to providing affordable, compassionate quality healthcare and support services.


Treat everyone in our diverse community, including patients, their families and colleagues, with dignity.


Provide the best care, treating patients and family members with sensitivity and empathy.


Adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and personal responsibility, worthy of the trust our patients place in us.


Inspire hope and nurture the well-being of the whole person, respecting physical, emotional and spiritual needs.



Value the contributions of all, blending the skills of individual staff members in unsurpassed collaboration.


Deliver the best outcomes and highest quality service through the dedicated effort of every team member.


Infuse and energize the organization, enhancing the lives of those we serve, through the creative ideas and unique talents of each employee.


Sustain and reinvest in our mission and extended communities by wisely managing our human, natural and material resources.

Demonstrating Community Need

As part of the Public Health Service Act, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and FQHC Look-Alikes are required to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) as stated under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) 19 Key Health Center Program Requirements. In 2016, a CHNA was conducted for Family Circle of Care Clinics in conjunction with CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System and Tyler ContinueCARE hospital. The CHNA reports are a comprehensive assessment of the identified health needs in Cherokee, Smith and Wood Counties.

The analyses include a careful review of the most current health data available, demographics and input from numerous community representatives. The process culminates in the development of an Implementation Plan to address the significant needs identified through the CHNA. Family Circle of Care Clinics will utilize its 2016 plan as a guide over the next three years to offer programs that support the health of the community and the mission of the organization.

Click on the link below to review the Family Circle of Care Clinics CHNA and Implementation Plan:

2016 Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan

Please address any written comments on the 2016 CHNA and Implementation Plan or requests for a paper copy to:

Family Circle of Care Clinics
Linda Isabell, Chief Operating Officer
Email: linda.isabell@tmfhc.org
Phone: (903) 606-2656

Family Circle of Care Performance Data Update

1.) Patient Satisfaction Survey
FCC Tyler regularly conducts Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Click here for results from December 2015 and May 2016.

2.) Cost Utilization data – Generic vs Brand patient prescriptions
Whenever possible, we strive to provide our patients with access to low cost medications by prescribing generic vs brand medications that are most often costlier. Click here for a report that demonstrates our success with your care and number of times we have prescribed generic medications over more costly brand medications.

Tyler FAMILY Circle of Care

Community Needs Assessment - Update 2017
View Assessment PDF
This Community Needs Assessment update is based upon stated priorities of the most significant needs acknowledged from the 2016 assessment and Tyler FAMILY Circle of Care Strategic Plan 2016-2018, including progress made thus far.