Distinguished Physician Alumni Award
Joseph C. Perkinson, MD – ’92/Family Medicine
Joseph Perkinson, M.D., is a family practice specialist in The Woodlands, Texas. He received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia in 1992, and initially pursued a surgical career taking him through internship and residency to Detroit and Hawaii. Seeking more patient-centric interaction, he transitioned to specialization through generalization – family medicine – at the Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, completing that residency program in 1998.
In 2000, he started one of the first completely paperless medical offices in Texas, developing and refining workflows for more compassionate and efficient care. After a decade, he moved to the north Houston area, working in a group practice, and later, as medical director of a fledgling, but now nationwide, hormone replacement center. Perkinson’s current practice, Vector Health, combines state-of-the-art medical care with a focus on customer service. Vector Health features open-access, same-day scheduling, minimal paperwork, and direct access to Perkinson.