Dr. Galke is passionate about the concept that the root of excellent healthcare is the relationship fostered between the patient and their physician. This relationship is best cultivated in the primary care setting with the patient at the center of all healthcare decisions. Integral to wellness is access to behavioral healthcare in the primary care office. Dr. Galke has championed the concept of Integrate Behavioral Health in Family Medicine by making it the keystone of residency training at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance family medicine residency program. Dr. Galke believes that the greatest contribution to the health of the nation comes from developing a robust and demanding curriculum to train future family physicians.
Dr. Galke has been active in national professional organizations to include the Association of Directors of Family Medicine (ADFM) and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Program Directors (AFMRD). He was elected to the board of directors of the AFMRD for a two-year term and then was elected by the membership of the AFMRD to serve as the organization’s treasurer for two years.