Family Medicine Center News

Gwyther Receives Prestigious Addiction Medicine Award
The 2014 Dr. Frederick B. Glaser Award was presented to Dr. Bob Gwyther, a pioneer and leader in the field of addiction medicine. Dr. Bob Gwyther is a Professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina. He has provided primary care and counsel to countless patients. In addition, he has taught thousands of young doctors how to care for patients and their families with substance abuse related disorders.
Epic has arrived at UNC Family Medicine!
On April 4, we transitioned to Epic@UNC, a new electronic medical record that has many benefits for our patients. Epic@UNC provides “one patient ID, one problem list, one medication list, and one bill” for each patient across the UNC Health Care system. For example, My UNC Chart allows you to see your own personal health record, get your lab results, communicate with your doctor, and even directly schedule your own appointments.
Dr. Adam Goldstein comments on CVS's decision to eliminate tobacco sales
"UNC's Nicotine Dependence Program says "kudos" to CVS's decision to eliminate tobacco sales in their stores. Time for Walgreen, Rite Aid, and all pharmacies to copy 'Health over Profits', said Adam Goldstein, MD MPH, when asked his opinion about CVS's decision to eliminate tobacco sales in all of their stores nationwide.
Dr. Sam Weir Quoted by President Obama
On Dec. 3, President Barack Obama gave remarks on the Affordable Care Act and quoted Dr. Sam Weir from UNC Family Medicine. We've highlighted the mention of Dr. Weir in a transcript of the President's remarks.
Get Covered, Carolina!
What does Health Reform mean to you and your family? There are significant changes coming this Fall. UNC Family Medicine wants to help you get covered! We will try to give you as much information as possible to help you get the coverage you need. At the center of health care reform is the Health Insurance Marketplace -- a new way to find health coverage that could fit your budget and meet your needs.
You are invited to participate in our Flu Study
You may be eligible to participate in a research study on the effects of body weight on vaccine effectiveness. UNC Family Medicine is entering its fourth year of the National Institutes of Health supported Flu Vaccine Study and this year we hope to recruit 1,000 participants.
UNC Family Medicine to Create Model Health Care Practice
"It is our vision to create the nation’s leading family medicine practice," said Dr. Warren P. Newton, Chair of UNC's Department of Family Medicine. "A practice where the patient experience, care and environment will be a model for others to follow. We want the UNC Family Medicine Center to be a place where patients receive the most advanced personal care. A place that is convenient and friendly with all of your services under one roof. A place that is a national model, setting the standard for the future of patient-centered, cost-effective and compassionate care."