A majority said they were worried about potential ethical consequences in the doctor-patient relationship. A new survey of North Carolina doctors finds that many are concerned about the increasing number of requests they are receiving to assess their patients’ competency to carry concealed weapons. UNC Family Medicine doctors Goldstein, Barnhouse and Viera call for more standards.
Milele Bynum is a third year medical student at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. But she is not just a future physician. She is a mother. She is a woman who has struggled with her weight. And she is an activist. Using her life experience and her new knowledge from medical school, Bynum designed a project that sought to take a collaborative approach to effectively address the growing epidemic of obesity within the African American community. Her work earned her the Community Outreach Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians. She will be honored at the 2014 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City, Missouri.
We are proud to announce that we are expanding our listening audience! Residents in Wilmington, NC will now be able to listen to YOUR HEALTH® radio. Port City Radio 103.7 FM will air YOUR HEALTH® with Dr. Adam Goldstein and Dr. Cristy Page every week on Saturdays at 3pm. We look forward to talking with you!
We will now begin construction on our parking lot in the Fall. The UNC Family Medicine Center is adding 15 additional patient parking spaces, including a dedicated spot for emergency services as part of a large interior redesign & renovation project.
The Faculty Development Fellowship class of 2014 sponsored a Health Care Symposium on Thursday, June 6 with an exciting look at new and innovative models of care! Two teams of fellows from around the country worked together over the last year to investigate two topics that directly impact the quality and cost of health care as well as patient satisfaction.
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.
UNC’s MD-MPH program receives Outstanding Educational Program Award from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
The Doctor of Medicine-Master of Public Health (MD-MPH) program at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, led by UNC Family Medicine physician Dr. Anthony Viera, was selected by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research to receive the 2014 Outstanding Educational Program Award. The national award honors innovative programs, departments or academic institutions for their involvement in advancing undergraduate or graduate medical education in prevention and public health and encouraging students’ interest in the discipline.
Are you tired of being exhausted, anxious, or in pain? Are you unsure about how to best handle your ongoing health condition? Try something new. Join a self-management workshop and discover fresh, practical ways to live better and healthier.
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.
The UNC School of Medicine ranked 2nd in Primary Care overall and 2nd in Family Medicine in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best Medical School Rankings.
"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.
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.
Despite the recent recession, states increased the overall number of loan repayment programs designed to recruit health care professionals to live and practice in underserved communities, according to research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The most popular of these incentive programs offer young physicians, dentists, mental health providers and other health professionals the opportunity to have their student loans repaid while serving in communities with limited access to care.
The American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) presented Dr. Martha Carlough and the faculty of the University of North Carolina’s Department of Family Medicine with the prestigious “Collaborating Physician Award” for 2013.
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.
This Fall on Saturday mornings from 8:00am – 10:00am, the Family Medicine Center will offer a walk-in injury clinic for local high school and college athletes as well as weekend warriors. All services are provided by Board-Certified Sports Medicine Specialists and include everything from xray and ultrasound to casting and concussion care.
We are excited to join Facebook! Check out our page and make sure to 'like us' to get our latest news on everything from education to research to patient care. Please find our page by searching UNC Family Medicine.
The UNC Rex Mammography Van came to the Family Medicine Center to provide patients with free or low cost mammograms. That day, the Family Medicine Center staff wore pink in honor of breast cancer awareness.
"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."
UNC Family Medicine physician, Katrina Donahue, MD MPH, is part of a team of researchers to receive more than $2 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study glucose monitoring in non-insulin treated patients living with type 2 diabetes,