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.
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.
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.
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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,
UNC's Dr. Adam Goldstein and colleagues discuss in the New England Journal of Medicine medical, ethical, and legal concerns about physician involvement in concealed weapons permits. They argue that standards, protocols and new policies are needed for physicians to adequately assess a patient’s physical or mental competency in concealed-weapons permitting.
The UNC School of Medicine ranked 1st in Primary Care overall and 2nd in Family Medicine in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best Medical School Rankings.
Anthony Viera MD MPH, distinguished associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the School of Medicine, was one of 24 recipients of the 2013 University Teaching Awards. Dr. Viera, and three other faculty members, received the Distinguished Teaching Awards for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction.
A longtime UNC Family Medicine patient, Rosetta Barbee, turned 100 years old! We celebrated with her at the UNC Family Medicine Center. Dr. Sam Weir from UNC Family Medicine cares for her and was there to welcome her to the party.
UNC Family Medicine physician Dr. Adam Zolotor co-authors a review that finds about two of every three children will experience at least one traumatic event before they turn 18, but only a few psychotherapeutic treatments showed possible benefits for children exposed to trauma.
If you are 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 Town of Chapel Hill was recently named one of the Triangle’s Healthiest Employers by the Triangle Business Journal because of its innovative employee wellness program designed and delivered by UNC Family Medicine called Wellness@Work.
UNC Family Medicine associate professor Anthony Viera, MD MPH is the inaugural recipient of the Charles Baynes Wilkerson, MD ‘06 Distinguished Professorship in Family Medicine. The Wilkerson professorship was created by Dr. Annie Louise Wilkerson in memory of her father, Dr. Charles B. Wilkerson, through her generous giving.
UNC’s Nicotine Dependence Program (NDP) will celebrate the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 21st, by hosting tables in the lobbies of the Family Medicine Center and the NC Cancer Hospital. Stop by between 9:00 and 2:30 and enter to win a turkey for your Thanksgiving table or gift certificates to Starbucks and local grocery stores. You’ll also meet NDP’s staff of trained Tobacco Treatment Specialists who are experts in providing support to people who smoke or use tobacco and their families. Led by Dr. Adam Goldstein in the UNC Department of Family Medicine, NDP’s team will help you create a personalized quit plan with recommendations about medications that can make quitting easier, and strategies for how to deal with cravings and triggers. In-person or telephone support from our treatment specialists will encourage you to put your plan into action. Whether you are just beginning to think about quitting or are working to stay quit, NDP provides coaching and medication that have been proven to be highly effective in achieving a tobacco-free life. The Great American Smoke Out can be the start of a tobacco-free life. For some this means quitting for the day. For others, it means making a plan and setting a quit date. For all, the UNC NDP staff offer support and guidance for your journey to a tobacco –free life. Come by on Thursday to share your stories, talk about how to support your loved ones with quitting, or get the information and resources you need to become tobacco-free. You might even win a free turkey! If you are ready to start your tobacco-free journey, call NDP at 919-843-1521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Employees of UNC Healthcare, Orange County, the Town of Chapel Hill, and Orange County can access free medication and support by calling 919-445-5358 or emailing email@example.com. November 21st --the day to start: Start breathing better. Start saving money. Start living life tobacco-free!
Sixty years ago, a group of visionaries created a four-year medical school and a hospital. The goal was to persuade the people and their representatives in Raleigh to support an enormously ambitious plan to improve health care by building new hospitals, upgrading old ones and training more doctors.