"...I remind myself that mercy, which is a willingness to enter into the chaos of another, is part and parcel of what I signed onto as a physician." Dr. Tim Daaleman, Vice Chair of the UNC Department of Family Medicine, shares his thoughts in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
UNC’s Nicotine Dependence Program will celebrate the Great American Smokeout on November 20, by giving away free nicotine patches. If you’ve been thinking of quitting, now is the time. If you’ve tried before, now is the time to try again. You or a loved one can get support from the Nicotine Dependence Program at UNC Family Medicine, call 919-843-1521 or email email@example.com. Tobacco counselors will work with you to create a personalized quit plan.
Starting November 15, 2014, you can enroll in an affordable health plan that works for you. The Health Insurance Marketplace helps uninsured people get health coverage. You can compare health insurance plans and then select a plan during annual open enrollment which is November 15, 2014 - February 15, 2015. UNC Family Medicine will be offering free appointments again this year for our patients who are interested in meeting with a certified application counselor who has been trained to help people in understanding the marketplace.
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Public Health more than $2 million to study the effects of physical activity food labeling on consumer food choices and exercise.
UNC Family Medicine is creating the nation's leading family medicine practice. In November, that dream will become reality as we begin construction on the renovation of the UNC Family Medicine Center. After more than a year of planning, the design is final. We will soon begin work on the first phase of the project which includes the parking lot and the sports medicine/procedural suite.
Beginning August 23, the UNC Family Medicine Center will offer a fall walk-in sports injury clinic for local high school and college athletes as well as weekend warriors. The walk-in clinic is on Saturday mornings from 8:00am – 10:00am. All services are provided by Board-Certified Sports Medicine Specialists and include everything from xray and ultrasound to casting and concussion care.
This study is believed to be the first to measure attitudes toward e-cigarettes among physicians treating adult smokers.
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!
UNC Family Medicine recognized the need for more primary care physicians in the underserved areas of North Carolina. They took action to help address the shortage by creating North Carolina’s first teaching health center, a partnership between community health centers (CHCs) and academic centers that train primary care physicians to provide care to vulnerable communities.
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.
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.