In the News

Department of Family Medicine Authors Chronic Illness Care Textbook

Springer recently announced publication of a major health care textbook entitled, Chronic Illness Care: Principles and Practice, which was edited by Timothy Daaleman, DO, MPH, and Margaret Helton, MD, from the UNC Department of Family Medicine. The book uses an ecological framework to examine chronic illness care at multiple levels and includes sections on individual, organizational, and larger social and environmental influences on chronic illness. 

Majority of doctors do not counsel patients about firearm violence

In the first survey of its kind, UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, show that a majority of physicians are unlikely to counsel patients about firearms or firearm safety, but that more continuing medical education on the topic would increase physician counseling behaviors.

Kids saying no to cigarettes are saying yes to vaping

In a study led by UNC Family Medicine’s Adam Goldstein, MD, researchers found that efforts are needed to help youth remain nicotine free – especially those adolescents who aren’t otherwise susceptible to smoking cigarettes.


A prescription for fruits and veggies

A new study led by researchers at UNC, including Dana Neutze, MD, of the Department of Family Medicine, and NC State University will give a weekly allotment of locally grown vegetables to low-income, high-risk patients at The UNC Family Medicine Center, in addition to connecting them with existing nutrition education programs.

Meet our Chair

Dr. Cristy Page

Cristen P. Page, MD, MPH, has been named the William B. Aycock Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. She served in the position on an interim basis since April of 2016. A nationally recognized innovator, clinician and educator, Page will lead the department through a time of great growth and change.

“Health care is changing rapidly. The faculty at UNC Family Medicine includes some of the nation’s leading experts in primary care and health care delivery. We are well positioned to dramatically expand our work to meet the needs of our state and nation,” Page said.

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Featured Provider

Dr. Luci Olewinski

Luci Olewinski, MD is one of our newest providers!

My approach to health care begins with trying to understand what is important to each patient, and then crafting a plan with them to achieve their health and wellness goals. My interests include expanding access to health and health care for everyone, sports medicine, women’s health and care for transgender and gender nonbinary patients.

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