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Medicare Open Enrollment has begun!

Medicare Enrollment for 2019 cover is open now, until December 7th. Do you find the enrollment process confusing? Well, you are not alone. Read the full article for more information on enrollment resources.

Putting Service FIRST

UNC’s FIRST Program allows participants to complete medical school in 3 years and places graduates into UNC’s Family Medicine Residency Program, one of the nation’s best. These students are committed to serving in primary care in rural North Carolina. Learn more about this innovative

NIH Funds UNC Study to Investigate Maternal-Fetal Transmission of Zika

UNC researchers led by Elizabeth Stringer, MD, Sylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, and Aravinda de Silva, PhD, along with collaborators in Nicaragua, have been given a five-year, $2.7 million R01 award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to better understand the epidemiology of Zika virus in pregnancy.

UNC Team led by Page receives $2.4 million to establish technical assistance center to help develop residencies in rural communities

A national team led by Cristy Page, MD, MPH, Chair of UNC Family Medicine, has been awarded $2.4 million of funding in a cooperative agreement by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.


Meet our Chair

Dr. Cristy Page

Cristen P. Page, MD, MPH
Meet our Chair, Dr. Cristen 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.

Meet our Chair

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Dr. Debbie Phipps

Debbie Phipps, MD

“My greatest joy and privilege as a Family Physician is to care for families at every stage,” says Dr. Phipps. “My special interests include caring for moms and mothers-to-be as well as their children. I practice shared decision making with all of my patients in order to connect them to health resources for the lives they want to lead.”

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