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Jonathan J. Fricke, MD

Resident Physician

Personal Statement

I grew up in a small town called Baraboo, Wisconsin, the home of the Ringling Brothers Circus and some pretty cool state parks. I moved to Milwaukee to attend college at Wisconsin Lutheran. There, I became passionate about community health while teaching English classes to Latino immigrants and creating culturally-appropriate arts activities at a day center for senior citizens. I went to med school in Madison at the University of Wisconsin, where I was fortunate to be part of an MD-MPH program, through which I spent time in Guatemala and worked with an early literacy program called Reach Out and Read.

I chose UNC because I love Carolina Blue. Other reasons include that faculty, residents, and staff went out of their way to make sure my wife and I felt right at home on the interview day. The faculty were passionate about underserved communities and rethinking primary care. The residents seemed to love what they were doing. I have the feeling that I still don’t quite have a grasp on all the opportunities that will develop as a result of doing residency at a great place like UNC.

Outside of medicine, my wife, Paige, and I like to try new restaurants, run together (we love the trails at Umstead State Park), and watch documentaries. We’ve begun backpacking in the last couple years and are hooked. I also love making music, and try to play piano and ukulele as often as I get a chance.

Areas of Interest

Latino health, mental health, underserved health, prenatal care


Family Medicine

Languages spoken

Spanish, English


Mental Health, Early Literacy, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine



Education and Training

Residency, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 06/2016 – expected completed 06/2019

MPH, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, United States, 2016

MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, United States, 08/2011 – 05/2016

  • Department of Family Medicine

  • Phone Number

    984-974-0210 (Appointments)

  • Address

    590 Manning Drive

    CB #7595

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7595