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Does your child need a back to school or sports physical?

Does your child need a back to school or sports physical?

Time for school means time for school sports to begin. If your child needs a school physical, UNC Family Medicine can get you in and out so your young student athlete can get back on the athletic field. Your student will be cared for by the same physicians and staff that work with the UNC teams and the Chapel Hill/Carrboro High School teams.

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UNC Family Medicine Center Offers Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic

UNC Family Medicine Center Offers Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic

Beginning August 22, 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.

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UNC Family Medicine is a national leader in patient-centered care

UNC Family Medicine is a national leader in patient-centered care

There is universal consensus that patients need to be engaged with their care. In 2012, UNC Family Medicine created a Patient Advisory Council to put this idea into practice. A recently published case study demonstrates the extensive Patient Advisory Council engagement with the operations of a patient-centered medical home.

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Dr. Adam Zolotor talks with WUNC about the state of rural health in NC

Dr. Adam Zolotor talks with WUNC about the state of rural health in NC

People who live in rural North Carolina are still more likely to suffer from serious health problems than their urban counterparts. Rural counties show higher rates of heart disease and obesity, and rural residents have a lower life expectancy. Frank Stasio from WUNC's the State of Things discussed the state of rural health in NC with UNC Family Medicine physician Dr. Adam Zolotor.

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UNC Family Medicine Ranked #2 in the Nation

UNC Family Medicine Ranked #2 in the Nation

UNC Family Medicine is ranked 2nd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in their 2015 Best Medical School Rankings.

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Phase 1 of Family Medicine Center Renovation Is Complete

Phase 1 of Family Medicine Center Renovation Is Complete

Phase 2 of the Family Medicine Center will begin on June 10. The current front door will be closed for renovation through October and we will be re-routing patients through the newly created secondary entrance. We are really excited about the changes and look forward to the creation of our new space.

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UNC Family Medicine Center Clinical Social Work Program Receives Prestigious Distinction

UNC Family Medicine Center Clinical Social Work Program Receives Prestigious Distinction

The UNC Family Medicine Center, along with clinical social workers Amy Prentice and Rayhaan Adams, recently received a certificate of appreciation for long standing service and commitment to the field of social work from the UNC School of Social Work. Working with clinical social work students and interns, they provide our patients with high quality, comprehensive care management every single day.

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Don't Forget your Mental Health

Don't Forget your Mental Health

Dr. Linda Myerholtz is a psychologist with UNC Family Medicine. Almost 1 in 5 people in the U.S. suffer from a diagnosable mental illness. Dr. Myerholtz wants to help people recognize common symptoms that can indicate they need to seek treatment, hoping to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness.

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Daaleman selected to serve on PCORI's Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems

Daaleman selected to serve on PCORI's Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems

Timothy Daaleman, DO MPH, Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, has been selected by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to serve as a member of its National Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems.

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Zolotor Named President of Institute of Medicine

Zolotor Named President of Institute of Medicine

UNC Family Medicine physician, Dr. Adam Zolotor, has been selected to lead the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. The Institute fosters its research, review and educational functions through collaborative efforts with established centers and agencies within NC, drawing on the expertise of the major universities, governmental units, and the private sector.

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Repeated exposure of children to secondhand smoke is child abuse, Goldstein argues

Repeated exposure of children to secondhand smoke is child abuse, Goldstein argues

Dr. Adam Goldstein, who is director of the tobacco intervention programs in the UNC School of Medicine, argues his point in an opinion piece published in the March/April 2015 issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

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Patients who smoke ask to be treated with respect

Patients who smoke ask to be treated with respect

What is it like to be someone who smokes in today’s increasingly smoke-free world? How can providers best interact with their patients who smoke and support their efforts to become tobacco-free? A new study by researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Department of Family Medicine and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center represents one of the first efforts to ask these and other seemingly simple, yet critical, questions like “What do patients who smoke want and need from their physicians?”

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UNC Family Medicine Faculty Member Shines at TEDxUNC

UNC Family Medicine Faculty Member Shines at TEDxUNC

Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and the Executive Director of the Academy of Educators in the School of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. He was a featured speaker at TEDxUNC held at Memorial Hall on Saturday, February 7, 2015. At TEDxUNC, innovative thinkers, from both our university and the greater community, discussed their approaches to some of humanity’s fundamental concerns.

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UNC Family Medicine Offers FREE Living Healthy Workshop

UNC Family Medicine Offers FREE Living Healthy Workshop

Do you suffer from a chronic condition? Do you or your partner feel stressed and fatigued because of your chronic illness? If the answer is yes, our Living Healthy workshop may be right for you. Sign up now! Classes begin on March 3

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Construction has begun!

Construction has begun!

We are creating the nation's leading family medicine practice. After many years of planning, construction to transform the UNC Family Medicine Center began. The first phase of the project includes a state-of-the-art sports medicine and procedures center as well as a parking lot expansion.

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Will You Be My Doctor?

Will You Be My Doctor?

"...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.

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ACA Enrollment Is Open.  Get Covered, Carolina!

ACA Enrollment Is Open. Get Covered, Carolina!

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.

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Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles to burn it off?

Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles to burn it off?

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.

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New study explores physician attitudes about use of e-cigarettes

New study explores physician attitudes about use of e-cigarettes

This study is believed to be the first to measure attitudes toward e-cigarettes among physicians treating adult smokers.

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Many doctors concerned about physician involvement in concealed-weapon permit process

Many doctors concerned about physician involvement in concealed-weapon permit process

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.

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