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UNC’s MD-MPH program receives Outstanding Educational Program Award from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

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.

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Gwyther Receives Prestigious Addiction Medicine Award

Gwyther Receives Prestigious Addiction Medicine Award

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.

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Epic has arrived at UNC Family Medicine!

Epic has arrived at UNC Family Medicine!

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.

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UNC Family Medicine Sponsors FREE Living Healthy Workshops

UNC Family Medicine Sponsors FREE Living Healthy Workshops

Are you tired of being exhausted, anxious, or in pain? Are you unsure about how to best handle your ongoing health condition? Try something new. Join a self-management workshop and discover fresh, practical ways to live better and healthier.

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UNC Family Medicine Again Named #2 in the Nation

UNC Family Medicine Again Named #2 in the Nation

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.

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Dr. Adam Goldstein comments on CVS's decision to eliminate tobacco sales

Dr. Adam Goldstein comments on CVS's decision to eliminate tobacco sales

"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.

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Dr. Sam Weir Quoted by President Obama

Dr. Sam Weir Quoted by President Obama

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.

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States continue to place clinicians where they are in short supply, despite recession

States continue to place clinicians where they are in short supply, despite recession

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.

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UNC Family Medicine Physicians receive national award from Midwifery group

UNC Family Medicine Physicians receive national award from Midwifery group

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.

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Get Covered, Carolina!

Get Covered, Carolina!

What does Health Reform mean to you and your family? There are significant changes coming this Fall. UNC Family Medicine wants to help you get covered! We will try to give you as much information as possible to help you get the coverage you need. At the center of health care reform is the Health Insurance Marketplace -- a new way to find health coverage that could fit your budget and meet your needs.

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You are invited to participate in our Flu Study

You are invited to participate in our Flu Study

You may be eligible to participate in a research study on the effects of body weight on vaccine effectiveness. UNC Family Medicine is entering its fourth year of the National Institutes of Health supported Flu Vaccine Study and this year we hope to recruit 1,000 participants.

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UNC Family Medicine Center Now Offers Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic

UNC Family Medicine Center Now Offers Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic

This Fall on Saturday mornings from 8:00am – 10:00am, the Family Medicine Center will offer a walk-in injury clinic for local high school and college athletes as well as weekend warriors. 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 now on Facebook

UNC Family Medicine is now on Facebook

We are excited to join Facebook! Check out our page and make sure to 'like us' to get our latest news on everything from education to research to patient care. Please find our page by searching UNC Family Medicine.

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Mobile Mammography comes to the UNC Family Medicine Center

Mobile Mammography comes to the UNC Family Medicine Center

The UNC Rex Mammography Van came to the Family Medicine Center to provide patients with free or low cost mammograms. That day, the Family Medicine Center staff wore pink in honor of breast cancer awareness.

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UNC Family Medicine to Create Model Health Care Practice

UNC Family Medicine to Create Model Health Care Practice

"It is our vision to create the nation’s leading family medicine practice," said Dr. Warren P. Newton, Chair of UNC's Department of Family Medicine. "A practice where the patient experience, care and environment will be a model for others to follow. We want the UNC Family Medicine Center to be a place where patients receive the most advanced personal care. A place that is convenient and friendly with all of your services under one roof. A place that is a national model, setting the standard for the future of patient-centered, cost-effective and compassionate care."

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To test or not to test: Blood glucose monitoring for patients with type 2 diabetes

To test or not to test: Blood glucose monitoring for patients with type 2 diabetes

UNC Family Medicine physician, Katrina Donahue, MD MPH, is part of a team of researchers to receive more than $2 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study glucose monitoring in non-insulin treated patients living with type 2 diabetes,

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Should doctors be involved in the concealed-weapons permit process?

Should doctors be involved in the concealed-weapons permit process?

UNC's Dr. Adam Goldstein and colleagues discuss in the New England Journal of Medicine medical, ethical, and legal concerns about physician involvement in concealed weapons permits. They argue that standards, protocols and new policies are needed for physicians to adequately assess a patient’s physical or mental competency in concealed-weapons permitting.

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Dr. Anthony Viera Awarded 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award

Dr. Anthony Viera Awarded 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award

Anthony Viera MD MPH, distinguished associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the School of Medicine, was one of 24 recipients of the 2013 University Teaching Awards. Dr. Viera, and three other faculty members, received the Distinguished Teaching Awards for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction.

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UNC Family Medicine patient, Rosetta Barbee, turns 100!

UNC Family Medicine patient, Rosetta Barbee, turns 100!

A longtime UNC Family Medicine patient, Rosetta Barbee, turned 100 years old! We celebrated with her at the UNC Family Medicine Center. Dr. Sam Weir from UNC Family Medicine cares for her and was there to welcome her to the party.

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Few Effective, Evidence-Based Interventions for Children Exposed to Traumatic Events

Few Effective, Evidence-Based Interventions for Children Exposed to Traumatic Events

UNC Family Medicine physician Dr. Adam Zolotor co-authors a review that finds about two of every three children will experience at least one traumatic event before they turn 18, but only a few psychotherapeutic treatments showed possible benefits for children exposed to trauma.

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