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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 Welcomes Dr. Robert Phillips as 11th Huntley Lecturer

UNC Family Medicine Welcomes Dr. Robert Phillips as 11th Huntley Lecturer

Dr. Robert Phillips, Jr, MD, MSPH, will speak at the 11th Annual Huntley Lecture on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Dr. Phillips will discuss the social mission of academic health centers and pose some interesting questions about the transition to business and education models that meet the Triple Aim for healthcare. The lecture will be held at 11:00am at the Kenan Center in the Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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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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UNC Family Medicine Center Offers Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic

UNC Family Medicine Center Offers Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic

Beginning August 23, 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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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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Medical Student Honored for Obesity Prevention Work

Medical Student Honored for Obesity Prevention Work

Milele Bynum is a third year medical student at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. But she is not just a future physician. She is a mother. She is a woman who has struggled with her weight. And she is an activist. Using her life experience and her new knowledge from medical school, Bynum designed a project that sought to take a collaborative approach to effectively address the growing epidemic of obesity within the African American community. Her work earned her the Community Outreach Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians. She will be honored at the 2014 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City, Missouri.

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YOUR HEALTH® Radio Now Syndicated in Wilmington

YOUR HEALTH® Radio Now Syndicated in Wilmington

We are proud to announce that we are expanding our listening audience! Residents in Wilmington, NC will now be able to listen to YOUR HEALTH® radio. Port City Radio 103.7 FM will air YOUR HEALTH® with Dr. Adam Goldstein and Dr. Cristy Page every week on Saturdays at 3pm. We look forward to talking with you!

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Unique partnership brings doctors to state's underserved areas

Unique partnership brings doctors to state's underserved areas

UNC Family Medicine recognized the need for more primary care physicians in the underserved areas of North Carolina. They took action to help address the shortage by creating North Carolina’s first teaching health center, a partnership between community health centers (CHCs) and academic centers that train primary care physicians to provide care to vulnerable communities.

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UNC Family Medicine Sponsors Spring Health Care Symposium

UNC Family Medicine Sponsors Spring Health Care Symposium

The Faculty Development Fellowship class of 2014 sponsored a Health Care Symposium on Thursday, June 6 with an exciting look at new and innovative models of care! Two teams of fellows from around the country worked together over the last year to investigate two topics that directly impact the quality and cost of health care as well as patient satisfaction.

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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’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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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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