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UNC Geriatrics Clinic

UNC Geriatrics Fellows in Clinic 2020Fellows spend two half-days per week at UNC Geriatrics primary care clinic located currently at Carolina Pointe II, and moving in early 2021 to a new location at UNC’s Eastowne complex.

Eastowne Rendering (Credit: Development, Construction, Insight, LLC)

The interprofessional team at the current clinic location include pharmacy, social work, nurse practitioners, neurology, and geriatric psychiatry. Lab and radiology services are conveniently located next door, and patients can also use the infusion center next door to receive convenient treatments for osteoporosis. Drs. Margaret Drickamer and Gregg Warshaw precept in clinic.

Carol Woods

Two fellows spend a half day weekly at Carol Woods, a local not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community founded by local residents wanting to retire in Chapel Hill. Fellows see patients primarily in the skilled nursing and assisted living areas, including short stay rehabilitation and long-term care patients. Fellows are precepted primarily by Drs. Margaret Helton and Marvin McBride.

The Cedars at Meadowmont in Chapel Hill

One fellow spends a half day weekly at another Continuing Care Retirement Community, The Cedars, located in the Meadowmont area of Chapel Hill. Fellows primarily see patients in the Dubose Health Center, for subacute care, rehabilitation, and long-term care. Fellows are precepted primarily by Dr. Marvin McBride.

UNC Hospitals / UNC Medical Center, Chapel Hill

UNC Hospitals Chapel HillFellows spend time on the Palliative Care Consult Service at UNC Chapel Hill, as well as rotating through a variety of clinics located at the main campus. Geriatrics Division Meeting and Friday Didactics also occur at UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus

UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus

Fellows rotate on Med A, the inpatient Geriatrics Service at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus. Hillsborough Campus is a 68-bed facility that opened in 2015 and combines the culture of a community hospital with the innovation and resources of UNC Medical Center. The campus has all private rooms, easy parking for patients, free wifi for families, and a walking path for families and staff.

UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus is the first hospital in North Carolina to receive ACEP Geriatrics Emergency Department accreditation at the “silver” level and is the pilot site for the Center for Aging and Health’s award-winning dementia-friendly training program.

PACE at Pittsboro | PACE at Burlington

Piedmont Health SeniorCare operates two PACE locations: one in Burlington, and one in Pittsboro. Fellows spend one four-week block at these sites, working with a variety of providers, including UNC Geriatrics Faculty Members Drs. Amy Denham and Philip Sloane.

Parkview Health and Rehabilitation Center

Fellows spend a total of two months throughout the year at a long-term care facility, Parkview Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Chapel Hill. UNC Division of Geriatric Medicine provides the medical directorship for this local skilled nursing facility, which has long-term care patients as well as sub-acute rehabilitation patients.

UNC Hospice

UNC Hospice Home staff with Dr. Dricakamer
UNC Hospice Home staff, featuring Dr. Dricakamer, center, and Gwen, far left, known for the best hugs

UNC Hospice has been serving patients and families in Orange, Chatham, Lee, and Durham Counties with home care services since 1999. Dr. Margaret Drickamer is medical director at the SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home, a beautiful, modern building on a lovely natural setting about 10 miles south of Chapel Hill. Fellows have the opportunity to spend time with UNC Hospice during their outpatient and elective months.