Primary Clinical Sites
The Geriatrics Specialty Clinic
Fellows spend two half-days per week at the Geriatrics Specialty Clinic located at Carolina Pointe II. The interprofessional team at the clinic includes 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 fellows in clinic.
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 of Chapel Hill
One fellow spends a half day weekly at 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 Chapel Hill
Fellows 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
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 will spend time weekly at a long-term care facility, Parkview Health and Rehabilitation Center. The skilled nursing facility has long-term care patients as well as sub-acute rehabilitation patients.
Founded as Hospice of Wake County in 1979, Transitions Lifecare provides inpatient and outpatient hospice and palliative care services to Wake County and surrounding counties. They additionally see inpatient consults at WakeMed Hospitals, the leading provider of healthcare services in Wake County. Providers at Transitions include Drs. Laura Patel and Christine Khandelwal, both graduates of the UNC Geriatrics Fellowship. Fellows can spend time at Transitions during their outpatient and elective months.
UNC Hospice has been serving patients and families in Orange, Chatham, Lee, and Durham Counties with home care services since 1999. In spring 2017, a new inpatient hospice home opened in Pittsboro. Dr. Margaret Drickamer serves as the medical director. Fellows have the opportunity to spend time with UNC Hospice during their outpatient and elective months.