Family Medicine

The latest news from the Department of Family Medicine at UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

YOUR HEALTH: Women, Trauma & Addiction with Stephanie Covington

This weekend Adam & Cristy will be joined by Dr. Stephanie Covington, nationally recognized clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer, to talk about "Women, Trauma & Addiction."

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YOUR HEALTH: Doctor, Your Patient Will See You Now

On this weekend's show, Adam and Cristy will be joined by author and physician-patient-advocate, Dr. Steven Kussin, to talk about his book, "Doctor, Your Patient Will See You Now: Gaining the Upper Hand in Your Medical Care."

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YOUR HEALTH: Wisdom in Stories & Medicine with Dr. Rita Charon

Adam & Cristy will be joined by Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University, Dr. Rita Charon, to talk about Wisdom in Stories & Medicine this weekend on YOUR HEALTH.

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YOUR HEALTH: Re-Airing of the Supreme Court & Your Health

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH, we're re-airing one of our most popular shows about the Supreme Court & Your Health, with special guest, Executive Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Gregory Curfman.

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YOUR HEALTH: Magnetic Stimulation for Depression with Dr. Susan Killenberg

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH, we’ll be joined by Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UNC, Dr. Susan Killenberg to discuss Magnetic Stimulation for Depression.

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Newton named American Council on Education Fellow

Newton named American Council on Education Fellow

Dr. Newton’s fellowship will focus on understanding the relationship between integrated health systems and universities, as well as identifying best practices among integrating health systems.

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UNC researchers: Benefits of varenicline (Chantix) may balance certain risks

UNC researchers: Benefits of varenicline (Chantix) may balance certain risks

Drs. Christine E. Kistler and Adam Goldstein discuss how clinicians can better have conversations about the balance between short-term risk of adverse cardiovascular events associated with taking Chantix compared to the long-term reduction in the risk of death that results from smoking cessation.

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Tim Smith, MPA, selected for Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership Fellowship

Tim Smith, MPA, is a program associate with UNC Family Medicine. He works with Carolina Health Net, a program which aims to create a high-quality cost effective system of care for the uninsured by providing access to a medical home, care coordination, medications, diagnostic, and specialty services. Carolina Health Net partners with UNC Health Care and Piedmont Health Services.

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UNC Family Medicine releases 2011 Annual Report

Ranked number two in the country, UNC Family Medicine has earned a national leadership role in primary care research, education and patient care innovation. The 2011 Annual Report provides the details behind the department's tremendous success.

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UNC Family Medicine Achieves Highest Quality Rating

UNC Family Medicine Achieves Highest Quality Rating

The UNC Family Medicine Center has received a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home designation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Level 3 is the highest quality rating possible.

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YOUR HEALTH: Cancer Care & Families with Loretta Muss

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH, Adam and Cristy will be joined by Coordinator of the N.C. Cancer Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Board, Loretta Muss about Cancer Care & Families.

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UNC Family Medicine Sponsors 8th Annual Huntley Lecture

UNC Family Medicine Sponsors 8th Annual Huntley Lecture

The 8th Annual Huntley lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 7. The luncheon will feature a presentation by Thomas S. Inui, MD, ScM, MACP.

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YOUR HEALTH: "Confessions of a Surgeon" with Paul Ruggieri

General Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Paul Ruggieri joins YOUR HEALTH radio this weekend to talk about his book, "Confessions of a Surgeon."

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UNC Family Medicine Offers free Spring Parenting Series

Do you ever wonder how to stop your toddler's tantrums? Have you ever been concerned about your child's development? UNC Family Medicine is offering a free parenting series.

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UNC Family Medicine Launches New and Improved Website

In an effort to bring you the most up-to-date information in an easy-to-read, accessible format, we have redesigned our website and upgraded the technology to help you quickly find what you need.

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YOUR HEALTH: Alzheimer's and Families

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH, Adam and Cristy will be joined by Lisa Gwyther, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University and Director of the Duke Aging Center Family Support Program, about Alzheimer's and Families.

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Motivational Interviewing: What, When, How & Why with Elizabeth Ross

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH, Adam will be talking with Physical Therapist and Assistant Consulting Professor at Duke University, Dr. Elizabeth Ross, about Motivational Interviewing: What, When, How & Why.

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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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