NCAFP Past President Dr. Tom Koinis Featured in AARP Article on Pneumonia Prevention

The AARP is communicating a simple lesson for older people: Don’t put-off getting your shots. And that’s especially true when it comes to getting immunized against pneumonia. NCAFP Past President Dr. Tom Koinis (‘97), of Duke Primary Care in Oxford, shared his thoughts on the importance of pneumonia vaccination for seniors. According to the article, […]


ACIP Updates Recommendations on Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines

On October 20, 2017, Zoster Vaccine Recombinant, a 2-dose, subunit vaccine containing recombinant glycoprotein E in combination with a novel adjuvant (AS01B) produced by GSK, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of herpes zoster in adults aged ≥50 years. The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended the recombinant […]


NC Health Information Exchange Continues Growth, Announces 2018 Initiatives

2017 represented another strong year for NC HealthConnex, North Carolina’s Health Information Exchange Authority (HIE). The HIE now has more than 1,200 facilities connected (with over 400 currently in the onboarding process) and consists of approximately 4.25 million unique patient records. In its recent beginning-of-the-year update, the HIE also reported that all participants are now […]


AMA Journal of Ethics Publishes Results of NC Physicians Survey on Firearms

AMA’s Journal of Ethics has published the results of a study on Continuing Medical Education and Firearm Violence Counseling. Firearm violence is a significant and increasing cause of mortality and although physicians view firearm counseling as their professional obligation, few engage in the practice. The study examines medical education and firearm counseling among physicians in […]


NC CSRS Now Connected to National Data Sharing Network, PMP InterConnect

Physicians and practices are now able to obtain multi-state information about their patients’ controlled substances prescriptions. The North Carolina Controlled Substances Reporting System (CSRS) has joined the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy’s data sharing network, PMP InterConnect. This 42-state prescription monitoring network processes prescription data for millions of patient encounters each year. To access […]


2018 Spring Symposium Offers Convenient Saturday CME

Make your plans now to attend the 2018 Spring Symposium – A Saturday CME Event scheduled for Saturday, April 14th in Charlotte! Join us at the Charlotte Marriott SouthPark for a convenient one-day CME opportunity with Program Chair, Nichole Johnson, MD. Held in collaboration with our Mecklenburg Chapter and with 8 AAFP Prescribed Credits up […]


Dr. Kevin Talton Named 2017 NC Family Physician of the Year

Mount Olive’s Dr. R. Kevin Talton has been named the 2017 NC Family Physician of the Year. Dr. Talton epitomizes how a family physician works within their entire community and beyond. From literally growing up in a house across the street from where his practice now stands, Dr. Talton knew early that he wanted to […]