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NC DHHS Begins New Round of Medicaid Hearings

The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has begun a new round of public input sessions on the State’s Medicaid Managed Care Reform Plan. Four sessions are planned for across the state over the next week, with the first one held this past Monday in Greensboro. The NCAFP had several key leaders share […]

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Dr. Jim Jones Honored by Wake Forest University

NCAFP Past President Dr. Jim Jones (’74), was honored recently as a Wake Forest Distinguished Alumni. As a 1955 graduate of the University and a 1959 graduate of Wake Forest’s medical school, Dr. Jones was recognized for his many lifetime career achievements, including his impact on family medicine, primary care and rural healthcare delivery across […]

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Dr. Jessica Triche Honored with Community Physician Award by Brody SOM

Dr. Jessica Triche, NCAFP’s New Physicians Constituency Director, will be honored by ECU Brody’s Class of 2017 with its Community Physician Award. The award will recognize Dr. Triche’s excellence in teaching and for being the Class’ most effective non-staff community physician to educate medical students. Dr. Triche will receive her award on Thursday, May 4th, […]

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Newborn Screening Pilot for SCID Begins Statewide on April 24th

The NC State Laboratory of Public Health (NCSLPH) will be conducting a pilot study to screen for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). SCID represents a group of disorders characterized by profound impairment of T-cell development and function. In 2015, NC signed legislation into law allowing the NCSLPH to implement screening for SCID. The pilot study will […]

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AMA Opioid Task Force Issues Safe Storage and Disposal Resource

The AMA Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse, of which the AAFP is a member and represented by NCAFP Past President Dr. Robert Rich, Jr. (’09), of Bladenboro, NC, has released a new resource family physicians can use to promote the safe storage and disposal of opioids. The AAFP is committed to providing family physicians […]

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2017 Mid-Summer Family Medicine Digest = Sunshine, Sand & CME

Registration for the NCAFP’s annual Mid-Summer Family Medicine Digest in Myrtle Beach is OPEN! Mark your calendars, register soon, and make your plans now to join us this July 2 – July 6, at the Kingston Plantation and Embassy Suites. The Early Bird Registration deadline for Members is May 1st. This year’s conference includes a […]