Author Archive | Greg Griggs


The AMA Awards UNC School of Medicine $1.8 million to Support FIRST Program

The American Medical Association (AMA) announced last week that it will award the UNC School of Medicine $1.8M to support a significant expansion of the Fully Integrated Readiness for Service (FIRST) Program to new geographic areas of North Carolina and to additional high needs specialties including Family Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry. The FIRST […]

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Bringing CME to You – Winston-Salem Event a Sellout!!!

NCAFP’s first evening CME event proved wildly successful with a sellout event at the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem last night. Dr. Paul Martin discussed: “2019 Street Drugs: Do’s, Don’ts and Dupes.” The presentation discussed both prescription drug abuse and the numerous numbers of street drugs that family physicians should watch for with their patients. […]

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Family Medicine Well-Represented at State Opioid Summit

Family Medicine and the NCAFP were well-represented earlier this week at the NC Opioid Summit in Raleigh by both staff and physician leaders. Leading speakers from around the state and country discussed ways to reduce the opioid epidemic across North Carolina, including Bertha Madras, PhD, professor of psychobiology at Harvard Medical School and former Deputy […]

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Several Medicaid Managed Care Meet-and-Greets are Planned Through End of June

DHHS has several regional sessions scheduled through the end of June 2019 that will offer providers an opportunity to meet with representatives of Medicaid managed care health plans. The sessions provide the chance to ask Medicaid subject matter experts specific questions about provider network participation, the Medicaid managed care transition, and more. For a complete […]

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Nominees for NCAFP Leadership Positions Sought

The NC Academy of Family Physicians is currently seeking nominations for one NCAFP Board position and two NCAFP Foundation Board of Trustees positions. There are fewer leadership positions open this year due to our recent bylaws change reducing the size of our Board. In addition, due to recent committee restructuring, no new committee positions are […]

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Senate Budget Proposal Released

As part of the state’s biennial budget process, the North Carolina Senate recently released their version of the budget. Several provisions mirror the NC House’s proposal, including $300,000 of new funding for tobacco use prevention efforts. The Senate budget also contains a key provision codifying the Department of Health and Human Service’s plan to substantially […]

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Resources Abound for Co-Managing Patients with Sickle Cell Disease

There’s a new mobile app and other resources available to support the co-management of patients with sickle cell disease between family physicians and sickle cell experts. Known as the Sickle Cell Disease Toolbox, the resource is a mobile app that contains both health maintenance guidance for adults and children with sickle cell disease, as well […]

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