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Family Medicine to Play Lead Role in Bringing Maternity Care Back to Chatham Hospital

The 2018 Chatham County Community Assessment stated that there were no child birthing centers currently in the county, and that the county ranked in the bottom quarter of North Carolina’s 100 counties for average distance between home and a hospital offering childbirth services. That’s all about to change thanks to the use of family physicians […]

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State Healthcare Issues are Focus of Spectrum News’ InFocus Hometown Debate Series

Spectrum News’ Loretta Boniti is serving as the moderator of a multi-part series on state health care issues. The segments are airing on Spectrum News and are being sponsored by the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership (IOPL), a non-partisan organization that educates future political and community leaders. The four-segment series has discussed topics such […]

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NY Times Article Discusses North Carolina’s Move to Value-Based Care

Ardmore Family Practice in Winston Salem provided the backdrop for recent coverage in the New York Times about North Carolina’s move towards value-based care. Times reporter Steve Lohr visited the state in early summer to gather background and interview several people quoted in the article. Ardmore Family Practice physicians Drs. Robert Rosen and Amy Sapp […]

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Carolyn Dunn Named an NCSU Williams Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

The NCSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has announced its 2019 class of recipients of the Williams Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professorships, and Carolyn Dunn, PhD, Chair of the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences and long-time advocate for nutrition, prevention and Family Medicine, has been selected for this high honor. These professorships are intended […]

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Proposed State Budget Offers Mixed Bag

Leaders of the NC General Assembly in Raleigh released the conference committee report for the budget rectifying differences between the House and Senate yesterday. The latest proposal contains several positives but also a number of anticipated hurdles. While its overall impact on healthcare is still being determined, the proposal did clarify one thing: Medicaid expansion […]

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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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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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NC Delegation to Barnstorm Capitol Hill to Advocate for Family Medicine

A delegation of nine from the NCAFP will be joining hundreds of others from across the nation as part of AAFP’s annual Family Medicine Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. The event will begin this coming Monday (5/20), with NCAFP representatives hearing presentations on several national Family Medicine issues, including the general importance of primary care/family […]

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