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News about Family Medicine in North Carolina for members of the NC Academy of Family Physicians
10 Episodes
In this edition of NC Family Medicine Today, we speak to Dr. Alexa Mieses-Malchuk, a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina about why all North Carolinians should receive a COVID-19 vaccine, especially historically marginalized populations.  She also discusses her advocacy role in family medicine and how she was recently interviewed for Oprah Magazine.  In addition, Dr. Shannon Dowler, Chief Medical Officer for NC Medicaid, joins us to discuss the state's efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.  She tells family medicine practices how they can begin preparing to vaccinate their patients now, even though supply and distribution points are limited at this time.  However, she talks about how family physicians will be crucial as further vaccine becomes available, and how they can work with their patients now to address vaccine hesitancy.
In this episode of NC Family Medicine Today, Dr. Tom Wroth, President and CEO of Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC), discusses the future of family medicine and primary care in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Medicaid Transformation in North Carolina, the move to value-based healthcare and the results of the recent election.  He discusses how CCNC specifically and primary care practices in general have pivoted to deal with all the changes 2020 has thrown at the practice of medicine.
This month's issue of NCFM Today features an interview with Dr. Shannon Dowler, Chief Medical Officer for North Carolina Medicaid.  Dr. Dowler talks about her leadership journey, how COVID-19 impacted her role at Medicaid, and the key differences between activism and advocacy. She also offers advice on how young physicians can begin their advocacy journey.
This month's edition features an interview with Dr. Mary Hall, a family physician who serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC.  Dr. Hall discusses her leadership journey from her various roles within Atrium to her year as President of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.  She also discusses the family medicine workforce needs of the future and how Atrium is working to address those needs.  
What does family medicine, mentoring, social justice, boxing and advocacy have in common?  Find out the answer and much more in this edition of NCFM Today as we interview Dr. Tamieka Howell, an NCAFP Past President and a current member of the AAFP Commission on Membership and Member Services 
In this episode, we interview the President of the NC Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. David A. Rinehart, a family physician in Belmont, about what it has been like to practice medicine during a pandemic and lead a professional association of his peers.  Dr. Rinehart outlines some of the changes his practice has made during the coronavirus outbreak and also talks about how NCAFP has pivoted to better serve its members during these unprecedented times.
In this episode, Dr. Shauna Guthrie, At-Large Member of the NCAFP Executive Committee and Medical Director for the Granville-Vance Health District, discusses the intersection of public health and primary care, particularly in light of COVID-19, and offers advice to both our state's family physicians and the public at large.  
This episode features updated testing and treatment guidance for NC Family Physicians working with patients who have or are suspected of having COVID-19.  It also discusses telehealth resources from various payers.  
Meet the new president of the NC Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Jessica Triche, who practices at Vidant Chocowinity Family Medicine and lives in Bath, NC.  Dr. Triche discusses three lessons she has learned from her mentors and why mentoring is so important in developing the future healthcare workforce.  Dr. Triche also discusses her own journey into leadership positions in medicine.
Today's episode provides information to North Carolina's family physicians about efforts to combat the coronavirus and special steps that Medicaid and other NC insurers are taking to make it easier for family physicians to care for their patients.  
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