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Are you planning to get a flu shot this Fall?
You may qualify to participate in our flu study. If you are interested, click here for more information

Early morning lab appointments:
We are expanding our lab hours to start at 7:30am on Wednesday morning only. Appointments must be scheduled ahead of time. Every other day, lab appointments will continue to start at 8:15 am. Click here to make an appointment.

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Back to School Tips: 

UNC Family Medicine - Caring for the course of your life - For fast, reliable service, visit the Family Medicine Center website:  www.uncfamilymedicine.org Whether you are a student or not, the fall can often signal a new start. It's a great time to reset, refocus and re-establish new, healthy habits for you and your family. Here are some healthy tips:

1. Remember breakfast. Research suggests that those who eat breakfast consume more nutrients and have lower BMIs than those who don't.

2. Get to bed early. Over time, sleep loss can contribute to health problems such as weight gain, high blood pressure, and a decrease in the immune system's power.

3. Turn off the television. Research also suggests that watching excessive television increases the risk for diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and attention problems and weight gain in children.

4. Get regular exercise. Building fitness into a daily routine will help keep you and your family healthy and energized.

Establishing new routines in September will help you and your family have a successful school year. If you need help initiating some of these recommendations, see your provider.

Saturday Sports Injury Clinic:


This fall on Saturday mornings from 8:00am to 10:00am, the Family Medicine Center will offer a walk-in injury clinic for local high school and college athletes as well as weekend warriors. All services are provided by Board-Certified Sports Medicine Specialists and include everything from xray and ultrasound to casting and concussion care. Just come in on Saturday morning or feel free to make an appointment ahead of time.



Health Care Reform and You:


What does Health Reform mean to you and your family?

There are significant changes coming this fall. We will try to give you as much information as possible to help you get the coverage you need. At the center of health care reform is the new Health Insurance Marketplace -- a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. With one application, you will be able to see all your options and enroll. Click here for more information. In addition, you are invited to attend an event at the Orange County Main Library in Hillsborough on September 7th from 2:00-3:15 hosted by Enroll America. Enroll America is a non-profit group that is sponsoring neighborhood meetings across the state to help people understand the changes.

Renovation Update:

We have been working hard with architects to put together some preliminary conceptual plans for the new Family Medicine Center. We are planning a series of open houses later this fall to get your feedback. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please email Donna Parker. The first phase is an expansion of the parking area.

Provider Spotlight:

The UNC Family Medicine Center is a patient-centered medical home. Our facility attracts the best and brightest family medicine residents in the nation. We invite you to get to know us. In each issue of our newsletter, we will spotlight one of our resident providers.

Dr. Matt Breeden was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He nearly majored in film and sociology but ended up studying biology. At Rhodes College in Memphis,TN. Matt participated in club fencing. He went on to medical school at the University of Tennessee. Matt is a second year resident and loves Chapel Hill! He spends a lot of time with his patients and really likes to empower them to make their own healthcare decisions, rather than making the choices for them. He has also been exploring ways that technology can help to improve healthcare delivery and practice. In his spare time, he enjoys homebrewing (beer!), cooking, and baking bread. Matt is hoping to get into vegetable gardening one day. He is married with a 4-year old son, Liam.




590 Manning Drive

Chapel Hill, NC  27599
(919) 966-0210


Donna Parker | 590 Manning Dr | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7595


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