By Sharon Hull, M.D., MPH

On May 15, Duke Family Medicine Center received notice that we had been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) through May 13, 2018. This is the highest level recognition by the NCQA, and it is a designation that our practice has maintained continuously since 2008.

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By Donna M. Tuccero, M.D.

Now that spring has arrived, Duke Family Medicine Residency is preparing for a transition.

Our new residency chief, Josh Lancaster, M.D., and education chief, Vanessa Solomon, DO, are learning their roles from their outgoing mentors and will bring their own talents to share.

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Christina Leung Christina Leung, PA-S

It seems like it was just yesterday when I first began my journey as a PA student, dissecting cadavers with unimaginable tools for the first time, struggling to absorb a wealth of new information every week, and performing my first complete history and physical exam. In fact, it was only last semester when my white coat was officially bestowed upon me. Today, I am still drinking from a firehose as the learning continues, except now, I also have the incredible opportunity to apply the clinical knowledge and skills that I have gained on real patients.

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Mark StraubeName: Mark Straube

Position: Health Systems Engineer

Division in CFM: Chairman’s office

Time in this position: 17 years

Years at Duke: 41

What I do at work: Co-manage CFM IT support team

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The Health is Primary campaign made a stop in Raleigh on April 16. Three Duke Family Medicine residents — Aaron George, DO, Farhad Modarai, DO, and Vanessa Solomon, DO — attended the event with program director Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, M.D., and assistant program director Donna Tuccero, M.D.


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