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Primary Care and Addiction: A Case for Social Leadership

University of Virginia. School of Medicine
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Opiate abuse and addiction in the U.S. population have reached epidemic proportions, with one result being that primary care practices increasingly see patients for whom addiction is the presenting, or exacerbating, problem. But are primary care practitioners actively engaged in treating addiction? Unfortunately, no, says Dr. Hughes Melton, a primary care physician and Virginia's Chief Deputy Commissioner of Public Health and Preparedness. They lack the practical training and helpful mindset to approach addiction, but, also, addiction is more than a medical problem, with multiple stakeholders beyond patient and family, doctor, and clinic. In this Medical Center Hour, Dr. Melton and two Generalist Scholars--students preparing for careers in primary care--consider what primary care practitioners need in order to care effectively for this urgent population health problem: practical skills and informed attitudes, to be sure, but also the will and nuanced capabilities to be robust social leaders in the community. A John F. Anderson Memorial Lecture Co-presented with the Generalist Scholars Program and the Department of Public Health Sciences in observance of Primary Care Week at UVA
University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Childress, Marcia Day
Melton, S. Hughes
Hashmi, Ahmar
Lanka, Vaishnavi
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Medical Center Hour
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