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MedBoard Matters Podcast

Medical regulation is an important but complicated topic. Join MedBoard Matters host Jean Fisher Brinkley to explore the North Carolina Medical Board’s mission and responsibilities and learn how NCMB protects the public. New episodes are published monthly.

On this episode of MedBoard Matters we are partnering once again with NC DHHS to raise licensee awareness of a worrying resurgence of an illness considered all but eradicated: syphilis. Host, Jean Fisher Brinkley talks with Dr. Victoria Mobley, Medical Director of the HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease section of the state Division of Public Health on ways clinicians can aid in the efforts to combat congenital syphilis.

Posted February 20, 2024 | 
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In this episode of MedBoard Matters, we are talking all about medical corporations and NCMB’s role in helping to register them in accordance with state law. Host, Jean Fisher Brinkley talks with the Board's Corporations Coordinator Malinda Sink about the key things our licensees should do when "hanging out their shingle".

Posted December 1, 2023 | 
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Problems and misunderstandings with physician supervision of PAs, NPs and other APPs are perennial issues in North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) enforcement cases. In this episode of MedBoard Matters, Host, Jean Fisher Brinkley talks with John Goldfield, PA-C, who is an Assistant Medical Director with the NCMB about his experiences building successful relationships with supervising physicians.

Posted November 3, 2023 | 
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In this episode of MedBoard Matters, Host, Jean Fisher Brinkley talks with Clare Studwell, Founder & CEO of Flow Strategy about the survey results from our 2023 Licensee Survey. The Board asked providers to weigh in on topics ranging from their employment challenges to changes in opioid prescribing to implementation of telemedicine in their practices. Listen in and see what we learned.

Posted September 28, 2023 | 
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In this episode of MedBoard Matters, Host, Jean Fisher Brinkley talks with Dr. Robyn Jordan, Medical Director of the UNC Addiction Medicine Fellowship about a new eight hour continuing medical education (CME) series that focuses on the treatment of opioid use disorder. This series satisfies the new one-time DEA training requirement that is part of the Medication and Treatment Access or MATE Act.

Posted August 15, 2023 | 
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In this episode of MedBoard Matters, Host, Jean Fisher Brinkley and the Board's Director of Legal Department Operations, Carren Mackiewicz, discuss the Board’s revamped compliance & monitoring program and cover what the Board is doing to ensure that licensees who are ordered by the Board to do something - either in the interim or permanently - are in compliance.

Posted July 11, 2023 | 
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In this episode of MedBoard Matters, allow us to get a little nostalgic as we say goodbye to Mr. R. David Henderson, retiring CEO of the North Carolina Medical Board as he talks about his time at the Board and the many, many changes that have taken place at the organization over the last 26 years.

Posted May 30, 2023 | 
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In this episode of MedBoard Matters we are taking a look at the current landscape for MAT prescribing. Host, Jean Fisher Brinkley talks with Dr. Blake Fagan, Department Chair of Family Medicine for MAHEC, the Mountain Area Health Education Center about current trends in MAT and dives into a training mandate on the horizon that impacts anyone with an active DEA registration.

Posted May 4, 2023 | 
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