Chatuge Family Practice, Hayesville
Chatuge Family Practice is an independent, non-profit community-owned practice that has been designed a Rural Health Center by the State of North Carolina. Hayesville is a rural place but Chatuge Family Practice is incredibly connected to the larger healthcare community. Not only does it host medical students but it is a member of PPRNet, a AHRQ-sponsored research collaborative to improve health care in our member practices. In that group, Chatuge has been recognized as a Top Performer, meaning that it achieves in the top 25% of participating practices across the country
Chatuge Family Practice believes strongly in their tradition of high-quality primary care in a rural area. The Fellow placed here will play an integral part in clinic operations and community outreach through activities like medical assistant work (e.g. taking vitals, obtaining a brief history) and health coaching around common issues facing this community – like diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.