Q&A with Fabrice Julien, professor of health communicat­ion at UNC Asheville

Public health is the science of improving health and safety within communities. Fabrice Julien, assistant professor of health and wellness at UNC Asheville, knows that it’s also an art. Julien teaches health communication and the theory of health promotion at UNCA. He thinks a lot about how to break through medical distrust and skepticism, as […]

Is there a doctor in the house? Economics driving local physicians into large group practices

When Dr. Robert Fields and Dr. Andy Runkle opened Vista Family Health in 2003, Mission Medical Associates wasn’t even a blip on the radar. For Fields, Vista represented the culmination of a long-held dream. Growing up in a Puerto Rican family in the U.S., Fields longed to open a practice that could serve both Latinos […]