UNMC Family Medicine Connect

Mathews Presents in St. Paul

Family Medicine Assistant Professor, Dr. Monty Mathews, traveled to St. Paul, Nebraska on November 9 where he presented at the St. Paul Library.

His presentation discussed the “Physical Side of Stress: How Mental Health Affects Your Physical Health”.

The topic focused on defining stress, reviewing the effects of stress on our body and mind, and discussed strategies to deal with stress.

Stress Curve

Mental Matinee

Family Medicine faculty and staff gather on the first Thursday of every other month when Associate Professor and Director of Behavioral Health, Jessica Koran-Scholl, Ph.D, hosts Mental Matinee, an lunch hour discussion that uses television and film to explore the presentation of behavioral health topics, disorders and their sequela.

At the latest Mental Matinee, Dr. Koran discussed Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders using video clips from T.V. and movies like Family Guy, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and The Good Son.

Objectives for the November 5 presentation included:

  1. To categorize the Disruptive, Impulsive Control and Conduct Disorders
  2. Review diagnostic criteria for these disorders
  3. Review differential diagnoses
  4. To list predisposing factors and patient characteristic common to each of the disorders
  5. To review treatment strategies and prognosis for the Disruptive, Impulse Control and Conduct Disorders

Be sure to attend the next Mental Matinee on Thursday, January 7 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in the Family Medicine conference room.

October Resident of the Month

Family Medicine resident, Amy Feck, M.D., was selected as Resident of the Month for October 2015.

Dr. Feck, a House Officer II and graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, was voted Resident of the Month after she switched her rotation schedule to cover three weeks of night shifts for a colleague who had a family emergency.

Congratulations, Dr. Amy Feck!