UNMC Family Medicine Connect

Family Medicine welcomes Dr. Jensen

Christopher Jensen, MD, joined the Department of Family Medicine as an Assistant Professor in August. Dr. Jensen graduated from UNMC in 2013 and completed the Family Medicine Residency program in 2016.

He will provide clinical care at Nebraska Medicine Durham Outpatient Center. Dr. Jensen’s professional interests include diabetes, hypertension, infectious disease and sports medicine.

When asked about his philosophy of care, Dr. Jensen says “that if we are willing to take the time to make sure our patients understand what we recommend we can achieve higher levels of care because they’re more willing to do as we ask.”

You can also view Dr. Jensen feature in Nebraska Medicine Now.

Mathews Attends to Triathlon Athletes

Department of Family Medicine Assistant Professor, Monty Mathews, MD, served on the medical team assisting at the 2016 USA Triathlon National Championship in Omaha on August 13 and 14.

Mathews says the team saw around 160 athletes, treated for a variety of ailments including dehydration, rashes, injuries from bicycling, and blisters.

Several UNMC medical students and residents were also on site to assist the athletes.

Nicole Carritt Attends National AHEC Conference

Nebraska Area Health Education Center Deputy Director and Program Manager, Nicole Carritt, MPH, attended the National Area Health Education Agency Organization Conference in Washington, D.C. this past June.

AHEC on the Hill: A Capitol Idea! was held for the national AHEC network consisting of 53 medical schools, 2 nursing schools and over 240 community-based centers.

“As someone new to the Nebraska AHEC program, having the opportunity to learn more about AHEC programs across the country from some of the foremost leaders in the field was invaluable,” Carritt said.

The AHEC network spent from June 26-30 learning best practices and innovative ideas from national leaders in healthcare. There were opportunities to network and become more involved in the important work of advancing the AHEC mission to enhance access to quality health care, particularly primary and preventive care, by improving the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals through strategic partnerships with academic programs, communities, and professional organizations.

“Attending the conference allowed me to meet and network with colleagues from across the country, identify opportunities to get involved and volunteer in some of the national efforts, and to hear from Dr. Luis Padilla, the Associate Administrator for Health Workforce at HRSA, about the vision for AHEC into the future was what I enjoyed most, in addition to spending time with the staff and board members of several of Nebraska’s AHECs,” Carritt said.


Throwback Thursday: 8.4.16

Throwback Thursday goes back to July and an event with the new group of residents. The Department of Family Medicine welcomed a new class of residents in July. The house officers gathered together for food, bowling, and laser tag at Alley V in Omaha on July 22.

The annual bowling outing is a great activity for the new class to get to know their chief residents and each other.