Cedric Fernando MD

Practicing physician in the East Tennessee

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Practicing physician in the East Tennessee Tri-City region for 36 years. Completed graduate medical education at East Tennessee State University Quillen college of medicine, Department of Family Medicine in1987. Awarded outstanding first-year resident award in1985. Appointed chief resident in 1986 and recipient of Chairman's leadership award on completion of residency in 1987.

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January 1, 2023

What is Addiction Medicine?

Addiction Medicine is a form of health care that is used to treat patients who are addicted to substances. This type of medicine has various treatments, including medications and alternative treatments. There are also painful side effects that can occur. For this reason, many people are unwilling to get involved with it. Treatment options Addiction […]

Medicine Training
December 6, 2022

Assessment of Addiction Medicine Training in Family Care

Despite the critical need for addiction medicine training in family care, several challenges exist, including a Lack of faculty expertise; a lack of clinical programs focusing on the prevention and treatment of unhealthy substance use; and inadequate training in family-oriented care. This article discusses these challenges and provides suggestions for the implementation of a robust […]

November 18, 2022

The primary care physician’s role in substance abuse

Amongst the various aspects of a primary care physician’s role is the primary care physician’s role in treating substance abuse. Currently, there is a lack of national standard quality metrics for these services, and there is a need for a more comprehensive approach to the assessment and treatment of substance abuse. Motivational interviewing Whether you […]

October 20, 2022

Family Medicine Research on Health Equity

Family physicians should be trained in the social determinants of health equity. This includes understanding the impact of health on different populations and the factors that affect these disparities. The American Academy of Family Physicians made the Family Medicine for America’s Health resource guide, which is one of many educational materials on this topic available […]

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