York, PA – December 1, 2020: Oluwatomi Uwazota, MD, primary care physician at Family First Health, recently joined our Caring Together team that provides comprehensive medical services to patients living with HIV. She has also recently completed her MS in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Uwazota joined Family First Health in 2019. In her relatively short time at Family First Health, she has found that the knowledge gained from her patients she has learned that their overall health is truly a function of where they live, work, learn, and play, as well as their social network and other support structures. She frequently engages both clinical and non-clinical team members who can help address barriers that our patients face. During patient visits, she actively finds ways to engage family members and the patients together because of her strong belief that patients’ families play an invaluable role in helping the patient succeed. Using the tools afforded her by her public health training allows her to troubleshoot challenges she encounters as a medical provider as well as issues that she faces within her team, looking for ways to continue to serve our patients better.
On her recent inclusion on the Caring Together team, Dr. Uwazota remarked: “This is very exciting for me because I get to work within an incredible team of people who are already applying the ecological construct to influence behavior and achieve better health for our patients.”
Through Family First Health’s Caring Together program, we offer a seamless system of coordinated, high-quality care for people who are HIV positive, so they can access the services they need. Family First Health also offers free, confidential HIV testing and counseling for individuals age 13 and older at our George Street Center. Interested individuals can call 717-846-6776 for more information.
About Family First Health
Founded in 1970, York Health Corporation, now Family First Health, is a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center dedicated to providing accessible, high-quality health care at seven convenient locations in Adams, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York counties. Family First Health strives to improve the health of all members of the communities we serve through primary medical and dental care and a wide range of community health programs. Our uniquely qualified team of health care professionals creates an environment that is patient-centered, helping patients to live happier, healthier lives.
For more information, visit www.FamilyFirstHealth.org. Se habla Español.