Amy Lynn Ford, MHS, MA

UNC Health Provider
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Specialties
Family Medicine, Primary Care, Psychiatry and Psychology
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Hospitals Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program
1101 Weaver Dairy Road
Suite 102
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(984) 974-6447

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Psychiatry and Psychology

Subspecialties

  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Advanced Practice Provider
Gender: Female

About Amy Lynn Ford, MHS, MA

I chose to become an advanced practice provider because I like learning about people, their behavior and their motivations. I also like the challenge of medicine in its complexity and also changing nature. Being a physician assistant nicely combines these two interests. My approach to patient care is to try to take the time to listen to the patient and their concerns, and I like to partner with my patients in shared decision making for cultiva...
I chose to become an advanced practice provider because I like learning about people, their behavior and their motivations. I also like the challenge of medicine in its complexity and also changing nature. Being a physician assistant nicely combines these two interests. My approach to patient care is to try to take the time to listen to the patient and their concerns, and I like to partner with my patients in shared decision making for cultivating treatment plans. My areas of clinical interest include mental health and substance abuse, weight-loss management, women’s health, and preventive care. Outside of work, I like to hike, read, travel and take care of all of my pets.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Hospitals
  • UNC Physicians Network

Languages

  • English

Master of Arts

  • Marist College, 1993 - 1996
  • Area: Psychology-Counseling and Community Psychology

Physician Assistant

  • Duke University, 2008 - 2010
Behavioral health, substance abuse, obesity medicine, women's health, preventive care

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
* Coverage for certain behavioral health, Medicare and commercial plans as well as TriCare varies across UNC Health entities. Please call prior to your visit to determine coverage.
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