D. Dean Patton, MD, FAAFP

Medical Director for Vidant Hospice; Clinical Professor, East Carolina University, School of Medicine

Assembly Sessions - Integumentary: Soft Tissue Surgery: Advanced Techniques, CME430, CME431; Integumentary: Soft Tissue Surgery: Basic Techniques, CME432, CME433

Dr. Patton has presented at Assembly for many years. He is Board certified in family medicine and in hospice and palliative medicine. He specializes in end-of-life care, as well as soft tissue surgery and nasolarnygoscopy. He believes one of family medicine’s most critical challenges is "being able to provide comprehensive and compassionate care when there are so many time pressures." He also views the ability of family physicians to competently provide office procedures as crucial to the concept of the patient-centered medical home.