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NC Doctors’ Day: Thank Your Local MD

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National Doctors Day is an annual event celebrating physician held every March 30th. The North Carolina Medical Society instituted an online program that welcomed patients’ participation to honor physicians statewide. I spoke with Pam Highsmith, Director of Development at the NCMS about the awards, the nominees and how North Carolinians can vote in the program.

The award had three criteria:

  • Passionate about keeping patients happy and healthy.
  • Experts in using life-changing treatments to give patients the best care.
  • And making a positive impact in the community

North Carolina Doctor’s Day Nominees (announced March 16, 2015) are:

Name Specialty City Practice Name
Edgardo Diez Physical Medicine and Rehab Asheville CarePartners Health Services
James Rene Herlong Pediatric Cardiology Charlotte Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute
Maureen Murphy Family Medicine Concord Cabarrus Family Medicine
Alan Carlson Opthalmology Durham Duke Eye Center
Ogie Asemota Pediatrics Fayetteville Calvary Pediatrics
Joseph Murad OBGYN Greenville Joseph L. Murad, MD
Gloria Graham Dermatology Morehead City Down East Medical Associates
Mark Heffington Family Medicine New Bern Merci Clinic
Ben Fischer Internal Medicine Raleigh Raleigh Medical Group
Lisa David Plastic Surgery Winston Salem Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

To vote, please visit: North Carolina Doctor’s Day

Thank your own doctor via Twitter using the hashtag #thxdocnc

NC Doctor’s Day Sponsors

NC Doctor's DayBlue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Calvary Pediatrics
Durham-Orange County Medical Society
Mecklenburg County Medical Society
New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, Inc.
North Carolina Medical Group Management Association
North Carolina Society of Gastroenterology 
Pitt County Medical Society
Poyner Spruill, LLP
Raleigh Medical Group, PA
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Western Carolina Medical Society 

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