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:
|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
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
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