NC Doctors’ Day: Thank Your Local MD

March 23, 2015

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:

NameSpecialtyCityPractice Name
Edgardo DiezPhysical Medicine and RehabAshevilleCarePartners Health Services
James Rene HerlongPediatric CardiologyCharlotteSanger Heart and Vascular Institute
Maureen MurphyFamily MedicineConcordCabarrus Family Medicine
Alan CarlsonOpthalmologyDurhamDuke Eye Center
Ogie AsemotaPediatricsFayettevilleCalvary Pediatrics
Joseph MuradOBGYNGreenvilleJoseph L. Murad, MD
Gloria GrahamDermatologyMorehead CityDown East Medical Associates
Mark HeffingtonFamily MedicineNew BernMerci Clinic
Ben FischerInternal MedicineRaleighRaleigh Medical Group
Lisa DavidPlastic SurgeryWinston SalemWake 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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