Ten finalists for the NC Doctor of the Year Award, were announced on Monday, March 16. Now is the time to cast your vote for the one doctor who you think should receive the NC Doctor of the Year Award from among this distinguished group of physicians who represent a variety of specialties and come from across the state. Read about each finalist and learn about NC Doctors Day at and cast your online vote. Encourage your friends and colleagues to do the same. The person with the most votes will be announced on Doctors Day, March 30. The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) is the lead sponsor of NC Doctors Day and will donate $5,000 to the winner to be used toward furthering their professional mission.
The following finalists were selected from a field of over 120 nominations submitted by patients and colleagues in February.
Dr. Ogie Asemota, Pediatrics, Fayetteville
Dr. Alan Carlson, Opthalmalogy, Durham
Dr. Lisa David, Plastic Surgery, Winston-Salem
Dr. Edgardo Diez, Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Asheville
Dr. Ben Fischer, Internal Medicine, Raleigh
Dr. Gloria Graham, Dermatology, Morehead City
Dr. Mark Heffington, Family Medicine, New Bern
Dr. Rene Herlong, Pediatric Cardiology, Charlotte
Dr. Joseph Murad, OB-Gyn, Greenville
Dr. Maureen Murphy, Family Medicine, Concord