NC Doctors Day – Thank Your Local MD

Pam Highsmith of the NC Medical Society Shares 2016 Plans for NC Doctors Day


NC Doctor's DayNational Doctors Day is an annual event held March 30th that celebrates local physicians. This year the North Carolina Medical Society is honoring their physicians with a new web-based program that encouraged patient participation.

To find out more, Get Social Health spoke with Pam Highsmith, Director of Development at the NCMS about their awards program, the nominees and how North Carolinians can participate by voting to honor physicians statewide.

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 

The Yoga Nurse Annette Tersigni

It’s not often you’ll hear the expression “I felt a calling” when someone tells you why they became a medical practitioner. In the case of Annette Tersigni, it happened when she was in a yoga class for health professionals. After participating in a class with stressed out, overworked nurses, she realized she needed to share her knowledge of yoga with them – by becoming a nurse herself. At age 48 she attended nursing school and in 2005 launched The Yoga Nurse program.

What is Yoga Nursing? Yoga Nursing® is a new brand, trend & movement in health care, nursing and yoga created by Annette Tersigni, holistic RN, stress relief, back safety expert and medical yoga therapist. Yoga Nursing unites the ancient wisdom of yoga with the modern science of nursing. Its mission is to train and create a global army of modern nightingales, yoga nurses, who will learn and teach the Yoga Nursing Sacred Remedy— in order to enlighten the ailing health care system and relieve stress, anxiety, pain and suffering for both nurses and their patients.

The Yoga NurseListen in to the conversation or jump into the conversation at the time stamps below.

00:00 Introduction
00:40 Meet Annette Tersigni
01:08 Yoga, Yoga, Yoga
02:15 A Calling for Yoga Nursing
02:45 5,000 year of yoga
04:10 (we really did mention Yoda!)
04:32 Taking a class from Deepak Chopra
05:19 Which came first – the Yoga or the Nursing?
06:50 The marriage of yoga & nursing
08:45 Taught 5,000 sessions
09:28 Foot behind head is not required
10:25 What is Yoga Nursing like in the clinical setting?
13:20 Duke Cardiologist – Dr. Mitchell Krucoff TEDxRTP Speaker & the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences
15:09 Energy in the room
17:10 A movement whose time has come
20:20 Evangelizing Yoga Nursing
22:25 Approved by AANC
24:50 Carry on plan?
Certified Yoga Nurses26:30 “The Yoda of Yoga Nursing”
28:00 When should Yoga be used?
32:00 “Quantified Self” – Dr. Bertalan Meskó & Yoga. Are they compatible?
35:00 Social Media Tip: Jackie Ryder, “Good Content drives action”

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