Kim Nichols Kim Nichols

Name: Kim Nichols

Position: Program Coordinator, Learning Together

Division in CFM: Division of Community Health

Time in this position: I have worked as a program coordinator for 13 years.

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Jonathan Hedrick, M.D. Jonathan Hedrick, M.D.

Every Thursday morning I hop into my car with a fresh cup of coffee and drive northeast out of town. Usually dark outside, much of the “Bull City” is quiet and still in those early morning hours. The streets lead me past Duke University Medical Center and then by the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Merging onto Interstate 85 I pick up speed, passing an exit for a more popular outpatient clinic site and Durham’s very own local Federally Qualified Health Center. Just on the outskirts of town, I spot one of a dozen pharmacies where we often call in prescriptions. But, it isn’t long before the highway gives way to rolling green fields and dusky pine groves. Soon, I’m watching the sunrise over Falls Lake, sip a little more coffee, and find myself in an unmistakingly more rural climate with far less health care to offer.

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Bailey Bangerter Bailey Bangerter, PA-S

In July, I set out for my very first rotation: general surgery in Lumberton, NC. Still exhausted from the endless demands of didactic year, I tried to start clinical year with an open mind and a positive attitude.

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Donna Tuccero, M.D. Donna Tuccero, M.D.

While home visiting family for Christmas this year, my husband discovered a gem while poking through one of the old glass-lined book cases which were original to the house. “Look at this!” he exclaimed, and handed me a two-inch-thick volume covered in blue-faded linen.

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Sameer Sood, DO Sameer Sood, DO

2018: New Year, New Health Through Health Care

With the beginning of a new year, many of us create resolutions to do what we have been unable to in the past. We resolve to change our behaviors to lose weight, quit smoking, or write more (check!), but somehow 92 percent of us end up failing.

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