NCMB Licensee Survey Results 2016

In October 2016, NCMB sent emails to 10,000 randomly selected licensees requesting their input on topics impacting the practice of medicine, including physician wellness/burnout, longevity in practice, and issues facing employed physicians versus those in private practice. They also shared the survey with several groups to distribute to their members, including NC Medical Society, NC Osteopathic Medical Association, NC Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Old North State Medical Society.

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Dr. Charles Johnson, Jr. Receives Community Award

DURHAM NC – March 1, 2017 | The Antioch Baptist Church honors ONSMS Member Dr. Charles Johnson, Jr. for his pioneering work as the first black physician on Duke University’s medical faculty. Dr. Johnson was one of six influential community members recognized this year in the annual award of community members giving selflessly to residents of the Durham area. (Dr. Johnson is pictured on the far right in the photograph.)

Read the full article at The DurhamVOICE.

A Conversation with Dr. Charles Johnson, MD

Interview by
Sandhya Thomas-Montilus, MD
ONSMS President

In celebration of BLACK HISTORY MONTH I’d like to share with everyone the first installment of a 3-part Series of a conversation I had the privilege of enjoying earlier this month with one of our long standing and distinguished members, Dr. Charles Johnson, MD.

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Black History Month 2017

“Hundreds of thousands descended on Washington, D.C.’s, Lincoln Memorial Aug. 28, 1963. It was from the steps of the memorial that King delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech. King’s many speeches and nonviolent actions were instrumental in shaping the nation’s outlook on equality.” —from Open Vault from WGBH

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Mentorship of Black Boys

Mentorship of black boys: A goal of the Old North State Medical Society. Amazing programs in effect!


Every year, almost as many black males are killed in Oakland, California, as graduate high school ready for college. But the country’s first public school program developed specifically for African American males is changing that equation.

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency

“B12 deficiency is the most misunderstood ignored and costly epidemic costing billions of healthcare dollars. It causes debilitating health, anemia, intellectual disabilities in children, mental illness, cognitive decline, fall-related trauma, and it can cause premature death”.  Sally Pacholok RN.

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