The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and Pitt County Medical Society members participated in the 23rd annual Doctors on Call on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. These volunteers assisted hundreds of patients in eastern North Carolina while taking phone calls at the WITN studio in Greenville, NC. Members from various specialties spent three hours answering patient questions and concerns. The NCMS, Pitt County Medical Society and WITN-TV would like to thank the following volunteers for their time and hard work:
Preecha Bhotiwihok, MD; Claudia Daly, MD; Robert C. Frere, MD; David A. Goff, MD; J. Nathaniel Hamilton, MD; Andrej V. Hnatov, MD; Geeta Katwa, MD; Robert Kulesher, MD; Michael C. Lang, MD; Lewis P. Martin, MD; John H. Morrow, MD, MPH; Jonathan O’Quinn, DPM, MS; Noel Peterson, MD; Eddie Powell, MD; David H. Ryan, MD; Ricky L. Watson, MD.
Participating physicians received phone calls from male and female patients ranging in age from 19 to over age 75 and answered questions pertaining to dermatology, orthopaedics, family medicine, geriatrics, urology, neurology, dental, oncology, arthritis, cardiology, endocrinology, obstetrics/gynecology, ENT, infectious diseases, rheumatology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, mental health, nutrition and wellness and more.
The NCMS facilitates Doctors on Call in conjunction with county medical societies and news stations across the state to allow patients to pose health questions anonymously and free-of-charge.