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City of Medicine

Some may be familiar with Durham's start as a tobacco town or the popular nickname "Bull City," but today Durham is also referred to as the City of Medicine.

Durham's identity as a healthcare leader traces back to 1906, when Durham pharmacists Germain Bernard and C.T. Council developed BC Headache Powder. In the century that followed, healthcare has become Durham's largest employment cluster – nearly one in three people in Durham works in a health-related field, and more than 300 medical and health-related companies, medical practices, weight management centers, and pharmaceutical research organizations are located here, with a combined payroll exceeding $1.2 billion.

Today, Durham continues to earn its name as the City of Medicine because it has:

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Concentra Medical Center

Offers experienced clinicians who are dedicated to treating non-life threatening conditions.

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CVS/Pharmacy Minute Clinic

Offers experienced clinicians who are dedicated to treating non-life threatening conditions.

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CVS/Pharmacy Minute Clinic

MinuteClinic® walk-in medical clinics are staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants* who specialize in family health care. We care for children and adults, every day with no appointment …

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Duke Cancer Center

The Duke Cancer Center is a 267,000-square-foot center that integrates patient care and research in an effort to provide the most advanced clinical care for patients. It utilizes an all-in-one …

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Duke Orthopaedic Urgent Care

Clinic dedicated to providing fast treatment seven days a week for sprains, strains, fractures, and other orthopaedic injuries. Open until 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and appointments available to …

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Duke Regional Hospital

Easily accessible from Interstate 85 and near Downtown Durham, Duke Regional Hospital is a 369-bed comprehensive care facility, offering inpatient, outpatient, surgical, and emergency care, as well …

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Duke University Health System

Provides information about Duke University Medical Center, Durham Regional Hospital, and Duke University Private Diagnosis Clinic, including physician locator service. Provides translation assistance …

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Duke University Hospital

The Duke University Hospital has been recognized as one of the leading health care providers in the world by TIME and the U.S. News & World Report. It is a full-service tertiary and quaternary …

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Duke Urgent Care

Provides quality urgent care in a timely, cost-effective, and compassionate manner. No appointments necessary.

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Duke Urgent Care

Provides quality urgent care in a timely, cost-effective, and compassionate manner. No appointments necessary.

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