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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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North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat, PA

Founded in 1914, North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat is an ophthalmology and otolaryngology clinic.

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North Carolina Specialty Hospital

North Carolina Specialty Hospital is a private medical center with 18 licensed beds and nine observation beds. It offers surgical specialties in orthopedics; ophthalmology, ear, nose, and throat; …

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