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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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New Hope Urgent Care

  • 3610 N Roxboro St
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 412-8431
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

New Hope Urgent Care's mission is 'Serving the Community with Compassionate Care'. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care to our patients while working together to achieve your comfort. …

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

  • 4102 N Roxboro Rd
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 595-2000
  • Downtown Area

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

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North Carolina Specialty Hospital

  • 3916 Ben Franklin Blvd
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 956-9300
  • East Durham

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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