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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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Duke Urgent Care

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

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Durham VA Medical Center

Open since 1953, The Durham VA Medical Center is a teaching, research, and tertiary care facility affiliated with the Duke University School of Medicine. It is a 274-bed facility and provides general …

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EmergeOrtho

A multi-specialty center focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of musculoskeletal, neurological disorders and pain problems.

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FastMed Urgent Care

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

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Lenox Baker Children's Hospital

An outpatient department of the Duke University Hospital, the Lenox Baker Children's Hospital provides services for children with genetic, metabolic, endocrine, and neurodevelopmental disorders. It …

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Lincoln Community Health Center, Inc.

Dr. Aaron M. Moore established Lincoln Hospital as the first Durham hospital for African-Americans in 1901 on Proctor St. Now known as Lincoln Community Health Center, it is operated by Duke …

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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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Select Specialty Hospital - Durham, Inc.

Select Specialty Hospital is part of a network of over 100 long-term acute care hospitals providing comprehensive, specialized care for high-acuity patients who need more time to recover after …

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Target Clinic

Minute Clinic, for non emergencies.

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