Dr. Karin Minter Named 2017 NC Doctor of the Year
April 10, 2017
With 5,338 online votes, Karin Minter, MD, a pediatrician at Burlington Pediatrics, was named 2017 NC Doctor of the Year on Doctors’ Day, March 30. As part of the honor, Dr. Minter was presented with a $5,000 check she has donated to Reach Out and Read of Alamance County and Alamance County Partnership for Children.
North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) staff presented the check to Dr. Minter along with a cake and balloons at a celebration in the lobby of her practice on Doctors’ Day. The festivities were shared on Facebook live. Watch the video of Dr. Minter’s touching acceptance of the honor.
Some 2017 NC Doctors’ Day Fun Facts:
- Dr. Minter is a Clinical Quality University (CQ’U’) graduate. She participated in this Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership (KIPL) program with her team from Burlington Pediatrics in 2016. Yet another distinguished KIPL alumna!
- A total of 22,588 online votes were cast for the 10 finalists this year – double last year’s tally.
- The Facebook live broadcast of the award presentation to Dr. Minter captured over 16k views on social media.
- In a handwritten note from Reach Out and Read of Alamance County, Dr. Hillary Carroll said the contribution from Dr. Minter will supply more than 1,000 book for children in Alamance County. All of the funding goes directly to the purchase of books that are given at well visits from the age of 6 months to 5-years-old. Parents are encouraged to read daily with their children. Thanks to the donation, “the children of Alamance County will have a great start with literacy,” wrote Dr. Carroll.
Even though Doctors’ Day is over, it’s never too late to honor an extraordinary physician in your life – whether you are a colleague, patient, family member or friend. Send a card that says you appreciate all he or she does every day for their patients. The proceeds from the cards support the NCMS Foundation and its work to increase access to care in underserved communities and its leadership development programs through KIPL. Learn more and order your card.