2017 NC Doctor of the Year Finalists

Katie Lowry, M.D.

Katie Lowry, M.D., MPH

A devoted Pediatrician who is active in her practice and her community

Dr. Katie Lowry is a pediatrician and owner of Robeson Pediatrics, PA, in Lumberton. She received her BA in Biology and Masters in Public Health (with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Lowry earned her Medical Degree and completed Pediatric Residency at Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, where she was named “Outstanding Graduating Resident” of her class.

Why Dr. Lowry was nominated:

  • Dr. Lowry has put her heart and soul into making her practice successful. She has been known to offer out-of-pocket financial assistance to patients in need and gives abundant emotional support.
  • Dr. Lowry is an active member of the Lumberton Kiwanis chapter and eagerly participates in all fund raisers including the annual pancake breakfast and golf tournaments. She also is extremely active in her church, Power Point Church.
  • She is currently on the planning committee for Robeson County’s first Night to Shine, a prom night event for teenagers with special needs.
  • She personally sponsors dozens of baseball teams, pageants, and other activities that her patients participate in.
Katie Lowry is a shining example of how a physician should treat his/her patients. She creates an atmosphere of family and makes everyone feel included. I have seen her crying in her office more times than I can count … always because there is a bad home situation or a patient is really sick or his/her family member is sick.”

– Nominator
Katie Lowry, M.D.

In Dr. Lowry’s own words:

What does being a doctor mean to you?

I strive to be a strong positive influence in the lives of children in an underserved area. I endeavor to help parents be better parents. My patients and their families put their trust in me – that’s why I do this every day. As a physician you become a part of families, you are vested in their lives – not just as transaction that walks through the door.”

Can you tell us about your community involvement or volunteer work?

I am involved with a number of community service organizations. Being a member of the Kiwanis of Robeson Lumberton, I help my sponsor school with the Terrific Kids program, which rewards the children for academic achievement, special skill development and positive behavior. We support the Lumberton Youth Baseball Association, Athletes in Mission, UNC Pembroke Summer Camps, and the Robeson County Partnership for Children. I’m a member of the Robeson County Health Department’s Innovative Approaches committee, which works with families and children with special needs. Together with Arc of Robeson, PowerPoint Church, and the Tim Tebow Foundation, we were able to host the Night to Shine event which is a prom night for children and adults with special needs, ages 14 and up.”

How would you use the award money?

Without a doubt, I would use it as seed money to endow the Night to Shine program in Lumberton. Last year the expenses for the event were in excess of $7,500, reaching about more than half of potential attendees. The funds would most definitely be used to secure and enlarge the event for years to come.”


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