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2 | 2020 Medical & Dental Directory This Medical & Dental Directory is published annually by CityView Media, LLC. Mailing Address: 2919 Breezewood Ave., Ste 300 Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303 Phone: 910.423.6500 Fax: 910.423.0096 Publication of an advertisement in this directory does not constitute an endorsement of the product or service by CityView Media, LLC. CityView PUBLISHER Tony Chavonne EDITOR Kim Hasty PHOTOGRAPHER Matthew Wonderly ART DIRECTOR Annette Winter • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Donnie Byers Lia Tremblay • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • SALES MANAGER John Jones SALES COORDINATOR Amy Morales ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Marshall Waren Robin Wiggs • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • DISTRIBUTION MANAGER David McRae Game Changer Cape Fear Valley tackles the physician shortage head on By Donnie Byers FEW THINGS COMPARE TO SEEING A GOOD PLAN COME TO FRUITION. Nearly a decade ago, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center embarked on a journey to open a new physician residency program due to the state's growing need for more doctors. The announcement came on the heels of Campbell University's similar decision to open the state's first medical school in 40 years. Fast forward to today, and both visions have become reality. Campbell University's Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in Buies Creek is a thriving medical school, graduating some of the brightest medical talent in the country. Cape Fear Valley's new physician residency program is doing equally well as it eases into its third year of existence. Launched in spring 2017, the program has more than tripled in size, growing from 32 residents to 103 today. "Having a residency program at a hospital is very prestigious," said Cape Fear Valley CEO Michael Nagowski. "Only a select few health systems are capable of training physicians, and I'm proud that Cape Fear Valley is among them." Plans call for the residency program to grow to 162 residents by 2021. When it happens, Cape Fear Valley will become the state's fifth-largest academic medical center. Within the next 10 years the program is expected to grow to 300 physician residents. The exponential growth is right on schedule, according to Donald Maharty, D.O., Cape Fear Valley's Vice President of Medical Education. "A lot of initial hard work and planning by many dedicated individuals is finally starting to pay off," he said. The news bodes well for the surrounding region, which depends on Cape Fear Valley to be able to meet its burgeoning healthcare needs. By 2030, an additional 2,000 primary care physicians will be needed to meet the D I R E C T O R Y 2 0 2 0 MEDICAL &DENTAL state's growing healthcare needs. Specialty physicians will be in even greater demand. A quarter of North Carolina's 100 counties already lack OB/GYN specialists, pediatricians, psychiatrists and general surgeons. Nagowski cited the troubling data back in 2010 as grounds to launch a residency program. He said rural areas like the ones Cape Fear Valley serves feel the disparity even more. "If there was ever a hotspot for the nation's physician shortage, it's here in the southeastern part of our state," he said. The Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine is the residency program's academic sponsor. So it's no surprise that many of the school's graduates have gone on to train with the program. But just as many residents have come from as far away as Alaska and Arizona. More than 4,200 medical school graduates applied for the residency program this year, showing just how competitive it is to get in. The overwhelming interest allows Cape Fear Valley to choose top candidates. Cape Fear Valley's residents train in internal medicine, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, and psychiatry, a program that was added in 2018. The program also has transitional-year slots for residents who haven't chosen a specialty yet. The new psychiatry residency is designed to help address the growing mental health crisis in America. An estimated 1 in 5 people have some sort of mental health condition but there aren't enough psychiatrists to treat them all. A recent study says the U.S. will need anywhere between 6,000 and 15,000 more psychiatrists by 2025. Cape Fear Valley is trying to do its part. The program also trains 100 Campbell University medical students every year and will eventually begin offering training

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