Two new primary care practices opening in Pender County

October 19, 2010
WILMINGTON – Residents in Pender County will soon have access to two new primary care physicians in their community. Pender Primary Care, part of the NHRMC Physician Group, is opening two new practices. Christi Ray, D.O., will begin seeing patients at the Pender Primary Care—Rocky Point location in early December and Pamela Smith, M.D., will begin seeing patients at the Pender Primary Care—Burgaw location in January. Dr. Ray specializes in family medicine with years of experience caring for children and adults. She has most recently been caring for a full scope of family medicine patients at a practice in New York and is board-certified by the American Academy of Family Practice. Her practice, located at 7910 U.S. Highway 117 South, Suite 120 in Rocky Point, is currently accepting appointments for its opening in December. With more than 20 years of experience in adult and geriatric internal medicine, Dr. Smith will begin seeing patients in January 2011. Pender Primary Care—Burgaw will be located at 306 S. Campbell Street and is currently accepting appointments for Dr. Smith’s arrival. Dr. Smith comes to Pender County from a non-profit health system in Virginia where she served as medical director. She is board-certified in internal medicine and specializes in patients 12 years of age and older. For more information or to schedule an appointment at Pender Primary Care—Rocky Point, call 910.259.0400 or for Pender Primary Care—Burgaw, call 910.259.0600. The NHRMC Physician Group is committed to providing the highest quality health care to residents of southeastern North Carolina. With more than 40 providers in both primary care and specialty fields, the NHRMC Physician Group's doctors can focus on providing the best medical care to their patients while benefiting from the shared resources of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. This progressive healthcare partnership means access to some of medicine's best technologies, treatments and specialists is readily available when needed. To better serve our patients' needs, NHRMC Physician Group practices are located throughout southeastern North Carolina.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center is the leading provider of quality and accessible health care in Southeastern North Carolina, delivering care to all in need, without the support of taxpayer dollars. The medical center takes seriously its responsibility as an economic engine for the community, creating more than 4,500 jobs directly and another 3,000 jobs indirectly. ###