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Carteret County Health Resources In NC – Medical, Exercise, Recovery, And Nutrition

Community maintained local health resources located in the Carteret County NC communities of Morehead City, Beaufort, Newport, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, and areas down east near Harkers Island.

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Information we are looking for can come from all areas of health in the county be it medical, exercise, nutrition, recovery, holistic, mental health, substance abuse, or other areas.

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Goshen Medical Center and the Carteret County Health Department partnered in 2020 to provide community drive thru COVID-19 Coronavirus testing.

Hospital Information

Cancer Research, Care, And Recovery

What organizations and doctors are leading the fight in cancer research and care in Carteret County? After treatment, what are the options and resources for recovery? Who are some doctors that deal directly with cancer in the communities of Morehead City, Beaufort, and Newport? Tell us more about the cancer center at the local hospital.

In January of 2020, mobile mammography services were offered to school system employees as part of their annual cancer screening. This was the second year that the mobile 3-D mammography unit visited area schools. Invision Diagnostics officials travel the state 5 days a week and you can learn more about their cancer screening and to schedule their services by calling 877-318-1349.

Heart Related Health Information

What local physicians in Morehead City, Beaufort, and Newport treat patients who have heart conditions? Does Carteret Health Care do procedures like cardiac catheterization or other procedures? What nearby hospitals do heart surgery? What resources are there in the local area for recovery and rehabilitation after things like heart attacks and surgery?

For aortic aneurysm repair (Bentall Procedure), coarctation of the aorta, or aortic valve replacement, I highly recommend Dr. Benjamin Degner at the Carolina Heart Institute which is at Vidant Hospital in Greenville NC. (Discuss Now)

Pediatric Resources In The Local Area

Who are the local pediatricians in Morehead City, Beaufort, and Newport that deal directly with pediatric patients? What other resources are there in the local area for care of children?

Diabetes Prevention And Care

Local area programs that focus on healthcare of people diagnosed with diabetes to include lifestyle changes, foot care, and nutrition.

Starting in July of 2020, the Carteret County Health Department will begin offering classes on how to prevent diabetes. The classes will focus on people who have prediabetes and will be taught by a trained lifestyle coach. For more information please call 252-728-8550.

Neurology Health Information

Who are some physicians who practice medicine in the area of neurology? What nearby hospitals are noted for brain surgery and treating advanced neurological conditions? What is the latest advancements in care for things such as traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

Mental Health Resources In The County

What local providers and psychiatrist deal directly in the treatment of mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and manic depression? Are there any inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities nearby? What local providers offer counseling?

Substance Abuse Treatment And Counseling

Who are some local providers who work in the area of substance abuse treatment in the local community? What are some noted agencies or organizations that offer inpatient and outpatient intervention? Is Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous active in the Morehead City, Beaufort, and Newport areas?

Weight Loss And Surgical Interventions

What doctors and treatment options are there for weight loss in Carteret County NC? What types of surgical interventions are there at the local hospital? What is the latest research in to weight loss? Are there any specialized treatment options locally?

Nutrition Health Resources

What local physicians and organizations help to teach and educate people on good nutrition habits and the health effects on eating good foods? What types of medical conditions respond positively to better nutrition?

Exercise Information

What local providers, organizations, and agencies help people to increase their exercise levels either to help treat medical conditions or lose weight? What are some noted programs at parks and recreation?

General Medical Information

Discussions in this section will be related to Carteret County health resources and information not covered by a specific section on this page.

Pregnancy And Maternal Resources

What information does an expectant mother need to know about the labor and delivery unit at the local hospital? What types of programs are available to help new mothers, families, and children in the areas of education and training for a new baby? Who are some noted OB/GYN doctors that offer specialized care in this area?

Gastrointestinal Medical Research, Care, and Recovery

Who are some noted gastroenterologist and other providers that deal directly in the specialized care of conditions and disorders of the stomach, esophagus, and intestinal system?

Gyms And Other Information

Ears, Nose, and Throat Medical Information

Who are some noted doctors and providers in Carteret County NC that offer specialized care in the treatment and surgical interventions of ear, nose, and throat conditions for adults and pediatric patients?

Skin Related Conditions And Treatments

Who are some noted dermatologist doctors and providers in Morehead City, Beaufort, and Newport that offer specialized care? What is the latest research on skin disorders and care?

Women’s Health And Wellness (None Pregnancy Related)

Who are some noted doctors and providers in Carteret County NC that offer services directly for women’s health, wellness and treatment?

Men’s Health and Wellness

Who are some noted doctors and providers in Carteret County NC that offer services directly for men’s health, wellness and treatment?

Dentistry Related Health Information

Who are some noted dentist and orthodontist in Morehead City, Newport, and Beaufort that offer general dentistry services and oral surgery? Are there any clinics operational in the community? What specific dentist deal in sedation and pediatric patients?

Yoga, Meditation, and Relaxation

This section is open to discussions related to health resources and wellness in the areas of yoga therapy, meditation, and relaxation? What are some specialized programs are offered in the county?

Holistic Approaches To Care And Wellness

This area is open to discussions related to holistic and natural approaches to health and wellness not offered by traditional medicine.

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Michael Sharp

Native of Carteret County NC, Father to Makayla and Savannah. You can add me on Facebook. Interest include web development, encryption, and other technologies.

2 thoughts on “Carteret County Health Resources In NC – Medical, Exercise, Recovery, And Nutrition

  • May 6, 2021 at 5:20 am

    In 2021, the N.C. General Assembly is addressing legislation which will take a look at certificate of needs laws. People who are for certificate of needs say these laws prevent unqualified companies from providing substandard care to residents, while people against them say it allows established medical related companies and physicians from preventing competing companies and physicians from opening practices in the county, and that it drives healhcare costs higher.

  • January 24, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    In 2008 I was diagnosed with an ascending aortic aneurysm and a bicuspid aortic valve. In 2019, I had my ascending aorta removed and replaced with a graphite tube, and my aortic valve replaced with a mechanical valve. The heart surgery was done by Dr. Benjamin Degner with Carolina Heart Institute which is at Vidant in Greenville NC. Despite this being an advanced open heart surgery lasting 8 hours, I was only in the hospital for one week and left with zero complications thanks to the skill of Dr. Benjamin Degner and the nursing staff at Vidant. If you are needing advanced open heart surgery and it involves an aortic aneurysm, coarctation of the aorta, or aortic valve replacement ( Bentall Procedure ) then I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Degner as a cardiothoracic surgeon.


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