Karen Smith, MD, is the only physician in her family medicine practice in rural Raeford, North Carolina. But by making the most of her electronic health record (EHR), she’s produced significant improvements in heart health measures across a broad swath of her patient population.
Southern Regional AHEC Story

Karen Smith, MD


They have made a big difference for me. I was very skeptical (about EHR choices) and not clear what it was all about, but they came in and figured it out for me. They helped me understand where to go for answers because they were working with other pediatricians. I would never have been able to do this on my own.

Patrick Egbe, MD

If it hadn't been for Medina Wilson, CPC, Northwest AHEC practice support coordinator, many times I would have drowned. She is always so willing to help in any way, at any time, and that means so much to me. She is very knowledgeable and has the right answers and advice and if by some chance she doesn't, she finds them. I am so glad that I have this service and Medina to help me out.


Greensboro AHEC's leadership and collaborative approach to practice transformation has been essential to the success of our practices.

Steve Neorr, senior VP, Triad HealthCare Network