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Treating opioid addiction in rural family practice

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Owner & Family Practice Physician
Karen L. Smith, MD, PA

Dr. Karen L. Smith is a Family Physician in solo private practice. She serves 4,500 patients in the rural community of Raeford, North Carolina. Smith was an early electronic health record adopter which has enabled such a large solo practice. Smith earned degrees from Duke University (BS, Biology) and Hahnemann University School of Medicine and completed Family Medicine residency at Duke. She has served as North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians president and as delegate to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Smith testified before Congress and has served on boards and committees related to healthcare reform and treating substance abuse disorders.

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