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August 30, 2018

A Conversation With Caroline Kramer, MD

Name: Caroline Kramer, MD

Role at Avance: Family Physician at Durham Avance Care

Years at Avance Care: Less than one

My first job: Babysitting, elder sitting, then dog walking when I turned 10 and was allowed to work.

Why primary care: Participating in so many aspects of a patient’s health.

Why I love Avance Care: Avance has amazing and available support, and is a great model of patient access to care.

If I wasn’t a physician I would be: Running a Dean Ornish Center.

My favorite part of medicine is: Getting to know individuals and seeing positive changes.

If someone wanted to start a conversation with me, they should ask me about: Art, music, gardening, animals, parks, hiking, or my kids.

How I connect to patients: I listen well and put myself in their shoes.

The one piece of medical advice I tell my patients but have a difficult time incorporating into my own life: Regular exercise (busted!)

If I have a three day weekend, I can be found: In a park, by the river, on the beach, or buried in a book.

The four people I would invite to my ultimate dinner party: Eckhart Tolle, Oprah, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and Mark Manson.

Make an appointment with Caroline Kramer, MD by calling (919) 322-4722 or book an appointment online at our Durham primary care location.

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