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About Us - North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat - North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat

NCEENT’s Beginnings

North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat was founded in 1914 by Samuel D. McPherson, Sr., M.D. The practice has operated continuously in Durham, North Carolina since its founding. For more than 100 years, North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat (formerly McPherson Hospital) has been a leader in providing Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology care for the community and active in medical research and the training of new physicians.

Continued Contribution to Science

Physicians affiliated with North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat developed specialized suture materials for use in eye surgery and performed the first cornea transplant in the southeastern United States. In the 1960’s its physicians pioneered the use of microsurgery in the surgical treatment of eye diseases and McPherson Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the United States to teach residents the technique of operating on the eye with a microscope.

Many instruments that are still used today in eye surgery were developed at McPherson Hospital by physicians affiliated with North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat. Over the years more than 375 residents in Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology have trained with the physicians of North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat and gone on to practice in their chosen specialty throughout the United States. Most importantly, since 1914, it is estimated that more than one million patients have trusted McPherson Hospital and North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat for their Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology care.

Our Locations

North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat is located at 4102 North Roxboro Road in Durham, NC. We also serve patients in our offices in South Durham at 5726 Fayetteville Road, in Cary at 1010 Tryon Village Drive, Suite 701, in the Tryon Village Shopping Center and in Chapel Hill at 1838 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in the Chapel Hill North Shopping Center and in Roxboro at 911-A Ridge Road. 

North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat is part of the Private Diagnostic Clinic, PLLC (PDC), the
physician practice of Duke Health. All providers follow the quality and safety guidelines set by
the PDC and Duke Health.

NCEENT is now a part of Duke Health

As of April 1, 2019, North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat (NCEENT) has aligned with Duke Health. This means you will continue to receive the same great care from the providers and staff you know and love, and have access to all Duke Health has to offer.

Will my providers still be at NCEENT?

Yes. Our provider-patient relationships are very important to us. You will continue to receive the same high-quality, personalized care you have always enjoyed from the providers you know and trust.

Will my provider still practice at NCEENT locations?

Yes. Our providers will continue to practice at our five convenient locations. We are dedicated to keeping your healthcare local.

When will this change take place?

The NCEENT and Duke Health alignment begins April 1, 2019. Our physicians will be members of the Private Diagnostic Clinic, the physician practice of Duke Health.

Will you still accept my insurance?

There may be some changes to the insurance plans we accept. If you have questions, please discuss with our helpful staff.

Why did NCEENT decide to align with Duke Health?

NCEENT has provided our patients with comprehensive, high-quality services since 1914. We are committed to serving our patients in the Triangle for years to come.

The providers, administration and staff at NCEENT are confident that a strong relationship with Duke Health—a world-class health system—will enhance the care we deliver and allow us to fulfill our vision for continued growth.

Our patients will also benefit from improved access to Duke’s extensive network of resources in an effort to expand the continuum of care. This partnership with the Private Diagnostic Clinic, the physician practice of Duke Health, will also allow NCEENT to continue to remain competitive and access resources.


We encourage you to talk with our staff if you have questions. Welcome to the new North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat.

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