James E. Kurz Jr., MD, an Internist with University of North Carolina Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & The Carolina Clinic

Get to know Internist Dr. James E. Kurz Jr., who serves patients in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

A seasoned internist, Dr. Kurz Jr. practices at the following locations: University of North Carolina (UNC) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & The Carolina Clinic. His special interests include preventive medicine, complex medical management, and sports medicine.

“I became a doctor because I was very interested in the science of medicine and wanted to do something of benefit to others. I believe it is important to have good communication with the patient, understanding their goals and main concerns. I like a team approach with each patient and family” as stated by the doctor. 

Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Dr. Kurz Jr. earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1994. He completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997.

Passionate about his profession, he is board-certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. 

In addition, he is board-certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). The mission of the ABP is to advance child health by certifying pediatricians who meet standards of excellence and are committed to continuous learning and improvement.

Alongside his clinical role, Dr. Kurz Jr. serves as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists. They manage and prevent common and complex diseases by providing comprehensive care and promoting overall well-being.

On a more personal note, Dr. Kurz is married with four children, which takes up all his time. He enjoys reading, playing outdoor sports, and fishing. Recently, coaching his kids and their teams is the closest he gets to sports.

Learn More about Dr. James E. Kurz Jr.:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/2548732-James-Kurz-internist-Chapel-Hill-NC-27599 or through UNC Health, https://findadoc.unchealthcare.org/details/921/james-kurz-general_pediatrics_and_adolescent_medicine-internal_medicine-primary_care-chapel_hill

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