Outer Banks Citizens of the Year

Dr. Petzing Named 2016 Outer Banks Citizen of the Year

Dr. Christine Petzing, Hospitalist with The Outer Banks Hospital, Nags Head has been named the 2016 Outer Banks Citizen of the Year by the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce and PNC Bank.  Petzing will be honored by friends, family and colleagues at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the Ramada Plaza, Kill Devil Hills.

Dr. Christine Petzing received her medical training at The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.  During her medical training, Dr. Petzing received the Doctor’s Doctor Award  - a recognition given to the senior student voted most outstanding by her classmates. 

Early in her training and career, Dr. Petzing was also awarded the following:

  • Merck Award for Excellence in Family and Community Medicine
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Primary Care
  • McGraw-Hill Book Award for Academic Excellence in the M2 Year
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists’ Award
  • Gloria Arndt Award


Dr. Petzing is a member of the:

  • The Alpha Omega Alpha Medical honor Society
  • Family Practice Interest group
  • American Medical Association
  • Christian Medical and Dental Society


Dr. Petzing currently serves as:

  • Chair, Outer Banks Providers Council on Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Medical Director, Outer Banks Hospitalist Group
  • Medical Director, Outer Banks Urgent Care Center
  • Medical Director, Dare County Home Health and Hospice
  • Medical Director, Outer Banks Medical group Urgent Care Centers
  • Palliative Care Physician at Symptom Management Clinic
  • Chair, OBH Blood Utilization Committee
  • Chair, Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse
  • Chair, Medical Performance Improvement Committee
  • Member, Outer Banks Hospital Cancer Committee
  • Member of the Dare Substance Abuse Task Force
  • Member, Outer Banks Hospital Board of Directors

During 2011, The Outer Banks was looking for a full-time Hospitalist to care for patients during their inpatient stay and Dr. Petzing was hired to fill that position.

“ We were looking for a physician who would become part of the fabric of our community, really engage with patients and their families and help extend the reach of hospital-based care through community outreach,” said Outer Banks Hospital Ronnie Sloan.   “Our community was blessed that Dr. Petzing chose to join us in 2011 and the impact she has made in this community in just five years is truly amazing.”

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