GHS Physician Elizabeth Baltaro, MD Recognized for Excellence in Family Medicine


GHS announced that through a state-wide evaluation process, Elizabeth Baltaro, MD has received the Community Teaching Award from the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.


“On behalf of the GHS staff, physicians and Board of Trustees, we’d like to congratulate Dr. Baltaro,” said L. Lee Isley, CEO of Granville Health System. “The dedication and level of care she provides to our patients reflects the high standards of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Foundation and Granville Health System.”


Dr. Baltaro was nominated by the Family Medicine Interest Group and Family Medicine Department at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. The award honors and recognizes dedicated family physicians who sacrifice their time to advance the principles and ideals of Family Medicine by teaching and mentoring the next generation.


 “I feel truly honored to receive this professional recognition from the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Foundation,” said Baltaro. “I’m grateful to Granville Health System for supporting my calling to teach medicine here. I feel incredibly thankful for my job and to my patients and colleagues who welcome students.”


Elizabeth Baltaro, MD practices family medicine and pediatrics at Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor. She offers high quality primary care to children and adults of all ages.


The Community Teaching Award is awarded based on the following criteria:

  • The candidate should be an active member of the NCAFP
  • The candidate should be actively involved in teaching medical students, either by assisting with formal lectures or by precepting students in a clinical setting
  • The candidate should not receive more than 10% of their income from one of the five medical schools in North Carolina
  • The candidate should emulate the principles of Family Medicine, helping to influence students positively by example, through dedication to patients and profession


“I’m honored by this recognition, but it also provides an opportunity to provide residents with exposure to rural medicine,” said Baltaro. “I will continue to maintain a high standard of care for our patients as we work to train a new generation of physicians in family medicine.”

Dr. Baltaro attended Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and completed her residency in family medicine at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.


About Granville Health System

For more than 96 years, Granville Health System has been delivering quality health care close to home.  To meet the growing needs of its community, Granville Health System has expanded its services throughout Granville County, offering convenient access to medical care where its citizens work and live. GHS received a number of national awards, including the Hospital of Choice Award which named Granville Health System as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country four years running. GHS has also received the Community Value Index Five-Star Hospital Award, placing GHS in the top 20% of hospitals in the country in offering financial value to the communities served, while reinvesting back into facilities in order to provide for current and emerging health needs. Recently, Granville Health System was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The GHS main campus is located at 1010 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina. For more information about Granville Health System visit GHS online at



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