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CarolinaEast Internal Medicine began as a vision of Dr. Neil C. Bender in a small office in Pollocksville, NC. Today, CIM has grown to more than 40 physicians and other providers representing more than a dozen specialties, in addition to primary and urgent care services. Through the years, to improve ease of access to comprehensive medical care, the practice has expanded to include offices in New Bern, Havelock, Vanceboro and Cape Carteret.

One of the most important decisions you will ever make is your choice of a doctor and medical practice to care for you and your loved ones. At CarolinaEast Internal Medicine, we understand your concerns. We know that comfort and convenience matter, along with finding everything you need in one place. When you need care, ease of access is important. You want someone you can trust, and at CarolinaEast Internal Medicine, patients are family, and family comes first.


At each CarolinaEast Internal Medicine location, we believe that experience and training counts, and keeping up to date with new techniques, procedures and equipment is necessary. With in-house laboratories, X-Ray, CT, Ultrasonography, Nuclear Studies and an Endoscopy Center, CarolinaEast Internal Medicine patients have access to leading edge care, medical testing and outpatient procedures close to home. Additionally, we do not require patients to have a referral to see any of our providers or specialists.

Our comprehensive services include:

  • Diagnostic Services
  • Family Practice
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pulmonary
  • Rheumatology

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