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“Practice Talk”


“You Didn’t Pick the Wrong Profession, Just the wrong Model”

Dr. Willis and other doctors believe we are losing too many doctors, either they are leaving practice for another career, or some are taking their own lives. The stress and leverage on doctors by big interest groups today is taking away their right to treat the patient as they see fit, and everything they were taught. It is too much weight to bear, and they feel the need to get out, one way or another.

Dr. Kerry Willis MD

At Open Water Medical, we offer high-quality primary care services to help patients no matter where they are in life. We are a family physician office with three locations in Beaufort, Morehead City, and Goldsboro, NC.
Our different sites provide immediate access to healthcare for your convenience with two additional locations opening soon.

Dr. Willis’ Bio

Dr. Willis is a practicing Physician at Open Water Medical PA. He founded the practice over 30 years ago in Beaufort, NC, and has overseen its growth to multi-site locations in NC. Dr. Willis is a graduate of NC State University for undergraduate studies, the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and completed his medical training at the Family Medicine Center at East Carolina University. He returned home to Carteret County 32 years ago and opened the practice. A believer in community involvement,
Dr. Willis has been active in local sports programs as a team Physician and active in the fight against prescription opioid abuse as a speaker for regional seminars and provider of services for the Loaves and Fishes Drug Rehabilitation program. He is involved with the NC Academy of Family Medicine as part of the committee members working to improve the healthcare delivery system and its structure.
He is the husband of his awesome wife Kimberly and a Father to two incredible young men Samuel and Benjamin and his three grandchildren Baily, Brooke, and Rhett. He enjoys introducing innovative technologies to primary care practices, hunting with his bird dogs, and any kind of fishing that allows him to enjoy the great outdoors of North Carolina in his off time.