Dr. Dawn de Neef, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatFemaleAge 49

Dr. Dawn de Neef, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Hickory, NC and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Baylor University medical school in 1998. She is affiliated with medical facilities Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. de Neef to book an appointment.

Dr. de Neef

Carolina Ear Nose & Throat Sinus and Allergy Center, P.A.

304 10th Ave Ne Hickory, NC 28601
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. de Neef's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Allergic Rhinitis
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Dr. de Neef treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. de Neef treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
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Dr. de Neef treats Eustachian Tube Dysfunction more than 99% of her peers

Dr. de Neef treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Vertigo
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. de Neef treats Vertigo more than 99% of her peers

Dr. de Neef treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo

Dr. de Neef's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergies
  • Angioedema
  • Anosmia
  • Asthma
  • Audiometry
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Big Ears
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dermatitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eye Infections
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Itchy Skin
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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(828) 322-2183

Dr. de Neef accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc. HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedCost
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. de Neef's Reviews

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  • Explained conditions well (29)
  • Listened & answered questions (29)
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Awesome Dr. visit...timely, compassionate, good listener, gave you enough time, explained things in layman terms, made to feel like a human & not a patient or a problem!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mar 20, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. de Neef for many years. I didn’t need to be seen again until recently. I called and was able to have an appointment with her on the very same day. She is an outstanding doctor, who takes great time with patients to listen and help offer her expertise. She has also treated members of my family, including children, and I can’t say enough about how wonderful she is!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Shannon – Oct 06, 2019
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I Just love Dr. Dawn de Neef, she doesn't "sugar coat" anything. She tells it like it is, in lay mans terms where patients are not left wondering what she meant..... ! She is so easy to talk and leaves plenty of time for any questions and/or discussions that the patient might have. "Hats off to Dr. de neef" Gods blessings to her.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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CAROLE CROSS in CONOVER, NC – Jan 24, 2019
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I most recently was seen by Dr. Dawn Deneef. Checking in process was good I like the computer tablet less more paperwork to sign in. Also something new to me in the waiting area they have on their t.v montior of sinus procedure that I had a question about. It's good infromation. My experience with the practice was excellent from the start. Also I like the Saturday hours.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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FL – Dec 01, 2018
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I believe each of us is a sign pointing to something. Dr. Dawn’s is “the breaking forth of new light.” The instant I met her, I could see our Lord in her countenance as she radiated with warmth and compassion. I noticed how through loving eye contact she included her assistant in our conversation revealing her to be a person who honored and valued others. Those who worked with her (Jennifer, Tera and Lynne) were kind and professional as well. I highly recommend Dr. Dawn.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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michele Sperber in Hickory – Feb 14, 2018
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I cannot express what a wonderful Doctor and person Dr. DeNeef is, she not only cared for me,but was so concerned for for a family member that was going thru a health crisis. She listened and showed some much compassion, she was truly a blessing. She handled my health issues with great car, she is what a Physician should be. Others Doctors could learn so much from her. Thank you Dr. DeNeef
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Jill Crabtree in Conover, NC – Feb 01, 2018
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I find Dr. Neef to be very trustworthy. Excellent caregiver. Compassionate physiain who actually cares about her patients. She even apologized for running behind schedule when I had to wait to be seen. Always pleasure to see her. Makes you feel welcome and not just a number but valuable. I tell all my family and friends to see her at Carolina Ear Nose Throat of Hickory
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
6 people found this helpful
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Hickory NC – Jan 03, 2018
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Dr. de Neef is a wonderful and caring doctor. My son who is 7 and is on the ASD spectrum always has a hard time with doctor's and allowing them to do and exam. Dr de Neef talked with my son and got down on his level and engaged in what he was doing when she came in and talked with him about some of his favorite things.. She explained everything she was doing in detail to him and made him feel at ease.Thank you Dr. de Neef for being one in a million who "gets" ASD and all its quirks.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Lauryn Taylor in Hickory, NC – Sep 21, 2017
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Dr. de Neef has the best bedside manner and explains things thoroughly and at a level for anyone to understand! She adds such a nice, personal touch to visits and is very down-to-earth. I'm so glad she is my daughter's doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Manchester, TN – Sep 07, 2017
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My experience with Dr. de Neef was exceptionally positive. I can honestly say that she is THE BEST doctor I've seen in a long, long time. In my judgement she is genuinely dedicated to her profession with expertise and experience in her specialty. Her caring, concern and respect for me as her patient impressed me. I most certainly appreciated the fact that she listened to me patiently while I offered my input concerning my health issue. I highly recommend Dr. de Neef.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Morganton, NC – Aug 18, 2017
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Dr. de Neef is a great doctor. She was very patient with our son before, during, and after surgery. She explained everything to us and told us what to expect. She is a very personable doctor. She is the same today as she was 10 years ago when she did my stepdaughter's and husband's surgeries. Would definitely choose her again in the future and will recommend her to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Hickory NC – May 11, 2017
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While my wait time was longer that I had expected, it was more than worth it. Dr. Dawn de Neef, who asked me to call her Dawn, was so cordial and relaxed in her manner, I did not realize that she was the ENT specialist until near to end of the exam. I was pleased in two ways. First, she did not go for broke, recommending the most dramatic, intrusive and expensive course of care immediately. Second, her recommended treatment was a topical antibiotic, Mupirocin, which has worked: Symptom free!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Ken Carrico in Morganton, NC – Apr 24, 2017
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Dr. Dawn E. de Neef has treated me for more than 10 years and provided excellent care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Morganton, NC – Feb 17, 2017
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I had to look out of state to find a good ENT. I found Dr. de Neef in Hickory and made an appointment in November. She is outstanding! She is extremely well educated, and the best thing about her is that she LISTENS to what you say. I did have to wait a while for her to get to me, but that is because she takes whatever time is necessary to hear what you have to say and to make sure that you have gotten your questions answered. I don't mind waiting for someone who does that.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Linda McHam in Spartanburg, SC – Feb 15, 2017
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My visit with Dr. de Neef was wonderful
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jessica Elmore in Taylorsville NC – Feb 02, 2017
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Very pleased. She always makes you feel comfortable, welcomed, and the patient has her undivided attention. She answers your questions without you feeling "rushed."
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sharon Elmore in Taylorsville, NC – Jan 12, 2017
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Every time I have see no era she is very professional, with a huge touch of personal attention. She always takes her time and explains things throughly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patricia Lang in Hickory, NC – Nov 22, 2016
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Caring and considerate with a great bedside manner, I would not hesitate to refer people to her. She is knowledgeable and explains everything in terms everyone can understand.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Alesia B in Hickory NC – Oct 28, 2016
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The first time I saw Dr de Neef, my ears were swollen and oozing fluid inside and out. I had seen another ear doctor for a year with no relief. She had my ears back to normal in 2 days. She is amazing and has a sweet personality. I always give her a hug. Love her !!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brenda S in Granite Falls, NC – Oct 23, 2016
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NO one likes to go to the doctor, but if the total experience is as painless as possible, it's doable . Dr. de Neef and her staff make it so. Fantastic bedside manner and a truly caring physician. Thank You! PETE SOBOTKIN
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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PETE SOBOTKIN in Clayton, NC – Oct 01, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Offering the best office staff and setting to provide the best Ear, Nose and Throat and Allergy care

Biography

Dr. Dawn de Neef is a member of the medical staff at Frye Regional Medical Center, Catawba Valley Medical Center, and Viewmont Surgery Center. Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Allergy & Asthma
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Ohio State University Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1999
Mount Carmel Health
Internship Hospital
1998
Baylor University
Medical School
1994
Rice University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification. Allscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Dawn de Neef, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. de Neef has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Dawn de Neef, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. de Neef frequently treats Allergic Rhinitis, Eustachian Tube Dysfunction, and Vertigo. See all procedures and conditions Dr. de Neef treats.

Where is Dr. Dawn de Neef, MD's office located?

Dr. de Neef's office is located at 304 10th Ave Ne, Hickory, NC 28601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. de Neef speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Carolina Ear Nose & Throat Sinus and Allergy Center, P.A.

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Practice

Morganton Office149 W Parker Rd Ste C Morganton, NC 28655
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. de Neef is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Catawba Valley Medical Center

Hickory, NC

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Frye Regional Medical Center

Hickory, NC

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)