Piedmont Doctors Among Final 11 in Online Contest

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Two Piedmont pediatricians are among 11 nationwide finalists in an online voting contest involving doctors going above and beyond.

Dr. Rosemary Fernandez Stein of Burlington and Dr. Beatriz Juncadella of Thomasville are finalists in Parenting Magazine's “'Peds' Doing Good Deeds” contest. The winner will get $5,000 that would go toward the cause of their choice.

Dr. Juncadella, whose patients call her Dr. Bea, is a Wake Forest graduate originally from Nicaragua. She has gone back to her home land over the past five years to help out there.

“We've been able to build a clinic in Nicaragua. We've built a church, and we have purchased a land for a second church,” Dr. Bea said.

Dr. Stein has started up a clinic that helps underprivileged children in Alamance County, as well as the Mustard Seed Club, a tutoring program to help elementary students.

“These children are at a disadvtage, and just to offer them a few crumbs of what we have is just wonderful,” Dr. Stein said.

If either win, both promised they would put the money to good use.

Online voting is going on right now at parenting.com.