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A Little History

25 years ago

Iredell County physicians from the Statesville Medical Group (SMG) and Iredell Medical Associates (IMA) merged to create Piedmont HealthCare (PHC) – a physician-owned, multi-specialty medical group.

Shareholders

The initial merger consisted of 43 shareholders, many of which are still practicing medicine in our community today. These shareholders established a list of strategic goals in June of 1996 that have not only been achieved but still hold true as the organization’s core objectives in 2021.

Where We Are Now

Piedmont HealthCare currently has 210 providers, 60 locations, and 1,021 employees. The Charlotte Business Journal ranked Piedmont HealthCare as the 5th largest Charlotte Physician Group. Locally, Iredell County Economic Development lists PHC as the 5th largest private employer in Iredell County.

We Are Growing!

PHC’s model has proven to be a helpful recruiting tool for physicians interested in moving to the area. The group will welcome 10 new doctors by the end of year, all of which chose PHC because of the vibrant community, opportunities for growth, and core values of the organization.

A word from our Board Chariman, Dr. Joseph Moran and CEO, Jeff Smith

Dr. Joseph Moran – Internal Medicine and PHC Board Chairman

“Being a part of this organization has been both invigorating and exciting,” said Dr. Moran. “I became the chairman of our board in 2010 and have been able to grow in multiple areas of my profession through medicine and administration. The organization has stayed committed to quality and comprehensive care to this community through geographic growth and adding ancillary services like Imaging and Lab. During my time with PHC, we’ve expanded our reach from [primarily] Statesville to Mooresville, Troutman, Mocksville, Hickory, Taylorsville and Charlotte.”

A word from Jeff Smith

“We are a physician-owned organization that is positioned to be what healthcare needs it to be in today’s quality-focused, cost conscience world,” said Jeff Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Piedmont HealthCare. “Our goal continues to be to provide exceptional care while focusing on customer service, quality, and cost.  It was the right plan 25 years ago, and it continues to make sense today as we look toward the next 25.”

To Celebrate our 25th Anniversary, we asked
our employees to share their PHC Story

Read through some incredible testimonies and learn why many PHC team members love where they work

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I was hired in 2009, starting out as a PRN office manager for Dr. Shah covering maternity leave. I then was hired at Nance Family Medicine where I stayed for 6 years before moving to Administration. I share with PHC the same vision of helping people and offering quality care. I enjoy the opportunities I have been given to grow at each level and appreciate the encouragement I have received from leadership.

Melissa

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I love the people, the leadership, and the mission at PHC. There is a true passion for the community and support of each other. I love that we are physician-owned because it keeps our patient’s best interests in mind.

Riley

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I was hired in August 2017 after 12 years of staying at home with my children. It was a new start for me as my kids were in school. I work at PHC Derm in Statesville, where I have felt at home from the beginning. I love working for PHC Derm because it feels like family here. We truly care for one another and try to help each other’s days go better, which in turn, makes a more positive experience for our patients.

Michelle

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I love my work schedule, and I like that piedmont hires experienced mature adults.

Lynne

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I work with LMA/Dr. Manish Patel (for the past 7 years). I have enjoyed working with all the doctors I have been with, as well as the staff. Everyone is like family, which is how it should be since you spend more time working than with your own family.

Amber

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I love working for PHC because they truly become your family! I was diagnosed with MS shortly after starting to work for Lake Norman Neurology but my work family has been so supportive since my diagnosis and they always help out any way they can when I have had times where I have been unable to work.

Lisa

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I love that we have a family here at SIM, not just a place to work. I feel like the Admin staff supports us and is always looking out for our best interest.

Carrie

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I work for Dr Lichtenberger and we joined PHC as an office in 2017. I am his office manager and we have an awesome team. Our group is further complimented by being part of the team PHC. Having support from the awesome admin team, IT team, and teamwork from other offices make PHC a wonderful place to work.

Anna

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PHC to me is home and family-everyone that works here feels like they are your family!

Gina

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PHC has been good to me. I love the family and friends that PHC has brought to my life. I am still working with the person that trained me. PHC is Family not just Work.

Jana

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Family orientated for staff members., PHC stands apart from all other healthcare organizations due to our dedication to quality exceptional patient care.

Tim

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What I love about PHC is that we are one big family that truly cares about its patients and its employees. I have felt nothing but warmth and kindness since I joined the PHC Pediatrics team. I genuinely look forward to coming to work every day and couldn’t think of a place I would rather be!

Lauren

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I love work with the patients. We have a great working staff. My provider is compassionate and understanding.

Martha

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I love the flexibility I have when it comes to my family. I also love the caring staff that I work with, which makes for a positive work environment.

Theresa

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Everyone at PHC wants to help everyone and treats them like family.

Jayme

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I love working for PHC because it’s a great place to work and there is always room for growth. Each day is always a challenge, but I know together as a PHC team we can get through any challenge ahead of us.

Andrea

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PHC is a great company to work for because of the great benefits and mostly a great group of caring people who are always willing to help out in any way possible.

Tandra

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I love seeing the big picture of keeping individuals at their best state health-wise as they see different specialists under the PHC umbrella. What I love most about my role is the blend of autonomy and teamwork as a nurse working along with our providers to keep patients healthy.

Gretchen

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I feel like it is a family related atmosphere where everyone feels welcomed. There is also plenty of opportunities’ for growth in PHC.

Ashlen

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I love the surgeons that I work for! I have never met more caring and capable physicians. I love getting to know our patients and seeing them recover from surgery and illnesses.

Beth

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I love the how involved PHC is with the community.

Dulce

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PHC creates a family environment where everybody is there for each other. There’s room to grow as an employee within PHC, and I’m very thankful for the opportunities I’ve had to experience that.

Sherwin

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PHC has been the root of mine and my family life!

Megan

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I love the environment I work in. I love my coworkers!

Summer

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I was teamed up with an amazing physician Dr. Timothy Barker when I started and have enjoyed working by his side the past 20 years. LNFM providers and staff have always treated and loved me like family.

Amanda

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I love working for PHC because everyone I work with is very caring and understanding. PHC gives you many opportunities to grow within the company.

Cassandra

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I love working for PHC because we are a team. We can get help when we need it. I love starting my morning in prayer at our office with my team members.

Nicky

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I started at PHC Business office in 1999 for 5 years. I then worked for Foushee, Marks, & Pence from 2005-2018 and the Women’s Center from 2018-2020, I am now in my home office ENT. I have seen a lot of change in 20+ years, I feel that we have adapted and grown a lot, but patient care and the patient being first has always stayed our primary focus.

Amy

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I was hired in 1994 as a receptionist at Head, Neck, and Ear. I transferred to I/T in 2000 and then to Business Services in 2003. PHC is a second family to me. I have enjoyed creating valuable relationships with my co-workers. I love adding value to our community.

Kara

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I was thrilled to become a part of Piedmont HealthCare, it has been a true growing experience, I feel like it is Home! It is important to enjoy what you do & it shows in one’s actions, this last year with COVID was crazy, but being with GREAT PEOPLE made it easier. I thank everyone for allowing me to be a part of a Great Team 🙂 You can learn, grow & be a part of an Awesome Team, from volunteering to T-shirts & Jean” s day! 🙂

Julie

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I love the support I receive at PHC! I had a lot of questions when I joined as an Office Manager in July 2019 and everyone was super helpful and did not make me feel that I was a bother or burden by asking questions.

Erica

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Dr. White took a chance on a young, fairly inexperienced Medical Assistant and I am very grateful to him for that. 22 years later, I have had the opportunity to learn more about PHC and am very appreciative for the family feel. I am now at Care Coordination, learning something new every day and enjoying caring for PHC’s patients. Thank you Piedmont HealthCare!

Kim

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I started at Statesville Medical Group in 1994. That makes me a founding member of Piedmont HealthCare. I am now the senior pediatrician and I’m trying to figure out how that happened so fast. This organization watches out for everyone – the doctors, the nurses, the patients, everyone. It has been an honor and a privilege to be able to serve our community and our kids for 27 years.

Dr. Schopps

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We have a great group to work with and work for. I have enjoyed each place that I have worked at.

Ginger

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I was hired in 2017 I worked for LKN OBGYN for 2 1/2 years before moving to CO. I moved back in 2020 and they hired me again. I love PHC & LKN OBGYN. PHC is such a great company, they are so good to their employees

Madison

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I feel that I am working with professionals that I can learn from and that they will push me to take on new and challenging opportunities.

Ashley

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I love my job with PHC! I love the team I work with everyday and the family atmosphere. The overall generosity of this company never ceases to amaze me.

Selina

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I love the relationships I have built working for the group, whether they are with existing and past employee’s and patients. I love how this group is patient focused and not driven by the “corporate business” like other groups. I have learned so much knowledge in my 20+ years.

Carly

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I love the whole amazing group of people that I work with.

Jaqueline

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My superiors are the reason I love my job. From my coordinator, Jeannie and my supervisor Charlene with their endless patience and compassion who make me feel safe and at home when I am here. To my manager Kara and Director Darlene, who are ALWAYS good for a bellyaching laugh and an encouraging word. PHC is family and it shows.

Whitney

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PHC cares about the community.

Konni

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I was hired 3/22/2021 and I’m in training. I enjoy my co-workers and, of course, Dr. FrankHouser. Glad to be joining the PHC Family!

Janet

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I have worked a long time in nursing, and for me, working at PHC is the best JOB ever!

Cynthia

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I love working for PHC because they are self manageable , flexible and passionate about what they do for the staff and their patients. Their is also Christian atmosphere in the air at CDCC and its amazing.

Marsha

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This is a very supportive company and the teamwork is great. I love how PHC supports the community. A great team to work for and with.

Ruth

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I was hired in 1989 before Piedmont Healthcare was born. I worked for Dr. Joseph Petrozza for many years. I am now in Payment Entry.

Janine

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I love the community outreach that PHC supports. I have been completely supported by PHC and it’s staff while continuing my education.

Shannon

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I have seen a lot of change in 20+ years, I feel that we have adapt and grown a lot, but patient care and the patient being first has always stayed our primary focus.

Amy

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PHC has some of the nicest people I have ever encountered.

Melanie

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PHC is a good company that has been good to me.

Shannon

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I love working for PHC because of the people, both staff members and patients! I am truly grateful for all of the help and support from Rejena Jordan and Andrea Paulson. Our culture here at PHC is truly one of patient care and respect.

Candi

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I am so proud when our patients see my name badge and start telling me all about the PHC providers they see. I also love the people I work with, it’s more than just coworkers, its family.

Jeannie

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I love that PHC helps our community and provide such amazing care for Patients. There are lots of caring people that work in our company.

Parianne

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We have a great group to work with and work for. I have enjoyed each place that I have worked at.

Pamela

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I was hired just over 2 years ago and am working at Fairview Family Medicine. I respect an organization that functions with a board of physicians and love the staff at our office.

Dr. Scharbius

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The work atmosphere is great, and we are all truly a family. We always strive for patient satisfaction and outstanding customer service. My co-workers are my second family. We may work in different departments but we all work towards a common goal and that is patient care. I am proud to work for PHC because we are always striving to raise the community standards and truly care about our patients as a whole.

Morgan

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Hired 2/3/14 at LNFM as Receptionist been here ever since. Office is 2 miles from my house (used to commute when I lived in NY), Caring office manager, providers and staff.

Lesley

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I so love the people I work with, this department not only works well together to get all of the many charges coded that are brought in but the women in this department are my work family, we are there for each other with what might be going on in our personal lives as well. I moved here from Virginia and didn’t really know anybody, from day one I have felt like part of the PHC family not only in coding (though they are dear to me) but all of the departments at Business Services have been warm and welcoming.

Donna

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Great benefits, great co-workers, and room for growth within Piedmont HealthCare.

Piper

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Most employees call me “Payroll Patti.” I love PHC…for the simple fact that they appreciate their employees and tell us all the time, that each and every one of us is what makes PHC Special. When you know you are appreciated and valued, it makes you want to come to work!

Patti

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I was hired by Statesville Medical group in 1994. The patients I have worked with for the last 18+ years are always commenting on how happy they are to see a familiar face in a new place–they are so thankful for continued service and care of their needs — there is occasionally that patient that is such a blessing and they tell you how thankful they are for everything you do–to me I’m doing my job the same I do for everybody but some people just can’t thank you enough for all that is done for them

Connie

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Hired 2008 when this was Lake Norman Urgent Care and now Express Care and still here. I like the understanding we get from the administration team and feel like we matter…..

Valerie

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We have experienced tremendous growth since joining PHC and in my opinion that would not have been possible without them. Also one of the best changes in PHC is Jeff Smith, Sue Clohecy , Jeff Taylor and Joy Durham. They along with the rest of Admin make PHC a great experience.

Michele

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It’s a blessing to work in an environment with an exceptional level of compassion and support for patients and employees alike.

Kellyn

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The people I work with really are like family. We support and encourage each other day after day. I look forward to being at work everyday because of the harmonious atmosphere in our office between all employees!

Holly

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I truly love PHC. I came from Iredell and PHC is so different. I have been treated well and thankful for my new “home”. Hoping to remain with PHC for 10-12 more years until retirement!

Maria

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This is such a family oriented company. We care about our patients, and they care about their employees. Everyone feels like a family and when something happens we all bond together as a family.

Christie

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We love working with PHC because it offers not only IT expertise but billing and fee contracting. Also helping with all aspects of EHR and innovative ways to help get the job done smarter and quicker. Everyone involved does excellent work and are so kind.

Kimberly

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I LOVE working for PHC because everyone is do nice and understanding!!

Amber

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I appreciate that all offices work together and the support you get from either IT dept. or Corporate, referring providers, billing dept , HR dept, etc. I love that PHC is always in the community helping when there is a need. I am proud to wear the Piedmont Health Care logo.

Shawna

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PHC is very involved with the community and is always finding ways to support local charities. They rally behind their patients and staff in times of need.

Sharon

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I appreciate that all offices work together and the support you get from either IT dept. or Corporate, referring providers, billing dept , HR dept, etc. I love that PHC is always in the community helping when there is a need. I am proud to wear the Piedmont Health Care logo.

Shawna

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I have found with myself and friends that work for PHC, that PHC will do their best to make sure you are happy. Sometimes one office just is not the right fit and PHC understands that, so they work with you to make sure you are placed in an office that benefits all.

Katelynn

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PHC treats us like family.

Theresa

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I love the fact that there are options for transferring and growing at PHC.

Heather

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I love PHC as an employee and a patient. I came here for a job and found one that I really enjoy, coworkers who feel like family, and new doctors who have helped me tremendously with chronic medical conditions. I really do believe I was meant to find PHC for so many reasons!

Lauren

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PHC is my second home. The staff has become like family and we all pitch in to do our part to give the patients the best healthcare possible. I think we have some really great Drs and Staff in this company.

Brittany

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Every day I learn more about skin health. Not only that, I have learned a lot of my coworkers, patient’s privacy, computer skills, thoroughness and professionalism. This is definitely a company I’ll refer my friends and family to.

Laetitia

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I am super appreciative of the opportunity to move from receptionist to CCMA/Lab Assistant!

Stephanie

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It is a good place to work. My doctor is amazing!

Natalie

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I love working for PHC because they truly care not only about the patients but us as employees. SIMS feels like family to me.

Kelly

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Hired in September 2014, I love the providers I work for and my coworkers are awesome.

Annmarie

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I started at Endocrinology and now I am at central scheduling. I LOVE working for PHC because I feel valued. I know without a doubt that my hard work does not go unnoticed. I love being part of an organization that makes a difference in the community that I live in.

Rebecca

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I was hired in 2011 Dr. McNabb and currently been with MDC for 10 years this august. I love the support I get from resources when I need it.

Susan

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I love PHC because of the family feeling. The people I work with are amazing and I would not trade them for the world. Totally love my work family.

Hayley

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Good hours and great staff. Amazing company

Morgan

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I was hired in November 2018 at Dr. Govil’s office for almost 2 years. I, then, left for another job to work at home during COVID. I just came back in January 2021 because I missed working with Dr. Govil.

Holly

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I was hired at Dr. Shah’s sleep lab in August 2013. I continue to be here still today. I hope to retire at PHC Neurology and Sleep Medicine. I love working for PHC because my co-workers are like family to me.

Brittany

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I was originally hired in 2007 and worked at ENT for 7 years. Had my last baby in 2014 and stayed home until she started Kindergarten. I decided to continue my career with PHC at Dr White’s office in 2019. I love helping people! I love working for Dr White who is so caring for his patients and it feels like a family.

Amy

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I love working for PHC d/t the awesome work environment. I have the best team and supervisors. I enjoy my job, and I feel like my supervisors make sure my work experience is the best it can be.

Allison

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We currently have terrific leadership and teams that work well together. I love being in my position, the diversity and challenges. It is a privilege to be a part of this company and all it does for the patients and surrounding communities.

Kelly

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We have a great working environment within our office and we work well with the other gastroenterology office. Piedmont is a great place to work, everyone is personable and always willing to help no matter what office or dept. you can clearly see our main objective is to take care of our patients and our community, which is why I personally love working for PHC.

Shelia

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I feel supported and enjoy where I work.

Julie

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Everyone that I have met has been very welcoming and nice to work with.

Wendy

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During the past 27 years, I have made some special friends with fellow coworkers, physicians, PAs and Nurse Practitioners at PHC that became like family to me and forever friendships with patients. We are like a big family here at PHC.

Jamie

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Our goal at PHC is to provide the best quality care for our patients to keep them where they are happiest…at their home! We have the most caring and compassionate employees that treat co-workers and patients like family.

Jeffrey

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I love working for PHC! Each office is a little different in some ways but all have the same dedicated, caring employees. I have met some wonderful patients and it is extremely satisfying to feel like you have helped someone or made someone’s day a little brighter.

Stephanie

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I love my career with PHC because they include me as part of the whole organization and yet we still have our individual identity in our practice. They truly care about employees.

Mary Ann

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I love working for PHC! Each office is a little different in some ways but all have the same dedicated, caring employees. I have met some wonderful patients and it is extremely satisfying to feel like you have helped someone or made someone’s day a little brighter.

Stephanie

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I am thankful for the opportunities PHC has allowed me to serve in our community, not only to our patients, but with outreach programs as well.

Vicky

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I love that we allow employees the opportunity for growth. The fact that I have been with PHC for 24 years and still learn new things every week. And I love that the organization is family oriented, and truly cares about the employees.

Andrea

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I love PHC because they care about the employees and know that we have families outside of work and that makes me want to work harder for PHC.

Jessie

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Working for PHC has been a challenge but has been worthwhile. I feel like I am part of a family here.

Tim

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The people I work with have been very kind and helpful. I think it is great there are so many specialties available to help the community.

Wendy

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We have a great team. PHC is an excellent company.

Angela

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One reason I love working at PHC is because they have helped me go through CCMA school and also the benefits are great.

Tiffany

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I enjoy the people I work with at PHC!

Jessye

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I love working for PHC because of the stability and great people I get to work with. As well as helping the community, and have such a safe- caring environment. I am so glad to be here and have such a great team.

Elizabeth

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