208 Old Mocksville Road
Statesville, NC 28625

Phone: 704-838-8429


Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:00pm

About Us

Specialty: Gastroenterology


At Piedmont HealthCare Endoscopy Center, our priority is to deliver superior quality, cost effective gastroenterology care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting. Our center is fully accredited and licensed in the state of North Carolina.

Quality Care

The practice and Endoscopy Center are a specialty care facility designed to provide individual, quality care for eligible patients to undergo endoscopic procedures on an outpatient basis. The facility is designed to provide a safe, comfortable, and effective environment for outpatient procedures while maintaining patient dignity and human rights. The facility strives to provide services without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin.

Piedmont HealthCare Endoscopy Center believes that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well being. That is why we’ve included an extensive section on the website covering the full array of topics associated with gastroenterology and diagnoses and treatments for digestive problems. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your digestive health.

By providing care in an outpatient center, Piedmont HealthCare Endoscopy Center enables you to receive more cost-effective GI services than typically provided in a hospital setting. While our center is more cost-effective, quality is uncompromised.

Comfortable, Convenient Setting

The best care in the world doesn’t mean anything if you can’t access it. At Piedmont HealthCare Endoscopy Center, we strive to make our Statesville office as efficient and convenient as possible. Included in these web pages is information about Piedmont HealthCare Endoscopy Center’s office, including our Statesville location, maps, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. You can even email a request for an appointment right here!

We hope you find this website useful and invite you to contact us with your questions at any time.

Our Providers

Carl A Foulks, Jr., MD

Undergraduate Education
North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC

Graduate Education
Howard University College of Medicine
Washington, DC

East Carolina University School of Medicine
Greenville, NC

University of Texas-Houston Health Sciences Center
and MD Anderson Cancer Center Combined
Gastroenterology Training Program
Texas Medical Center
Houston, TX

Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Hospital Affiliations
Iredell Memorial Hospital
Davis Regional Medical Center

National Medical Association
American Gastroenterology Association
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy,
American College of Physicians

Vivek Trivedi, MD

Medical School
NHL Municipal Medical College
Gujarat University
Ahmedabad, India

Internal Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Elmhurst, NY

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Elmhurst, NY

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Elmhurst, NY

Hospital Affiliations
Iredell Memorial Hospital
Davis Regional Medical Center

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomate, Gastroenterology
ASGE STAR Certification for Barrett’s Endotherapy, including Lesion Recognition, Mucosal Imaging, Ablation Modalities, EMR, Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) and Cryotherapy.

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
New York Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (NYSGE)

Brandon Marion, MD

Undergraduate Education

University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Graduate Education

Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship Training Program
Winston-Salem, NC


Board Certified in Internal Medicine


  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy,
  • American College of Physicians
Nikhiel Rau, MD


Board Certified in Internal Medicine
ABIM Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Medical School

The American University of Antigua School of Medicine
Osbourn, Antigua and Barbuda


Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai at Elmhurst Hospital Center
New York, NY


Hepatology Fellowship
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard School of Medicine
Boston, MA


Bridgeport Hospital Center / Yale New Haven Health
Bridgeport, CT


Piedmont HealthCare Endoscopy Center offers a full array of gastroenterology services to help you maintain a healthy digestive system. You can read more on this page about specific services.

Colon Cancer Prevention and Detection

  • Colon Cancer Screening, Evaluation, and Treatment
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Esophageal Testing
  • Diverticulosis
  • Minor Rectal Bleeding
  • Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Celiac Disease/Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Endoscopy Center Procedures
  • Colonoscopy
  • Upper Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endora System – Learn more about our procedure and certification

New Patients

Planning your first visit to Piedmont HealthCare Endoscopy Center? On this page, you’ll find the information you need to get started, such as a map and directions to our Statesville office. To save you time, we’ve also included our new patient forms, which you can print out and complete prior to visiting our office.

Mission Statement

The Endoscopy Center’s mission is to provide the highest quality care, meeting the expectations of our patients and their families and serves as a resource area for physicians of the community for treatment, diagnosis, and management of patients with gastrointestinal disorders.


The mission for the facility has the following specific management goals and objectives:

  • Create a safe physical environment for staff and patients in preparation for the scheduled procedure(s), during the procedure(s), and immediately following the procedure(s).
  • Provide an atmosphere of compassion and understanding with minimal stress, anxiety, and pain.
  • Function at a high level of efficiency to accommodate the convenience of both the patient and staff and to achieve cost of care and affordability targets.
  • Promote knowledge and skills of the staff as a means of meeting technical and scientific progress in the field of gastroenterology/
    Improve the health status of the community being served

What To Expect

Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It will also help alleviate any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling prior to your first appointment. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this website. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familiarize yourself with the doctors. We look forward to your first visit.

Appointment Info


We know you have many choices when choosing a Gastroenterologist in Statesville, NC so we have made requesting an appointment a simple and convenient process via our Web site. If, for any reason you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, or will be delayed, please call the office of the Gastroenterologist that you have selected as soon as possible.

To make an appointment, please contact one of our Providers.

Insurance and Billing

You will receive an easy to understand bill for the services provided at Piedmont HealthCare Endoscopy Center and your physician. In addition, you can expect a separate bill from Carolina Anesthesia Associates, and if tissue samples are obtained, there will be a bill from Piedmont Pathology.  Please feel free to call Piedmont HealthCare’s Business Services at 704.881.0214 with any questions you may have about the billing arrangements.  Most health insurance carriers support and reimburse freestanding endoscopy centers because they are generally less expensive than the hospitals.

Payment Options

Self-pay patients are welcome at our centers. As with insured patients, we will be happy to discuss payment arrangements with you.  Call a Customer Service Representative for payment plan at 704.881.0214.