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View our specialties below and associated Piedmont HealthCare provider locations.

Physicians within the Piedmont HealthCare group can quickly see your full health picture, without you having to remember all of your health information as you move between specialists.

Allergy & Immunology
Ancillary Services
Audiology
Cardiology
Cosmetic Medicine & Aesthetic Laser
Dermatology
Endocrinology
Family Medicine
Gastroenterology
General Surgery
Gynecology
Infectious Disease
Internal Medicine
Neurology
Nutrition Services
Allergy & Immunology

An Allergist is a physician specially trained to diagnose, treat and manage allergies, asthma and immunologic disorders including primary immunodeficiency disorders. These conditions range from the very common to the very rare, spanning all ages and encompassing various organ systems.

Ancillary Services
Ancillary Services

Ancillary Services covers a range of services within the healthcare spectrum and help the primary physician. These fall into three main categories including: diagnostic, therapeutic, and custodial. Diagnostic includes services such as lab tests, radiology, imaging etc. Therapeutic includes rehabilitation, physical/occupational therapy and more. Custodial services include hospice, nursing and urgent care.

Audiology
Audiology

Audiology is the science of hearing, balance and related disorders. Piedmont HealthCare audiologists are experts in the diagnosis and management of disorders of the auditory and balance systems. We specialize in:

  • Identifying and assessing hearing and balance problems,
  • Rehabilitating those with hearing and balance disorders, and
  • Preventing hearing loss

At Piedmont HealthCare, our audiologists provide a number of services including:

  • Hearing evaluation
  • Counseling for patients and their families and caregivers
  • Fitting hearing aids
  • Evaluating and treating balance disorders
  • Determining the need for assistive devices
  • Teaching communication strategies
Cardiology

Cardiology is the field of medicine related to diseases and disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Some of the most common conditions treated include coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. Symptoms that indicated an abnormal heart condition include: shortness of breath, chest pains, or dizzy spells.

Piedmont HealthCare Cardiologists are heart specialists involved in the treatment of heart attacks, heart failure and serious heart rhythm disturbances. We review your medical history and perform physical examinations to monitor your blood pressure, weight, heart, lungs and blood vessels. Some of the more common procedures we perform include: cardiac catheterization, balloon angioplasty and when necessary, heart surgery.

Cosmetic Medicine & Aesthetic Laser

Cosmetic medicine & aesthetic laser treatments have diverse applications for a variety of dermatological and surgical conditions to improve appearance. Some of the more common treatments include those that minimize the appearance of aging, excess fat, scars, unwanted hair, skin discoloration and spider veins. 

Our Piedmont HealthCare professionals offer a multidisciplinary approach to ensure that all aesthetic therapies performed, both surgical and non-surgical procedures, meet the highest healthcare standards in order to improve quality of life, psychological wellbeing and do not mask any underlying medical conditions.

Dermatology

Dermatology is the medical specialty dedicated to treating more than 3,000 disorders of the skin, hair and nails. Skin disorders are among the most common medical conditions and include skin cancer, eczema, acne, psoriasis and nail infections.

Piedmont HealthCare offers comprehensive medical and surgical dermatology treatment as well as cosmetic procedures to treat and maintain your skin, hair and nails, including benign growths, skin cancers, aging skin, unwanted fat, excess hair and varicose veins.

Endocrinology

The endocrine system is a series of glands that produce and secrete hormones that the body uses for a wide range of functions, including:

  • Respiration
  • Metabolism
  • Reproduction
  • Sensory perception
  • Movement
  • Sexual development
  • Growth

Hormones are produced by glands and sent into the bloodstream and sent to the various tissues in the body. When the glands do not produce the right amount of hormones, a variety of conditions or diseases can occur.

Endocrinology is the medical specialty, related to internal medicine, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases related to hormones. Endocrinology includes the functions related to disorders related to metabolism, respiration, reproduction, sensory perception and movement.

Family Medicine

Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular organ or disease, family medicine involves comprehensive care for individuals and families. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, sexes, each organ system, and every type of disease. 

Piedmont HealthCare offers comprehensive patient care in our office and coordinates with other specialties or hospital services when necessary, including:

  • Preventive care and wellness exams
  • Treatment of minor injuries and illness
  • Management of chronic disease, i.e., hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, thyroid disorders
  • Pediatric care, from newborn to adolescent
  • Women’s health – gynecologic exams, contraception
  • Same-day sick visits
  • On-site laboratory and X-ray
Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. It involves the action of the gastrointestinal organs including the movement of material through the stomach and intestine, the digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, removal of waste from the system, and the function of the liver as a digestive organ. It includes common and important conditions such as colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. In essence, all normal activity and disease of the digestive organs are part of gastroenterology.

Piedmont HealthCare gastroenterologists perform colonoscopy examinations and comprehensive consultative services to detect polyps, providing complete, accurate, and thorough care for patients with gastrointestinal conditions.

General Surgery

General surgery is a discipline that requires knowledge of and familiarity with a broad spectrum of conditions that may require surgery. General surgeons are experienced in all of the following areas:

  • Breast (Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy)
  • Emergency Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery (Thyroid, Parathyroid)
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery (Gallbladder, Colon, Stomach, Rectal)
  • Hernias
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Skin (including Malignant Melanoma)
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Thoracic (Lung)
  • Trauma/Burns
  • Vascular

Due to today’s high-tech instrumentation and advanced technology, procedures such as major abdominal surgery are now replaced with minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques that often reduce pain, accelerate recuperation, and reduce cost without sacrificing good outcomes. General surgeons provide life-saving procedures every day, such as appendectomy, splenectomy or curative cancer surgery.

Gynecology

Gynecological medicine focuses on the female reproductive system, including routine and preventive care, pregnancy and delivery, menopause, and medical or surgical management of all gynecological problems. General gynecologic problems include abnormal bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, loss of bladder control, pelvic floor disorders, problems with pelvic support and contraceptive counseling.

Piedmont HealthCare offers a full range of diagnostic tools to provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment strategy. Services include ultrasound, endoscopic examination, laparoscopic surgery and Pap tests and colposcopy to evaluate abnormal Pap tests.

Infectious Disease

Infectious diseases, sometimes called contagious diseases, are illnesses caused by organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. Some infectious diseases can be passed from person to person. Some are transmitted by bites from insects or animals. And others are acquired by ingesting contaminated food or water or being exposed to organisms in the environment.

Common infectious diseases include: influenza, whooping cough, chlamydia, gonorrhea, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), salmonellosis, hepatitis A and B, shigellosis, tuberculosis (TB), primary and secondary syphilis, and Lyme disease.

Internal Medicine

Internal medicine is the medical specialty that applies scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to diagnose and treat a broad spectrum of illnesses. Internal medicine doctors, often referred to as internists are physicians who provide long-term, comprehensive care, managing both common and complex illnesses in adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Internists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections, and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints, and digestive, respiratory and vascular systems. They are also trained in the essentials of primary care internal medicine with a focus on disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health, and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system, and reproductive organs.

Neurology

Comprehensive neurological care includes diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of neurological conditions, including everything from headaches and sleep disorders to stroke, seizures, dementias, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, neurodegenerative conditions such as ALS and multiple sclerosis, and other disorders of the brain and nervous system.

Piedmont HealthCare offers comprehensive care for neurological conditions including:

  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Aging of the Nervous System (Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease)
  • Neurodegenerative conditions (ALS, Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Migraines / Chronic Headaches
Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services offer highly trained registered dietitians that offer reliable and accurate information about the body’s nutritional needs, the safety of new diets and food additives, vitamins, special food products, medical diets and general eating habits. Dietitians promote the health and well being of patients through quality nutritional care, education and food services and offer food choices to improve high blood pressure, high cholesterol, eating disorders, weight control and pregnancy nutrition.

Piedmont HealthCare dieticians will tailor a nutrition plan to meet your specific needs. They will help you learn to make better choices so you can make a positive difference in your health.

Obstetrics
Occupational Medicine
Orthopaedic Spine
Orthopaedic Surgery
Otolaryngology
Pediatrics
Podiatry
Pulmonary Medicine
Interventional Spine & Pain Management
Rheumatology
Sleep Medicine
Surgical Hospitalist
Urology
Weight Management
Obstetrics
Obstetrics

Obstetrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the care of women before (prenatal) and during pregnancy, childbirth, and during the postpartum period (the recovery period following delivery). Obstetrical care is available to meet the needs of women from routine and high-risk obstetrics, infertility, advanced minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, urinary incontinence and breast care.

Piedmont HealthCare offers comprehensive obstetrical care that includes:

  • Parenteral antibiotics
  • Parenteral oxytocic drugs
  • Parenteral sedatives for eclampsia
  • Manual removal of placenta
  • Manual removal of retained products
  • Surgery
  • Anesthesia
  • Blood transfusion
Occupational Medicine
Occupational Medicine

Occupational Medicine focuses on the prevention, evaluation, treatment and resolution of health conditions related to the workplace. Specialists in occupational medicine are trained to assess the origin of worker injury and illness, taking past history, work conditions and other factors into consideration so that injuries and illnesses are properly classified and treated appropriately to ensure workers’ safe return to work.

Specialists in occupational medicine are experts in managing and monitoring the clinical care of employees, and improving their well-being through health promotion and education, workplace hazard analysis, and ensuring workplace compliance with laws and safety standards.

Orthopaedic Spine

Orthopaedic spine (orthopedic spine) physicians specialize in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar surgery, including spinal cord and nerve decompression, spinal fusion, microsurgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Orthopaedic spine surgeons generally specialize in spine deformity surgery -such as surgery for scoliosis and other large spinal deformities.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery is the medical specialty dedicated to evaluating and treating disorders and injuries of the bones, joints and associated structures. Doctors with orthopaedic training treat patients with fractures (broken bones), sports injuries (sprains, strains and tendon injuries) and arthritis using a variety of non-operative and operative approaches. Operative treatments include arthroscopic procedures, joint reconstruction, fracture fixation, and  ligament and tendon repairs, to name just a few.

Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology is a medical specialty involving those trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck. Otolaryngologists are commonly referred to as Ear, Nose and Throat, or ENT, physicians

Otolaryngologists diagnose and manage diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, and throat, as well as structures of the neck and face.

The most common conditions treated by otolaryngologists are hearing disorders and hearing loss, sinusitis, and diseases of the throat, larynx and esophagus, including voice and swallowing disorders.

Pediatrics

Pediatrics is the field of medicine that deals with medical care for infants, children and adolescents. They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of ailments specific to young people and track their patients’ growth to adulthood.

Like most physicians, pediatricians work with different health care workers, such as nurses and other physicians, to assess and treat children with various ailments. Most of the work of pediatricians involves treating day-to-day illnesses that are common to children—minor injuries, infectious diseases, and immunizations. Some pediatricians specialize in serious medical conditions and pediatric surgery, treating autoimmune disorders or serious chronic ailments.

Podiatry

Podiatry is the area of medicine that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment related to conditions of the foot, ankle, and leg. A podiatrist (DPM, or doctor of podiatric medicine) specializes in lower extremity disorders and often performs surgery and prescribes physical therapy regimes.

DPM’s can often detect serious health problems that may otherwise go unnoticed, because a number of diseases manifest first through symptoms of the lower extremities (i.e., diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, or kidney disease). Podiatric physicians are educated in state-of-the-art techniques involving surgery, orthopedics, dermatology, physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Pulmonary Medicine

Pulmonary medicine is a subspecialty of internal medicine that deals with the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases affecting the lungs. Pulmonologists, or pulmonary disease specialists, deals with many diseases and conditions, including: ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome), asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, lung transplants, occupational lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary tuberculosis, sarcoidosis of the lungs, and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome).

Pulmonary medicine is also sometimes called pulmonology which is the science concerned with the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the lungs. In addition to expertise in pulmonary disease, pulmonologists generally have broad experience in the treatment of critically ill adult patients.

Interventional Spine & Pain Management

Physiatry, also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation, is a field of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatments for the musculoskeletal system; muscles, bones, nerves, ligaments, tendons and other structures, and diseases and conditions that affect a person’s ability to function in a normal capacity. Interventional physiatrists treat pain using anti-inflammatory injections into the spine and pelvis guided by a specially equipped x-ray.

Many musculoskeletal pain conditions, including back, neck and joint problems, may be managed over time through conservative treatment using a variety of pain methods and customized programs to enhance mobility and avoid surgery. Physiatry may also be used to optimize a patient’s condition before or after surgery.

Rheumatology

Rheumatology is a subspecialty of internal and pediatric medicine that is concerned with prevention, detection and treatment of disorders of the joints, muscles and bones. Rheumatologists manage patients with arthritis, a group of more than 100 different diseases that may cause pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones, as well as osteoarthritis (resulting from wear and tear) and rheumatoid arthritis (caused by immune system problems).

Rheumatologists aims to help patients with rheumatic disease to have the best possible quality of life. Piedmont HealthCare physicians treat clinical problems in the joints, soft tissues, heritable connective tissue disorders, vasculitis and autoimmune diseases and rely on close relationships with other medical specialties.

Sleep Medicine

Sleep medicine is a branch of medicine related to the treatment of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, parasomnia, and restless leg syndrome, as well as a variety of respiratory conditions. Sleep disorders are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists frequently observe patients while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the cause(s) of sleep disturbance or insomnia (inability to sleep).

Piedmont Healthcare sleep medicine specialists offer sleep therapies that involve sleep hygiene, cognitive behavioral therapy, light therapy and medical sleep aides.

Surgical Hospitalist

Surgical hospitalists are medically trained surgeons that work specifically in a hospital environment and do not maintain a private practice or office. Surgical hospitalists care for emergency surgical needs and communicate with patients, families and patients’ primary care physicians.

Urology

Urology is a surgical specialty involving diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Although urology is classified as a surgical specialty, it also requires knowledge of internal medicine, pediatrics, and gynecology. The American Urological Association has identified seven subspecialty areas that include: pediatric urology, urologic oncology (cancer), renal transplantation, male Infertility, calculi (urinary tract stones), female urology (urinary incontinence and pelvic outlet relaxation disorders), neurourology (voiding disorders, urodynamic evaluation of patients and erectile dysfunction or impotence).

Some of the most common conditions treated by Piedmont HealthCare urologists include: bladder cancer, enlarged prostate/BPH, erectile dysfunction, hematuria, incontinence, kidney stones, male fertility, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, overactive bladder, prostate cancer, prostatitis, renal cell cancer, testicular cancer, testosterone deficiency, undescended testicle, pelvic prolapse, varicocele vasectomy.

Weight Management

Medical weight management offers services related to both weight loss and better overall health. Weight management teams are generally made up of nurse practitioners, trained dieticians and exercise help provide a weight loss strategy, nutritional, medical and surgical weight management options. Weight management services provide mental health support, nutritional consultation, exercise physiology, behavior modification, support groups, sleep counseling, pulmonary function testing, thyroid screening, blood tests, and specialist consultations.

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