- Patients' Choice Award
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Top 10 Doctor - State
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
- Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree
- Regional Top Doctors
- First Health
- Coventry Health Care
- BCBS Blue Card
Doctors in Piedmont Hematology Oncology Associates
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Hematology and Oncology
An Oncologist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of different cancers. This physician has extensive knowledge of the different signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as the various methods of treatment.
Oncologists diagnose cancer through methods such as biopsy, endoscopy, X-ray, blood tests, ultrasound, and different forms of nuclear medicine. They treat cancer through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, or antibody treatments.
If it is determined that a cancer cannot successfully be treated, oncologists then focus on providing palliative care, the use of pain medication to make a dying person more comfortable.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
An obstetrician & gynecologist, or OB/GYN, is a physician who cares for women throughout their pregnancies, straight through to the delivery of their baby (obstetrician). They also specialize in annual care, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system (gynecologist). Many physicians specialize in both of these fields in order to provide complete overall health services to women at every stage of life.
Gynecologic oncologists specialize in cancers that occur in the female reproductive system. This includes ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and endometrial cancer, as well as the less commonly talked about female reproductive cancers like vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer and fallopian tube cancer.
In addition to diagnosing the stage of your cancer and recommending treatment options, they’ll provide care throughout your treatment and help you manage your symptoms. They’ll often work closely with a pathologist and a radiologist to properly diagnose you and determine if your cancer is shrinking or spreading throughout treatment. They’re even trained to administer chemotherapy and to perform surgery to remove cancer when necessary.
Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.
Piedmont Hematology Oncology Associates is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Elkin, NC 28621
- North Carolina Neuroscience Hospital Chapel Hill, NC 27514
- Northern Hospital of Surry County Mount Airy, NC 27030
- Duke Regional Hospital Durham, NC 27704
- Davis Regional Medical Center Statesville, NC 28625
- Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Thomasville, NC 27360
- Wake Forest Baptist Health - Lexington Medical Center Lexington, NC 27292
- Novant Health Medical Park Hospital Winston Salem, NC 27103
- Davis Medical Center Statesville, NC 28687
- Davis Regional Medical Center Statesville, NC 28625
- Forsyth Medical Center Winston Salem, NC 27103
- Lexington Memorial Hospital Lexington, NC 27293
- Medical Park Hospital Winston Salem, NC 27103
- Select Specialty Hospital-Winston Salem Winston Salem, NC 27103
- Thomasville Medical Center Thomasville, NC 27360
- Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Winston Salem, NC 27103
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- Duke University School Of Medicine
- Wake Forest University School Of Medicine
- Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
- University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill School Of Medicine
- Emory University School Of Medicine
- University Of Florida College Of Medicine
- Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
- Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
- University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
Information About Group Practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.