Most recently, the hospital added five general surgeons from Pinehurst Surgical. All board certified in general surgery, they are seeing patients at Sandhills Surgical, located at 108 Endo Lane, Suite 1, Hamlet, and join Dr. Alan Coulson, general and vascular surgeon.
The new surgeons include:
Dr. Fabian E. Alzamora, who earned his medical degree from Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico. He completed both his internship and residency in internal medicine and general surgery at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, Md. He specializes in breast diseases and breast cancer, colonoscopies and colon cancer, hernia surgery and gallbladder (open and laparoscopic) surgery. He will be in the Hamlet office on Mondays.
Dr. Amelia M. Jeyapalan, who earned her medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Pa. She completed her internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Texas, Southwestern, in Dallas. Her specialties include general surgery, breast care, incisional/inguinal/ventral hernia repair, sentinel lymph node biopsy, partial breast irradiation with mammosite, minimally invasive breast biopsy with ultrasound guidance, GI surgery, colon and rectal diseases, gallbladder surgery (open and laparoscopic) and thyroid surgery. She will be in the Hamlet office on Tuesdays.
Dr. R. Clayton Steiner, who is also board certified in Surgical Critical Care. He earned his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the same. He also performed a fellowship in trauma and critical care at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. He specializes in general surgery, laparoscopic surgery, breast surgery, thyroid surgery and surgical critical care. He will be in the Hamlet office on Wednesdays.
Dr. David W. Grantham, who earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Wake Forest University, and also performed a fellowship at the same in advanced laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery. He specializes in general surgery, breast surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery to include splenectomy, anti-reflux procedures, colectomy, adrenalectomy, cholecystectomy, laparoscopic hernia surgery, treatment of achalasia and endoscopy. He will be in the Hamlet office on Thursdays.
Dr. H. Willy Chu, who earned his medical degree from Duke University in Durham, and completed both his internship and residency in general surgery at Boston University Medical School. He specializes in laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, breast and colon cancers, hernias, in-office removal of skin lesions and dialysis surgery. He will be in the Hamlet office on Fridays.
New family medicine physician
Dr. Montell Salary joined the Hamlet HMA Physician Practice Management group in April and said relocating to North Carolina has been a long-awaited dream.
“I like living in small cities because the traffic moves and the people are very nice and welcoming,” he said.
Dr. Salary has relocated his office to 125 Biltmore Drive, Suite 1, in Rockingham and is seeing new patients. Call (910) 895-8890 to make an appointment. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree and graduated Cum Laude. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from The Ohio State University and completed his family medicine residency at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, Ohio. Born in Gary, Indiana, Dr. Salary was a distinguished student scholar who enjoyed various sports, especially football.
“Dr. Salary is already making a name for himself in the community,” said Mike McNair, Sandhills Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer. “He is out meeting people and getting involved. We certainly welcome Dr. Salary to our group of physicians.”
Dr. Salary said he is looking forward to working with young people and giving back to the community. He enjoys all things outdoors and long walks admiring God’s creations.
“I truly believe I made the absolute best decision by coming to this area to practice medicine,” he said.
He and his wife, Layla, are making their home in Rockingham and have a newborn son.