Berry to join FirstHealth Back & Neck Pain

By: For the Daily Journal

PINEHURST — A new anesthesiologist with Pinehurst Anesthesia Associates will become one of the pain specialists with FirstHealth Back & Neck Pain in October.

Dr. John Berry VII received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of North Carolina, where he also earned his medical degree. He completed his internship and residency, as chief resident, in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

He completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesia at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, earlier this year.

Berry will provide services at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital and Moore Regional Hospital-Hoke Campus.

“Pinehurst Anesthesia Associates is pleased and fortunate to be joined by Dr. Berry,” said Dr. Brian K. Thwaites, medical director for FirstHealth Back & Neck Pain. “Having just completed a prestigious fellowship in Boston, he has been looking forward to returning to longstanding Moore County roots. He will be a great addition to the medical community here.”

With locations in Pinehurst, Sanford and Raeford, FirstHealth Back & Neck Pain offers a complete range of pain relief options. For more information, call 800-213-3284 or visit


For the Daily Journal