Doctor Directory

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Gastroenterology/GI & Hepatology

Carolina Digestive Health Associates
Address: Belmont, Charlotte, Concord, Davidson, Mathews, Monroe, Pineville, University
Long Description:

Carolina Digestive Health Associates provides gastroenterology care to patients 16 through adult seniors. Our goal is to provide our patients, referring physicians, and community with the highest, most comprehensive quality of gastroenterology care. Our physician group has been serving the Charlotte metropolitan area for over 25 years. We offer 12 accredited gastroenterologists that provide service at eight conveniently located offices as well as at five award winning endoscopy centers accredited by the AAAHC. Carolina Digestive Health participates with all major insurance carriers in the area and maintains privileges at all area hospitals.

Providers:

Anthony Colvin, M.D.

Ronnie Cyzner, M.D.

Stephen Deal, M.D.

Fred C. Fowler, M.D.

Lanre Jimoh, M.D.

Tarun K. Narang, M.D.

Glen L. Portwood, M.D.

Preston P. Purdum III, M.D.

Barry R. Schneider, M.D.

Stephen Stephenson, M.D.

Eric B. Thompson, M.D.

Locations: Belmont, Charlotte, Concord, Davidson, Mathews, Monroe, Pineville, University

Office Phone Number: 704-372-7974
Carolina Digestive Health Associates- Dr. Colvin
Address: Belmont, Charlotte, Concord, Davidson, Mathews, Monroe, Pineville, University
Physicians Name: Anthony Colvin, M.D.
Long Description:

Dr. Colvin’s specialties include adult gastroenterology and pancreatic and biliary diseases. He completed his fellowship training in Memphis, Tennessee. After fellowship training, Dr. Colvin moved back to Charlotte in 1997 and joined our practice.

He is married with three daughters. He enjoys all sports, especially golf. Dr. Colvin and his family attend Central Church in Charlotte where he sings in the church choir.

Phone number: 704-372-7974
Education & Fellowship

Medical Education:
University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee

Residency:
Internal Medicine - Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

Fellowship:
Gastroenterology - University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee
My Locations

Dr. Colvin is available at the following locations:

Matthews Office

Monroe/Union County Office

Charlotte Endoscopy Center

Monroe Endoscopy Center

Office Phone Number: 704-372-7974
Carolina Digestive Health Associates- Dr. Deal
Address: Belmont, Charlotte, Concord, Davidson, Mathews, Monroe, Pineville, University
Physicians Name: Stephen Deal, M.D., FACG
Long Description:

Dr. Deal’s professional interests include adult gastroenterology, pancreatic, biliary disease, and research studies. He has been a member of the Carolina Digestive Associates team since 1992. Dr. Deal completed his medical education at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He completed his fellowships in general gastroenterology and pancreatic biliary tract diseases at the Medical College of Virginia.

Dr. Deal teaches the procedure of ERCP. He has taught internationally in Antigua, Australia, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Netherlands, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. He has taught nationally in the states of Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, Louisiana, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Dr. Deal is married with three children. His interests include family time, Christian faith, and travel.

Phone number: (704) 372-7974
Associations & Memberships

ACG/ASGE Task Force on Quality in Endoscopy

National Gastroenterology Quality Improvement Endoscopy Pilot - developmental board and participant

ERCP Quality Network - developmental board and participant

Former member of ACG National Affairs Committee

Former member of ACG Practice Management Committee

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine: UNC School of Medicine - Charlotte Campus.

Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology

Fellow of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Education & Fellowship

Medical Education:
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society)

Residency:
Internal Medicine - New University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Fellowship:
Gastroenterology and Pancreatic Biliary Tract Diseases - Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia,
Awards

Recognized through the years as one of the top gastroenterologists in America by US, News and World Report, Castle Conroy, and Consumer Research Council.

Becker's Top 125 Gastroenterologists in America, 2011.

Recognized in a list of the 75 of the Best Gastroenterologists in America - Becker’s ASC Review, November 2010.
My Locations

Dr. Deal is available at the following locations:

Charlotte/Downtown Office

Charlotte Endoscopy Center

Pineville Endoscopy Center

Office Phone Number: 704-372-7974
Carolina Digestive Health Associates- Dr. Fowler
Address: Belmont, Charlotte, Concord, Davidson, Mathews, Monroe, Pineville, University
Physicians Name: Fred C. Fowler, MD
Long Description:

Dr. Fowler’s specialties include gastroenterology, hepatology, and research studies. He completed his medical education at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and at the University of Florida, Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.

Dr. Fowler is married with two children. His interests include running, home improvements, gardening, and history.

Phone number: 704-372-7974
Education Fellowship

Medical Education:
Bowman Gray School of Medicine Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Internal Medicine - University of Florida, Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Florida

Graduate School:
Masters in Business Administration - Wake Forest, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Fellowship:
Gastroenterology and Liver Disease
My Locations

Dr. Fowler is available at the following locations:

Concord/Cabarrus Office

University Office

University Endoscopy Center

Office Phone Number: 704-372-7974
Carolina Digestive Health Associates- Dr. Jimoh
Address: Belmont, Charlotte, Concord, Davidson, Mathews, Monroe, Pineville, University
Physicians Name: Lanre Jimoh, M.D., MBA
Long Description:

Dr. Jimoh’s areas of special interest include colon cancer screening, treating patients with acid reflux and Barrett’s esophagus. He performs Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of Barrett’s esophagus with dysplasia. He also treats patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. He treats liver disease like hepatitis, fatty liver diseases and cirrhosis. Dr. Jimoh is also a leader in the treatment of hemorrhoids using an in office, non-surgical and pain-free technique.

Dr. Jimoh and his wife, a radiologist, came to feel at home in the Charlotte area while Dr. Jimoh was in medical school at Duke. He is multilingual, fluent in English and Yoruba, and is intermediate in Spanish.

In his spare time, Dr. Jimoh likes to play soccer, golf, surf, ski, and travel internationally due to his Nigerian roots.

Phone number: 704-372-7974
Associations & Memberships

Member Of:
American College of Gastroenterology
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Certifications:
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Board Eligible in Gastroenterology
Education & Fellowship

Medical Education:
Duke University School of Medicine

Residency:
Internal Medicine - Vanderbilt University

Fellowship:
Gastroenterology - Brown University
My Locations

Dr. Jimoh is available at the following locations:

Belmont Office

Charlotte/Uptown Office

Davidson/Lake Norman Office

Charlotte Endoscopy Center

Huntersville Endoscopy Center

Pineville Endoscopy Center

Office Phone Number: 704-372-7974
Carolina Digestive Health Associates- Dr. Narang
Address: Belmont, Charlotte, Concord, Davidson, Mathews, Monroe, Pineville, University
Physicians Name: Tarun K. Narang, M.D.
Long Description:

Dr. Narang’s professional interests are in the Pancreatic/ Hepatobiliary aspect of Gastroenterology, Therapeutic Endoscopy (including EUS, Endoscopic Ultrasound), and ERCP. He also has a very strong interest in weight loss and fitness and was the first physician in the Charlotte area to perform Orbera intra gastric weight loss balloon placement endoscopically in 2016 and has since performed several, as he strives to improve overall Gastro intestinal health in his patient population.

He started practicing at Carolina Digestive Health Associates in September 2013. Dr. Narang completed his medical education in India. His residency was completed in Internal Medicine at Lincoln Medical Center in New York, New York, affiliate, Weill Cornell University. His fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Therapeutic Endoscopy was completed at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dr. Narang was born in New Delhi, India. He is married and a proud father of two children. His interests include family time, tennis, biking, cricket, soccer, music, travel, and reading.

Phone number: 704-372-7974
Associations & Memberships

American College of Gastroenterology

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Education & Fellowship

Medical Education:
Bachelor Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Karnataka, India

Residency:
Internal Medicine - Lincoln Medical Center (affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College), Bronx, New York

Fellowship:
Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Therapeutic Endoscopy - Carolinas Medical Center (affiliate of University of North Carolina), Charlotte, North Carolina
Awards

Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America fellowship training grant.

American College of Gastroenterology clinical research award.

Recipient of multiple education research, travel grants, and awards in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology.
My Locations

Dr. Narang is available at the following locations:

Charlotte/Downtown Office

Pineville Office

Charlotte Endoscopy Center

Pineville Endoscopy Center

Office Phone Number: 704-372-7974
Carolina Digestive Health Associates- Dr. Portwood
Address: Belmont, Charlotte, Concord, Davidson, Mathews, Monroe, Pineville, University
Physicians Name: Glen L. Portwood, M.D.
Long Description:

Dr. Portwood’s specialties include gastroenterology, hepatology, and pancreatic and biliary diseases. He completed his medical education at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Virginia Hospitals in Charlottesville, Virginia. His fellowship was completed in gastroenterology at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Dr. Portwood is married and has two children. His interests include travel, basketball, and jazz music. He also enjoys home projects.

Phone number: 704-372-7974
Associations & Memberships

American Gastroenterological Association

American Medical Association
Education & Fellowship

Medical Education:
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia

Residency:
Internal Medicine - University of Virginia Hospitals, Charlottesville, Virginia

Fellowship:
Gastroenterology - Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
My Locations

Dr. Portwood is available at the following locations:

Davidson/Lake Norman Office

University Office

Charlotte Endoscopy Center

Huntersville Endoscopy Center

University Endoscopy Center

Office Phone Number: 704-372-7974
Carolina Digestive Health Associates- Dr. Purdum
Address: Belmont, Charlotte, Concord, Davidson, Mathews, Monroe, Pineville, University
Physicians Name: Preston P. Purdum III, M.D., FACG
Long Description:

Dr. Purdum's specialties include adult gastroenterology and hepatology. He joined Carolina Digestive Health Associates in 1995. Dr. Purdum completed his residency internal medicine at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.

Dr. Purdum is married with two children. His interests include music, hiking, and soccer. He is a big fan of the Carolina Panthers. He also supports the Brookstone Schools of Charlotte.

Phone number: 704-372-7974
Associations & Memberships

Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology
Education & Fellowship

Medical Education:
Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

Residency:
Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fellowship:
Gastroenterology - Medical College of Virginia, Richmond,Virginia
Awards

Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2012)

Patient's Choice Award (2011 - 2012)
My Locations

Dr. Deal is available at the following locations:

Charlotte/Downtown Office

Belmont Office

Charlotte Endoscopy Center

Pineville Endoscopy Center

Office Phone Number: 704-372-7974
Carolina Digestive Health Associates- Dr. Schneider
Address: Belmont, Charlotte, Concord, Davidson, Mathews, Monroe, Pineville, University
Physicians Name: Barry R. Schneider, M.D.
Long Description:

Dr. Schneider’s professional interests are adult gastroenterology, pancreatic and biliary disease, and research studies.

He has been part of the Carolina Digestive Health Associates medical team since 1987. Dr. Schneider was recognized nationally in the top 10% of physicians for overall quality of care by professional research consultants. Dr. Schneider led efforts to embrace fecal transplant procedures in North Carolina and was the first physician to introduce the procedure to gastroenterology practices in the Charlotte metropolitan area.

Dr. Schneider has been a long term member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), a non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. He is often interviewed to give his expert opinion on gastrointestinal conditions and procedures.

Dr. Schneider is married and has three daughters. His interests include planting and taking care of a small apple orchard on his old farm in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, hiking, fishing, golf, and watching Carolina basketball.

Phone number: 704-372-7974
Associations & Memberships

Board Certifications:
Internal Medicine

Gastroenterology

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)
Education & Fellowship

Medical Education:
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Residency:
Internal Medicine - University of Arizona Health Services Center, Tucson, Arizona

Fellowship:
Gastroenterology - Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon

Post-Fellowship:
Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases - Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Post Fellowship:
Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases - Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Awards

Dr. Schneider was awarded the 2007 Top 10% Nationally for Overall Quality of Care through Professional Research Consultants. This information has been compiled through patient's surveys in the University and Lake Norman area where he practices.
My Locations

Dr. Schneider is available at the following locations:

Davidson/Lake Norman Office

University Office

Charlotte Endoscopy Center

Huntersville Endoscopy Center

University Endoscopy Center

Office Phone Number: 704-372-7974
Carolina Digestive Health Associates- Dr. Stephenson
Address: Belmont, Charlotte, Concord, Davidson, Mathews, Monroe, Pineville, University
Physicians Name: Stephen Stephenson, M.D.
Long Description:

Dr. Stephenson’s specialties include gastroenterology, hepatology, and pancreatic and biliary diseases. He completed his medical education in Brooklyn, New York, his residency in internal medicine at the New York Methodist Hospital in New York, New York, and his fellowship in gastroenterology at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Dr. Stephenson enjoys spending time with his family, gourmet cooking, travel, and playing the guitar.

Phone number: 704-372-7974
Education & Fellowship

Medical Education:
St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

Residency:
Internal Medicine - New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York

Fellowship:
Gastroenterology - The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, New York
My Locations

Dr. Stephenson is available at the following locations:

Monroe/Union County Office

Charlotte Endoscopy Center 

Monroe Endoscopy Center

Office Phone Number: 704-372-7974
Carolina Digestive Health Associates- Dr. Thompson
Address: Belmont, Charlotte, Concord, Davidson, Mathews, Monroe, Pineville, University
Physicians Name: Eric B. Thompson, M.D.
Long Description:

Dr. Thompson’s professional interests include gastroenterology and hepatology. He completed his medical education in Birmingham, Alabama and his fellowship in hepatology and adult gastroenterology at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.

Dr. Thompson's interests include travel and racquetball.

Phone number: 704-372-7974
Associations & Memberships

Liver transplant team, Carolinas Medical Center
Education & Fellowship

Medical Education:
University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama

Residency:
Internal Medicine

Fellowship:
Hepatology and Adult Gastroenterology - Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
My Locations

Dr. Thompson is available at the following locations:

Charlotte/Downtown Office

Matthews Office

Charlotte Endoscopy Center

Office Phone Number: 704-372-7974
Carolina Digestive Health Associates- Dr. Cyzner
Address: Belmont, Charlotte, Concord, Davidson, Mathews, Monroe, Pineville, University
Physicians Name: Ronnie Cyzner, MD
Long Description:

Dr. Cyzner’s specialities include adult gastroenterology, hepatology, pancreatic and biliary disease, and research studies. He has practiced with Carolina Digestive Health Associates since 1999. Dr. Cyzner completed his residency in internal medicine at the Westchester University Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. He completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at the Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York.

Dr. Cyzner lives in Charlotte with his wife and two sons. His interests include golf, tennis, racquetball, and health fitness.

Phone number: 704-372-7974
Education & Fellowship

Board Certifications:
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Medical Education:
New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York

Residency:
Internal Medicine - Westchester University Medical Center, Valhalla, New York

Fellowship:
Gastroenterology - Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, New York
My Locations

Dr. Cyzner is available at the following locations:

Matthews Office

Pineville Office

Charlotte Endoscopy Center

Pineville Endoscopy Center

Office Phone Number: 704-372-7974
Charlotte Gastroenterology & Hepatology, P.L.L.C.
Address: Ballantyne, Huntersville, Matthews, Mooresville, Mint Hill, Randolph Rd.
Physicians Name: Jason A. Wilson, MD, AGAF, FACG
Long Description:

Diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal problems.  Therapeutic endoscopy for a wide-range of indications, including an infusion center, fecal transplant, nutrition counseling and a research department with access to numerous clinical trials.

 
GI PROCEDURES

Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a safe medical procedure that uses a thin, flexible tube, equipped with a light and camera, to view the interior of the gastrointestinal system. Endoscopy can be performed in our Randolph Road, Ballantyne, Huntersville, and Mooresville offices. Learn More  

Colonoscopy

Upper Endoscopy

Endoscopic Ultrasound

ERCP

Infusion Therapy

Breath Testing

Capsule Endoscopy

Radiofrequency Ablation for Barrett's Esophagus

Office Phone Number: 704.377.4009