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Our Heritage

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Timeline of Pinehurst Surgical Clinic

1946 – 1969
1970 – 1989
1990 – 2009
2010 – 2022
1946
Headshot of Dr. Monroe

Before there was Pinehurst Surgical Clinic, before FirstHealth, and before Moore Regional Hospital, there was one doctor: Dr. Clement R. Monroe…

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1956

When Pinehurst Surgical Clinic was first founded in 1946, the doctors generally worked in all specialties performing various procedures. They would do everything from splinting a broken leg, to delivering babies, and staffing the emergency department. In 1956, that changed with the arrival of Dr. Duwayne Gadd…

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1957

In the early 1900s there was no such thing as a specialty, and both doctors and surgeons would perform all-encompassing services to ensure the needs of the population were met. This rang true in Pinehurst. Both Dr. Clement Monroe and Dr. Michael Pishko, performed Obstetrics and Gynecology duties in between their other surgeries and clinical…

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1963
Louis Daniel - Ortho Founder

Orthopaedics was evolving quickly across the country when Dr. Louis Daniel arrived at Pinehurst Surgical Clinic in 1963 to open a third department to meet the growing local demand for specialists. “The idea of joint replacement was just beginning,” Dr. Daniel recalled. “There were partial joint replacements, but total joint opened up new possibilities for…

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1969
Dr. John Monroe

When the Orthopaedics department was formed at Pinehurst Surgical Clinic, it brought the total number of departments to three. The next department formed came shortly after which increased the total number of providers and staff to meet the ever-developing needs of the community and its population. That department was the Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)…

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1970S
Dr. Henderson Plastic & Facial Plastic Surgery

The ’70s were an innovative time for medicine in America. CAT scans, or CT scans, were introduced in 1972, the Arthroscope was used for the first time in 1970, revolutionizing surgery, and so much more. Medical advancements were happening within the walls of Pinehurst Surgical Clinic as well. A new department was added, Facial Plastic…

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1973
Dr. John Ellis Orthopaedic Surgery

The 1970s were a booming time for Orthopaedics in the United States as well as at Pinehurst Surgical Clinic. With the department growing exponentially and advancements being made on a global and national front, it was only a matter of time before they made their way to the clinic. One of those advancements was Joint…

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1977

In October of 1919, medicine reached a significant milestone. A meeting of the American College of Surgeons declared Neurological surgery a specialty, and it was officially recognized by the medical community. Although this was a huge step forward, Neurosurgery was not as prominent as other specialties in its infancy. This was often because surgeons were…

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1985
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SCHOLARSHIPS ESTABLISHED AT SANDHILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1990
CARDIAC AND THORACIC DEPARTMENT IS FORMED AND DR. JOHN KRAHNERT PERFORMS HIS FIRST OPEN-HEART PROCEDURE AS A CLINIC PHYSICIAN
1999
BARIATRIC PROGRAM ESTABLISHED
2005
Gala and lobby of new building opening
NEW BUILDING OPENED
2012
THE SPINE DEPARTMENT WAS FORMED AT PINEHURST SURGICAL CLINIC WITH THE ARRIVAL OF DR. DANIEL WILLIAMS
2013
OPHTHALMOLOGY DEPARTMENT ESTABLISHED
2019
ADDING CLINIC BACK INTO PINEHURST SURGICAL CLINIC & REVITALIZATION OF THE BRAND
2019
FRIENDS OF PINEHURST SURGICAL CLINIC CREATED

Our Retired Physicians

  • *Clement R. Monroe, MD, 1946-1974 General Surgery
  • *Michael T. Pishko, MD, 1946-1982 OBGYN
  • *William F. Hollister, MD, 1956-1980 General and Thoracic Surgeon
  • *Charles A. S. Phillips, MD, 1957-1980 Urology/General Surgery
  • *E. Wilson Staub, MD, 1965-1991 Cardio
  • *Duwayne D. Gadd, MD, 1956-1993 Urology
  • Jerry E. Smith, MD, 1970-1993 OBGYN
  • Louis B. Daniel, Jr., MD, 1963-1997 Ortho
  • John R. Monroe, MD, 1969-2001 ENT
  • John N. Ellis, MD, 1973-2001 Ortho
  • G. Patrick Henderson, MD, 1971-2003 Plastics/ENT
  • W. Kirby Kilpatrick, MD, 1974-2003 OBGYN
  • *Clifford J. Long, MD, 1981-2003 OBGYN
  • *Eric Larsen, MD, 1972-2003 General Surgery
  • Robin G. Cummings, MD, 1992-2004 Cardio
  • Allen W. Averbook, MD, 1999-2004 Vascular
  • *Richard L. Dales, MD, 1987-2006 General Surgery
  • Michael C. Rowland, MD, 1980-2007 General Surgery
  • William M. Johnstone, MD 1993-2012 OBGYN
  • Noel B. McDevitt, MD, 2009-2013 Plastic Surgery
  • Stanley C. Cox II, MD, 1975-2015 ENT
  • C. Rodney Lenahan, MD 1987-2016 Urology
  • Bernard Stanfield, MD, 1988-2016 Urology
  • Robert Steiner 1996-2016 General Surgery
  • David Fedder, MD, 1992-2017 Ortho
  • Joel Berman, MD, 2009-2017 Vascular
  • Geoffrey White, MD, 1992-2020 Urology
  • H. Willy Chu, MD, 2003-2021 General Surgery