Alleghany Health has partnered with Access Telehealth to bring Remote Patient Monitoring services to our patients with chronic conditions.  This service is covered by Medicare and many private health insurers.

By monitoring patient vitals remotely, we are able to collect real-time information giving us the opportunity to manage your condition(s) in between visits.  Devices are provided to you by our partner, Access Telehealth and they will walk you through the process of using the device and how the program works.

If you would like to learn more about this program, please contact our partner, Access Telehealth, at 844-527-7669 or call your healthcare provider for more information.

People you know. Care you trust. Here when you need us. The staff and physicians at Alleghany Health are committed to providing high quality and excellence in care and service. Our team is your “hospital family” and strives to provide a safe and compassionate environment for all those we serve. Our customer service standards are based on safety, trust, compassion, and responsiveness.

Many of our services require a physician referral.


Cardiology at Alleghany Health

A healthy heart is key to living the life you want to live, and we’re committed to helping you lead the best life possible. Our team of board-certified cardiologists from Wake Forest Baptist Health offer personalized attention and care plans for everything from hypertension, cholesterol management, and coronary artery disease to heart failure, rhythm disturbances, and vascular disease. If surgery is required, our physicians can guide you to the appropriate surgical team at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Cardiac-related testing and services may include

  • Exercise Treadmill Testing (ETT)
  • Cardiac Echocardiogram
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardioversion
  • Doppler Study
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Event Monitoring
  • Nuclear Stress Imaging
  • Pharmacological Stress Tests
  • ZIO Patch Cardiac Monitoring

Care Provider(s)

  • Maria Rangel, MD
  • Luke Allen Peters, MD

Location and Contact

Emergency Care

Emergency Care at Alleghany Health

The Emergency Department (ED) at Alleghany Health is here for your emergency medical needs 24/7/365. Our board-certified physicians and skilled nursing staff provide a comprehensive assessment of your illness or injury while determining the level of care and treatment that you need.

We routinely handle broken bones, acute injuries from falls or accidents, heart attacks, chest pains, and strokes. As a designated stroke center, local EMS can transport patients with stroke-related symptoms directly to Alleghany Health ED where our staff is trained to assess and administer thrombolytics, “clot buster” drugs, within the allowable time frame as designated by the NC Office of Emergency Medicine Services.

In certain critical conditions where a higher level of care is required, our staff works closely with Wake Forest Baptist Health or Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin to coordinate transportation via ambulance or helicopter.
Upon arrival at the ED, patients register, and a triage nurse will evaluate your condition before being seen by a doctor. Please try and have a list of your medications if possible.

Every patient is important to us, and we strive to provide the most advanced, compassionate care in the shortest time possible. Please understand, however, that your wait will depend on the urgency of your emergency and the number of other patients waiting for care.

Care Provider(s)

  • Denise Bryant, MD
  • Robert Barefoot, MD
  • Mark Engel, MD, Medical Director
  • David Glenn, MD
  • Joseph Grogan, MD
  • John Gusdon, MD
  • John Eric Harris, MD
  • Patrick Morgante, DO
  • Susan Walker, DO

Location and Contact

  • 233 Doctors Street, Sparta, NC. Parking is available across from the ED entrance and in the main entrance parking lot.
  • Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • 336-372-3239

Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Otolaryngology at Alleghany Health

If you’re experiencing dizziness, trouble hearing, swallowing problems, allergies or have a more severe concern affecting the ears, nose or throat, you can get the excellent care you need close to home at Alleghany Health. Our board-certified otolaryngologist can diagnose and treat a broad spectrum of the most common and complex problems for people of all ages. Also, doctors perform surgery when needed.

ENT services are offered one-half day on one Wednesday and three full Thursdays each month at our Alleghany Health Services offices. Services include:

  • Pediatric and adult ear disease
  • Allergy and sinus concerns
  • Balance disorders and dizziness
  • Chronic sore throat and tonsils
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Snoring and sleep apnea
  • Bell’s Palsy

Care Provider(s)

  • Dr. Cameron Gillespie

Location and Contact

Family Medicine

Family Medicine

Services provided by Alleghany Family Medicine include:

  • Wellness physicals and exams
  • Minor procedures such as lesion removal, wound repair and colposcopies
  • Well baby visits and child checks
  • Acute care needs such as sinus infections and urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Routine care for diabetes, hypertension and other chronic conditions

Care Providers

  • Denise Bryant, MD
  • Dwynn Greenfield, DO
  • Beverly Billings, FNP

Location and Contact



Many life-threatening diseases like cancer and gastrointestinal bleeding share similar symptoms to less serious and more common digestive disorders such as acid reflux, colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or pancreatitis. If you are experiencing weight loss, abdominal pain, fatigue, blood in the stool, vomiting or GI bleeding, you should contact your regular physician immediately for a complete examination. Your physician will then determine if you are in need of a colonoscopy, or in need of an endoscopy to determine the cause of your digestive disorder. Our team can assess, diagnose and treat a full range of digestive disorders of the stomach, esophagus, intestines, liver and pancreas with the aim of restoring good digestive health. If a more extensive procedure or surgery is required at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, your doctor and staff will guide you through the process and will be with you every step of the way. Endoscopies and colonoscopies at Alleghany Health are available monthly by referral only.

Location and Contact

Hematology & Oncology

Hematology & Oncology Services at Alleghany Health

Cancer can be life-changing for you and your family. If you have been diagnosed with a blood disease or cancer such as iron-deficiency anemia, hemophilia, sickle-cell disease, Hodgkins and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, leukemia or multiple myelomas, Alleghany Health has board-certified physicians in hematology/oncology through our partnership with Wake Forest Baptist Health that can work with you and your physician to treat and manage your condition. If your treatment necessitates chemotherapy and/or radiation therapies, our partner, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, provides innovative radiation therapy and chemotherapy services to cancer patients in conjunction with the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Hematology/oncology services are typically available on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Care Provider(s)

  • Carol A. Albright, MD

Location and Contact


Imaging Services at Alleghany Health

Our Diagnostic Imaging Department offers a full range of services to help medical providers quickly assess your medical needs and begin treatment promptly. With state-of-the-art equipment, board-certified radiologists, and highly qualified technologists, Alleghany Health can provide many of the same diagnostic radiology services found in a large medical center.

Ultrasound Services

An ultrasound is a tool that uses sound waves to create pictures of structures within the body, including organs and fetuses. Moving images can be viewed on a video screen, while still images can be captured for later viewing. Our ultrasound services are performed by registered sonographers and include abdominal and pelvic, vascular, and cardiac ultrasounds.

CT Scans

A CT scan, or CAT scan, allows the doctor to see inside your body for a better view of your organs, bones, or blood vessels. The CT scanner gathers a series of images of the body from different angles. This non-invasive exam provides anatomical information quickly and accurately, which assists your physician in making accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations. At Alleghany Health, our CT scanner utilizes 16-slice per second scanning.

Digital Mammography

With digital mammography, the radiologist can capture and manipulate the images so abnormalities can be easily seen. Screening mammograms are performed by a registered mammography technologist. Our mammography program is fully accredited by the ACR and the FDA.

Bone Density (DEXA) Scans

A bone density test determines if you have osteoporosis — a disorder characterized by bones that are more fragile and more likely to break. A bone density test uses X-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone. The bones that are most commonly tested are in the spine, hip and sometimes the forearm. Doctors use bone density testing to:

  • Identify decreases in bone density before you break a bone
  • Determine your risk of broken bones (fractures)
  • Confirm a diagnosis of osteoporosis
  • Monitor osteoporosis treatment


A basic diagnostic tool, x-rays are beams that create pictures of bones and hard structures in the body. The most familiar use of x-rays is checking for broken bones, but x-rays are also used in other ways. For example, chest x-rays can spot pneumonia. Mammograms use x-rays to look for breast cancer. Radiation safety is top priority at our facility and lead shielding is available when you have an x-ray.

Nuclear Stress Test

A nuclear stress test is used to diagnose coronary artery disease and to guide treatment of heart disorders. This test helps your physician assess your risk of a heart attack or other cardiac event if your doctor knows or suspects that you have coronary artery disease.

A nuclear stress test uses radioactive dye and an imaging machine to create pictures showing the blood flow to your heart. The test usually involves injecting radioactive dye, then taking two sets of images of your heart — one while you’re at rest and another after exertion.

Nuclear stress testing is offered once a month at Alleghany Health on the last Friday of every month.

Care Provider(s)

  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Radiology Team
  • Vision Radiology

Location and Contact

  • 233 Doctors Street, Sparta, NC. Parking is available across from the ED entrance and in the main entrance parking lot.
  • Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • 336-372-5511

Internal Medicine & Primary Care

Internal Medicine & Primary Care Services at Alleghany Health

Choosing an internal medicine or primary care doctor for yourself or your family is one of the most important health care decisions you will make. With a comprehensive understanding of adult illnesses, our internal medicine practice should be your first stop when health concerns arise.

In addition to our internal medicine and primary care physicians, we have full-time family nurse practitioners (FNP). Together, they are equipped to deal with whatever healthcare needs and concerns that you may have and coordinate your care with other healthcare professionals.

Care Provider(s)

  • Dr. Joe Arocha
  • Keith Romanov, FNP

Location and Contact

Inpatient Nursing

Inpatient Nursing Services

For those patients who require admission, Alleghany Health offers inpatient services to those in our community. Our inpatient nurses are highly skilled and eager to provide exceptional nursing care to all patients ranging in age from infant to geriatric. These nurses are focused on providing up-to-date, high-quality care to those who trust us with their healthcare needs, while they strive to promote wellness and healing in collaboration with our physicians and interdisciplinary team members while maintaining a patient-centered approach to care.

One patient noted that Alleghany Health’s inpatient nurses “demonstrated a level of compassion that we’ve not seen in the medical profession and we were overwhelmed with the entire staff’s performance and true kindness.”

Lab & Pathology

Lab & Pathology Services at Alleghany Health

When your healthcare provider needs answers, we can help with timely and accurate testing services that are required to diagnose and treat individuals in acute and chronic situations. In addition to serving patients at Alleghany Health, our lab serves nursing homes and community healthcare agencies. Most laboratory tests are performed in-house with rapid turnaround time. Lab services are available 24 hours-a-day, including weekends and holidays.

The Alleghany Health “Lab Express” program allows patients direct access to laboratory testing for more control over their health and without a physician’s order. No appointment is necessary. Your results will be mailed to you within 1-5 days. Payment is required before service, and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information and prices, call 336-372-3217 or click here.

Lab Express Testing

  • Amylase
  • Anemia Testing
  • Arthritis Panel
  • Blood Type (ABO/Rh)
  • CBC w/ differential
  • Comprehensive Chem Panel
  • Glucose
  • Hemoglobin A1C
  • Influenza A/B Screen
  • Lipid Panel
  • Liver Panel
  • Magnesium
  • PSA
  • PT/INR
  • Pregnancy Test
  • TSH
  • Thyroid Testing
  • Testosterone
  • Sedimentation Rate
  • Strep Screen
  • Vitamin D
  • Urinalysis w/ micro
  • Urine Drug Screen

Location and Contact

  • 233 Doctors St., Sparta, NC.  Parking is available in the main entrance parking lot.
  • 336-372-5511


Ophthalmology Services at Alleghany Health

When you need eye surgery, being close to home is always preferable. We offer cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation through a collaboration with Parkwood Eye Center in Elkin. After your surgery, your post-op checks are done right here at Alleghany Health. Our board-certified ophthalmologist performs an average of 90 cataract procedures annually at Alleghany Health. If you are diagnosed with cataracts, you will need a referral from your regular ophthalmologist.

Cataract surgery is available on the 1st Thursday of every month.

Care Provider(s)

  • New Provider Coming Soon!

Location and Contact


Orthopedic Services at Alleghany Health

Orthopedic experts from Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital partner together to bring you leading orthopedic and joint care close to home at Alleghany Health. Our specialists will work with you to identify the right treatment, whether that be a non-surgical or minimally invasive option. If surgery is required, our team of nationally renowned surgeons will provide advanced hip and knee surgery and replacements, support you through recovery and get you back to doing what you love.

Services include:

  • Orthopedics
  • Joint Care (Hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow pain)
  • Anti-inflammatory Medications
  • Arthroscopy
  • Full and Partial Hip & Knee Replacements
  • Sports Injuries in adolescents and adults
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Musculoskeletal trauma
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Care Provider(s)

  • Larry Hughes, PA-C
  • David Pollock, MD
  • Dr. F. Edward Pollock, Jr.
  • Jonathan Snyder, MD
  • Marc S. Stevens, MD

Location and Contact


Pediatric Services at Alleghany Health

Seeing patients ages 0-21.

  • Sick and well child visits
  • Immunization shots
  • School, camp, and sports physicals
  • Newborn and infant care

Care Provider(s)

  • Richard Rheinbolt, MD

Location and Contact


Podiatry Services at Alleghany Health

Whether you are suffering from ingrown toenails, bunions, or need diabetic foot care, we can help you get back on your feet fast. We can diagnose and treat all common foot problems.

Podiatric office hours are every Monday with surgery is available on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month. Services include:

  • Arthritis
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Bunion
  • Corns and calluses
  • Flat feet
  • Ganglion
  • Gout
  • Hammer toe
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Nail fungus
  • Neuroma
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Heel pain
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Warts

In addition to treatment, we offer:

  • Custom-made orthotics
  • Diabetic foot care and wound care

Care Provider(s)

  • David Stauffer, DPM

Location and Contact

Pulmonary & Sleep Studies

Pulmonary & Sleep Studies at Alleghany Health

We offer a comprehensive range of respiratory services from diagnosis to rehabilitation programs that address most respiratory conditions. Our team of board-certified pulmonologists from Wake Forest Baptist Health, along with our in-house licensed respiratory care specialists and skilled nurses, work closely with you to understand and tailor treatment options to suit your needs.

Inpatient Respiratory Services

Our therapists are specialized in both cardiac and pulmonary nursing and medicine and work closely with physicians and other healthcare staff to develop and modify treatment plans.

Therapeutic treatments many include:

  • Aerosols
  • Airway management
  • Bronchopulmonary drainage
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Environmental control systems
  • Humidification
  • Nuclear stress testing
  • Oxygen
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Treadmill stress test
  • Ventilator support

Outpatient Respiratory Services (by referral only)

Sleep Studies

If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, or other sleep issues, you may want to consider a sleep study. Alleghany Health has two sleep study rooms equipped with regular beds and bedroom-like features. Our skilled respiratory therapists work closely with our pulmonologists to coordinate sleep study testing, design an individualized plan to address your specific sleep issue.

Achieve better sleep health and quality of life by calling 336-372-5511.

Care Provider(s)

  • Andrew Namen, MD
  • Rodolfo Pascual, MD

Location and Contact

    • 233 Doctors St., Sparta, NC
    • 336-372-5511 for more information

Rehabilitation Services

Physical Therapy

Our licensed therapists offer comprehensive rehabilitation programs with a personalized approach to help you recover from any number of injuries and procedures.  Treatment programs are established, modified, and applied to enable individual growth, progress, and success within each rehabilitative program.  Services span the age spectrum from infant through the elderly.  Work or sport related injuries are treated at our facility along with comprehensive post-operative musculoskeletal care.  We look forward to helping you return to your pre-injury functional status.

You may be seen for physical therapy through direct access (no physician referral needed) however, your insurance company may not include this with their benefits.  Please check your insurance company to see if they will pay for physical therapy services without a referral prior to scheduling an appointment.  If they need a referral, you can either get one or have our signed physical therapy plan of care serve as a referral once signed by your primary care physician.  Most private insurance companies will pay for physical therapy without a referral, but we know that Medicare and Medicaid do need a referral prior to obtaining services.

We offer treatment for a wide range of conditions including:

  • Orthopedic and Sports Injuries including sprains, strains, and fractures
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Post-Surgical Care including total joint replacement and surgical repair
  • Worker’s Comp Injuries
  • Concussion Therapy
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Balance Disorders and Fall Prevention
  • Incontinence Issues
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, Knee, Ankle and Foot Pain
  • Hand Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Chronic Neurologic Diagnosis
  • Oncology Patient Care
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Speech and Language Pathology

Our speech-language pathologist works to evaluate, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults.  The disorders that are treated include:

  • Speech and language difficulties – includes having trouble understanding what they are saying and expressing basic needs.
  • Swallowing difficulties- choking/coughing when eating/drinking of any consistency. Difficulty taking pills.
  • Voice – no voice or very quiet voice or hoarse, breathy, or nasal vocal quality.
  • Cognition and memory deficits – difficulties with answering questions, counting, listing days of the week/months, asking questions, understanding what was said, figuring things out, time and money management, and planning.  Examples of issues with memory and attention would be following directions, remembering how to do daily living tasks, and are easily distracted.
  • Stuttering – difficulty with flow of speech.
  • Hearing loss
  • Social Issues – examples would be inappropriate turn taking in conversations, minimal eye contact, no use of social greetings/closing, or perception of personal space.

Care Provider(s)

  • Scott Gibson, PT, OCS, LAT
  • Laura Cox, PTA
  • Kate Weatherman, MA/CCC-SLP

Location and Contact

    • 233 Doctors St., Sparta, NC
    • 336-372-5511 for more information

Surgical Services & Gastroenterology

Surgical Services at Alleghany Health

We know that surgery can be scary. Having the same nurses through the entire process from preoperative education to recovery helps our patients feel that extra level of personal care and compassion that is often missed at larger hospitals. At Alleghany Health, we have two full-service, state-of-the-art surgical suites and comfortable recovery areas. Our board-certified surgeons, professional and skilled nursing staff, and certified nurse anesthetists go above and beyond to provide a positive experience for patients and their families. When you come to Alleghany Health for your surgery, whether it is for a colonoscopy, removal of cataracts or orthopedic surgery, everyone is treated with respect and compassion.

At Alleghany Health, our board-certified general surgeon can evaluate and treat a wide range of conditions from simple to complex on an outpatient basis, eliminating the need for you to travel away from home and down the mountain. Whenever possible, minimally invasive techniques will be used, meaning smaller incisions, less pain, and quicker patient recovery.

General surgery is available every Wednesday. For complicated procedures and surgeries requiring an overnight stay, surgery is typically performed at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin or Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Services include

          • Abnormal Mammogram Follow-up
          • Breast Biopsy
          • Central Venous Access
          • Colonoscopy and Endoscopy
          • Esophageal dilation
          • Feeding Tube Placement
          • Hemorrhoid banding
          • Hernia Repair (inguinal, umbilical, and ventral hernia surgeries)
          • Lumpectomy
          • Skin & Scalp Lesion Removal (Benign or Malignant)

Care Providers

  • David Friedman, MD
Urgent Care

Urgent Care Services at Alleghany Health

Urgent Care providers treat minor illnesses and injuries of patients 6 months and older and are open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Seek care at our Urgent Care when you experience:

  • Cold symptoms: headache, cough, congestion
  • Animal/insect bites
  • Minor bone fractures
  • Flu symptoms
  • Ear infections
  • Minor injuries
  • Vomiting/Fever
  • Sunburn

Care Provider(s)

          • Stephen Erlandson, MD
          • Marilyn Gamewell, FNP

Location and Contact

          • 233 Doctors Street, Sparta, NC 28675
          • 336-372-5511 for more information


Urological Services at Alleghany Health

Whether you are suffering from incontinence, kidney stones, enlarged prostate or erectile dysfunction, our board-certified physician from Wake Forest Baptist Health can diagnose and treat most illnesses affecting the urinary tract and male reproductive system, whether your ultimate treatment plan is non-surgical or surgical. In men, urologists treat disorders related to the epididymis, prostate, seminal vesicles, the testes, and penis, including erectile dysfunction. Urology services are available on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.

Care Provider(s)

          • Majid Mirzazadeh, MD

Location and Contact

          • 233 Doctors Street, Sparta, NC 28675
          • 336-372-5511 for more information