Dr. Jeffrey Pierce, a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician with ECU Physicians, discusses and demonstrates the ancient medical art of acupuncture. This treatment can often improve quality of life for patients with chronic back pain who experience unpleasant side effects from their medications. Appointments can be made without a referral by calling 252-744-6683.


ECU physicians named to annual Best Doctors list

ECU physician Dr. Cynthia Christiano was included in the annual “Best Doctors in America” list. Several dozen physicians from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 “Best Doctors in America” list. The annual list is compiled by Best Doctors Inc., a Boston-based …


Health Benefits of Walking

Alex Durland, DPT, CSCS, gives tips and advice about the benefits of walking in response to the surgeon general’s push for a national walking campaign.

Alex is a clinical instructor with ECU Physical Therapy. ECU’s licensed physical therapists treat a variety of injuries and diagnoses in all ages and physical activity levels. The focus of the clinic is spine and orthopedic related injuries, although the therapists are qualified to treat numerous pathologies. The physical therapy clinic is located at the Family Medicine Center, 101 Heart Drive, Greenville.

No referral is necessary and appointments can be made by calling 252-744-0172.


Weight loss surgery offers hope to diabetics

The Bariatric Surgery center at East Carolina University is internationally renowned for clinical care of patients seeking surgical weight loss and for significant contributions to research focused on obesity and diabetes. The observation that gastric bypass surgery is a treatment and possible cure for Type 2 diabetes was first made in the 1980s at East …


Navigating the system through patients’ eyes

AMA Wire Spotlight on Innovation post by Paige Driver, a second-year medical student at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. At 6 a.m. on a Friday, most medical students are donning their white coats and heading to the hospital or a medical office practice to learn how to navigate the health care …