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A new sign announces the name change.

Sanford — Mid Carolina Gastroenterology currently, a satellite office of Pinehurst Medical Clinic, announced recently the office will have a new name, Pinehurst Medical Clinic Gastroenterology — Sanford.

The clinic will operate as usual with the same staff, providers, and services. Mid Carolina Gastroenterology merged with Pinehurst Medical Clinic 10 years ago. However, the name change is part of a system-wide rebranding to unify the healthcare organization’s presence in the communities served.

Pinehurst Medical Clinic Gastroenterology — Sanford is staffed by board-certified gastroenterologists Dr. Behnam Asgharian, Dr. Philip Brondon, Dr. Ravikant Varanasi and provider Michael Williamson, NP. PMC gastroenterologists are specialists in diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases affecting the digestive tract (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder).

The team of highly — skilled providers is available to serve Lee County and surrounding communities growing need for convenient access to digestive healthcare. Dr. Asgharian, Dr. Brondon, and Dr. Varanasi are accepting new patients at Pinehurst Medical Clinic Gastroenterology — Sanford, located at 110 Dennis Drive, Sanford, NC. For more information, visit To schedule an appointment, please call (919) 774-4511.

Pinehurst Medical Clinic consists of over 100 providers, approximately 650 employees and 18 locations.

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