The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is a source of excellent medical care for citizens of Greenville and eastern North Carolina. That care is provided in a variety of settings: through School of Medicine outpatient programs, through inpatient services at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, the school's affiliated teaching hospital, and through outreach service to communities in the school's 29-county catchment area.
The school provides medical services under the auspices of its multispecialty group practice, ECU Physicians. The hallmark of these services is the caring commitment of our physicians, nurses and support staff to their patients. Also, because School of Medicine faculty are involved in research and teaching, they are able to provide treatments that are on the leading edge of new medical knowledge. New patients can learn more about these services by calling 744-3808.
ECU Physicians offers a variety of sites for the convenience of patients:
The Brody Outpatient Center and Pediatric Outpatient Center, located on the medical campus, provide primary and subspecialty medical care to adults and children. All of the resources of the medical center are within easy reach of these facilities.
Residents in the growing neighborhoods south of Greenville Boulevard have easy access to primary care services at the ECU Physicians Firetower Medical Office, at 1204 E. Fire Tower Road. At this site, family physicians, pediatricians and general internists work together to provide care for children and adults of all ages. Allergy and asthma patients are also seen at this office, which has extended and weekend hours. For service, call 744-1122.
ECU Women's Physicians, located at 2305 Stantonsburg Road adjacent to the medical campus, is designed for the comfort and convenience of obstetrics/gynecology patients. In addition to primary and advanced care for women patients, the office features the region's most comprehensive infertility services. Call 744-3850.
ECU Physicians at Medical Pavilion, located on West 5th Street near the medical center, houses the primary care practice of the Department of Internal Medicine, as well as outpatient services for the Sections of Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Pulmonology. Call 744-3229.
The Eastern Carolina Family Practice Center, located on Moye Boulevard between the hospital and medical school, houses the clinical practice of the Department of Family Medicine. In keeping with the philosophy of family medicine, the FPC emphasizes continuity of care and the interrelatedness of the family in the care of individual patients. Call 744-4611.
ECU Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 600 Medical Drive, provides both elective and reconstructive surgery (744-5291), and the Geriatric Center, Building C, Physicians Quadrangle (744-2045), specializes in the evaluation and treatment of the older patient.
Cancer, diabetes and heart disease have special status in eastern North Carolina as health problems which have a profound impact on patients and their families. Their significance has prompted the development of multidisciplinary "Centers of Excellence" to coordinate care and research and to maximize the comfort and convenience of patients with these diseases. These include the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center, the Diabetes and Obesity Center, and the Cardiovascular Center.
The school is also a national leader in the development and application of telemedicine, the use of interactive television to treat patients requiring specialized care in their home communities.
Pitt County Memorial Hospital, the medical school's partner in service since 1977, is the focal point for inpatient care. With 731 beds, Pitt Memorial is the principal referral hospital for many eastern North Carolinians. Designated regional facilities encompassed by the hospital include a 75-bed rehabilitation center, a 52-bed psychiatric unit, a level I regional trauma center and the Children's Hospital. PCMH's parent company, University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, leases or owns five community hospitals, has formed affiliations with five others and operates diversified health care services aimed at improving the health of regional citizens.
For more information about the school, its programs and services, call 252-744-2481.