Services – Alleghany Health (2023)


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)

  • Joseph Yeboah, MBChB

Location and Contact

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

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)

  • Dr. Mark Engel, Medical Director
  • Dr. Denise Bryant
  • Dr. David Glenn
  • Dr. Joseph Grogan
  • Dr. John Gusdon
  • Dr. Eric Harris
  • Dr. Patrick Morgante
  • Dr. Susan Walker

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

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

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
  • Stacy Gambill, FNP-BC
  • Cheyenne Quandt-Walle, PA-C

Location and Contact

  • 233 Doctors Street, Sparta, NC
  • 336-372-5511



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

  • 233 Doctors Street, Sparta, NC
  • 336-372-5511

Hematology & Oncology

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

  • 233 Doctors Street, Sparta, NC
  • 336-372-5511


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)

  • Paul J. Beerman, M.D.
  • Mary Jo Eline, D.O.
  • Brent A. Stearns, M.D.

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

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
  • Tracy Hinson-Combs, FNP

Location and Contact

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

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

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


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