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Heartburn tends to have the same effect on everyone. It keeps us from enjoying the food we love by making us fear the consequences. It usually begins with discomfort and eventually develops into a painful condition. It’s frustrating and painful. It’s inconvenient. It could lead to serious complications like ulcers in the esophagus, narrowing and scarring in the esophagus and in some cases, cancer. But there is good news too. It’s treatable at our new, first-of-its-kind facility, right here in Rocky Mount.
Add spicy food back to your list of favorites. Never fear chocolate, chili or chips and salsa again. Pizza. Sweets. You name it, we can help you enjoy it again—without the heartburn. We look forward to providing a solution that will allow you to enjoy the food you crave now, without facing the fury of heartburn later. Come see the reason why our patient satisfaction rate is so high. See why we continue to win awards and accolades.
Chronic heartburn sufferers, it's time to take out your utensils, take back your life and take in your favorite foods once again. Relief from reflux is immediately available in your community.
The Heartburn Treatment Center has just the right recipe to turn control of your life away from heartburn and back to you. No more sleepless nights, choking episodes or sore throats. No more forsaking your favorite foods or deserting your favorite desserts. The Heartburn Treatment Center offers relief through a full array of state-of-the-art medical therapy as well as a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Our care is provided by board-certified physicians and registered nurses specially trained in chronic heartburn management.
Meet our Physicians
Dr. Peter Muller, medical director
Dr. Peter Muller, a Boice-Willis general surgeon, is the medical director of the Nash Heartburn Treatment Center. Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Muller's areas of interest include gastrointestinal surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and he earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his internship at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, CO and his general surgery residency at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. Before he came to Rocky Mount, Dr. Muller practiced general surgery at Irwin Army Community Hospital in Fort Riley, KS from 1985-1990. Dr. Muller is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and belongs to the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus, the North Carolina Medical Society and the Nash County Medical Society. He is currently the chairman of the Department of Surgery at Nash General Hospital as well as president-elect of the medical staff.
Dr. Mark Anderson
Dr. Mark Anderson has been a Gastroenterologist at Boice-Willis Clinic in Rocky Mount, NC since 2004. Previously, he worked with Carolina Gastroenterology in Greenville, SC from 1996-2004. He earned his bachelor's degree in science from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX , and he obtained his medical degree from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX in 1990. He subsequently completed his graduate medical training in Internal Medicine from the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City and received his gastrointestinal fellowship training at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. He is a diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Internal Medicine in Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), and Alpha Omega Alpha.
Dr. Edward Kim
Dr. Edward Kim specializes in advanced laparoscopic procedures, including anti-reflux surgery. He is currently the only surgeon in Eastern North Carolina to perform advanced robotic/davinci single site laparoscopic surgery. He received his education from Duke University, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, and the Medical University of South Carolina. He is an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Board Certified in General Surgery. He has worked at Nash Hospital since 2008 and is an active executive committee member at Boice-Willis Clinic.
Dr. Mitchell Mah’moud
Dr. Mitchell Mah’moud has been a gastroenterologist and hepatologist with Boice-Willis Clinic in Rocky Mount since October 2000. He also holds a clinical faculty position in the Division of Gastroenterology at Duke University School of Medicine. Prior to 2000, he was an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Director of Clinical Hepatology as well as the Associate Program Director of the GI Fellowship in the Division of Digestive Diseases at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.
He received his undergraduate medical degree from the Ibadan Medical School in Ibadan, Nigeria and the University College Hospital in the United Kingdom. He subsequently completed his graduate medical training in internal medicine from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/ Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. He received his fellowship training in digestive diseases from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Mah’moud also holds a doctorate degree in theology.
He is board-certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. In addition, he is a fellow of both the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), as well as an active member of several professional societies including the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). He serves on numerous leadership committees of the leading national GI societies including the Ethics Committee of the AGA Institute, the Credentialing Committee of the ACG and the Program Evaluation Committee of AASLD. He is also a member of the Executive Management Board of the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology. In addition, he is a peer-reviewer for many reputable journals including the Journal of the American College of Gastroenterology and an abstract reviewer for the Digestive Disease Week. Since 2010, Dr. Mah’moud has been a visiting professor in Gastroenterology at the Ghana Postgraduate College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra, Ghana.
In addition to his busy GI practice, he also maintains one of the busiest liver clinics in the eastern part of North Carolina. He has conducted several previous and ongoing clinical studies in both Liver and Gastrointestinal disorders with focus on viral hepatitis, NASH and IBD.
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