About Us

Rowan Diagnostic Clinic, PA (RDC) is an independent, physician-owned, multi-specialty group of twenty-five physicians and seven mid level providers with a strong history of serving Rowan and the surrounding counties from our office in Salisbury, North Carolina. Our providers are carefully chosen considering competence, training, experience, and exemplary character. Each physician is board-certified in his or her specialty and constantly strives to improve RDC’s high standards, quality, and service.

RDC has existed in its present legal form since 1971, but its founding physicians were providing care to the community as far back as 1955. Until 1998 RDC was comprised solely of general internists. Then the group determined to expand into a multi-specialty environment. One reason for the decision was to assist the local hospital by establishing a stable platform to attract and retain excellent new specialists to meet the growing medical needs of the community. Another equally important reason for the growth was to provide patients with the ease of coordinating their medical care through a single medical entity. With our current structure an RDC primary care patient is able to be seen within the same group by six different specialist divisions, with each division having immediate access to each patient’s full electronic medical record.

RDC believes strongly in providing continuity of care to its patients. All RDC Internists maintain admitting privileges at Rowan Regional Medical Center and directly admit and manage the treatment of all of our primary care patients. The Internists participate in a 24/7 hospital and emergency services call rotation and on a given day a primary care patient may be admitted to the hospital by the Internist on call, with subsequent care transferring to the patient’s regular Internist as soon as he or she is available.

RDC recognizes the experience and quality of care provided by the other providers in our community. Upon request, our specialists are available for consultations and coordination of care with patients of primary care and other specialist physicians who are not a part of RDC. In those instances the proper examination and treatment or options are performed or presented to the referring physician as directed, and the patient is returned to that physician for future care.

Ease and accessibility of services are important to both physicians and patients. To better serve our patients RDC ancillary services include Bone density, Cardio-pulmonary exercise testing, CT, ECHO/ultrasound, IV infusion therapy, PFT (complete) with plethysmography, and Laryngoscopy.

It is not unusual for a medical problem or illness to occur quickly, sometimes overnight. Patients under the care of one of our Internists are urged to call the office to see if they can be worked into their Internist’s schedule. Given the high number of patients each physician has under his or her care that may not be possible. In that event we will offer an appointment with the Internist on call or with one of our Nurse Practitioners. In other instances the problem or scheduled follow up visit may not be as urgent. Depending upon the complexity and nature of a patient’s condition, such as a routine medication or a blood pressure check, a physician may direct a Nurse Practitioner to manage the problem on his or her behalf.

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