New Physicians Join Internal Medicine Practice

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Aug. 24, 2010– Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to welcome internal medicine physicians Elliot Stolerman, M.D., and Lisa Carlson, M.D., M.P.H. The husband and wife physician-team will begin seeing patients at Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Internal Medicine in Camden on Sept. 1.

Stolerman earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, where he was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar, before completing his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Boston University Medical Center. Additionally, Stolerman completed a residency in clinical genetics at Harvard Medical School and a post-doctoral fellowship in epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has served as an attending physician at Falmouth Hospital, a part of Cape Cod Healthcare, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Stolerman is a member of the American College of Medical Genetics and a diplomate of both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Medical Genetics. He will see adult patients for their internal medicine needs and is qualified to consult on adult and pediatric patients who may have a genetic disorder, patients who have concerns about familial cancer syndromes, and patients who are interested in more thoroughly understanding their genetic risks for common diseases.

Carlson graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biochemistry from the University of Georgia, where she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She then completed a Master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University of Hygiene & Public Health before going to earn her medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Carlson completed her residency in internal medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She has served as an attending physician at Falmouth Hospital and the Cambridge Health Alliance in Somerville, Mass. Carlson is also the former medical director for the City of Manchester Health Department. Most recently, she was an instructor-fellow in clinical nutrition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The fellowship at UAB gives her expertise in the treatment of patients who need specialized oral and intravenous nutrition, such as those with short bowel syndrome and intestinal malabsorption as well as with patients struggling with obesity and osteoporosis. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and will care for adult patients' internal medicine needs. Carlson is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. She is also capable of speaking Spanish with patients.

“We feel very fortunate to have physicians of their caliber join our internal medicine practice,” says Practice Manager Julie Kroscavage. “Having Dr. Stolerman and Dr. Carlson on board allows us to meet the medical needs of more patients in Camden County and the surrounding area. We are thrilled to welcome them to our practice and our area.”

Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Internal Medicine is a strategic affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System. The have two locations—52 Lindsey Lane, Kingsland and in the Camden Medical Pavilion, 2040 Dan Proctor Drive, Suite 170, St. Marys. For more information, or to make an appointment, call 912-882-6767.