David C. Whitehead, M.D., is a board-certified internal medicine physician
and gastroenterologist at
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Gastroenterology. He sees patients in Brunswick and St. Marys, Georgia. An experienced
and compassionate physician, he treats abdominal pain, diseases of the
liver, bile duct and pancreas, inflammatory bowel disease, and colon and
small bowel problems.
His specialized training in endoscopic procedures of the digestive tract
also allows him to perform advanced interventions such as: ERCP (bile
duct and gallstone/pancreatic cancer procedures); permanent and temporary
esophageal, colon, bile duct, pancreatic and small bowel stents; colonoscopy;
upper and capsule endoscopy; endoscopic imaging studies of the liver,
gallbladder and pancreas; and hemorrhoid therapies. Dr. Whitehead was
the first physician to perform an endoscopic hemorrhoid ligation at the
Health System in 2005.
Dr. Whitehead received his undergraduate education at the University of
Georgia and completed his medical degree and residency at Tulane University
Medical School in New Orleans. Simultaneously with his medical degree,
he also obtained his master’s degree in public health and tropical
medicine at Tulane University. Before returning to his home state of Georgia,
he completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and liver disease at the
University of Tennessee.
Dr. Whitehead was raised in a medical family, so it wasn’t any surprise
that he and his brother both followed in their father and grandfather
footsteps, becoming gastroenterologists in Georgia. Additionally, his
mother is a nurse, and he credits her for instilling in him a compassion
for patients and a desire to help others. Dr. Whitehead has lived in Brunswick
for over 14 years, and during that time, he obtained his fellowship with
the American Gastroenterological Association. When Dr. Whitehead isn’t
practicing medicine, he enjoys donating his time and resources to the
Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, helping to treat sick and
Dr. Whitehead, along with all of our Gastroenterology physicians, is a
dedicated proceduralist who focuses on addressing patient concerns with
compassion and sensitivity.