Southeast Georgia Health System Welcomes Married Doctors to the Southeast Georgia Physician Associates Team

Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to welcome obstetrician and gynecologist (OB/GYN) Trace Deighan, MD, and his wife, general surgeon Diana Peterman, MD, to the Southeast Georgia Physician Associates team.

In 2015, Deighan and Peterman met in Augusta at the Medical College of Georgia. The two began spending time together during their medical school rotations in Savannah and at the Health System’s Brunswick Campus. After medical school, they moved to South Carolina and began their medical residency programs. While falling in love with medicine, the couple also fell in love with each other. Deighan proposed while on a hike in the North Carolina mountains, and by 2020, they had tied the knot.

Fortunately for the Golden Isles, Brunswick became more than a waypoint for the talented doctor duo, as the two have returned to Brunswick to start their careers. Deighan has joined Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Obstetrics & Gynecology and Peterman has joined Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-General & Vascular Surgery.

Deighan treats women of all ages for a variety of OB/GYN needs including routine office visits and maternity care. As a way to better serve his patients, he completed an additional year of advanced gynecologic surgery fellowship training. He is passionate about serving others and helping his patients live life to the fullest. “Being someone’s OB/GYN is a true blessing. For someone to have the trust in you to take care of her (and potentially her future child) at her most vulnerable time is such an honor. Then, you have the opportunity to take care of that same person through future pregnancies or even other stages of life, which creates a physician-patient bond that is truly special,” shares Deighan.

As a general surgeon, Peterman treats patients with a wide variety of surgical issues including the abdomen, breast, skin and soft tissues. She understands that each patient is an individual, different than anyone else she’s ever helped, and needs to be treated as such. “I like to assess each patient and prepare a treatment plan based on that person.” Being able to treat her patient’s symptoms and help them go back to living their lives is important to her. Peterman shares “I want my patients to know that I will provide them with the best care I possibly can and that I will treat them as I would want my own family to be treated.”

To learn more, visit or call 912-466-7250 to reach Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Obstetrics & Gynecolory or 912-265-5125 for Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-General & Vascular Surgery.