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Dr. Adam Beall

Adam Beall, M.D.

Dr. Adam Beall is board-certified and a general and trauma surgeon specializing in weight loss surgery. He is also an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery-certified surgeon. Dr. Beall is the medical director of AnMed Health’s weight loss surgery program. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and completed his general surgery residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami and a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Peter Bechtel

Peter Bechtel, M.D.

Dr. Peter Bechtel is board-certified and a general and trauma surgeon with several areas of interest, including weight loss surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery and endoscopy. He is also an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery-certified surgeon. Dr. Bechtel is a graduate of Florida State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the South Carolina Medical Association.

Joy Vaughn, RN

Joy Vaughn, BSN, CBN

Joy Vaughn is a registered nurse with experience in medical and surgical nursing. She is pursuing a master’s degree and is also an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery-certified bariatric nurse (CBN). As the bariatric program coordinator, she is always available to answer questions and guide patients through each phase of their weight loss journey.

Christen King

Christen King

Christen King has a bachelor’s degree in food science and human nutrition from Clemson University, with a curricular emphasis in nutrition and dietetics. She earned a master's degree in health communication from Fontbonne University, where she worked for the women, infants and children community program. Her professional interest is weight management and her personal passion is developing simple, nutritious recipes for healthful living.


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