Our Team

Dr. Adam Beall

Adam Beall, M.D.

Dr. Adam Beall specializes in weight loss surgery and other minimally invasive procedures. He is the medical director of AnMed Health’s weight loss surgery program. Dr. Beall 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 a general surgeon with several areas of interest, including bariatric surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, and endoscopy. Dr. Bechtel is a graduate of Florida State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and is in the process of completing his board certification. He is also a member of the South Carolina Medical Association.

Joy Vaughn, RN

Joy Vaughn, RN

Joy is a registered nurse with more than 15 years of experience in medical and surgical nursing. As a bariatric program coordinator, she is always available to answer questions and guide patients through each phase of their weight loss journey. She is currently pursuing her certification in bariatric nursing (CBN) through the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

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.