Jasper, Ga. (August 31, 2010) – Piedmont Physicians at Mountainside welcomes internist and sleep medicine specialist Nagamalar Raju, M.D., to a new location on the Piedmont Mountainside Hospital campus. Dr. Raju will be joining Carl McCurdy, M.D., and his practice at 1020 J.L. White Drive Jasper, Ga.
“Piedmont is pleased to welcome Dr. Raju to Piedmont Physicians Group,” said Berney Crane, CEO of Piedmont Medical Care Corporation, the administrative parent corporation of the Piedmont Physicians Group. “Her background in internal medicine, in addition to her experience in sleep medicine, will help address a growing need for specialized health services in the community.”
Dr. Raju received her medical degree and did her internship at Coimbatore Medical College in Coimbatore, India and completed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. Dr. Raju began her 13-year career as a resident medical officer at K.R. Hospital in Coimbatore, India, before making her way to Rahway, N.J., where she worked in internal medicine with a group practice and most recently was a sleep physician at Prime Heart Sleep Lab in Maplewood, N.J.
Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Raju is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Association of Sleep Medicine.
On top of her work as a physician, Dr. Raju also spent time teaching. For four years she taught medical students and interns at Stanley Medical College in Tami Nadu, India. She also spent four years teaching in the internal medicine department at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa.
Dr. Raju also has won the “State Rank” award from the government of Tami Nadu for outstanding performance in home science subjects during her higher secondary examination. In her spare time she spends time volunteering and is a member of organizations such as the National Cadet Corps and the National Social Service in India.
Dr. Raju accepts most major insurance plans. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 706-692-2437. For more information, visit piedmontphysicians.org.