Harris GI Associates moves to Harris Medical Park

January 7, 2016

Harris GI Associates moves to Harris Medical Park January 4, 2016

Sylva, N.C. – Harris GI Associates, the gastroenterology practice of Dr. Randall Savell, will move to the third floor of Harris Medical Park, 98 Doctors Drive, on January 4, 2016 to provide patients with more space, an updated environment, and convenient proximity to other services.

Dr. Savell has provided gastroenterological care to the region for more than two decades. Board certified nurse practitioner Tiffany Councill practices alongside Dr. Savell in addition to board certified nurse practitioner Gwen Abdulhafid who will join the practice in 2016. The new space is co-located with other hospital practices and services at Harris Medical Park, including Harris Medical Associates, Harris Surgical Associates, Harris Pediatric Care, Harris Urology, outpatient laboratory, and a diagnostic imaging center featuring a wide-bore MRI and the latest in breast imaging. 

Harris GI Associates provides the full range of gastroenterological care including colon health, care for heartburn, colitis, peptic ulcers, biliary tract disease, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatitis and nutritional issues. Dr. Savell and his staff are trained in a specialized diagnostic test known as high-resolution esophageal manometry to identify and assess pain caused by acid reflux. The test is used to help identify causes for difficulty in swallowing and chest pain. It is also performed before anti-reflux surgery.

Harris GI Associates can be reached at (828) 631-8840.

About Harris Regional Hospital & Swain Community Hospital
Harris Regional Hospital, established in 1925, is an 86-bed acute and specialty care facility serving Western North Carolina with more than 100 physicians practicing in locations throughout a multi-county region, including Harris Regional Hospital Medical Park of Franklin, an outpatient facility in Macon County.

Swain Community Hospital, established in 1950, is a 48-bed Critical Access Hospital serving a multi-county region with primary care, emergency medicine and subspecialty care including a pain clinic and a transitional care unit. Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital began an affiliation in 1997 and joined Duke LifePoint Healthcare in 2014.

About Duke LifePoint Healthcare
Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture of Duke University Health System, Inc. and LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT), was established to build a dynamic network of hospitals and healthcare providers. The joint venture, which brings together LifePoint's experience in community-based hospital management and Duke's world-renowned leadership in clinical service, is strengthening and improving healthcare delivery by providing community hospitals the clinical, quality and operational resources they need to grow and prosper.