Dr. Charles Lovelady, MD

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Dr. Charles Lovelady, MD
Dr. Charles Lovelady, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Rocky Mount, VA. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Lovelady is affiliated with Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Lovelady's Care Philosophy

As a General Surgeon I focus on procedures of the abdomen including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, the thyroid gland and with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue, and hernias. I was trained in Open surgery initially, but went on to train in minimally invasive and the surgeries I perfom currently are predominantly Laparoscopic. I have Acute Care Experience, as well as a broad exposure to Trauma from experience early in my career

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Carilion Clinic General Surgery Franklin390 S Main St Ste 302
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
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(540) 489-6348Get Directions

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Dr. Lovelady's Reviews

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5.0
based on 20 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Lovelady's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Wake, VA |
Several months ago, I was in the hospital with colitis due to an infection and an overall extremely ill feeling. This was a very frightening experience even for a retired nurse to go through. I requested Dr. Lovelady as a consultant to my case. It turned out that the infection was due to caring for my dog. Dr. Lovelady had already started the appropriate therapy even before culture results were obtained. His experience and knowledge as a diagnostician is what I believed saved my life!
in Lexington, VA |
He is a caring physician and a skilled general surgeon. The care he gave my father was exceptional. As a family member not located int eh community Dr. Lovelady always made the effort to make sure we were well informed of my father's health status until we arrived in the community. Dr. Lovelady also took the extra effort at connecting us with the home health resource after my father was transfered to convelescent care. He is a good man and a great doctor who really cares for his patients.
in Kilmarnock Va |
I recently had a Colonoscopy performed by Dr. Lovelady. From initial visit, prep and procedure was by far the best Colonoscopy experience I have ever had. The consultation was relaxed and informative with a complete new approach to the prep itself. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was with little or no discomfort... The day of the procedure, again was made "stress-free" by Dr. Lovelady and Staff. I would highly recommend Dr. Lovelady.
in Kilmarnock, VA |
I would very much recommend Dr. Lovelady. I am so glad my primary doctor sent me to him. My family has a history of colon cancer . I was impressed he had went over all my records so he knew my concerns. It was the easiest colonoscopy I have ever had. He has a way of putting a person at ease. So glad I have found him.
in Wicomico Church, VA |
Dr. Lovelady was excellent. He explained things to me and followed up to check on me. He addressed my concerns in detail and was very kind and caring. I was so happy and thankful for his quick response to my issues. His good care meant a great deal to me.
in Reedville, VA |
Friendly, informative, took time to describe the procedure (colonscopy) and his approach thereto. It is non-aggressive; I trusted him with my 'old colon'.
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Dr. Lovelady's Care Philosophy

As a General Surgeon I focus on procedures of the abdomen including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, the thyroid gland and with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue, and hernias. I was trained in Open surgery initially, but went on to train in minimally invasive and the surgeries I perfom currently are predominantly Laparoscopic. I have Acute Care Experience, as well as a broad exposure to Trauma from experience early in my career

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  • As a General Surgeon I focus on procedures of the abdomen including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, the thyroid gland and with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue, and hernias. I was trained in Open surgery initially, but went on to train in minimally invasive and the surgeries I perfom currently are predominantly Laparoscopic. I have experience with Anti-reflux Surgeries, and have a practice history/background in Open Bariatric Surgery and Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication. I have practiced in smaller markets, and in some cases as a sole GS provider, and have both work ethic and breadth of medical decision making skills. I have Hospital based Acute Care Experience, as well as a broad exposure to Trauma established during residency and from practicing in smaller communities where I was called upon to perform a broad range of medical decision making, consults and patient care.

Dr. Lovelady says...

  • As a General Surgeon I focus on procedures of the abdomen including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, the thyroid gland and with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue, and hernias. I was trained in Open surgery initially, but went on to train in minimally invasive and the surgeries I perfom currently are predominantly Laparoscopic. I have experience with Anti-reflux Surgeries, and have a practice history/background in Open Bariatric Surgery and Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication. I have practiced in smaller markets, and in some cases as a sole GS provider, and have both work ethic and breadth of medical decision making skills. I have Hospital based Acute Care Experience, as well as a broad exposure to Trauma established during residency and from practicing in smaller communities where I was called upon to perform a broad range of medical decision making, consults and patient care.

Dr. Lovelady's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • 3
    Malpractice Claims

    Dr. Lovelady has 3 malpractice claims

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    • Settlement (11/23/2015)
    • Amount or Range: $500,000.00
    • Nature of Complaint: OUT OF STATE CLAIM: Location not reported. Reported by Florida Department of Health.
    • State: Florida
    • Settlement (12/1/2015)
    • Amount or Range: $500,000.00
    • State: Georgia
    • Settlement 
    • Amount or Range: Average
    • Nature of Complaint: OUT OF STATE CLAIM: AL. Reported by the Virginia Board of Medicine INCIDENT LOCATION: BREWTON, AL /// PRACTITIONER COMMENTS: I was named defendant in a case involving procedure performed in 2010 in Brewton, AL. The case was defended; I deny breaching any Standard of Care. I consented to a reasonable settlement to extinguish the uncertainties of a lay jury making decisions of this magnitude.
    • State: Virginia
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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acid Reflux
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Stricture
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cellulitis
  • Chemical Burn
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrical Burn
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastresophageal Reflux-Related Chronic Cough
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Perforation
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intussusception
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lipomas
  • Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Meningiomas
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Paralytic Ileus
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Tracheal Strictures
  • Traumatic Hernia
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Alabama At Birmingham

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    ETSU Quillen Coll Med

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Greenville Meml Hosp Greenville Hosp Sys

    Completed in 1996

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa

    Graduated in 1978

  • Other Education
    American College Of Surgeons

    Completed in 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Burn Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy and-or Esophagoscopy
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Jejunostomy Tube Placement
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatic Biopsy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Percutaneous Biopsy With Drainage
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic