General surgery practice changes name, plans growth

Published 4:05 pm Friday, March 2, 2012

The staff at the newly renamed St. Luke’s Surgical Associates includes Sheila Bolt as office manager, Sharon Brackett as receptionist, Regina Pate as Dr. Holleman’s nurse and Stacey Brown as Dr. Dozier’s assistant and scheduler. (photo submitted by Kathy Woodham)

The general surgery practice known as Holleman Surgical has changed its name to St. Luke’s Surgical Associates, effective March 1.

Dr. Dozier

Jim Holleman, MD, senior partner of the 9-year-old practice, said the change will better reflect the additional surgical specialists the group is recruiting in order to provide a broader spectrum of surgical services to the community. Dr. Holleman currently shares office space with Dr. Augustus “Gus” Dozier, who joined the practice in January 2011.
Dr. Holleman began practice in Polk County after completing a surgical residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He worked in Sparta, N.C. for several years before relocating in 2002.
“I chose this area and St. Luke’s Hospital because I prefer the one-on-one care we can give our patients in a smaller hospital. I also appreciate the surgery team and quality nursing care, and so do my patients,” Dr. Holleman said.

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