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Dr. Bill Albrecht
Nell Woodroffe, DNP-BC
Holly McGillicuddy

Lee A. Surkin, MD, FACC, FASNC, FCCP
Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Philadephia, PA

MS in Human Nutrition
Columbia School of Medicine
New York, New York

Internal Medicine
Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT

Cardiovascular Disease
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Board Certifications
Board Certified in Nuclear Cardiology (1997 – 2007, 2007 – 2017)
Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease (1998 – 2008, 2008 – 2018)
Board Certified in Sleep Medicine (2009 – 2019)
Board Certified in Internal Medicine (1994-2004)

Professional Activities
Founder of Wellcor Supplements
Founder of New Beginnings Medical Weight Loss
Founder of American Academy of Cardiovascular Sleep Medicine
Founding member of Carolina Clinic for Health & Wellness

Dr. Surkin is President of Carolina Clinic for Health & Wellness, and a trailblazer in the field of Cardiovascular Disease and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Surkin focuses on the relationship between cardiovascular disease, sleep disorder, obesity and stress. In a clinical setting this is a unique, comprehensive and effective model for patient care.

Dr. Surkin started his practice in 1997 in Greenville, then opened his solo practice, Cardiac Wellness Specialists, in 2004. With Cardiac Wellness Specialists, Dr. Surkin created a new, multifaceted cardiovascular disease treatment with additional focus on nutrition and supplements. In 2005 he founded Wellcor Supplements. Dr. Surkin’s practice became the first in Eastern North Carolina to incorporate home sleep testing in 2008. He was one of approximately 20 physicians Board Certified in both Sleep Medicine and Cardiology in 2009. The following year, he founded Carolina Sleep, the first and only dedicated Sleep Medicine practice in Eastern North Carolina. He was the first to provide Provent, a novel new treatment for sleep apnea, in the state of North Carolina. By 2013 Dr. Surkin founded New Beginnings Medical Weight Loss, the only practice in Eastern North Carolina dedicated to Obesity Medicine. The following year Dr. Surkin founded Carolina Clinic for Health & Wellness with Dr. Jones and Dr. Knuckles.

Dr. Surkin has been happily married to Elizabeth Surkin since 1997. They have three lovely daughters and live in Greenvile, NC.

Special Interests

Cardiovascular Disease • Sleep Medicine • Obesity Medicine • Nutrition • Stress Management

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Bill Albrecht, Ph.D.
Gary C. Jones, M.D.
Gwendolyn Knuckles, M.D.
Lee A. Surkin, M.D.

Nell Woodroffe, DNP, ANP-BC
Jean Jourdain, NP-C
Holly McGillicuddy
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  2459 Emerald Place, Ste. 102
Greenville, NC 27834
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