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Physicians

A. Rodman Barber, MDRoddy 300W

Dr. Barber completed his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University and went to medical school at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He completed his postgraduate training at University of California, Davis and Presbyterian Medical Center in San Francisco. This included his internship and residency in Internal Medicine. He then returned to University of California, Davis to complete his fellowship in Endocrinology. He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Barber joined an Endocrinology practice in Santa Rosa, California from 1990 to 1999. In 1999 he and his family relocated to Hickory where he joined Piedmont Endocrinology. He enjoys biking, snow and water skiing.

Venkatarama S. Donepudi, MDRama 300W

Dr. Donepudi completed his undergraduate studies at University of Akron and attended medical school at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in the British West Indies. He completed his postgraduate training at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana. This included his internship and residency in Internal Medicine. He then went to Indiana University to complete his fellowship in Endocrinology. He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. Dr. Donepudi joined Piedmont Endocrinology in 2003. He enjoys spending time with his family and doing home repair projects.

Ian J. Orozco, MDIan 300W

Dr. Orozco completed his undergraduate studies and medical school at Case Western Reserve University. He completed his postgraduate training at University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC. He then stayed at UNC Chapel Hill to complete his fellowship in Endocrinology. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Board Certified in Endocrinology. Dr. Orozco joined Piedmont Endocrinology in 2012. He enjoys visiting the beach with his family and playing tennis.

Michelle Woods, PAMichelle 300W

Michelle completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington in Microbiology. She went on to complete the Physician Assistant program at Medex NW at the University of Washington. At that time she received a degree in Clinical Health and certified as a Physician Assistant. She has practiced in emergency medicine in a large trauma unit and has also practiced in family medicine in both rural and traditional settings. She joined Piedmont Endocrinology in 2011 and now is enjoying endocrinology. Michelle also enjoys skiing, golf, geneology research and spending time with her friends and family.