Dr. David Meehan is a graduate of the Ohio University College of Medicine. He is a board certified Internist, Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a former instructor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is trained in Internal Medicine, which means he specializes in adult health care, the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses of adults, from their teen years through senior adult. The types of illnesses treated include heart disease, digestive disorders, endoscopy, colonoscopy screenings, arthritis, diabetes and hormonal conditions, disorders of the nervous system, infections, and diseases of the lungs. Dr. Meehan has extensive experience in occupational health medicine, having served as the contract physician for several Clayton area industries.
As an internist, Dr. Meehan is most often seen in the role of primary care physician. He cares for patients for life, seeing them in the office and hospital.
Dr. Meehan manages patient care even when other doctors are involved. Often other doctors ask Internists like Dr. Meehan to assist with their own patients — resulting in the nickname, "The Doctor's Doctor."
Dr. Meehan is highly skilled and works continuously to update his medical knowledge. He and his dedicated staff strive to offer the highest quality of health care possible.
Dr. Meehan's commitment to health care extends beyond his own practice. He works with the local Hospice on end-of-life care for terminally ill patients in Johnston County. His concern for the uninsured and underserved in the community led him to work with other physicians at Johnston Medical Center to see unassigned and uninsured patients there, a service they have provided for the last 20 years. Compelled to serve those in need, Dr. Meehan notes that “Unfortunately, there are patients who cannot afford insurance, yet also do not qualify for Medicaid---We believe that they still deserve medical treatment.”
This kind of concern and goodwill took Dr. Meehan and his wife to Guayaquil, Ecuador in March of 2007 for a 9-day medical mission trip to the most impoverished areas of the city. “It was a very rewarding and moving experience—there is such a great need,” he recalled.
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