Doctors Say They're Leaving Novant For Group With A 'Patient-First Philosophy'

Jan 29, 2019

Updated: Wednesday, February 6 at 12:55 p.m. 

The physicians leaving Novant Health say they're joining a private practice with a similar 'patient-first philosophy' to their own. The now 42 doctors leaving include the founder of  Lakeside Family Physicians Dr. David Cook as well as several doctors from Huntersville OB/GYN. 

Dr. David Cook and Dr. Ehab Sharawy are leading the move to join the multi-state private practice based in Tennessee Holston Medical Group. Cook and Sharawy said in a statement they’re working to minimize disruption to patient care during the transition. “Negotiations are still ongoing and as part of this process, leases for the facilities released by Novant have not been legally executed and are still under discussion.”

Monday, Novant Health specified which of the practice locations would remain affiliated with Novant and which would become part of HMG. 

The doctors leaving say they are  joining HMG because they are professionally aligned around it's 'duty to and obligation to patients.' The doctors said they plan to stay in the Charlotte area as they have for 25 years and continue to find opportunities to work with hospitals and community providers.  

The doctors said they plan to be transparent in releasing information about the departure while being thoughtful about releasing legally agreed-upon details to avoid an 'environment of misinformation.'

An HMG spokesperson released the names of the now 42 physicians from both Lakeside Family Physicians and Huntersville OB/GYN  that are leaving. 

David Cook, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Brian Baker, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Clint Beaver, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Jeffrey Berger, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Robert Bundy, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Anna Claugus, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Brian Devine, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Stephanie Elkins, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Mei-Tsi Ellis, DO Lakeside Family Physicians

Vanessa Everett, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Jackie Faircloth, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Dane Floberg, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

*Joseph Garcia,   MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Sarah Goodman, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Gina LiCause, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Katherine Malta, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Jeffrey Many, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Bruce Mather, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Barbara Meyer, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Robyn Monckton, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Rebecca Panuski, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Shari Phillips, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Laura Schrader, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Thomas Sherrill, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Elisabeth Stoffel, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Michael Thomas, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Julie Wentz, DO Lakeside Family Physicians

Christian Wolff, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Vondell Clark, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Cliff Smith, DO Lakeside Family Physicians

Ilya Aishayev, DO Lakeside Family Physicians

Kellye Hall, MD Lakeside Family Physicians

Ehab Sharawy,  MD Huntersville OB/GYN

Brandi  Adams, MD Huntersville OB/GYN

Aishwarya Bhagwandass ,MD Huntersville OB/GYN

Lisa Gorsuch, MD Huntersville OB/GYN

Rebecca Hobbs, DO Huntersville OB/GYN

Jennifer Little, MD Huntersville OB/GYN

Aundrea Marra, MD Huntersville OB/GYN

Benjamin Miles, MD Huntersville OB/GYN

Lauren  Riggins, MD Huntersville OB/GYN

Dao Vuong, MD Huntersville OB/GYN

*This doctor's status with HMG and Novant is unclear.