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Gateway Medical Group welcomes gastroenterologist / hepatologist

Gateway Medical Group has announced the addition of gastroenterologist/hepatologist Charmaine Edwards, MD.  Edwards will start seeing patients on June 15 at 2044 Madison Ave., Granite City.

Edwards joins Gateway Medical Group from Gateway’s sister facility, Red Bud Regional Hospital in Red Bud. She will continue serving Red Bud and its surrounding communities after she joins the practice.

“I’m honored to care for both the Red Bud community and now Granite City as well,” said Edwards, “It’s important to me to help as many people I can with their GI health and preventative care.”

Previously, Edwards served as a community-based provider in Jefferson City, Missouri. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Alcorn State University, where she was the valedictorian and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Edwards earned her medical degree from Howard University Medical School and completed her residency at The Medical College of Pennsylvania, now Drexel University. In addition, she served as a Gastroenterology Fellow at the University of Rochester in New York.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Edwards to our talented team Gateway Medical Group providers,” said Patrick Garvey, interim chief executive officer of Gateway Regional Medical Center. “Not only will Dr. Edwards bring a very important specialty to Granite City, but she also brings a level of enthusiasm and professionalism that patients will appreciate.”

Edwards is currently accepting new patients. Patients should first visit with their appropriate ordering provider.

About Gateway Regional Medical Center

Gateway Regional Medical Center is a 305-bed hospital with a 100-bed behavioral health unit and a medical staff of more than 150 physicians. The hospital and its predecessors have served the community for more than 100 years. Gateway is also home to The Bone & Joint Center.

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