I live in NC also. I was dx by Dr. Christopher Mantyh @ Duke. He is a surgeon though. He has what appeared to be, a well informed ,concerned staff of gi's that I met. I am pre ex.until Jan2010. However, I do intend to retun then. My wonderful gi and colon rectal surgeon at this time, is with Physicians East in Greenville,NC. I do not know if this has helped. I would recomend either! Hope that helped some.