Southeast Georgia Health System Welcomes Married Physicians to Southeast Georgia Associate Physician Team

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Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to welcome Obstetrician and Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Trace Deighan, MD, and his wife, Surgeon General Diana Peterman, MD, to the team at the Southeast Georgia Physician Associates.

In 2015, Deighan and Peterman met in Augusta at the Medical College of Georgia. The two began spending time together during their rotations at medical school in Savannah and the Brunswick Health System campus. After medical school, they moved to South Carolina and began their medical residency programs. While falling in love with medicine, the couple also fell in love with each other. Deighan proposed while hiking in the North Carolina mountains, and by 2020 they had married.

Luckily for the Golden Isles, Brunswick has become more than a landmark for the talented medical duo, as the two have returned to Brunswick to start their careers. Deighan joined the Associate Physicians of Southeast Georgia – Obstetrics and Gynecology and Peterman joined the Associate Physicians of Southeast Georgia – General and Vascular Surgery.

Deighan treats women of all ages for a variety of OB/GYN needs, including routine office visits and maternity care. In order to better serve his patients, he completed an additional year of advanced postgraduate training in gynecological surgery. He is passionate about serving others and helping his patients live their lives to the fullest. “Being someone’s obstetrician-gynecologist is a real blessing. To have someone trust you to care for her (and potentially her future child) at her most vulnerable time is such an honor. Then you have the opportunity to care for that same person in future pregnancies or even other life stages, which creates a really special doctor-patient bond,” Deighan shares.


As a general surgeon, Peterman treats patients with a wide variety of surgical problems, including the abdomen, breasts, skin, and soft tissues. She understands that each patient is an individual, different from anyone she has ever helped, and should be treated as such. “I like to assess each patient and make a treatment plan based on that person.” Being able to treat her patients’ symptoms and help them get back on their feet is important to her. Peterman shares “I want my patients to know that I will provide them with the best possible care and treat them as I would want my own family to be treated.”

To learn more, visit sghs.org or call 912-466-7250 for Associated Physicians of Southeast Georgia – Obstetrics and Gynecology or 912-265-5125 for Associated Physicians of Southeast Georgia – East – General and vascular surgery.

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