Our Providers

Dr. Eric C Troyer, MD

Troyer was born in Tokyo, Japan while his parents were stationed there as his father served in the US Air Force. Be began school at age 5 in England and his family returned to the US when he was 7 years old. The rest of Troyer’s childhood and youth was spent in rural South Carolina. He graduated high school at the top of his small class and continued his education at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, Majoring in Biology. Troyer’s professional aspirations to become a doctor happened at a young age, with “cowboy” being the career path it replaced. After graduating from Wofford with honors, Troyer attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine on an Air Force Scholarship. Four years later, he graduated second in his class and moved to Spartanburg, SC for a residency in Family Medicine. In addition to the grueling residency requirements, Troyer worked in several local emergency departments. He later became board certified in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Following the completion of his residency, Troyer served in the US Air Force in Montgomery, Alabama and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

In 1995, Troyer completed his military obligation and moved to China Grove, NC to work at a hospital-owned practice. A year later, he was working full-time as an emergency room physician in Hickory, NC. In 1999, Troyer opened his own private practice back in China Grove. Ten years later he sold the practice and took some time off to do mission work in Haiti and make a movie. Troyer Medical opened its doors in 2010 in Landis, NC. A few years after opening this practice, Troyer developed an interest in and became certified to treat patients with addiction issues. This aspect of the practice continued to grow and in 2018, Troyer became one of the first physicians in the country to attain board certification in Addiction Medicine. Currently, Troyer Medical focuses on meeting the primary care and addiction medicine needs of the local community and beyond.

Troyer is married to his wife, Rebecca, and has two grown children (Lindley and Chas), a teenager (Alyssa), and one grandchild (Andrew). He has been on 15 international mission trips, providing disaster relief services in such places as the Philippines, Indonesia, Haiti, Honduras and Nepal. In addition, he has been involved in several domestic mission projects and founded the Main Street Mission in China Grove. Writing, traveling and golf are among his varied hobbies and interests. Troyer is grateful for the blessings that God has given him and feels that the best is still yet to come.

Dorothy J. Nivens, NP

Dorothy “Dj” Nivens earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Winston-Salem State University. She also obtained her Master of Science in Nursing with Family Nurse Practitioner, from Kaplan University. She is currently pursuing her Psychiatric Mental health Doctorate of Nurse Practice. She is a current member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American Nursing Association and North Carolina Nursing Association.

We are so excited to have DJ on our team. Call us today to schedule an appointment with her!

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