Dr. Turner is from Northwest Georgia. She received her medical degree from Des Moines University in Iowa, then completed her pediatric residency training at LSU-HSC Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is passionate about preventative pediatrics, and her practice philosophy is grounded in evidence-based medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son, baking, and photography.
Dr. Maxwell was born and raised around the Chattanooga area, earned his medical degree at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, and completed his Pediatrics residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Children’s Hospital of Richmond in Richmond, VA, in 2023. He practices preventative medicine with an evidence-based approach with a focus on mental health.
Outside of the office, Dr. Maxwell enjoys video and tabletop gaming, cooking, and spending time with his wife, Erica, two children, Sydney and Jack, and their pets, Arwen, Stormy, and Ember.
Jamie Pesl, NP-C, is a Board Certified Oncology Advanced Nurse Practitioner at Peeples Cancer Institute at Hamilton in Dalton, GA.
Carlos Peñaherrera, MD, is an endocrinologist at Hamilton Diabetes and Endocrinology Center in Dalton, Georgia. He speaks both English and Spanish. Dr. Peñaherrera attended medical school at the University Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil in Guayaquil, Ecuador, completed his residency training in internal medicine at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, New Jersey, and his fellowship in endocrinology at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Peñaherrera treats patients with type I, type II, and gestational diabetes, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid Nodules, hypoglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, metabolic syndrome, adrenal and pituitary gland disease, parathyroid disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, osteoporosis, etc. He chose endocrinology as his specialty because, “Endocrinology caught my attention very early in my training,” says Dr. Peñaherrera. Studying the physiology of the endocrine system seemed like the most interesting thing to me.” In his spare time, Dr. Peñaherrera enjoys watching movies with his family, watching and playing soccer, as well as playing the guitar and the ukulele.
Dr. Castro attended medical school at the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, completed her residency training in internal medicine at the University of Miami/ JFK Medical Center Palm Beach in Palm Beach, Florida, and her fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
In her spare time, Dr. Castro enjoys spending time with her husband (also a physician) and her friends. She likes to spend time outdoors and explore different types of foods and restaurants.
Dr. Castro treats patients with chronic rheumatic and autoimmune diseases like osteoarthritis, gout, fibromyalgia, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, myositis, vasculitis, etc. She chose rheumatology as her specialty because “it allows me the opportunity to serve and care for patients who have a variety of diseases and establish an ongoing relationship with them. I grew up in a family that taught me that you don’t need to do big things to help others. Even small things make a difference. I enjoy having a career as a rheumatologist because I get to make a difference in people’s lives.”
Peeples Cancer Institute at Hamilton Medical Center welcomes board certified medical oncologist Eric Turner, MD, to our medical staff as Medical Director. Dr. Turner specializes in adult cancer and hematology disorders. He completed his internal medicine residency at University of Virginia Health Systems in Charlottesville, Virginia, and his medical oncology/hematology fellowship training at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Turner practiced medical oncology in Calhoun, Georgia, for fifteen years before joining Hamilton.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Turner, call Peeples Cancer Institute at 844.PCI.HOPE.
Peeples Cancer Institute is transforming cancer care in our region. Our multidisciplinary team provides medical oncology, radiation oncology and hematology services, and state-of-the-art cancer treatment.
Nicholas S Galanopoulos, MD is a board-certified radiation oncologist with Hamilton Health Care System in Dalton, GA. The battle against cancer can be a trying process physically and emotionally. Peeples Cancer Institute is transforming cancer care in our region. Our multidisciplinary team provides medical oncology, radiation oncology, and hematology services, and state-of-the-art cancer treatment.