Michael McGowan

Michael McGowan, DPM

Dr. McGowan provides care for general podiatric needs, with special interest in foot and ankle surgery including sports medicine, arthroscopy, deformity reconstruction, micro-surgical nerve repair and limb salvage with the use of plastic surgery techniques. As a department of Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Dr. McGowan has full admitting privileges.


David Stauffer, DPM

Dr. Stauffer has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. He is well known for his bedside manner, treating each patient with thoroughness and compassion, and his staff is here to ensure you receive the care you need. As a department of Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Dr. Stauffer has full admitting privileges.

    • Board-certified in podiatric medicine and surgery
    • Medical Degree from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
    • Residency Martin Army Community Medical Center
    • Hal Stuart Award Winner For Excellence

Hal Stuart Award Winner for Excellence

Dr. Hal Stuart (left) and Dr. David Stauffer

In August 2015, Dr. Stauffer was named the recipient of the 2015 Hal Stuart Award. Since 2006, this prestigious award is given each year in honor of Dr. Hal Stuart, an outstanding physician who served in the Elkin community for over forty years.

As an honorary member of the Hugh Chatham medical staff, Dr. Stuart continues to serve the hospital and community during his retirement. The award is voted on by the HCMH nursing staff and honors a physician who most clearly exemplifies the values of commitment to service, excellence in patient care, and collaborative teamwork with nursing professionals.

Here are some comments that Hugh Chatham staff made in support of Dr. Stauffer for this award:

“He takes pride in his work and his patients’ health. He goes above and beyond!”

“Dr. Stauffer is a very caring and gentle person. He goes above and beyond for all of his patients and staff. He is very down to earth and does not have a mean bone in his body. To sum it up, he is the best!!!!”

“Dr. Stauffer puts his patients first, so that he always meets their needs. He is also wonderful to work with because he is respectful, kind, thoughtful and caring.”

“Dr. Stauffer is an outstanding physician. He takes his time with each patient to ensure the quality of care is what it needs to be. He is a great doctor to work for.”

“Dr. Stauffer is an amazing physician. He takes the time with each patient as needed to assure all their needs are met. He is also a great doctor to work for. He cares about his staff and treats each one of them equally.”

“When I think of Dr. Stauffer, I think of the word selfless, which by definition means putting other people’s needs, interests, or wishes before your own. This is the perfect word to describe Dr. Stauffer. He has served this hospital and this community for many years, giving to others in the most selfless and most compassionate ways that I have
ever witnessed.”