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Iredell Internal Medicine follows all safety protocols for COVID-19.

Masks are required at our facility for patients, visitors and staff. If you are medically unable to wear a mask, you are encouraged to call our office prior to your scheduled time to let us know so we can assist you in adapting your appointment to a telehealth or car-side visit.

We can treat patients over the phone or through video. Car-side visits allow a patient to remain in their vehicle for their appointment.

Call 704-873-5658 to schedule your appointment.

Samuel Stelmach, MD

Samuel J. Stelmach, MD is board-certified in internal medicine with four years of experience. He believes in a preventive approach to medical care, seeking to avoid and decrease future burdens of disease for his patients.

Upon first meeting Stelmach, patients will see he is approachable, easy to talk to, and attentive to all of their questions, concerns, or hesitations.

His medical degree was earned at Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, Poland. His residency was completed at Detroit Medical Center / Wayne State University Sinai-Grace Program.


Robert Ward, MD

Dr. Robert J. Ward relocated to Statesville in 2007 after practicing medicine for 10 years in High Point, NC.

He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

As an internal medicine physician, he is trained to diagnose puzzling medical issues and to treat patients with multiple health problems, such as hypertension, diabetes, lung disorders and more.

Dr. Ward earned his MD at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, KY.

He served his internship and residency at Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus.

Flu 101

Flu season is upon us and for some people, the flu is more than unpleasant, it's downright dangerous. You can get protected with a quick and simple vaccine, even if you've had a COVID-19 vaccine.

The flu, or influenza, is caused by a virus that infects the respiratory system. Though colds are also caused by viruses, the symptoms of the two illnesses have some differences. The flu is much more likely to be accompanied by fever, headache and extreme exhaustion.

New patients welcome.

Same day sick appointments available.


757 Bryant Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Phone: 704-873-5658
Fax: 704.873.5659

Samuel Stelmach, MD
Robert J. Ward, MD

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