Our Team

J. Robert Goins, MD, FACOG

Board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Goins is a native of Charlotte, NC. He is a graduate of Duke University and the University of North Carolina Medical School at Chapel Hill. He completed his internship and residency at UNC-Chapel Hill Medical Center and is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He practiced in Rock Hill, South Carolina for three years prior to coming to Hickory in 1984. His interests include high-risk and routine pregnancy care, infertility, gynecologic surgery, and preventive care.

Education

Medical School: University of North Carolina Medical School, Chapel Hill, NC
Residency: University of North Carolina Medical School, Chapel Hill, NC

Services

  • Annual Exams and screenings
  • Normal and high-risk obstetrics
  • In-office ultrasound
  • 3D/4D ultrasound
  • Infertility
  • Urogynecology
  • Menopausal therapy
  • Contraceptive options
  • Essure® tubal ligation
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Outpatient laparoscopy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Microsurgery & laser surgery
  • Pelvic floor reconstruction

Nancy Sciara, RN, MSN, OGNP

Board certified OBGYN Nurse Practitioner

Nancy Sciara received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Florida and worked for over 25 years in high-risk Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her Master’s Degree in Parent-Child Nursing from the University of Tennessee in 1990. Since receiving her certification as an Obstetrics and Gynecology Nurse Practitioner, she has worked as a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist and an OBGYN Nurse Practitioner for over 20 years. She has worked in St. Louis, Missouri and Boone, North Carolina and has been at Piedmont OBGYN since 1998. She resides in Blowing Rock with her husband and two children.

She is a member of the Association of Women’s Health in Obstetrics and Neonatal nursing. She holds certification in Inpatient Obstetrical Nursing along with her certification as OBGYN Nurse Practitioner from Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).

Her special interests include: yearly physicals and pap smears; education, screening, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases; birth control counseling; preconceptual counseling; prenatal care; menopausal management; screening and treatment of osteoporosis; adolescent care and first visits.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Services

  • Annual Exams and screenings
  • Normal and high-risk obstetrics
  • In-office ultrasound
  • 3D/4D ultrasound
  • Infertility
  • Urogynecology
  • Menopausal therapy
  • Contraceptive options
  • Essure® tubal ligation
  • Outpatient laparoscopy
  • Microsurgery & laser surgery
  • Pelvic floor reconstruction