Meet Dr. Foulks

Carl A. Foulks, MD, is a native of North Carolina. He is board certified in gastroenterology, and his extensive training and experience makes him a valuable resource in the medical community for diagnostic evaluation and treatment of a variety of gastrointestinal conditions and disorders. Read more about Dr. Foulks.

GI Conditions

Want to know more about the common gastrointestinal conditions? We use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to evaluate and treat GI problems. Explore our educational pages to learn more.

The Endoscopy Center

Our patients appreciate that most of our services are offered on an outpatient basis. The Piedmont HealthCare Endoscopy Center is equipped with the latest in medical technology.


Our procedures are mostly performed on an outpatient basis to either diagnose or treat gastrointestinal conditions and disorders. Find our more about the procedures performed our board certified gastroenterologist, Carl Foulks, MD.

Our Procedures

Upper endoscopy, also called esophagogastroduodenoscopy, or EGD, uses a thin scope with a light and camera at its tip to look inside of the upper digestive tract — the esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine, called the duodenum.
Usually performed as an outpatient procedure, upper endoscopy sometimes…Read More

Colonoscopy is a procedure used to see inside the colon and rectum. Colonoscopy can detect inflamed tissue, ulcers, and abnormal growths. The procedure is used to look for early signs of colorectal cancer and can help doctors diagnose unexplained changes in…Read More

Capsule Endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the middle part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the three portions of the small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileum). Your doctor will use a pill sized video capsule called an endoscope, which has its own lens and light source and will view the images on a video monitor. You might hear…Read More

An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP) is a test that combines the use of a flexible, lighted scope (endoscope) with X-ray pictures to examine the tubes that drain the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.

The endoscope is inserted through the mouth and gently moved down the throat into the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum until it reaches the point where…Read More

The hydrogen breath test is a test that uses the measurement of hydrogen in the breath to diagnose several conditions that cause gastrointestinal symptoms.

Prior to hydrogen breath testing, the patient fasts for at least 12 hours. At the start of the test, the patient blows into and fills a balloon with…Read More

Helicobacter pylori tests are used to detect a Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in the stomach and upper part of the small intestine (duodenum). H. pylori can cause peptic ulcers. But most people with H. pylori in their digestive systems do not develop ulcers…Read More

For those of you that have bothersome hemorrhoids after using conservative measures such as topical creams, ointments and warm sitz baths, you may want to consider a minimally invasive procedure.

Rubber band ligation (hemorrhoid banding) is the most widely used…Read More

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The NDC Difference

See how we are leading the way in digestive care

The medical staff at Piedmont HealthCare Northlake Digestive Care provides the community with the highest quality care of the simplest to the most complex digestive problems. We accomplish this goal through careful evaluation and use of the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.


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About Us

Piedmont HealthCare Northlake Digestive Care is a state-of-the art adult gastroenterology practice. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of all gastrointestinal disorders, utilizing basic and advanced endoscopic procedures. Dr. Foulks is highly trained in pancreatic and biliary interventional procedures.

Colon Cancer Screenings

One of the best ways to prevent colon cancer is early intervention. Please call us to discuss your need for a colon cancer screening. If you have certain health factors that put you at higher risk, or age 50 or older, please call us to schedule a consultation. Find out more.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

We love hearing from our Patients

  • “Dr. Foulks has been performing my endoscopies for Barrett’s for the past several years and my experience with him has been great!! I will continue to see him for all of my future procedures and GI problems.”
    Robert K.
  • “Dr. Foulks truly cares about his patients and is a wonderful doctor.”
    Carolyn G.
  • “Dr. Foulks is a great doctor. He is a very caring and compassionate doctor. His bedside manner is outstanding. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is dealing with gastro issues or wants to have preventative treatment for the digestive system. I rate Dr. Foulks at the top of his field. Just wish he did primary care!”
    Karen H.
  • “I found Dr. Foulks to be extremely thorough. He took the time to explain all procedures. I highly recommend Dr. Foulks.”


    Lindsey D.
  • “Dr. Foulks is preferred by our family due to his personality and because of the careful and thorough explanations given.”
    Donald D.
  • “I was so pleased with my first colonoscopy by Dr. Foulks that when it was time for my second one, he was my first choice.”
    Wade L.
  • “My visit at Dr. Foulks’ office was very pleasant. The staff was kind and friendly; they made my visit comfortable.”
    Michael R.
  • “Dr. Foulks is a wonderful doctor. I would recommend him to anyone who is having gastro issues. He is very easy to talk to and made me feel very comfortable.”
    Brandi W.