Our Staff


Dr. Bhat completed medical school at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India in December of 1970.  CMC is among the best Medical Schools in India if not the best.  It was founded by an American missionary, Dr. Ida Scudder.  He then completed a one year rotating Internship at CMC Hospital.  From January 1972 to January 1973, he worked as an Instructor in the Clinical Pathology/Hematology department at CMCH.  He then moved to the UK and participated in residencies at various UK Hospitals from March of 1973 to December of 1974.  He then moved to the United States, and went through a residency in Internal Medicine at Cooper Medical Center of Camden, New Jersey from July of 1975 to June of 1978. Cooper is now part of the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  Following the residency, he becme Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

From July of 1978 to November of 1983 Dr. Bhat practiced Internal Medicine at Massena, New York.  He helped design and build an Intensive Care Unit at that hospital, and was a Consultant Internist at the ICU.  He also helped develop other services such as Cardiac Stress Testing, Pulmonary Function Testing, and upper gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

In 1983 he moved to Wilmington, North Carolina where he opened his current Private Practice of Internal Medicine.  In 2013 the practice celebrates its 30th year.   For over 20 years, he actively admitted to our two hospitals, and did work in General Medicine, ICU, Cardiac Stress Testing, and Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  Now he works mostly at his office.

Dr. Bhat is a member of the New Hanover-Pender Medical Society.  He has courtesy hospital privileges at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC.  He is a former member and President of the Coastal Physicians Alliance, a group of around 100 primary care physicians.

His skills and interests include:

  • Primary Care Internal and General Medicine
  • Preventive medicine and health care maintenance
  • Office EKGs and Lung Function Testing
  • Cardiovascular Stress Testing and Holter Cardiac monitoring
  • Mind-Body Medicine; use of Yoga, relaxation methods and meditation in healing

Dr. Bhat is an author as well, having written several poems, some of them published on this website and a book "A Way Beyond Religion - To Our Inner Spirit" published by AuthorHouse in September of 2004.


Vidya Bhat is Dr. Bhat's wife and Office Manager.  She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Biology at the St. Philomena's College in Puttur, Karnataka, India.  She was trained in Phlebotomy in the UK and worked as a Junior Laboratory Technician at the Derbyshire Hospital, Derby, UK.  She also obtained a BS in Accounting at the Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY.  She is skilled in various aspects of Medical Assisting and Office Management.  She has been part of the office ever since the practice opened.

Vidya loves working at the office, coordinating the staff, and attending to Patient Accounts, Billing, Accounts Payable, and so on.  She is a people person, and is very much into nutrition, health maintenance, and such.  She loves to discuss aspects of diet, nutrition and exercise.  She feels very comfortable working with patients.  She enjoys vegetarian cooking, reading, and walks and exercises regularly.


ceilyaollanggsmCeilya Ollangg is Dr. Bhat's Medical Assistant.  Ceilya graduated from London High School, London, OH in 1996.  She then obtained an Associates degree in Applied Sciences (Medical Assisting) from Technology Education College in Columbus Ohio.  She worked with Dr. Steven Richardson at London Family Medicine for about five years.  She then moved to Wilmington in September of 2005 and has worked here since then.  She is skilled in Medical Assisting, obtaining medical histories, Triage, Phlebotomy, EKG hookup, and several other skills.  She enjoys working with people.






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5106 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington NC 28403-7054


5106 Wrightsville Avenue

Wilmington, NC  28403-7054

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Monday - Thursday 8:15 am to 4:00 pm

Every Other Friday Morning

Phone and Fax Numbers

Phone: (910) 395-6400

Fax: (910) 395-5953