Raj Majithia, MD
Dr. Majithia grew up in Virginia Beach. After three years of undergraduate study at Old Dominion University, he graduated in 2002 with highest honors. While attending Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Majithia was mentored by Dr. David Johnson, the former president of the American College of Gastroenterology and a well-respected national thought leader in gastroenterology. Majithia completed his residency training in 2010 at Eastern Virginia, and went on to complete his fellowship training with a special focus on advanced endoscopy from Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center. He is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible certified in therapeutic biliary endoscopy.
Dr. Majithia just recently joined Johnston Health and says he chose to practice gastroenterology in Smithfield because it provided the “perfect balance of patient interaction, cognitive and procedural medicine.” He says he looks forward to meeting patients and building his practice. “I think it’s important to spend enough time with patients to get to know them. I treat them as if they’re my own family members.”
Alma Jenkins, MD
A native of Selma, Dr. Jenkins has been practicing for more than 20 years. She has worked in practices in Atlanta and Mount Olive, and, most recently, in temporary assignments at hospitals in Virginia, Louisiana and Nebraska. Dr. Jenkins earned her medical degree in 1979 from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. and her B.S. degree from Elizabeth City State University. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Emory University Hospital Systems in Atlanta and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Bowman-Gray Medical Center. She is board certified in gastroenterology.
Dr. Jenkins encourages patients to take an active part in their health care. She enjoys speaking to groups about health topics, particularly the importance of colon cancer screenings. “Giving patients information about preventive care can have an impact on our economy as well as our health,” she adds. “We’re so accustomed to treating diseases when they’re here; we’d be far better off preventing them.”