Veronica Patterson Zachry, BS, MD

UNC Health Provider

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Specialties

General Surgery
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

Nash Surgery
220 Nash Medical Arts Mall
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(252) 962-4551

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Female

About Veronica Patterson Zachry, BS, MD

My mothers family owned a funeral home, and my mother worked in the lab of the major hospital in our hometown, so I had early exposure to hospitals and anatomy. However, I did not want to be involved in the post-mortem side of things and decided I would best serve people by helping cure disease and prevent death instead. I believe in a highly patient involved approach. The patient should be part of their own care team and understand all of the...
My mothers family owned a funeral home, and my mother worked in the lab of the major hospital in our hometown, so I had early exposure to hospitals and anatomy. However, I did not want to be involved in the post-mortem side of things and decided I would best serve people by helping cure disease and prevent death instead. I believe in a highly patient involved approach. The patient should be part of their own care team and understand all of their options to be able to make an informed decision regarding their health and well-being. I am willing to take the extra time to explain concepts and procedures if it means that the patient will feel more at ease and more informed about their care decisions. I am particularly interested in robotics (mostly for hernia repairs and colonic surgery) and breast surgery. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling and learning about other cultures. I have a passion for learning languages and have a minor in German. I also enjoy watching musicals, playing the guitar or saxophone, and cooking.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • Nash UNC Health Care
  • UNC Physicians Network

Languages

  • English

Medical School

  • Meharry Medical College, 2009 - 2013

Residency

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2013 - 2020
  • Area: General Surgery

Bachelor of Science

  • Vanderbilt University, 2004 - 2008
  • Area: Neuroscience

Certifications

  • Surgery, Board Eligible
Robotics (mostly for hernia repairs and colonic surgery) and breast surgery

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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