New Fauquier Health Surgeons Say Good Communication Is First Step for Successful Surgery

August 15, 2012

Dr. William Cloud (on the left in the above picture)

Board Certified: General Surgery

Medical School: University of Virginia, 1977

Internship: University of Mississippi, General Surgery, 1978

Residency: University of Virginia, General Surgery, 1983

Fellowship: University of Virginia, Gastric Physiology, 1980

Additional: University of Southern California Keck Medical School, Master of Academic Medicine, 2011

Surgical Practice: Charlotte Surgical Group (1983 – 2001), Charlotte, NC; Cloud Surgical Solutions (2001 – 2012), Morganton, NC.


Dr. Kip Dorsey (on the right in the above picture)

Board Eligible: General Surgery

Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, 2007

Residency: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, General Surgery 2012

Additional: Served as Chief Resident, 2011-2012





Fauquier Health recently welcomed two new general surgeons to its staff of physicians. In addition to establishing themselves as highly trained and skilled experts in the general surgery field, both physicians believe communication and trust are the cornerstones of the doctor-patient relationship.

“I think that a lot of questioning early on, and especially during the decision-making process, forms the foundation of patient care,” says Kip Dorsey, M.D. “Communication builds trust between the physician and the patient. Just being up front with each other, being on the same page together, and both knowing what’s going on throughout the whole process, is how you develop that bond.”

Dr. Dorsey recently relocated to Warrenton after completing medical school and residency at the University of Oklahoma, where he gained valuable experience using the most up-to-date procedures and technology for a broad range of surgical specialties, including general, trauma, critical care, breast, and pediatric.

William Cloud, M.D., agrees. One of the things that impressed him the most during his initial visits to the area was the level of trust various community members expressed for the health system.

“The first few times I visited Warrenton, I asked people in restaurants, gas stations and throughout the community how they felt about the hospital,” Dr. Cloud explains. “They all had positive opinions, which reinforced my desire to join the team. And I want patients to know they can trust us. If they come to visit Dr. Dorsey or myself, I want them to know they will receive excellent care.”

Dr. Cloud recently joined Fauquier Health after practicing for 29 years in North Carolina, where he averaged 1,000 surgical cases per year. Some of his specialty areas include abdominal and GI surgery, endoscopy, complex foregut surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, multisystem trauma, vascular and hepatic surgery.

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