Peter M. DiChiara, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Professional Memberships
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Association of Medical Review Officers
  • Southern Medical Association
  • American Medical Directors Association
  • American Society of Internal Medicine
  • American College of Occupation and Environmental Medicine

peter m dichiaraPeter M. DiChiara, M.D., F.A.C.P. was born in Bessemer, Ala., where he also went to high school. In 1968, he attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, earning his B.S. degree in psychology. After a year in the United States Army, he studied at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where he received both his B.S. degree in medicine and his M.D. degree. He served his residency here, as well as with the University of South Alabama in Mobile, before starting his private practice at Pike Internal Medicine.

Dr. DiChiara is an active staff and executive committee member at Troy Regional Medical Center. He also holds proud standing on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Medical Directors Association and as a delegate for the American Medical Directors Association Convention.

A well-versed man, Dr. DiChiara is certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support and Basic Cardiac Life Support, serves as an instructor for Advanced Cardiac Life Support and is licensed as an Aviation Medical Examiner. He is happily married with three children and four grandchildren, and he loves golf, football, baseball, skiing and caring for his grandchildren.

Jon Elvin Adams, PA-C

Professional Memberships and Service
  • Alabama Society of Physician Assistants (President, 2006-2007)
  • Alabama Board of Medical Examiners Physician Assistant Liaison Committee (2003-2007)
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (Associate Member)
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants in Occupational Medicine
  • National Athletic Trainers Association
  • American College of Occupation and Environmental Medicine (Charter Affiliate)

jon elvin adamsJon Elvin Adams, PA-C began his medical career as an emergency medical technician for the Haynes Ambulance Service of Troy. From there, he attended Troy State University for his B.S. degree in health, Auburn University for his M.E. degree in exercise, and the University of South Alabama for his Master of Health Science degree. In 1998, he became certified as a physician assistant and joined Pike Internal Medicine.

Mr. Adams is certified as an athletics trainer by the National Athletic Trainers Association and as an instructor by the Athletic Training Emergency Care. He is also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. He is licensed by the American Red Cross in CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED.

Alongside publishing a multitude of articles and reports, Mr. Adams has served as a professor, an assistant/affiliate professor, a clinical instructor and a guest lecturer. He is married and continues to expand his knowledge in the medical field through the attendance of conferences, conventions, workshops and standalone courses.

Jacque Chirico, CRNP

jon elvin adamsMrs. Chirico, a native of Brundidge, came to Pike Internal Medicine in 2005, from Troy Regional Medical Center. She is a graduate of Auburn University, and received her Master of Science degree as a family nurse practitioner from Troy University. She has extensive experience in emergency medicine, and primary care as well as management of acute and chronic illnesses, disease prevention, women's health and health promotion. Jacque is a board-certified family nurse practitioner, certified in CPR, PALS, and is an advanced cardiac life support instructor. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, and Internal Nursing Honor Society. She and her husband, Mike, have two children, Kori and Kase.

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