Nicholas Fiacco has been a Tarheel for most of his life, spending most of his childhood in the Charlotte, NC, area. After some time away, he returned to the Tarheel State in 2016 and is proud to call North Carolina home.
Throughout his youth, athletics was an important part of his life as he competed competitively in baseball and wrestling. While a series of injuries ended his competitive wrestling career, over the last two decades, he transitioned the love of the sport to other endeavors competing in short and long-distance endurance events. His experience in sports has shaped his education and experience in how lifestyle can translate to healthcare.
He completed medical training at Mercer University School of Medicine and went on to Internal Medicine training at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. During his time at Walter Reed, he was able to present his work at national and international conferences. He then was a staff internist at the Naval Medical Center at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, where he was honored to be named sub-specialty teacher of the year and officer of the year for the command.
In his time as an internist providing primary care, he recognized weight as a primary problem driving many patients’ health concerns. Always eager to improve, he completed training and certification in obesity medicine. This training required high-level exposure to endocrinology problems, and once again, Dr. Fiacco pursued further training in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He is a graduate of the fellowship program at UNC where he had the opportunity to learn from and work alongside many leaders in the fields of diabetes, pituitary disease, obesity, and bone/mineral metabolism. He brings this expertise to his practice and a continued desire to improve processes of care for his patients.
For Dr. Fiacco, every patient is an athlete. Though health goals may widely differ, ranging from the desire to walk without fear of injury to competing in weekend athletic events, the processes to acheiving these goals are very similar.
Dr. Fiacco is a proud veteran and brings his understanding of the time in uniform to his practice. He is also a proud husband and father of two wonderful kids, bringing to the bedside an understanding that life can be busy, messy, and imperfect. Just as with life, your health is a journey. He looks forward to joining you on that journey and helping you reach your health goals.