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In Loving Memory

Dr. Sarjoo “Sam” Bhagia, a physiatrist with OrthoCarolina's Spine Center, passed away August 10, 2016 after a brief illness. Dr. Bhagia was adored and respected by his teammates, peers, patients and friends, and his easygoing nature and laughter were an innate part of who he was both as a person and a physician.
Joining OrthoCarolina (formerly the Miller Orthopedic Clinic) in the fall of 2003, Dr. Bhagia was involved in community teaching, orthopedic research, and service projects. One of his proudest accomplishments was the Physiatry Fellowship at OrthoCarolina, which will be a legacy he leaves behind at OrthoCarolina. Dr. Bhagia belonged to many professional associations including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, North American Spine Society, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, and many others, and was very involved in the Indian community.
One of his staff's favorite memories is playing Secret Santa during the holidays when Dr. Bhagia was "lucky enough to pick the hairpiece and mustache", which he graciously and humorously wore.
A talented and beloved physician, Sam Bhagia touched the lives of many and will be deeply missed by his OrthoCarolina family.



Dr Bhagia was a wonderful doctor. He always was friendly and professional. He will be missed. Prayers to the family and staff as well.
- Joel S
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Sorry for the Great Loss. May G-D Bless Him always. David Bobo
- My deepest feelings for Dr. Bhagia's family
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Sending my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Bhagia.
- Jakia N.
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I have no words but a painful heart. My condolences to his staff and all privledged to know this man i called my Doctor for many years
- Lori
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I will surely miss Dr. Bhagia. He was a very sweet and giving man with a great heart. I will never forget him. My heartfelt sympathies go out to his family for their great loss.
- Trivenia Webb
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You will be missed Dr. Bhagia. My deepest sympathy and prayers for Dr. Bhagia's family
- Laura Hughes
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My deepest sympathies to the Bhagia family. I always found Dr. Bhagia to be a true gentleman in our work at OrthoCarolina. He will continue to be missed.
- Jim Roberts
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He was the sweetest most humanitarian spirit anyone could know. It was always my pleasure to see him in the mornings and hear him say, "Sandy what's new, how are things?" I adored this most gentle and kind man. He will always be missed. My prayers are for the healing of our practice, our patients and most of all, his beautiful family.
- Sandy Hughes
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Praying for strength for his family and friends. I truly enjoyed working with Dr. Bhagia here at the Spine Center; he was always willing to help the patients as well as the employees. Dr. Bhagia will always be known as a kind and caring person who worked hard for OrthoCarolina and for the community, he will truly be missed.
- Yolanda H.
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We had not met Dr. Bhagia but heard nice things about him My sister visited us from Bombay and hurt her spine . Dr. Bhagia treated her. It is so sad that he left the world at such a young age.Our condolences to the family. RIP Dr. Bhagia !
- Sarla Kumar
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Such a kind and wonderful human being. He will be missed very much.
- Rosalie Terranova Ludolph- OC Help Desk
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You will be greatly miss! Im so blessed to have worked with a awesome physician!
- Precious Johnson
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Rip Sarjoo ( Dr. Sam bhagia)...miss u always...
- Poonam
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I was lucky enough to know him as he was my neighbor. He was a very kind man, very involved father , devoted husband and a down to earth funny man. Very approachable. He will be deeply missed personally and professionally. Our deepest sympathy to his wife Priti and their children.
- Barbara Dillon
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So sorry to hear! Great Doc but much more important a Great person. Referred many people to him with back problems. One the best!! The OC family will miss him so!!
- Chip Sigmon
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Dr. Bhagia will be missed.
- Carol Royston, RN, CCM
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I am devastated. I loved this doctor and he gave me so many shorts over the years and he would not give up until he found out what was wrong. RIP and Prayers for the Family.
- Becky Jenkins
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To his family and his OrthoCarolina family, I am so saddened to hear of his passing. I had the pleasure of meeting him some time back. You are in my deepest thoughts.
- Kim Sassenberg
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I am so saddened by the loss of Dr. Bhagia. He was recommended to me by a nurse friend last year and he was just the nicest most caring Doctor. My deepest condolences to his family, colleagues and friends.
- Mariam Quest
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My deepest sympathy to Dr. Bhagia's family and friends.
- Michelle Caudle
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