“I believe in partnering with my patients and working with them to develop individualized treatment plans that take into account their specific needs. I believe trust and honesty are key elements in the patient-physician relationship, and I work closely with my patients to keep them well.”

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine

Area of Expertise

  • Palliative Care


Internship and Residency

Wilford Hall Medical Center
Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine
Lackland Air Force Base, TX

Medical School

Emory University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Undergraduate School

Rice University
Bachelor of Science, Biology
Houston, TX

Hospital Affiliated With

Piedmont Fayette Hospital

Personal Interests

When I am not working, I spend time at Lake Martin, Alabama’s best-kept secret, with my family and friends while swimming, boating, cooking, and hiking.


Dr. Ferrol Sams is interested in the prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Sams graduated magna cum laude from William Marsh Rice University in Houston, Texas. He earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. His internal medicine internship and residency were completed at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, and he was chief of internal medicine at Bergstrom AFB Hospital in Austin, Texas. In 2009 he became board certified in Palliative Medicine and spent about 10% of his time overseeing the care of terminal patients as the Medical Director of Hospice Advantage.