Angiography & Interventional Radiology
Definition: Angiography and Interventional Radiology is the sub-specialty of Radiology that uses imaging equipment to guide the physician in carrying out a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure on a patient. Angiography is the process of taking pictures of the blood vessels in the body.
Center for Vascular Intervention
Dr. Douglas Redd
Dr. Douglas Redd, an Atlanta native, is the owner and primary physician at CVI. Educated at Emory University, he completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Emory and fellowship in Angiography and Interventional Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Inﬂuenced by Andreas Gruentzig, the inventor of balloon angiography, Dr. Redd spent much of his career in academic, research-based medicine, holding assistant professorships at UPenn and Emory.
Through his career, Dr. Redd has focused on patient-ﬁrst medicine and positive patient outcomes are his priority. His passion is the treatment of peripheral vascular disease, with a particular interest in limb loss prevention.
Definition: Cardiologists treat disorders, diseases, and abnormalities of the heart.
Steve Eisenberg, M.D., Complete Cardiology
Dr. Eisenberg graduated from The George Washington University and attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training in Internal Medicine continued at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital. In 1992 he moved to Atlanta and completed his cardiology fellowship at Emory University Hospital. In 1996, he completed his fellowship and joined Cardiovascular Specialists, where he practiced for 18 years.
Dr. Eisenberg has a clinical interest in preventive cardiology, lipid disorders and cardiac imaging. He is known for the diagnosis of both common and rare, complex cardiac disorders. Dr. Eisenberg has been a principal investigator in numerous clinical trials and was the founder and director of The Atlanta Heart and Vascular Research Group. He has served as Chief of Cardiology at Saint Joseph's Hospital since 2001 and serves on the Heart and Vascular Institute Board of Trustees. In addition, he is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Steve is married and has two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, spending time at the fitness center, and he remains a dedicated fan of the New York Yankees.
Definition: Dermatologists specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions affecting skin, hair, nails, sweat and oil glands, and mucus membranes (inside the mouth, nose, and eyelids).
5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30342
Office: 404 459-9177
Monday – Thursday:
8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday – Sunday:
Gregory J. Cox, M.D., Perimeter Dermatology
Dr. Gregory J. Cox is Board-Certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He has been in private practice since 1987, after completing his residency in Dermatology at Emory University. Dr. Cox served as Chief Resident in Dermatology. He remains active teaching medical students and residents in training at Grady Hospital as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Emory University.
Elizabeth M. Burns, M.D., Perimeter Dermatology
Dr. Elizabeth M. Burns is a Board Certified Dermatologist. She has been in private practice with Dr. Gregory J. Cox since completing her residency in 2005. Dr. Burns is a native of Atlanta and graduated with highest honors from Emory University where she earned Academic Scholarships for Undergrad as well as medical school. She has participated in multiple research trials and authored numerous publications in dermatologic journals.
Shaanan Shetty, M.D., Perimeter Dermatology
Dr. Shaanan Shetty is originally from Tallahassee, FL. He completed his undergraduate studies at Duke University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology. Dr. Shetty then went on to complete his medical degree at Washington University in St. Louis. He remained in St. Louis for his internship at Mercy Hospital and then completed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital where he served as Chief Resident during his final year. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology.
May River Dermatology
Dr. Paola Bonaccorsi, May River Dermatology
Paola Bonaccorsi is a native Italian and went to medical school at the University of Rome in Italy where she also completed a first dermatology residency. She came to Emory in 1996 to do research on melanoma immunotherapy and ultimately completed her PhD in Tumor Immunology at the University of Rome. Dr. Bonaccorsi enjoyed research greatly, but her passion is taking care of patients with a wide variety of challenging dermatologic conditions. She therefore completed a second internship and a dermatology residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she trained with experts in the fields of dermatology including immunobullous diseases, skin lymphomas, and skin cancers. Most recently, Dr. Bonaccorsi has worked in the Department of Dermatology at Emory University where she took care of patients with challenging skin diseases as well as teaching residents and medical students. Dr. Bonaccorsi is the author of many peer reviewed articles and has lectured to medical students, residents, and at national meetings on both general dermatology and tumor immunology. Dr. Bonaccorsi is Board Certified by both the American Board of Dermatology and the Italian Board of Dermatology. She is a member of several professional associations including the AAD, AMDS, AADDSM and the GSDDS.
Dr. Bonaccorsi is passionate about her profession and enjoys both medical and procedural dermatology. She strives every day to provide the best dermatology care in a compassionate, professional, and personal manner.
Dr. Bonaccorsi enjoys traveling, cooking, and reading, but most of all spending time with her family. She volunteers at her daughter’s school and her church, and supports several local charities.
Definition: Endocrinologists treat people who suffer from hormonal imbalances, typically from glands in the endocrine system or certain types of cancers. The overall goal of treatment is to restore the normal balance of hormones found in a patient's body.
Endocrine Specialists of Atlanta
Dr. Gordon Wotton
Dr. Ernest Beasley
Dr. Rachel Derr
Dr. Era Shah
Definition: ENT surgery is the specialty concerned with medical and surgical treatment of the ears, nose, and throat, including diagnosing and managing diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat) and adjacent structures of the head and neck.
ENT of Georgia - Atlanta
Mike Koriwchak, M.D.
Sir William Osler said, "Listen to the patient, he will tell you the diagnosis." Following that advice is difficult in this age of managed care and packed appointment schedules. But the details do matter. Sometimes the key to successful treatment lies in understanding the relationships between elements of lifestyle -- diet, occupation, family situations and hobbies, for example -- and symptoms.
In most situations there is more than one way to approach a problem. Dr. Koriwchak ensures you understand your treatment options and supports your medical decisions.
Pablo Stolovitzky, M.D.
Malaika Witter Hewitt, M.D.
Jenny Kim, M.D.
Kaelyn Krook, M.D.
Rob Hoddeson, M.D.
Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Shaw
Dr. Elizabeth Shaw is board-certified in Otolaryngology, head and neck surgery and treats all aspects of ear, nose and throat problems with particular interest in allergies and sinus disease, thyroid disease, and neck tumors. Dr. Shaw treats both adults and children.
Peachtree Ear, Nose & Throat Center
1800 Peachtree St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday – Sunday:
Elaina F. George, M.D.
Dr. Elaina George is Board certified Otolaryngologist who started Peachtree ENT Center with a mission to practice state of the art medicine that is available to everyone. She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Biology. She received her Masters degree in Medical Microbiology at Long Island University, and received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. George completed her residency at Manhattan, Eye Ear & Throat Hospital. Her training included general surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, pediatric ENT at The NY-Presbyterian Hospital, and head and neck oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She has published in several scientific journals and presented her research at national meetings.
Dr. George specializes in minimally invasive ENT surgery for snoring, sleep apnea and sinus disease in both adults and children. Her philosophy is to treat the root cause of a disease to prevent or eradicate it instead of masking symptoms with medications that generally only manage the symptoms. Towards that end her practice ranges from sublingual treatment for environmental and food allergy to the incorporation of scientifically proven natural therapies and products to provide an integrative approach to medicine. She has found that an emphasis on wellness and prevention can improve patient care safely and effectively. The medical trend has been to prescribe more medicine, but despite this people have continued to become sicker. Dr. George believes that an integrative approach in some cases can improve patient care and lead to a healthier life without the use of prolonged prescription medication and/or surgery.
She is affiliated with Piedmont Hospital and Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. She is a member of The leading Physicians of the World, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, Phi Sigma Graduate Biological Honor Society, The National Registry of Who’s Who, Strathmore’s Who’s Who Lifetime Member. She is also a forensic medical consultant and hosts a weekly radio show called Medicine on Call.
Definition: Gastroenterologists treat the digestive system and diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs from mouth to anus.
Metro Atlanta Gastroenterology
David Weinstein, M.D., Metro Atlanta Gastroenterology
A Cum Laude graduate of the University of Georgia where he was also a Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Weinstein attended Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina. He specializes in the management and treatment of Crohn’s Disease and Colitis and is active in the Atlanta Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
Definition: General Surgeons operate on abdominal contents including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts.
North Atlanta Surgical Associates
NASA Surgery Center
980 Johnson Ferry Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30342
Office hours vary upon location. Visit their website for further details.
Jeffrey S. Hoadley, M.D., FACS, North Atlanta Surgical Associates
Dr. Jeffery Hoadley earned his bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University. He went on to obtain his Masters in Physiology from Georgetown University and then graduated as a Doctor of Medicine from the Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Hoadley served his residency in general surgery at the Emory University Affiliated Hospital and was awarded a fellowship in hepatobiliary surgery with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Since 1995, Dr. Hoadley has served as a staff member at Saint Joseph's Hospital and at the Northside Hospital in Atlanta, where he also serves on the surgical case review committee, the nutrition support committee, and the critical care committee. He has given a number of research presentations, the most recent being a retrospective study of hepatic resections performed at the Cleveland Clinic from 1984 to 1994.
Dr. Hoadley has served on the Special Olympic Honorary Board, the Mercy Mobile Indigent Care Fundraiser Golf Committee, and as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Co-Director of the 2001 5K run honoring Dr. L. Sanders. Dr. Hoadley is an avid sports fan, and enjoys running, basketball, golf, and coaching his children's athletic teams.
Mark B. Wilkiemeyer, M.D., FACS, North Atlanta Surgical Associates
Dr. Wilkiemeyer graduated from Vanderbilt University and attended Tulane University of Medicine, where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. His post-graduate training included an internship and subsequent residency at the University of Texas Southwestern in the Department of General Surgery, and a fellowship in laparoscopic surgery at the Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Wilkiemeyer has a wide body of published work on the subject of laparoscopic surgery, and was awarded "Best Clinical Paper" at the UT Southwestern Department of Surgery's Fifth Annual Research Forum. Other honors include a merit based four-year graduate scholarship, the "Golden Scalpel Award" and "E. Edward McCool, Jr. Award" at Tulane University, and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award.
Dr. Wilkiemeyer is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, a candidate member of the American College of Surgeons, and a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery.
He currently lives in Atlanta with his wife, Claire Dudley Wilkiemeyer, M.D., with whom he has two children.
North Atlanta Surgical Associates
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
3400 Old Milton Pkwy
Building C, Suite 440
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Office hours vary upon location. Visit their website for further details.
Dr. Iqbal Garcha
Dr. Patrick Luke
Dr. David Ruben
Park Surgical Specialists
Alex Park, M.D.
Doctor Alex Park is a board certified general surgeon who is dedicated to providing patients with personalized, compassionate, and comprehensive surgical care. After practicing with a larger general surgery practice, he felt compelled to launch a more personalized general surgery practice that is quality driven and cost efficient. He has extensive knowledge and experience and is able to bring to patients the most up to date treatments and surgical techniques.
Definition: Gynecologists specialize in services for women, including annual pelvic exams, basic infertility, Hormone Replacement Therapy, menopausal management, and incontinence and pelvic support.
Atlanta Midtown Gynecology
Michael Perry, M.D., Atlanta Midtwon Gynecology
Dr. Perry is a board-certified gynecologist who has been practicing in the Atlanta area since 2001.
After graduating from Ohio State University, he earned his doctorate degree at Medical College of Ohio in 1997. Dr. Perry did his internship and residency at Atlanta Medical Center (Formerly GBMC), and served as their Chief Resident of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
He is a Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology Society, each for more than 10 years.
Dr. Perry has been married to his wife Candace since 2011. They have two sons, Colin and Cameron.
Karen J. Weiss, M.D. Gynecology
Karen J. Weiss, M.D.
Dr. Weiss is a Board-Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist with over 30 years of experience who integrates conventional medical practice with a functional and individualized approach to each of her patients.
After obtaining her medical degree from the University of Colorado, Dr. Weiss moved to New York for her internship and residency program at Long Island Jewish Hospital. There, she also served as chief resident prior to joining a private Ob/Gyn practice. After several years, doctor Weiss decided to focus on her gynecologic practice and started her own practice in New Hyde Park, New York. Her main interest at that time centered around menopause and hormone replacement options.
In 2007, Dr. Weiss and her husband decided to make a lifestyle change and moved, with their 2 daughters, to Atlanta, GA. Since that time, Dr. Weiss has furthered her interest and knowledge of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy options. Additionally, Dr. Weiss has become the only Board-Certified Gynecologist in Georgia to perform the Votiva procedure to help restore bladder function and vaginal moisture for her symptomatic patients.
She enjoys spending time with her patients, educating them about their health and about the workings of the female endocrine system. Her outside interests include family time, cooking, baking and travel.
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Definition: Obstetricians and Gynecologists, commonly known as OB/GYN, is the medical specialty that provides medical and surgical care to women with a particular expertise in pregnancy, childbirth, and disorders of the reproductive system.
North Atlanta Women's Specialists
Jeffrey A. Marcus, M.S., M.D., North Atlanta Women's Specialists
Dr. Marcus received his bachelors from Dickinson College and his masters in Bio-Medical Engineering from George Washington University. He also completed medical school and his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at GWU.
Dr. Marcus is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is also a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and has served as Chairman of Perinatal Services at Northside Hospital.
Definition: An Infectious Disease Specialist is a doctor of internal medicine who is qualified as an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders caused by organisms – such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites.
Georgia Infectious Diseases
Mitchell A. Blass, M.D., Georgia Infectious Diseases
Dr. Blass completed medical school and his internship and residency at the Emory University School of Medicine. He is Chief Resident of Internal Medicine at Crawford Long Hospital of Emory University and on the staff of both St. Joseph Hospital and Northside Hospital.
Ronald Trible, M.D., Georgia Infectious Diseases
Dr. Trible received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of medicine and completed his internship and residency at Emory University School of Medicine. He is on the staff at both St. Joseph Hospital and Northside Hospital.
Margaret Williamson, M.D., Georgia Infectious Diseases
Dr. Williamson received her MD from Emory University School of Medicine and completed her internship at Parkland Hospital Dallas, Texas and her residency at Emory University School of Medicine. She is the Chief Resident of Internal Medicine at Emory University Hospital and is on the staff at both St. Joseph and Northside hospital. Dr. Williamson also speaks Spanish.
Definition: Nephrologists specialize in kidney care, kidney problems, and the treatment of kidney and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation).
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30342
3312 Chamblee-Tucker Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30341
1260 Upper Hembree Road
Roswell, GA 30076
Monday – Friday:
9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday:
Anu Gowda, M.D., Peachtree Nephrology (Atlanta & Roswell)
Dr. Gowda is a 1996 graduate of the Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Science and specialized in Nephrology and Internal Medicine. She is affiliated with Dekalb Medical at North Decatur, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Gwinnett Medical Center and Northside Hospital.
Dr. Tarik Lalwani (Atlanta)
Definition: Neurologists treat disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, including Cerebrovascular disease (such as stroke) and Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system (such as multiple sclerosis).
Peachtree Neurological Clinic
The Palisades Building
3200 Downwood Circle
Atlanta, GA 30327
Office: 404 856-4832
Monday – Friday:
8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday – Sunday:
Jeff English, M.D.
Dr. English received his bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Boston College and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H. He served an internship in internal medicine at the University of Maryland, Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. He served his residency in Neurology at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.
Dr. English’s professional associations include the American Academy of Neurology and Dr. English is President of the Georgia Chapter of Docs4patientcare. His professional activities include working with the Maryland Brain Attack Center in training and participation with the acute stroke team at the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with Piedmont Hospital and Crawford Long Hospital. Dr. English is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
He is a founder and Executive Vice President of HIPnation.
Dr. Ellis Hedaya
Dr. Hedaya received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Rochester and then earned his degree in medicine from Johns Hopkins University. He also served in the military as part of the United States Coast Guard Reserve from 1969 to 1976.
He completed his internship and residency at Emory University. Dr. Hedaya received a fellowship in Neurology from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Hedaya’s professional associations include the American Academy of Neurology, the American Association of Electromyography and Electrodiagnosis, and the American Medical Association. Currently he is affiliated with Crawford Long Hospital and Piedmont Hospital.
Dr. Hedaya has special expertise and experience in Neuroimaging, including the interpretation of CT Scans and MRIs. Dr. Hedaya is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Robert Gilbert
Dr. Gilbert received his bachelor of arts degree from Emory University and his medical degree from Duke University. He completed his internship at Duke University and went on to do his residency in Neurology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Gilbert is affiliated with Piedmont Hospital, where he is a co-director of the Neurophysiology Laboratory.
Dr. Gilbert is the current President of Peachtree Neurological Clinic and past President of the Georgia Neurological Society (1985 to 1987). His medical society memberships include the American Academy of Neurology, American Association of Electromyography and Electrodiagnosis, the American Association of Clinical Neurophysiology, Georgia Neurological Society, the American Society of Neuroimaging, American Headache Society and International Headache Society.
Dr. Gilbert holds certification from the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Chris Russel
Dr. Russell received his bachelor of science degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1987. He received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Russell completed his internship in internal medicine and his residency at Emory University School of Medicine. In 1997 he was selected Chief Resident.
He is highly trained in EMG, EEG, and neuroradiology. He is currently affiliated with Piedmont Hospital and Crawford Long Hospital. Dr. Russell is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Lawrence Seiden
Dr. Seiden received his bachelor of science in biochemistry at the State University of New York â€“ University at Stony Brook. He holds a master of science degree in physiology from Georgetown University and a medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, and his residency in neurology at the University of Maryland Medical System. Following a fellowship at the University of Maryland in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy, he remained on faculty at the University of Maryland Epilepsy Center. He has been in active practice at Peachtree Neurological Clinic since 2003.
Dr. Seiden is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Neurology, the American Epilepsy Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Andre Serbanescu
Dr. Serbanescu received his medical degree from the Carol Davila Medical University School of Medicine in Bucharest, Romania. He completed his internship and residency in neurology at Emory University. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
He has extensive training in neurosurgery, neurology and internal medicine. Dr. Serbanescu comes to us by way of Marietta Neurological Associates, P.C. and Southeast Research Associates. As an investigator for the research firm, he participated in over a dozen studies and tests relating to a range of neurological conditions from Alzheimer’s to seizures.
Dr. Serbanescu joined Peachtree Neurological Clinic in 2003 and is on staff Crawford Long Hospital and Piedmont Hospital. He also sees patients at the MS Center of Georgia. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Academy of Neurology, the Georgia Neurological Society, the American Headache Society and the International Headache Society.
Definition: Neurosurgeons specialize in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system including congenital anomalies, trauma, tumors, vascular disorders, infections of the brain or spine, stroke, or degenerative diseases of the spine.
Polaris Spine and Neurosurgery
Max R Steuer, M.D., Polaris Spine and Neurosurgery
Dr. Steuer grew up in Athens, Georgia. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Harvard College. He attended medical school, served his internship and completed a neurosurgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Steuer was the first in Atlanta to use broad intraoperative CT scan for lumbar surgery and the first in Georgia to employ stereotactic navigation for spine surgery.
Christopher Tomaras, M.D., Polaris Spine and Neurosurgery
Dr. Chris Tomaras received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Tennessee. He completed his general surgery internship under the world-renowned heart surgeon, Dr. Michael Debakey, before moving on to his neurosurgery residency at Texas Medical Center. As a leader in the use of new treatments and technologies in neurological surgery, he was contributor to the first publication documenting the ability to perform cervical spine surgery in an outpatient setting and has also served as Principal Investigator for other cervical disc replacement research studies. Dr. Tomaras considers spinal surgery his expertise and is a patient-centered neurosurgeon who is also highly regarded for the compassionate manner in which he treats patients and families.
Thomas J. Morrison, III, M.D., Polaris Spine and Neurosurgery
Dr. Morrison, originally from Savannah, GA received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He attended medical school in Atlanta at the Emory University School of Medicine and was a resident at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where he went on to complete a fellowship in spinal deformity and scoliosis. Dr. Morrison has authored publications on advancements in surgical techniques, and served as Principal Investigator for a research study on the effect of various implants on kyphosis following long-instrumented spinal fusion. Dr. Morrison specializes in the correction of scoliosis, kyphosis, and other types of adult spinal deformity, as well as more general neck and back surgery. He subspecializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Raymond R Walkup, M.D.
An Alabama native, Dr. Walkup completed his undergraduate degree at Florida State University and completed medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Before finishing his neurosurgical residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Dr. Walkup performed an orthopaedic spine surgery rotation at Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center where he received training in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques for spine and cranial disorders. He continues to publish and contribute to spine and cranial research in addition to participating in national education conferences.
Shane C Mangrum, M.D.
Dr. Mangrum graduated from Harvard University before attending medical school at the University of Utah. He then completed residencies in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Utah. He has served as Medical Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation, Occupational Medicine and the Spine Center of Excellence at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Ophthalmology / Optometry
Definition: Ophthalmologists and Optometrists are skilled in eye care including surgical procedures for cataracts, glaucoma, corneal transplantation, and laser vision correction.
Georgia Eye Partners
Focused on the highest quality medical and surgical specialty eye care, Georgia Eye Partners provide services ranging from disease specific medical exams to complex specialty surgical care.
Procedures include cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, laser vision correction, corneal transplantation, blepharoplasty, ptosis correction, orbital fracture repair, lid lesion excision and laser eye surgery for diabetes–all performed at their state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center.
Definition: Orthopedic Surgeons treat areas such as hands, shoulders and elbows, total joint reconstruction (arthroplasty), feet and ankles, spines, musculoskeletal oncology and surgical sports medicine.
Chris Vaughn, M.D., Freedom Orthopedics
Dr. Vaughn graduated from Brown University with a degree in Biomedical engineering and received his MD from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. He served as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Georgia Winn Army Hospital and currently specializes in Orthopedic Surgery at Stephens County, GA and Freedom Orthopedics in Dunwoody, GA.
Definition: Pain management treats all types of pain including musculoskeletal, spinal, and neuropathic pain disorders. Treatments may include medications, physical therapy, or nerve blocks.
The Physician's Spine and Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia
Dr. Randy Rizor
Randy F. Rizor, M.D. is a founding partner of The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists and practices in our Sandy Springs office. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Bates College and received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Toledo School of Medicine in 1976. He completed a residency in Anesthesiology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Rizor was certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1981. He received subspecialty certification in Pain Management from the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1993 and recertification in 2005.
Dr. Rizor has been named one of Atlanta’s top doctors by Atlanta Magazine and one of the top doctors in the country by US News and World Report. He is a member of the Chairman’s Advisory Council of the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation and serves on the Board of Directors of the Medical Association of Atlanta.
In response to the events of September 11, 2001, Dr. Rizor volunteered to join the US Army Reserve. He currently holds the rank of Colonel in the Medical Corps. He has served on active duty in Kosovo in 2004, and in Iraq in 2007-08 and 2011.
Dr. Keith Raziano
Keith C. Raziano, M.D. is the C.E.O. and Managing Director of the Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists and has been practicing medicine for over 18 years. He is currently based in our Sandy Springs office.
Dr. Raziano received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Miami and his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he served as a Teaching Assistant. Dr. Raziano completed his surgical internship at Orlando Regional Medical Center and completed Residency training at Emory University Hospital. He served as Chief Resident and Clinical Instructor at Emory and was voted Attending of the Year. Dr. Raziano has continued to teach in his capacity as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Raziano is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with an additional subspecialty and board certification in Pain Medicine from The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has served as a national instructor, consultant, and lecturer for several organizations, including Medtronic, Georgia State University, and The Shepherd Center. He also served as Medical Director for the Back in Action Program and has volunteered his expertise as a Physician Evaluator for the Special Olympics and other athletic teams. Dr. Raziano has published numerous medical studies and essays and served as a Contributing Editor to Harvard Medical School’s Rehab in Review.
Psychiatrists are trained medical doctors and can prescribe medications and work with the patient to ensure the management of that medication.
Dr. Carol Harpe
6065 Lake Forrest Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Carol Harpe, M.D.
Carol Harpe is in the private practice of Psychiatry in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Dr. Harpe completed her undergraduate education at the University of Georgia in 1976 before receiving her Medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia in 1980. She completed a residency in Psychiatry at Tulane University where she served as chief resident in Psychiatry. She returned to Atlanta in 1985 and was on the faculty of Emory University Department of Psychiatry. She has been in private practice for over 30 years and is Board Certified in Psychiatry.
Dr. Harpe believes in an integrated approach to the treatment of mental disorders. She is currently one of the few psychiatrists who still practices psychotherapy in addition to medication management. Dr. Harpe spends time with individuals in order to determine the best treatment plan for them and believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship over time in addition to medication if it is needed.
Definition: Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context.
Robert Obst, Psy.D.
6065 Lake Forrest Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Robert Obst, Psy.D.
Robert Obst, Psy.D. has practiced clinical psychology in Atlanta for over 30 years. Dr. Obst received his Bachelor’s degree from Cornell College in 1975 and received his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1982. He received training at Chicago Mental Health Centers, at the Institute of Psychiatry and Evanston Hospital, Northwestern University, and completed an internship at Portsmouth Psychiatric Center, Virginia, and has consulted at various hospitals in the Atlanta area.
Memberships & Former Memberships: American Psychological Association, Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society.
He has considerable experience working with children, adolescents and adults associated with problems of anxiety, depression, addictions, personality disorders, ADHD, relationship problems, and couples therapy.
In addition to psychotherapy, Dr. Obst provides psychological/neuropsychological testing to help evaluate ADHD, learning disabilities, memory assessment, brain injury, chronic pain, and cognitive problems associated with recovery from cancer. He has done evaluations for state Licensing Boards, forensic work for Judges, Attorneys, disability evaluations for corporations, wills, Workers Compensation, and testified in court for forensic matters.
Perry Bean, Psy. D.
6100 Lake Forrest Drive NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
5755 N. Point Pkwy
Office: 404-843-1612 ext. 4
Perry J. Bean, Psy. D.
Dr. Perry Bean has been in practice in the Atlanta area for over 25 years. As a result he is experienced and well-established as a resource for a variety of family and personal counseling needs. He received his doctorate in psychology from Baylor University and did his clinical internship at Emory School of Medicine.
He has broad experience with children, adolescents, and adult counseling. He can also perform ADHD and psychoeducational evaluations.
He also provides directive, practical, and short-term help for anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, parenting, and elder care.
Dr. Bean has 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren.
Definition: Rheumatologists treat medical conditions which affect joints, bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and muscles. Additionally, they treat rheumatic diseases, also called musculoskeletal diseases which include conditions such as back and neck pain, tendinitis, bursitis, nerve impingements (sciatica, cervical radiculopathy, carpal tunnel syndrome), osteoarthritis, and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
John Goldman, M.D.
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30342
Office: 404 252-0230
Monday – Thursday:
8:00am – 4:00pm
8:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday – Sunday:
John Goldman, M.D.
Dr. Goldman received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is affiliated with Northside Hospital and Northside Hospital Forsyth.
Definition: Sleep medicine physicians evaluate and treat adults and children for sleep disorders.
FusionSleep – Atlanta North
1100 Johnson Ferry Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
FusionSleep – Johns Creek / Suwanee
Clinic: 4245 Johns Creek Pkwy
Suwanee, GA 30024
4265 Johns Creek Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30342
Hidey Riney, M.D., D.ABPN
Dr. Riney is a Board Certified Sleep Medicine Physician with additional expertise in neurophysiology. She is board certified in both Neurology and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Riney is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals (GASP) and National Sleep Foundation (NSF), where she serves on the Public Affairs Committee. She completed her medical training at Wake Forest, neurology residency and neurophysiology fellowship at Emory University and sleep medicine fellowship at FusionSleep. Dr. Riney currently evaluates adults and children with sleep, wake, and circadian rhythm problems at the Atlanta North location.
David Pitts, M.D., D.ABO
Dr. Pitts is a Board Certified Sleep Medicine Physician with additional expertise in ENT surgery. He is board certified in sleep medicine and otolaryngology. Dr. Pitts is a member of the American College of Surgeons, and the Academies of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (AAHNS), and Otolaryngologic Allergy (AAOA). He completed his medical training at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He also completed internships in internal medicine at Good Samaritan Medical Center, and general surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University(OHSU). In addition he completed otolaryngology residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland, CA and sleep medicine fellowship at FusionSleep. Dr. Pitts currently evaluates adults and children with sleep, wake, and circadian rhythm problems at the Johns Creek location.
Parina S. Aggarwal, M.D., D.ABIM
Dr. Aggarwal is a Board Certified Sleep Physician with an expertise in Internal Medicine. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Tech. She subsequently attended Emory University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Sleep Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Aggarwal joined Fusion Sleep in 2013 and served as Fusion Health Medical Director for 3 years, developing telehealth protocols for sleep health programs sponsored by various corporations for their employees, providing assessment, study interpretation, and medical management of remote patients, and working closely with field and technology teams to develop task driven protocols through the use of technology. She currently spends most of her time at Fusion Sleep providing consultative and follow up assessments as well as diagnostic interpretations for patients.
Definition: Open 7 days a week to take care of your acute illnesses and injuries.
Dunwoody Urgent Care
Casey Locarnini, M.D., Dunwoody Urgent Care
The entire staff of Dunwoody Urgent Care is committed to serving the community of Dunwoody and its surrounding areas by providing best-quality, easily accessible medical care. Since opening in November 2005, Dunwoody Urgent Care has taken care of over 33,000 patients, totaling well over 62,000 visits. More than two thirds of these patients are from the Dunwoody area.
We are enthusiastic supporters of Dunwoody culture, including sponsoring and/or providing medical support to Lemonade Days, Apple Cider Days, Stage Door Players, the Dunwoody Nature Center, and numerous elementary, middle and high school teams and events.
Definition: Urologists specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of the genitourinary tract—the kidneys, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, and urethra. In men, Urologists treat disorders related to the epididymis, penis, prostate, seminal vesicles, the testes, and erectile dysfunction.
Urology Specialists of Atlanta
Brian E. Hill, M.D., Urology Specialists of Atlanta
Dr. Hill holds degrees from Eastern Mennonite University and the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his residency in urology at the University of Maryland Medical System. He serves on the Executive Board of the Emory Healthcare Network and the Medical Association of Atlanta and is a delegate to the Medical Association of Georgia annual House of Delegates. He is the author of Stop the Noise: A Physician’s Quest to Silence the Politics of Health Care Reform as well as numerous articles on delivering more effective and efficient healthcare. Dr. Hill is a founder, Chief Medical Officer and President of HIPnation.
Definition: Wound Care specialists are healthcare professionals who have been trained in the care and treatment of all types of wounds, acute and chronic. Among the most commonly treated wounds are those sustained from an acute injury, surgical wounds, diabetic wounds, and pressure sores.
Center for Vascular Intervention
Dr. Belinda Marcus
Dr. Belinda Marcus is a seasoned clinician and medical director. Her experience within medicine spans the spectrum from research and teaching to everyday clinical practice. Her scientific endeavors began with bench research at Merck & Co. as a college student at University of Pennsylvania and has since included a multi-center prospective trial, case studies and peer-reviewed publications within the realm of wound care.
In 2003, she immersed herself into the world of hyperbaric medicine and wound care. Over the last 15 years, she has continued to explore new technologies within this unique specialty and has lectured extensively on her clinical experiences. She joined the Center for Vascular Intervention in February of 2018 to partner with Dr. Doug Redd to create a limb salvage program and provide the most comprehensive, innovative and holistic care to all of her patients.
Through it all, her passion and primary focus remains delivering outstanding care to her patients. Her professional goal is to see all patients heal and return to a happier, healthier and improved quality of life. Dr. Marcus is ﬁrst and foremost a mother to two amazing children and three adopted rescue dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys music, traveling, reading and movies.
"My daughter Ann injured her knee and needed immediate medical attention. In less than 24 hours, we were enrolled in Hip nation and saw an Internal Medicine Doctor and Orthopedic Doctor plus my daughter was equipped with a knee brace and crutches and an xray all for $400. That would never have happened that quick and for that cost had I done it out of pocket or through a high deductible medical plan." C.P.
"We have 4 children. Easy access to our doctor is important to me. Our primary care doctor handles almost everything for our family. What a difference it makes having 24/7 access to our doctor! I suspected my son had strep throat: I called the office; they made an appointment to see the doctor within 30 minutes; we saw the doctor; she did the test and gave me the prescription and we had the medicine all within 2 hours. Everything about the experience was personal and efficient. That makes all the difference!" J.B.
"We are a family of three who originally had health insurance through our jobs, but lost it due to rising costs. We knew we needed to do something to have good health insurance, so we went onto the healthcare marketplace and bought a policy. Several months later we just couldn't handle the financial strain. Our premiums were through the roof and we were afraid to go to the doctor because it was just going to cost so much anyway. We needed a change. Our experience with HIP has been exactly what we hoped. It is simple. It is easy. We got so tired of the run around with insurance and it always felt like we weren't even getting any value. HIP has changed that because our costs our lower, the connection to our doctor is so much simpler and we couldn't be happier. We are saving thousands each year. The biggest question really is, why doesn't everybody do this?" C.B.
"Even as a Type 1 Diabetic, I have saved thousands of dollars this year while receiving the best care ever! My doctors care about me and do what is best for me. Insurance companies no longer control my care - my physicians do." D.B.
"Our family has always been hesitant to go to the doctor, mainly because of all the hassle. Even getting prescriptions filled was a time consuming and challenging thing for us. With HIP, it's much better. I can think of one example on particular where I was heading out of town in a few weeks. I needed some medication before then and over the counter meds weren't working. So I called my doctor and told her the situation. She prescribed something for me over the phone, sent it to the pharmacy, and I was able to pick it up. Easy." C.A.B.
"My experience with HIPnation started immediately with my first prescription I had to pick up. I have been on a medication for the last few years after a surgery. I have paid $40.00 as my copay each month when I picked this up at Walgreens. When I lost my insurance, it cost me $234.00 for the next month so I needed an answer. I was able to go to Concord Pharmacy in Johns Creek as a member of HIPnation and get the same medication for $17.50. Crazy!" B.H.
"I wanted to share our family's story of how HIP Primary Care Plus has already impacted our monthly prescription drug costs. My husband has had some heart issues in the past and takes 4 different medications. Since we each have a deductible to meet the cost of my husband's 4 prescriptions had been running about $500 each time we re-filled for a 90 day supply. As soon as we joined HIP, we called to have Concord Pharmacy in the John's Creek area, refill our medications and we were shocked at the difference we had to pay. We were able to purchase three of the four medications my husband took and my two medications, all generics for $225.00 for a 90 day supply. When the pharmacist gave us the price, we asked him to check to he had rung up all of the medications as the price was so low! We saved $300 on my husband's prescriptions and saved $200 on my medications in the first month. My advice is that everyone should find out more about HIP Primary Care Plus and see if this is a program for you. We know it has met our needs and believe it can for anyone!!!" D.R.G.
"We just signed up our daughter and son in law in Hip Nation. We met Dr. Shaikh on Monday and have to say she is the best primary care physician we have ever seen in our 61 years! What a wonderful doctor and have already used the 24/7 access with a few minor questions and received an immediate response. Such a wonderful way to practice medicine!" G.C.
"This is pretty Amazing. Thanks so much for the help. Really appreciate it, as it will make a big, big difference in my quality of life." P.B.