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BEST OB/GYN I HAVE EVER HAD!
Dr. Jo is an outstanding physician... very compassionate, knowledgeable, and skilled. I have been a patient for 6 years and have been through a variety of experiences with her, from standard annual visits to miscarriages, emergency surgery, and finally the birth of my son. She handled every situation with such confidence and support that I knew everything would turn out fine. I would highly recommend Dr. Jo to anyone.
Kathleen M. on Yelp
Ok, wow. Plus one star for their lab-- truly awesome.
I parked my car, checked in downstairs, went up to the office, got my labwork done, and was back at the parking gate in 17 minutes. This must be a record.
Plus, the woman who works in the lab is an absolute DOLLFACE. Seriously, she can pump blood out of my veins any time-- it was seriously a pleasure!
Paige N. on Yelp
I called up my OB / GYN's office recently because I needed an emergency visit - just feeling a little off, and rather than wait over the weekend to see if things got better, I was smart and took immediate action.
Less than 30 minutes after I called and left a message with my doctor's nurse, she called me back, I explained my symptoms and she said she could work me in that very afternoon at 1:30 to see the doctor on duty - they'd "work me into the schedule." Wow! I wasn't expecting to get a same day appointment at all - that's unheard of in the medical world!
So I arrived 15 minutes early, breezed through the insurance check in (another astounding feat), and was then whisked quickly through the waiting room to have my vitals and stats taken. No sitting reading magazine 15 years past their expiration dates for an hour before even getting to the exam room. And literally a half hour after I'd entered the building the on-call doctor walked into my room - very friendly and personable, listened to my explanation of what was amiss, poked me here and there, gave me a wide spectrum antibiotics prescription and told me to call immediately if I started to feel worse. She also promised to call me back the following Monday with my lab results no matter what the diagnosis was and check to see how I was doing.
Wow! A doctor with a stunning bedside manner (Dr. Brogan for anyone who's looking for a new OB / GYN), and true concern about getting me on the mend as fast as possible. By 2:05 PM, I was back in my car and heading out of the parking lot, antibiotic prescription in hand and mind more at ease.
That was by far the most painless doctor's visit I've ever had, and I won't dread going back for my annual physical in a few months at all. Kudos Peachtree Women's Clinic!
Mgr1984 on Citysearch
I can only talk about my Dr. I have been going to Peachtree Women's Clinic for almost four years. I have always seen Dr. McDaniels. I found this clinic when I was pregnant with my first child I was relatively young at only 24 and unmarried. Yes they gave me talks about safe sex and tested for STDs but this is what I feel a responsible ob/gyn should do for everyone he sees. This is a scary time we live in and too many things can be caught education is the best defense.
I am now pregnant with my second daughter I am also married (to both my childrens father) and I feel the treatment from all the staff has not been any better this time around just because I am late 20s and married. They are just good people who seem to care no matter who you are.
As for nurse midwives delivering the babies this is true unless there is a complication however they do make you have appointments with different midwives around the practice so you have a good chance of meeting who will deliver your baby. Additionally I will say this second time around I have had so concerning complications but my dr has been on top of every one and never once treated me as if I were a hypochondriac and I find that is very rare to find in any Dr. Let alone an ob/ gyn.
So in short if you want quality health care with staff and dr. Who really do seem to care about their patience this is the practice for you.... If you want to know the name of every staff member you come in contact with you might want to shop around.
Msc12 on Citysearch
Excellent Service. This is a GREAT OB/GYN. I was with another GYN with my first child which caused a lot of stress and caused me to have Hypertension. I switched to Peachtree Women's Clinic in Cumming and Alpharetta Office and the process was stress free.
Everyone is so nice and friendly. Upon delivery time I had some complications but my doctor sit down beside me and gave me a sense of peace. Both me and my baby are healhty and happy. Two years later I am expecting my second child and I can not think of any other GYN to even consider going to.
Regarding my past complications my same doctor who delivered my baby girl is taking pre cautionary actions to prevent the same complications from happening again. He truly care about us.
My only con is that in the alpharetta office you have to register in another office before even going to the actual doctors office and they don't call to remind you of your appointment.
I have been looking for a gynecologist like Dr. Middleton ever since I moved to Atlanta. She was in tune with what I needed from the moment we met and understood my financial situation as a self-pay patient-she was so helpful in that regard.
Moreover, my appointment was at 10:15am, I was driving away by 11:00am, and I still felt I had gotten every bit of the attention I needed. To me that is a sign of a very professional, highly organized office.
You can also fill out your patient information online, which speeds up the time you spend at their office.
whittles at Kudzu
I had a very disappointing prenatal experience at my long time Ob/Gyn so I was looking for a new practice and had decided on Dr. Middleton per many referrals from friends and made my 16 week appointment with her. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed in the ER one Sunday night as having had a missed miscarriage. The ER referred me to this practice to be seen the next day since I was in need of further medical attention. The office was on top of everything.
THEY called me the next morning to set up an appointment, they tolerated, with kindness, the exceedingly drawn out phone call since I started crying and couldn't stop. I was impressed from the get-go. I saw Dr. Howard that day at the Alpharetta location. He was kind.. He answered all my questions patiently. And on such a difficult day, I appreciated the patience he exhibited. I had to come back on Weds for my pre-op appointment and I was scheduled with Dr. Jo. Her bedside manner and her overall professional, caring attitude made my horrible situation tolerable. I've heard other stories of miscarriages and surgeries and am so thankful to have fallen onto Dr. Jo's schedule.
The Alpharetta clinic is very chaotic and I prefer to be seen in Cumming for that reason. Everyone that I have encountered in both locations have been kind, professional and accessible.
Peachtree Women’s Clinic offers full time patient care at Northside’s Atlanta location. A doctor and midwife are available 24 hours a day! At our Forsyth location we also have full coverage through our partnership with Atlanta Women’s Health Group.
Your care and safety are our most important concern and this system allows you to deliver at either facility, close to your home and family!
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Jose A. Garcia, M.D.
Dr. Garcia has been practicing at the Peachtree Women’s Clinic for more than 30 years, and he truly appreciates and loves every day in this practice. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he is fluent in Spanish as well as English. Given his bilingual skills, he has the privilege of caring for both English and Spanish-speaking patients. His passion is providing not only primary and specialty care, but also continuing care.
Dr. Garcia went to school at Duke University School of Medicine, and completed his residency at the Duke University Medical Center. His published works discussing and exploring nausea and vomiting during pregnancy as well as sickle cell disease in pregnancy, among others, have contributed greatly to the medical community’s discussion of how to better improve the experience and health for both mother and baby during pregnancy. Dr. Garcia is married and has four daughters and two sons. In his downtime, he likes water sports/boating, motorcycles, gardening, reading and, of course, parenting.
Stephanie S. Grogan MD
Born in McDonough, Georgia, Dr. Grogan attended Georgia Tech for her undergraduate studies in Applied Biology and then the Medical College of Georgia for medical school. Her residency was at the Georgia Baptist Medical Center/Atlanta Medical Center. She is a fellow of ACOG, a member of Georgia OB/GYN Society and a member of Atlanta OB/GYN Society. She enjoys providing healthcare to female patients and developing long-term relationships with them. In her work experience, Dr. Grogan also worked on an Indian reservation, providing healthcare to the American Indian population.
Dr. Grogan is married and has two sons. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, skiing, outdoor activities, running and spending time with her family.
Jenny Jo, M.D.
Raised in Atlanta, Dr. Jo completed her undergraduate studies and Medical School degree at Emory University and is a board certified OB/GYN. She completed her residency training at Washington Hospital Center, where she was the educational chief resident, responsible for the weekly resident curriculum. She received training in advanced laparoscopy and won the Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures Award from the AAGL and Washington Hospital Center. She was also awarded first place in the All Specialty Resident Research Competition. Dr. Jo stays current with medical literature equipping her to individualize the best plan of care for every single patient, as she recognizes that women's healthcare is not one-size-fits-all.
Currently, Dr. Jo practices at Northside Hospital along with her partners at Peachtree Women’s Clinic and Atlanta Women’s Health Group where she is a member of the Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance Committees. She is dedicated to maximizing her patients’ comfort and levels of ease during their times of need.
When Dr. Jo is not with her Peachtree Women’s Clinic family, she loves the time spent with her husband and two young children. Family is most important to her.
Michael McDaniel MD
Dr. McDaniel, a native of Dayton, Ohio, is truly a wolverine at heart. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan, and in a bold move, went to The Ohio State University for medical school. He traveled further south and received the Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Residency upon completion of his training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. McDaniel is a lifelong learner. At Peachtree Women’s Clinic, he is the supervisor for nuchal transluceny and first trimester screening for chromosomal disorders. However, his true passion is for people, and his commitment to women’s health allows him to develop and maintain relationships with his patients and their families. When he’s not at Peachtree Women’s Clinic, he has served with his wife at St. James United Methodist Church as a youth ministry leader and has volunteered as a medical liaison on two missions to Haiti. He has two children who mean the world to him, Brennan and Laine. He enjoys nothing more than spending time with his family, but occasionally he takes a moment to himself to enjoy music, fitness and going to the movies.
Lindsay Killingsworth, MD
A native of Sandy Springs, Ga., Dr. Lindsay Killingsworth attended the University of Maryland for her undergraduate studies and then the Medical College of Georgia for her postgraduate studies. She completed her residency at the University of Alabama.
Dr. Killingsworth’s passion is for adolescent gynecology, contraceptive counseling and helping young patients with their first visit to the gynecologist. She has a special interest in menopausal medicine, urinary incontinence and pelvic floor surgery. Dr. Killingsworth enjoys taking care of patients throughout the many stages of their lives: adolescence, childbearing, menopausal transition and post-menopause. She prides herself on being an advocate for her patients when they ask for advice and simultaneously treating them as equal partners in their own care. Dr. Killingsworth is a Fellow in the American College of Ob/Gyn and board-certified by the American Board of Ob/Gyn.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking and spending time at her home on Lake Lanier with her husband (a plastic surgeon at Northside Forsyth) and her two daughters, Evie and Lily.
Courtney Middleton MD
Dr. Middleton grew up in the Atlanta suburb of Stone Mountain, Georgia and went to school at Greater Atlanta Christian School. She then went west to Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, finishing her undergraduate degree in biology in three years and left soon after graduation to move to Costa Rica for three months of intensive classes to learn Spanish, followed by nine months of working alongside a medical missionary in Honduras to provide care for healthcare-starved people in rural jungle areas.
Having learned to speak Spanish while in Central America, Dr. Middleton spent two years of medical school, taught mostly in Spanish, Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. After surviving two hurricanes, she decided to complete her medical degree—hurricane-free—at Mercer University in Macon. She completed her OB/GYN residency at Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Missouri and decided to move home to Atlanta after four snowy winters. She has been a physician at Peachtree Women’s Clinic since 2007.
Dr. Middleton has always been interested in caring for others and can’t imagine a job that would be a better fit than working with her colleagues at Peachtree Women’s Clinic. Being bilingual, she likes being able to serve both English and Spanish-speaking patients and has also volunteered at her church to teach English as a second language. She is married and she and her husband, Eric, are dedicated to their young son. They love spending time together, particularly cooking and traveling to new places.
John G. Moore MD
Dr. Moore is from the South: his hometown is Rome, Georgia; he attended the University of Tennessee for his undergraduate degree and the Medical College of Georgia for his medical degree. His residency was at Georgia Baptist Medical Center. He is involved in a variety of professional organizations, including serving as president of the Georgia OB/GYN Society from 1997-1998.
A third-generation physician, Dr. Moore chose to practice in OB/GYN because he was drawn to the variety, enjoying everything from delivering babies to performing surgery and providing primary health care to women. It’s a joy for him to see the babies he has delivered grow up each year.
Dr. Moore and his wife, Theresa, have two sons (Cliff and Brent) and are members at Dunwoody United Methodist Church. He has volunteered to serve on two mission trips to Brazil.
In his free time, Dr. Moore enjoys golf, hiking, boating, exercising and watching football.
Michael C. Scott MD
Dr. Scott’s hometown is Alexandria, Virginia. He attended the University of Kentucky, to earn his undergraduate degree and finished his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia. His residency was at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine.
Dr. Scott chose to work in OB/GYN because he believes it is one of the most rewarding specialties in medicine. The privilege to develop individual long-term relationships throughout all stages of a woman’s life is exclusive to this specialty. He enjoys delivering babies and facing the unique challenges that can arise in high-risk obstetrical and gynecological procedures.
His devotion to medical work and service to others has led him to volunteer for several medical mission trips. These trips have been some of the most rewarding experiences of his life. He has led and participated with teams from various organizations across the globe in such places as the Amazon, Ghana, Brazil, Bolivia, Nepal, Guatemala and Vietnam.
He is married and has two sons. In his free time he enjoys outdoor activities, snow skiing, cycling, travel, golf and spending time with his family.
Susan Abbott, WHNP
Ms. Abbott was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Georgia, then went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing at Georgia State University through the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program, where she also became Board Certified.
Ms. Abbott has always enjoyed helping women stay healthy during all stages of life. In her spare time she loves doing step aerobics, going hiking, walking her dog—an adorable miniature poodle—and reading. She is also a frequent moviegoer and theater fan.
Janice Collins, CNM
Mrs. Collins is originally from Tupelo, Mississippi. Since she was a young girl, Janice has always wanted to work with mothers and babies. She studied at the University of Alabama where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Mrs. Collins then earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Armstrong Atlantic State University. She obtained her Master of Science in Midwifery from the Midwifery Institute at Philadelphia University. She completed her clinical training at the Family Health and Birth Center—Midwife Group and Birth Center—in Rincon, Georgia, and Gatewood OB/GYN in Americus, Georgia. Mrs. Collins is married and has two wonderful teenage boys, both of whom were delivered by a midwife.
When she’s not working, Mrs. Collins likes spending as much time as possible with her family. An avid reader and movie buff who loves to spend time in her yard and on the water, Janice keeps her energy up and her stress level down by attending Jazzercise classes several times a week.
Elizabeth Edmondson, CNM
Ms. Edmondson grew up in Rome, Georgia, and attended Medical College of Georgia for her undergraduate nursing degree. After working 20 years in labor and delivery at Northside Hospital, she felt that she could better serve the needs of women by furthering her education in the art of midwifery. She attended Vanderbilt University for her post-graduate studies, is certified by the American College of Nurse Midwives and has been practicing at Peachtree Women’s Clinic since 1997. She is passionate and dedicated to providing care for women during every stage of life, and takes great joy from her work.
In her free time, Edmondson enjoys reading, swimming and caring for her Alaskan Malamutes. Bird watching is a hobby that she takes particular pleasure in, and she has traveled extensively to areas in South America enjoying this pastime.
Wendy Freeman, CNM
Ms. Freeman has two hometowns: New Orleans, Louisiana, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She attended Emory University for her degrees in anthropology and human biology and then attended the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University for her nursing degree.
From the age of three, Ms. Freeman knew she wanted to deliver babies. Though she loves her work in Georgia, she has traveled the world. She has lived and went to school in Paris, France and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—she speaks French and also has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia. Besides travel, Ms. Freeman’s hobbies include playing trivia and reading.
Wendy Gibbons, CNM
Ms. Gibbons considers it an honor to be able to share in the birth experience with the women in Peachtree Women’s Clinic’s OB/GYN practice. She has been a practicing nurse midwife for more than 20 years and has practiced in a variety of settings. Supporting women and families throughout the birth process is an absolute joy for her. Ms. Gibbons studied at Emory University for her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing.
Briea Loft, CNM
Breia was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee attending David Lipscomb Academy until graduating in 1988. She then moved to Searcy, Arkansas to attend Harding University on a cheerleading scholarship. She studied Biology and also felt lucky to meet and fall in love with her amazing husband there. After getting married she along with her husband relocated to Columbus,GA where he was stationed and she earned her undergraduate Bachelor in Nursing degree at Columbus College (now Columbus State University) graduating with high honors. While her husband was deployed, Breia moved back to Nashville with their 2 small daughters and earned a Master of Science in Nursing, specifically in Nurse-Midwifery at Vanderbilt University. Breia has been practicing as a nurse midwife since 1997 first in Tennessee for 2 years and now in the Atlanta area for the last 15 years. She joined us here at Peachtree Women's Clinic in late 2013 and with her positive spirit and spunky personality she is a great addition to our work family. She loves to play a big role by helping families bring their little ones into the world,and feels blessed to do this everyday. She also enjoys seeing patients for their yearly female exams and feel especially skilled with making teenagers and young women comfortable with exams and asking all their questions. Breia lives in Woodstock with her husband, two daughters ages 21 and 19 who are in college and their little guy who is 5. When Breia is not working or spending time with her family, she judges high school cheerleading competitions, practices yoga as well as regularly attends boot camp, plays guitar, and is very involved in her church.
Marianne Hoepfner, CNM
Ms. Hoepfner is a transplant to Atlanta from her hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Before moving, she earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and studied in the midwifery program at Marquette University.
She is passionate about empowering women in their healthcare choices, especially pertaining to pregnancy and birth. She is also thrilled to be in Georgia, having previously lived in the cold midwest.
In her spare time, Ms. Hoepfner loves spending time with her husband, Steve, and her two sons and one daughter. To Ms. Hoepfner’s delight, her daughter followed in her footsteps and chose a career in midwifery. She was fortunate to attend her daughter’s two births and “catch” her granddaughters. She also enjoys amateur bird watching, hunting for antiques and snorkeling when she visits the ocean.
Carol Webster, CNM
A native of Northern Michigan, Ms. Webster attended Grand Valley State University for her undergraduate studies and Emory University for her graduate degree. She began working as a nurse in 1985, and never left the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has been practicing Nurse Midwifery in the Metro Atlanta area since 1996.
Ms. Webster’s passion is to assist women in achieving the best health possible by providing education and guidance for them and their partners. She especially enjoys assisting young women with feeling comfortable during their first gynecological visit by providing a relaxed atmosphere and compassionate care. For Ms. Webster, there is nothing more rewarding than assisting a family when a new, precious child comes into the world. She is thrilled to be able to use her skills and gifts now with Peachtree Women’s Clinic.
In her spare time, Ms. Webster enjoys camping in the North Georgia Mountains with friends and family, traveling to the Gulf Coast and crocheting. She resides with her husband and two sons in Suwanee.
H. Kit Howard, M.D.
During the last 25 years of providing both obstetric and gynecologic care, it has been Dr. Howard’s belief that patients desire a physician who provides a proactive approach to both acute and preventive care. His goal is to start by providing the traditional OB/GYN care for his patients while moving toward a primary care role that includes care for the whole patient. From menopause counseling to vaccination, from contraception to infertility, Dr. Howard strives to deliver the latest health counseling available. Born and trained in the Atlanta area, he has made the metro area his home for a lifetime. Dr. Howard’s career has been supported by his greatest assets: his wife and two children.
Megan Mann, PA
Megan is originally from Virginia but completed her undergraduate work at Furman University before moving to Houston to complete her graduate work at Baylor College of Medicine. Right from the beginning, she realized her love for women’s health while working in OB-GYN for the first 4 years of her career. Since relocating to the Alpharetta area in 2013, she has returned to women’s health after spending the past year in family medicine. She feels so blessed to be part of helping women make healthy lifestyle choices throughout the different stages of life including adolescence, child-bearing and menopause. Her free time is spent with her husband, Chance, and son, Austin, while also enjoying her love of fitness through Crossfit and running on the Forsyth Greenway.
Barbora Snuggs, CNM
Mrs. Snuggs, a naturalized Citizen, originally from Czechoslovakia, has been a Cobb County resident for many years. She attended Sprayberry High School and continued onto Kennesaw State College, where she obtained her Baccalaureate degree in Nursing. She has worked at Piedmont Hospital in various departments, including Oncology and Labor & Delivery. She obtained her Mater's degree in Midwifery from Emory University in 2005. She started her midwifery career in Cartersville, GA, and then later continued to practice at Northside Hospital as part of Georgia OBGYN. Now, she is thrilled to be a part of the Peachtree Women's Clinic team.
Barbora is married to husband John, and they have three children, Mason, Veronika, and Grace. They are members at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, enjoy Boy and Girl Scouts, camping, hiking, and spending time with their families and friends.
Cary Kermicle, PA
Ms. Kermicle was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Greenville, SC. She attended the College of Charleston for her undergraduate degree and Midwestern University for her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She has been a Board Certified Physician Assistant since 1996 and has worked in many different fields of medicine, including Family Medicine and Urology, which she feels compliments working at PWC. In her spare time she is busy with her family’s activities which include gymnastics meets and soccer games. She enjoys reading, yoga, biking and any change she can get to the beach.
Dr. Celia Ridley, MD
Dr. Celia Ridley was born in Brownsville, TN, and attended Ole Miss for her undergraduate studies in Biology and Chemistry. She returned to Tennessee for her medical education at Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. She completed residency at the University of South Carolina Greenville Health System, in Greenville, SC. Dr. Ridley choose the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology because of her love for taking care of female patients through all stages of their lives from adolescence to menopause. She values getting to know her patients while caring for them during the most important times of their lives.
As a new transplant to Georgia, Dr. Ridley enjoys exploring Atlanta, traveling abroad, calligraphy, cooking, and outdoor activities.
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