Family medicine expert Dr. James Southerland has worked in general medicine for over 34 years. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Southerland has honed his abilities not just as a doctor but also as a medical director throughout the years. Dr. Southerland has committed his time to being actively involved in the physician assistant program at Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as the preceptorship program at Mercer Medical School in Macon, Georgia. He was a board member for the GC Health Department for 20 years. For his years of devotion and commitment in communication over the past 30 years, Dr. Southerland has won a number of honorary honors from the community.
Dr. James E. Southerland, MD's Videos
Education and Training
Med Coll of Ga Sch of Med, Augusta Ga 1981
American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Preceptorship Program at Mercer Medical School -
- Physician’s Assistant Program at Emory School of Medicine -
Dr. James E. Southerland, MD's Practice location
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Get to know Family Physician Dr. James E. Southerland, who serves patients in Eatonton, Georgia.
A trusted family physician with over 34 years of experience, Dr. Southerland is in practice at Lake Oconee Regional Primary & Urgent Care Center in Eatonton, Georgia.
Lake Oconee Regional Primary & Urgent Care Center is a comprehensive primary care center offering laboratory and x-ray services, seven day a week service, as well as extended evening and weekend office hours. They are dedicated to providing patients with the most advanced care available.
Beginning his professional pursuits at the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, Dr. Southerland went on to further his training by completing a residency in family medicine at the Floyd Medical Center.
In pursuit of clinical excellence, the doctor is board-certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). The ABFM is a non-profit, independent medical association of American physicians who practice in family medicine and its sub-specialties.
Over the years, Dr. Southerland has perfected his skills as not only a physician, but serving as a medical director as well. He has invested his time in being actively involved with the Preceptorship Program at Mercer Medical School located in Macon, Georgia, as well as with the Physician’s Assistant Program at Emory School of Medicine located in Atlanta, Georgia. For 20 years, he served as a Board Member of the GC Health Department.
Family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. The specialist is called a family physician or family doctor. A family physician is often the first person a patient sees when seeking healthcare services. They examine and treat patients with a wide range of conditions and refer those with serious ailments to a specialist or appropriate facility.
As a testament to success, Dr. Southerland has received several local honorary awards for years of dedication and communication service in the past 30 years.
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