Healthcare begins close to home, where you can get regular, ongoing care and attention from a primary care physician. Primary care can be obtained through pediatricians, OB/GYNs, internal medicine doctors or family physicians. Family medicine—the type of primary care practiced through Piedmont Columbus Regional—is more all-encompassing. Family medicine goes beyond the scope of care you receive through other practices.
Family medicine has been a recognized specialty for more than 45 years. Family medicine doctors treat general illnesses and ongoing health issues such as heart disease, kidney problems, depression and more. They are trained to provide a full scope of care for patients of any age–from newborns to the elderly. Because family medicine physicians have a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of your medical conditions, your social history and your family, they can provide care that integrates behavioral medicine and preventive care.
Generally speaking, family medicine doctors function as the central hub for a patient’s care, meaning they care for the entire patient and not just one organ system. Our Family Medicine Center does this and more. As a patient-centered medical home—a designation that goes to only a select number of primary care practices—the Family Medicine Center uses an intentional, comprehensive approach that involves the patient, their family or loved ones, the physician and the healthcare team.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance has certified the Family Medicine Center as a Level 3 patient home—the highest level available— which means we’re meeting high expectations with regard to 173 different patient-centered factors.
Unlike many general practices, Columbus Regional Medical Group primary care physicians still perform rounds. If you are admitted to Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Campus, you’ll be seen by your own Family Medicine Center doctor.
As a teaching hospital, Piedmont Columbus Regional trains the next generation of doctors through our Family Medicine Residency Program. Our commitment to be current in the practices and protocols we employ means you can be sure you’re getting an exceptional level of care.
Family medicine provides a full scope of care for entire families, regardless of age. Columbus Regional Medical Group family medicine doctors are experienced with multiple years of specialized training, so they can treat your chronic and occasional health issues and provide preventive care that integrates behavioral health.
Dr. Mark Sexton has practiced in Columbus, Ga for over 20 years and specializes in family medicine.View Profile
Dr. Joe Lewis has practiced in Columbus, Ga for over 20 years and specializes in family medicine.View Profile
Dr. Chasity Reese specializes in family medicine. She treats a wide array of ages-- 18 to 100 years of age.View Profile
Dr. Jefferson Jones, Sr. specializes in family medicine and drug addiction.View Profile
Dr. Vibhuti Ansar is a graduate of our Family Medicine Residency Program and is board certified in family practice medicine.View Profile
Dr. John Bucholtz is certified in family practice and osteopathic medicine. He is also program director of the Family Medicine Residency program.View Profile
Dr. Janine Burgher-Jones specializes in family medicine.View Profile
Dr. Albert Eaton specializes in family medicine. He is the Director of Behavioral Science for the Family Medicine Residency Program.View Profile
Dr. Gregory Foster specializes in family medicine. He treats a wide array of patients-- from pediatrics to geriatrics.View Profile
Dr. Jagdish Shukla specializes in family medicine.View Profile
Dr. Geentanjali specializes in family medicine.View Profile
Dr. Jennifer Roberts-Woodbury is a board-certified family medicine physician.View Profile
Dr. Grace Chin-Yut is a board-certified family practice physician.View Profile
Dr. Jamal Mohyuddin is board certified in family practice and geriatric medicine. He specializes in patients aged 60 and above.View Profile
Dr. Charles Roman has practiced in Columbus, Ga for over 20 years and is board-certified in internal medicine.View Profile
Dr. Trina Parker specializes in internal medicine and is a fellow of the American Medical Association.View Profile