Patients in Social Circle, Conyers, and the surrounding communities soon will have increased access to primary care with the addition of two new Piedmont Physicians locations.
Located at 551 North Cherokee Road, Piedmont Physicians of Social Circle opened in May. The Conyers office, which is located at 1910 Highway 20 Southeast, will open this summer. Kevin Lanclos, MD, Kwon Choe, MD, Heath Hampton, MD, Timothy Park, MD, and Henry Patton, MD, will practice at the new locations.
“Better health starts with prevention and the easiest way to reduce your overall risk for conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and stroke is to work with a primary care physician,” Dr. Lanclos, who has practiced medicine for nearly 20 years, said. “Combined with making healthy lifestyle choices, preventive screenings conducted during annual physicals are some of the best things you can do to maintain good health.”
While preventive screenings vary by gender, age and other personal risk factors, visits with a primary care physician often include checking blood pressure, height and weight, cholesterol and glucose levels, as needed. Blood tests for disorders also may be performed based on the patient’s risk factors.
“The purpose of an annual physical is to catch any underlying health concerns before they turn into something less manageable,” said Dr. Hampton, who noted both practices offer same-day appointments in an effort to help people take charge of their health.“We work hard to offer a hassle-free patient experience and my goal is to make it as easy as possible for people to get the care they need.”
Once the Conyers location opens, Drs. Hampton and Patton will relocate full time, as well as Dr. Choe on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, while also working in Social Circle on Thursday and Friday. Drs. Lanclos and Park will remain at the Social Circle location.
To schedule an appointment at one of the new Piedmont Physicians locations, call 678-342-6000.