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34 Atrium Health Navicent Physicians Included on Georgia Trend’s List of 2023 Top Doctors

Georgia Trend, a statewide business publication, recently released its “Georgia Trend 2023 Top Doctors” listing, including physicians who are among the best in the state.

Thirty-four Atrium Health Navicent credentialed physicians were on the list, including:

• Dr. Richard J. Ackerman, geriatric medicine*

• Dr. Monica Ahuja, infectious disease*

• Dr. Dennis Ashley, general surgery*

• Dr. Tarek Bisat, pediatric endocrinology*

• Dr. Wesley Blackwood, pediatric cardiology

• Dr. Brian Cardis, pediatric cardiology

• Dr. Sarah Choo-Yick, family medicine*

• Dr. Amy Christie, general surgery*

• Dr. Benjamin Christie, general surgery*

• Dr. Edward Clark, general pediatrics*

• Dr. Nannette Crowley, rheumatology

• Dr. Yvette Monique Davis-Smith, family medicine*

• Dr. Jean Dozier, pediatric critical care*

• Dr. Reuben Ellis, nephrology

• Dr. Brian Geary, urology

• Dr. Joshua Glenn, pediatric surgery*

• Dr. Raj Gupta, oncology

• Dr. Yameika Head, general pediatrics*

• Dr. Mark Hendricks, pulmonology

• Dr. Benjamin Ho, family medicine

• Dr. Noel Israel, pediatric gastroenterology*

• Dr. Ahmad Kabbani, nephrology

• Dr. Harold Katner, infectious disease

• Dr. David Kent, dermatology

• Dr. Ritu Kumar, infectious disease*

• Dr. James Lennon, hematology

• Dr. Dana Mayo, general pediatrics

• Dr. Earl Mullis, general surgery

• Dr. Dipesh Patel, family medicine

• Dr. Samuel Robinson, urology

• Dr. Jeffery Stephens, infectious disease

• Dr. Brad Stevens, internal medicine

• Dr. John L. Wood, emergency medicine

• Dr. Bridgette Wright, rheumatology

* denotes doctors employed by the Atrium Health Navicent Medical Group.

“Our physicians work daily to improve the health and wellness of the patients in their care, and the communities we serve throughout central Georgia,” said Dr. Patrice Walker, Atrium Health Navicent’s chief medical officer. “It’s just another reminder that top quality care is available right here, close to home. Congratulations to all the doctors recognized and thanks for all they do to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing for all.”

Georgia Trend is a monthly publication reaching more than 50,000 subscribers, offering analysis of business and political trends around the state and economic development at the local level.

To view Georgia Trend's complete list of “2023 Top Doctors,” visit

To find a doctor, visit and click “Find A Doctor.”

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of health care in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent is part of Advocate Health, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit