Congratulations to our Employee, APP and Physician of the Month winners for December 2023! 

Published: Friday, December 29, 2023

Suvarchala Somayajula, MD 

Physician of the Month

Dr. Suvarchala Somayajula is a physician with Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Neurology. She Somayajula received her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed her residency at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Somayajula also completed a fellowship focused on movement disorders and deep brain stimulation at the University of Minnesota.  

Dr. Somayajula constantly goes above and beyond.  She cares about the NGPG Neurology group and has even been nicknamed the “mother” of the practice.  We all consider her a mentor and a friend. She is a great listener and reliable in tough situations. Her patient care is top-notch, and her patients love her because of her caring and relatable nature.  

Rachael Brooks, PA 

Advanced Practice Provider of the Month 

Rachael Brooks is a provider with Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Neurology. She earned her Physician Assistant degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Rachael is an extremely caring and knowledgeable PA who is dedicated to her job. She goes above and beyond for her patients. Patients and staff love that she comes to work with a smile and a can-do attitude, and it’s reflected in comments we hear from them every day. 

Ariauna Washington, AT 

Employee of the Month 

Ariauna Washington is an athletic trainer with Northeast Georgia Physicians Group at Gainesville High School.  

Last month, Ariauna responded to a baseball player who had been injured at practice. Upon arrival to the scene, the athlete was unresponsive and did not have a pulse.  Ariauna immediately initiated the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and began CPR. She also has the coach contact the school resource officer to get emergency medical services on scene.  After several rounds of CPR, they were able to get a pulse and the athlete was transported to the to NGMC Gainesville. Ariauna’s swift response and initiation of the EAP allowed the athlete the opportunity for advanced care with our medical team.  She has shown outstanding bravery and worked through a very difficult situation.