NGPG Expands Team of Providers in Toccoa

Published: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Patients of all ages in the Stephens County area now have more choices for healthcare close to home. Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) has expanded same-day and next-day appointment availability by welcoming three new providers specializing in family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics.

NGPG Toccoa Clinic Family Medicine is proud to welcome Christopher Kiker, MD, who earned his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine, where he was a Nathan Deal Scholar and class president. He went on to complete his residency at Seneca Lakes Family Medicine Residency Program in Greenville, South Carolina.

Merrie Hamby, FNP-C, brings three years of experience as a family nurse practitioner and 15 years of experience as a charge nurse in a critical care environment to NGPG Toccoa Clinic Internal Medicine. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from South University. She joins NGPG Internal Medicine with 15 years of experience. 

Grace Patterson, MD, joins NGPG Pediatrics in Toccoa. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and went on to complete her residency in pediatrics at MUSC Children’s Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina.

"We are thrilled to welcome these three new healthcare professionals to Toccoa," says Dr. David Yates, Primary Care Medical Director at Toccoa Clinic. "It is always beneficial when we can expand our practices, and these talented providers will enable us to offer the best possible care to our community."

NGPG Toccoa Clinic Family Medicine, located at 58 Big A Road in Toccoa, Ga., is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Also at 58 Big A Road in Toccoa, Ga., NGPG Toccoa Clinic Internal Medicine is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday. Call 706-886-7537 to schedule a family medicine or internal medicine appointment. NGPG Toccoa Pediatrics is located at 274 Big A Road in Toccoa, Ga. The Pediatrics practice is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Call 706-886-8419 to schedule an appointment or visit to learn more.

NGPG is an affiliate of Northeast Georgia Health System.