Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Providers Earn National Recognition

Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) is proud to recognize 29 providers who met or exceeded national standards in delivering care for patients with diabetes as established by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

The NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program recognizes clinicians who use evidence-based measures including successfully and consistently managing diabetic patients’ blood sugars and A1C levels, as well as encouraging tobacco cessation and routine eye and foot exams. 

These providers join an elite group that is publicly recognized for providing the highest level of diabetic care:

  1. Jody Bahnmiller, MD, NGPG Gainesville Family Medicine
  2. Eric Bohn, MD, NGPG Chestnut Mountain
  3. Brent Carroll, DO, NGPG Buford
  4. Paul Cerny, MD, NGPG Flowery Branch
  5. Jack Cheng, MD, NGPG Chestnut Mountain
  6. Holley Corley, MD, NGPG Hamilton Mill
  7. Katie Dudas, MD, NGPG Thompson Bridge
  8. Kayla Gee, FNP, NGPG Cumming
  9. Taylor Henson, MD, NGPG Dawsonville Internal Medicine
  10. Grant Hsing, MD, NGPG Cumming
  11. Renee Kimball, MD, NGPG Chestnut Mountain
  12. Georges LaFleur, MD, NGPG Clayton
  13. Jyoti Manekar, MD, NGPG Flowery Branch
  14. Daniel McMahon, MD, NGPG Braselton Family Medicine
  15. Monica Newton, DO, NGPG Gainesville Family Medicine
  16. Christina Nguyen, MD, NGPG Chestnut Mountain
  17. Arif Patni, DO, NGPG Buford
  18. Clayton Pulliam, MD, NGPG Toccoa Foothills Family Medicine
  19. Angela Ritter, MD, NGPG Chestnut Mountain
  20. Jennifer Roark, FNP, NGPG Thompson Bridge
  21. Sahithi Sangapu, MD, NGPG Oakwood
  22. Margaret Schutte, MD, NGPG Buford
  23. Julie Smith, PA, NGPG Flowery Branch
  24. Tawanna Strauther, MD, NGPG Oakwood
  25. Thomas Strickland, FNP, NGPG Oakwood
  26. Christy Wagner, MD, NGPG Thompson Bridge
  27. Gail Weaver, FNP, NGPG Clayton  
  28. Rachel Weaver, FNP, NGPG Thompson Bridge
  29. Inchol Yun, MD, NGPG Hamilton Mill

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Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) brings together nearly 350 talented physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, midwives and other clinical staff at more than 65 locations across North Georgia. As the state’s sixth-largest physician group, we always have a practice nearby to offer you expert care in more than 25 specialties. See the full list of specialties and locations – and meet our providers – at

NGPG is affiliated with Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), a non-profit which serves more than 1 million people in more than 18 counties across the region. As part of NGHS, patients of NGPG have a direct connection to Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s three hospitals in Gainesville, Braselton and Barrow County. Learn more at

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s website ( contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.