News Release: Emory Healthcare

Sep. 22,  2011

Internal Medicine of Newton Becomes Emory Internal Medicine of Newton

Beginning today, Internal Medicine of Newton County, a primary care physician practice in Covington, Georgia, will become Emory Internal Medicine of Newton and a component of Emory Specialty Associates (ESA) a subsidiary of Emory Healthcare.

Emory Internal Medicine of Newton will continue to provide services through its five-physician practice and staff. Services include diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases, including disorders of the heart, gastrointestinal tract, lung, kidneys, blood and circulation and endocrine system. Internal Medicine physicians, also called "internists", are required to have included in their medical schooling and postgraduate training at least three years dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases that affect adults.  While the name "Internal Medicine" may lead one to believe that internists only treat "internal" problems, this is not the case. Internal Medicine physicians treat the whole person, not just internal organs.

“This partnership presents a tremendous opportunity for Emory Healthcare to partner in the delivery of first-class internal medicine resources in the growing Covington and Newton County area,” says Donald Brunn, president of Emory Specialty Associates. ”The partnership also provides an opportunity to continue building community-based, cutting-edge programs that attract additional physicians to their practice, while assuring improved access within Newton County by local experts in a growing medical community.

“Emory Healthcare is committed to seeing expanded access to local care providers in the metro region. Citizens of Covington and the surrounding communities will continue to benefit from the outstanding care available at their local hospital, while gaining expedited access to highly specialized care in Atlanta through the Emory Healthcare system. We are honored to continue our strong commitment to investing in the future of health care across the many landscapes of Georgia,” says Brunn. 

“My wife, who is a registered nurse, and I opened this practice in 1990 after completing training at Emory. Covington was the perfect community to establish our practice and raise a family. It was important to find a community with a good hospital and close access to Emory’s specialist care for our more challenging cases,” says James Stillerman, MD, FACP.

“Each of the physicians with Emory Internal Medicine of Newton has received a portion of their medical training at Emory and, therefore, has a connection to Emory. This next phase will enhance that connection,” Dr. Stillerman continues. “Our goal with this partnership will be to continue to provide quality care for Newton and surrounding counties and support our local hospital and physicians, while improving access to Emory’s experts and referral source.”

Emory Internal Medicine of Newton is located at 4181 Hospital Drive, Suite 401, Covington, GA, 3001. For appointments or more information call 770-787-4700 or visit (keywords: "Emory Internal Medicine of Newton").

Emory Specialty Associates was formed in 2006 as Emory Healthcare's outreach physician practice organization. Emory Specialty Associates is a multispecialty physician practice with divisions of primary care, cardiology and hospital-based specialties such as anesthesiology, pathology and emergency medicine. In July 2008, the Clark-Holder Clinic, PA, the largest multi-specialty medical group serving West Georgia, also joined Emory Specialty Associates. Since that time, the group has attracted a number of new physicians to La Grange, including specialists in cardiology and oncology.

Emory Healthcare is the largest, most comprehensive health care system in Georgia, providing more than 2.8 million outpatient services and 55,000 hospital in-patient admissions in 2010. Encompassing The Emory Clinic, Emory-Children’s Center, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Wesley Woods Center, Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory Healthcare services more than 1,400 licensed beds and employs approximately 12,000 individuals. 



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