Emory Healthcare opens Buckhead primary care clinic: Emory at Peachtree Hills

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Nov. 17, 2017

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Emory at Peachtree Hills, a new primary care clinic named for a longtime Emory cardiologist Linton H. Bishop. Jr., MD, is one of nine new primary care locations opening this fall.
A ribbon cutting, open house and special dedication marked the opening of Emory's newest primary care clinic, Emory at Peachtree Hills, located at 2200 Peachtree Road NW in Buckhead. Emory colleagues and invited guests were on hand for the Nov. 8 event as the new clinic was dedicated and named for longtime cardiologist Linton H. Bishop, Jr., MD, who passed away in 2014.  
 
Bishop was a beloved and revered physician who spent more than 50 years serving the Atlanta community. A role model to many physicians, he was instrumental in enhancing the care provided at Crawford Long Hospital (now Emory University Hospital Midtown), and his work led to the creation of the hospital's Carlyle Fraser Heart Center, now one of the most prominent heart and vascular care centers in the nation. The Dr. Linton Bishop, Jr. Clinic will honor his legacy of excellence in medicine.
 
"Dr. Bishop may best be remembered for his compassionate patient care, which set a standard for the level of care we see across all of Emory's hospitals and clinics," says Frederick E. Turton, MD, lead physician of the Linton Bishop, Jr. Clinic and assistant professor of medicine at Emory. "I am excited to serve our patients at this new facility, and to do so in the name of one of Emory's finest physicians."
 
Emory at Peachtree Hills is one of nine new primary care locations that Emory has opened this fall.
 
The nearly 6,000-square-foot clinic includes 10 exam rooms, laboratory space and free curbside patient parking. Two primary care physicians and support staff will care for patients at this new location.
 
"A large body of evidence suggests that greater investment in primary care is good for patients and health systems, is associated with lower costs, higher patient satisfaction, fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visits, and lower mortality," says Ted Johnson, MD, MPH, program director for Emory Primary Care. "We believe this new clinic location, and its physicians and staff, will meet a great need serving patients in the Buckhead community."
 
For more information on Emory at Peachtree Hills and the Dr. Linton Bishop, Jr. clinic, please visit: emoryhealthcare.org/peachtreehills .