NEWNAN, Ga. (August 4, 2011)—On July 29, 2011, PAPP Clinic joined Piedmont Physicians Group. PAPP Clinic, which signed an exclusive letter of intent to pursue an affiliation with Piedmont Healthcare in February, is a multispecialty physician group with six locations, 37 physicians in 11 medical specialties, and close to 250 employees. Prior to joining PAPP, Piedmont Physicians Group currently had 11 office locations in Coweta County with 18 primary care physicians and specialists.
“Since 1919, Papp Clinic and its physicians have developed a deep understanding of the healthcare needs of this community,” said Stan W. Smith, M.D., president of PAPP Clinic. “Together as part of Piedmont Physicians Group, we will continue to provide the quality care we are known for and work towards shaping the future of healthcare for area residents.”
Since early 2007 when Piedmont Healthcare welcomed Piedmont Newnan Hospital to its family of providers, Piedmont has worked to grow and expand hospital and physician services, improving healthcare access and options for community members closer to home. With construction on a new hospital facility on Poplar Road at I-85, Piedmont Newnan Hospital leadership anticipates opening by spring 2012.
“Quality healthcare closer to home is a common goal of both Piedmont Physicians Group and the PAPP Clinic,” said Berney Crane, president and chief executive officer for Piedmont Medical Care Corporation, the administrative parent company of Piedmont Physicians Group. “The PAPP Clinic partnership combines the best of both our organizations and is sure to play a vital role in providing for the daily healthcare needs for this community for many years to come.”
Physicians at PAPP Clinic are now seeing new patients and accept most major insurance plans. For more information on Piedmont Physicians, visit piedmontphysicians.org.