ATLANTA, Ga. (Jan. 14, 2010) –James C. Sams, M.D. was recently named the new medical director of the Piedmont Physicians Group (PPG), a member of Piedmont Healthcare.
Dr. Sams earned his Bachelor of Science in biology from Southwestern at Memphis, now Rhodes College, in Memphis, Tenn. He attended graduate school at the University of Georgia in Athens prior to receiving his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Sams is board-certified in internal medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians.
“We are excited that Dr. Sams has accepted the role as Piedmont Physician Group’s new medical director,” said Berney Crane, president and CEO of Piedmont Medical Care Corporation, the administrative parent corporation of the Piedmont Physicians Group. “He has been an asset to the Piedmont Physicians Group for a number of years and a vital role of the Executive Committee for both PPG and Piedmont Clinic. We could not be more pleased to continue our relationship with Dr. Sams.”
Dr. Sams began his private practice with the Sams Clinic in 1982. His practice merged with Fayette Medical Clinic in 1987 and the physicians of Fayette Medical Clinic joined Piedmont Physicians Group in 2004. Since then, Dr. Sams has been practicing at Piedmont Physicians at Yorktown in Fayetteville, Ga.
Dr. Sams is a lifelong resident of Fayette County. He is a member of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Joseph Sams School, a school for children with special needs. He has been Chairman of the Executive Committee for Piedmont Physicians Group and is currently in his second term on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for Piedmont Clinic.