ATLANTA, Ga. (June 18, 2010) – Piedmont Physicians Group welcomes pediatrician, Robert L. Whipple IV, M.D., to its healthcare team beginning June 1. Dr. Whipple, who was formerly with Newnan Pediatrics, will temporarily be seeing patients at Piedmont Physicians at Newnan located at 38 Hospital Road. He will move to his permanent location at 37 Calumet Parkway, once the construction of his office is complete.
“As the new medical director of Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s Newborn and Nursery Services, Dr. Whipple has worked tirelessly with our staff to elevate those services to even higher levels of scope and quality”, said Michael Bass, president and CEO of Piedmont Newnan Hospital. “Under his direction, our round-the-clock, on-the-premises coverage by exceptional neonatal nurse practitioners ensures that resuscitation and stabilization care is readily available for obstetrical deliveries.”
Dr. Whipple comes to Piedmont from PAPP Clinic in Newnan, Ga. He earned his medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga. He completed his residency at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga.
“In the local community, Dr. Whipple is a dedicated pediatrician and respected children’s advocate,” said Berney Crane, CEO of Piedmont Medical Care Corporation, the administrative parent corporation of the Piedmont Physicians Group. “We are fortunate to bring his talent and expertise to Piedmont Physicians Pediatrics at Newnan.”
An active member of the community, Dr. Whipple donates his time and services to Angel’s House, the Newnan Special Olympics and the Georgia Baptist Children's Home, Palmetto campus.
Dr. Whipple accepts most major insurance plans and will begin seeing patients Tuesday, June 1. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 678-633-3333. For more information, visit piedmontphysicians.org.