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Upson Regional Medical Center Announces New Names for Walk-In Primary Care Clinics

Upson Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce new names for their existing walk-in primary care clinic locations. Upson Family Medical Center will now be called Upson Family Medical Center Northside, while the Upson Clinic, a department of Upson Regional Medical Center, will now be referred to as Upson Family Medical Center Southside.

With a focus on high quality, no appointment necessary primary care services, both clinics provide walk-in access to healthcare providers. This name change is part of a rebranding strategy designed to align Upson’s two walk-in clinics with easily identifiable names.

Upson Regional CEO Jeff Tarrant commented, “We are so pleased to offer walk-in primary care services at these two locations for the convenience of our middle Georgia population. With our Southside Clinic open every weekday evening, and our Northside Clinic now open every Saturday morning, it has never been easier to reach a trusted Upson primary care provider. We believe this name change will better reflect the type of healthcare services available at each location.”

Upson Family Medical Center Southside is located at 206 Cherokee Road in Thomaston, and Upson Family Medical Center Northside at 1512 Highway 19 North in Thomaston. Southside is open Monday-Friday 11am-7:30pm, and Northside Monday-Friday 8am-4pm and Saturday 8am-12pm.

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Upson Cardiology welcomes Dr. Alexander V. Smolensky

Upson Cardiology is pleased to welcome cardiologist Dr. Alexander V. Smolensky to their practice.

Dr. Smolensky will serve alongside cardiologist Mark Dorogy, MD and his specialties are general cardiology, preventive and sports cardiology, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, critical care, cardiac imaging, vascular medicine, internal medicine, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Smolensky is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine.

Dr.  Smolensky is originally from Ukraine and earned his medical degree with honors from Dnepropetrovsk State Medical Academy in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine in 2002. He completed his cardiology fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in 2014.

Dr. Smolensky has been in practice for almost 20 years. He previously practiced at Middle Georgia Heart and Vascular Center, LLC in Macon, GA and Madalyn N Davidoff, MD in Warner Robins, GA and was affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Coliseum Medical Centers, Navicent Health, Perry Hospital, Houston Medical Center, and Taylor Regional Hospital. He also currently serves as faculty in two residency programs through Emory University School of Medicine.

“We are very excited about the addition of Dr. Smolensky to our practice,” said cardiologist Mark Dorogy, MD. “Not only is his expertise valued but his addition will increase cardiology service availability in our community,” he added.

Dr. Smolensky currently resides in Byron, GA with his wife Olena and has two children, Andrew and Daniel.  “I am excited to serve patients in the Upson area for their cardiology needs,” he said.

For appointments, call 706-646-5712.

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Welcome Monica Darty

Monica S. Darty, nurse practitioner, is now with Upson OB/GYN.

With almost 10 years of experience in nursing, Darty is excited to contribute to the health of women and children in our community.

She will work alongside Rhonda Brooks, WHNP, and supervising physicians Joy Baker, MD, and Nicolas Psomiadis, MD. “I am passionate about serving the women and children in this area,” said Darty.  “It’s close to home, and the patients already feel like family.”

Darty graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner from Troy State University. Previously, she worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Martin Army Community Hospital and the Muscogee County Health Department where she cared for many adult patients. She also was a Family Nurse Practitioner at Dr. Crandall Chambers’ OB/GYN office in Columbus, GA where she provided obstetrical, gynecological, and women’s health services. Monica has one child, Eli, and they reside in Columbus.

Dr. Baker and the OB/GYN team are thrilled to add another provider and improve access to women’s health care. “Monica brings a diverse skill set to our practice. As a former Labor & Delivery nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner, she is able to competently meet the needs of both pregnant and non-pregnant patients. Her passion for women’s health falls right in line with our mission to provide quality care and exceptional service,” said Dr. Baker.

For appointments, call Upson OB/GYN at 706-647-9627.

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Welcome Dr. Noguera

Upson Family Physicians welcomes Christina Huntley Noguera, M.D. to Upson. Dr. Noguera practices Family Medicine and is devoted to comprehensive care of all ages, with special interests in women’s health and pediatrics. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Georgetown University-Providence Hospital in Washington D.C., and interned at Navicent Health in Macon in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Noguera earned her Doctorate of Medicine degree from Mercer University School of Medicine. Here she received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, which is given to one graduating medical student who demonstrates both clinical excellence and outstanding compassion in the delivery of care for patients, their families, and healthcare colleaguesShe completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Valdosta State University in 2008. Here, she received the American Association of University Women’s Award for intellectual talent and leadership.

Dr. Noguera is a native of Georgia as she grew up in Dublin and has family in Macon. She is married to Cristian Noguera. Dr. Noguera is fluent in Spanish, and has used her language skills during multiple medical mission trips to Central America, and has taught intermediate medical Spanish to fellow colleagues during medical school. She also speaks basic-intermediate Portuguese.

Upson CEO Tripp Penn says “We are all very excited about having Dr. Noguera as part of the team.  Her patients love her.  She and Cristian will be an excellent additions to the community.”

Dr. Noguera is with Upson Family Practice. For appointments, call 706-647-7009.

“I am very excited to be part of the Upson family. I have a passion for rural and underserved healthcare and am committed to providing quality care to the hospital and community.” Dr. Noguera said.

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