Meet Our Providers
Upson Regional Medical Center Physician Group
Hours of Operation : Mon-Thu 8:30a-5:00p & Fri 8:30a-12:30p
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. Ben Williams graduated from Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in 1986 and has been in practice for over 32 years. He earned a Doctor of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency at Carolinas Healthcare System, formally known as Charlotte Memorial Hospital. Dr. Williams specializes in Internal Medicine.
By increasing the access to quality healthcare, Brandi Swatts graduated from Georgia College and State University in Macon with a Master of Science in Nursing, received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, and received her diploma in nursing from Gordon College in Barnesville.
Young graduated with a Master’s of Science in Nursing at South University. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at Gordon State College. Previously, she was a charge nurse in the Special Care Unit at Upson Regional Medical Center and a nurse practitioner at McIntosh Trail CSB. Candice has two children, Stephanie and Cheyenne, and they reside in Thomaston.
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. Fussell is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and has additional training in advanced cardiovascular and pediatric life support. He also was the recipient of the Physician Leadership and Advocacy Certificate and the Professional Promise Award, which honors undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate professional promise in teaching, research or other contributions. He is a Captain and family physician in the US Army Reserve and he is also working on a private pilot’s license.
Specializing in the field of Urology, Dr. Dan Bridges s is prepared to diagnose and treat various disorders and diseases relating to the urinary tract.Dr. Bridges uses state of the art diagnostic equipment and advanced treatment techniques including laparoscopic and minimally invasive procedures to manage all urological problems in men, women and children.Dr. Bridges provides treatment for various types of diseases and disorders including urinary tract infections, kidney stones and incontinence, among others.
Dr. Knight is originally from East Point, Ga., and earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Fort Valley State University before acceptance to the Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Knight has completed five years of residency, with rotations at Columbus Regional Medical Center, Scottish Rite, Grady, and Atlanta Medical Center South.
Haney earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Berry College in Rome, GA and her medical degree from Mercer University in 1997. She completed her family medicine internship and residency at Self Memorial Hospital in Greenwood, South Carolina. Haney is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Zubernis has over 25 years of practice experience in general obstetrics and gynecology, operative and cesarean deliveries, and open and laparoscopic gynecologic surgery with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Zubernis earned his bachelor’s degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathy degree and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Thomaston’s own Jess Rogers is with Upson Surgical Associates as a Physician Assistant under the supervision of Dr. Robert Solyomvari and Dr. Darryl Knight. In 2011, he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of Georgia. While waiting to apply for PA school, Jess worked part-time at St. Mary’s Health Care System in Athens as a patient transporter in order to gain more hands-on patient care experience.
Kelli Bryant has more than 14 years experience and will serve the Pike community in family practice, while continuing to offer services in both women’s health and facial aesthetics. Her supervising physician will be John Jenkins, MD, of Upson Family Physicians in Thomaston.
Dr. Gingrich has over 25 years of practice experience in general orthopedics, total joint arthroplasty, trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Gingrich earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he received commendation in orthopedic surgery. He then did his internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopedic surgery at Hahnemann University Hospital.
A Fayetteville native, Howard is experienced in therapeutic procedures, including injections, casting and splinting; and as a first assistant in arthroscopic and open surgical procedures, including knee arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair, carpal tunnel release, and joint replacement surgery.
Dr. Dorogy practiced cardiology in Macon. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Dorogy’s scope of practice includes Diagnostic Heart Cath’s, Pace Maker Implants, TEE’s, Cardioversions, Stress Tests, Echos, as well as General and Consultative Cardiology.
Dr. Fussell practices family medicine and is committed to providing comprehensive health care to patients of all ages. Appointments are currently available to establish care. Her interests include pediatrics (family visits welcome), women’s health with experience in IUD insertions and removal, birth control implants, and annual screenings, weight loss expertise, and adult primary care, including diabetes management and hypertension. Dr. Fussell earned her bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. She did her residency at the University of Tennessee in Nashville.
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.
Nicolas Psomiadis (M.D) Dr. Psomiadis is board certified and brings more than 16 years of experience in quality healthcare for women. Previously, he practiced in Winder until Winder/Barrow Medical Center closed its OB unit and he selected Upson as his new home. Throughout his career, he has been recognized and selected by his peers for leadership roles.
Rhonda Brooks is a certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. With degrees from Gordon and Emory, Brooks has more than 35 years experience in nursing and is a trusted health care professional at Upson Women’s Services, where she has supervised the health of women since 1991. Most recently, she has earned specialty in fertility assessment and treatment.
Dr. Solyomvari has nearly 20 years of experience in general, laparoscopic, and vascular surgery and has served Upson and surrounding communities for nearly a decade. He is Board Certified and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.Dr. Solyomvari and his wife, Jana, reside in Pike County.
Born and raised in Barnesville, Sean is an Emory-trained Physicians Assistant with more than 14 years experience in pediatrics and family medicine. Previously, he practiced with Pediatric Associates of Thomaston for nine years and almost five years with Barnesville Urgent Care and Family Medicine. Today, he practices alongside Trish Hall, MD, of Upson Family Physicians.
A native of Kennesaw, GA, Dr. Hall earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed undergraduate degree at North Georgia College and State University. Dr. Hall has specialty in pediatrics, adult and geriatric medicine. She and her husband, Joseph, and their son, James, live in Thomaston.