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Upson Cardiology welcomes Candice Young

Thomaston’s own Candice Young, nurse practitioner, has joined Upson Cardiology.

With almost 10 years of experience as a nurse, Young is dedicated, hard-working, and has proven ability to assess, treat, and educate patients and their families.

As a nurse practitioner, she will work alongside cardiologist Mark Dorogy, MD, to provide nursing care to patients with chronic and acute diseases. “I’ve always worked and lived in Upson County, and I love taking care of the community in which I was born and raised,” said Young.

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.

“We are excited to have Candice on our team. Her years of experience in nursing and strong communication skills make her a great asset,” said Mark Dorogy, MD.

 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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