The Best of Savannah Doctors 2018

Illustrations by Clayton Walsh

It takes a village, as they say, and these local doctors earned top honors for keeping Savannah healthy and well.

Illustrations by Clayton Walsh

HOW IT WORKS

The Best of Savannah winners were determined by reader votes alone. Only one ballot per person was accepted; duplicate ballots and those without a verifiable name and address were automatically disqualified. Savannah magazine does not control how individuals campaigned.

ALLERGIST 

Jack Eades, MD 
Southern Allergy & Asthma
5223 Paulsen St.
912.303.9355
southernallergy.net

Runner-up: Wasil Kahn, MD 
SouthCoast Health
1326 Eisenhower Drive
912.527.5335
southcoasthealth.com

ANESTHESIOLOGIST

Derrick Randall, MD
Anesthesia Consultants of Savannah
4700 Waters Ave. 

Runner-up: John F. Gold, MD 
American Anesthesia Associates Savannah
400 Mall Blvd.
912.355.7214

AUDIOLOGIST

Gabriel Pitt, Au.D.
Optimal Hearing
527 Stephenson Ave. 
Ste. A-3
912.235.6597
optimalhearing.com

Runner-up: Susan Timna, Au.D. 
Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
6 Skidaway Village Walk
912.598.0616
ahassavannah.com

Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 

Richard J Greco, MD

Georgia Institute for Plastic Surgery

Q. You’ve been a plastic surgeon for many years. What have been some of the biggest changes in the field changed over the course of your career?

A. Industry and plastic surgeons have helped develop many new products and techniques to help slow down the signs of aging in our patients. Skin care, the use of Botox and fillers, and laser therapy are examples of minimally invasive techniques that are used millions of times each year to improve the lives and appearance of men and women. Cosmetic surgery is now performed to obtain a natural and rested look — avoiding the overdone and wind-blown look of the past. Additionally, men wanting to remain youthful are increasingly interested in non-invasive and surgical procedures, but they are just starting to talk about it, much like women did 20 years ago.
 

CARDIOLOGIST

Roy D. Flood Jr., MD
SouthCoast Health
1326 Eisenhower Drive
912.527.5300
southcoasthealth.com

Runner-up: Robert C. Rollings, MD 
Memorial Health Heart Care
6301 Abercorn St.
912.352.8700
memorialhealthdoctors.com

CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON 

Robert Jones, MD
St. Joseph’s/Candler 
Medical Group
11700 Mercy Blvd. Plaza D Building 1, Ste. A
912.819.0500
sjchs.org

Runner-up: Jeremy London, MD 
St. Joseph’s/Candler 
Medical Group
11700 Mercy Blvd. Plaza D Building 1, Ste. A
912.819.0500
sjchs.org

Voted Best Bariatric Surgeon 

Oliver Whipple, MD

Memorial Health University Physicians, Surgical & Bariatric Care

Q. Who is a good candidate for bariatric surgery?

A. When it comes to who qualifies for bariatric surgery, it’s based on the National Institute of Health’s criteria from 1991, and it essentially boils downs to your body mass index (BMI) and the presence or absence of diabetes, high blood pressure or sleep apnea. 

For instance, an ideal range for BMI is 20-25. Overweight is considered 25-30, type 1 obesity is 30-35, type 2 obesity is 35-40 and morbid obesity is 40 and higher. Once a patient’s BMI is in the range between 35-40, if they have either diabetes, high blood pressure or sleep apnea, that’s when they first become a candidate for bariatric surgery. If a patient’s BMI is 40 or higher, they are a candidate regardless of whether or not they’ve developed any of those three medical problems or not. 

The ideal candidate is someone who is personally motivated and ready to make a change. Bariatric surgery is the single most effective tool we have to get a significant amount of weight off and keep it off, but there’s a lot more to long-term success than the operation. The willingness to make important lifestyle changes goes hand-in-hand with a patient’s success.

Want to calculate your BMI? Go to bmicalculatorusa.com.

 

CHIROPRACTOR 

Preston Peacock, DC
Advanced 
Chiropractic Center
408 SW US 80, Pooler
912.748.0350
poolerbackcare.com

Runner-up (tie): 
Steven Goldberg, DC 
Coastal Chiropractic Clinic
9100 White Bluff Road
912.351.0875

drstevegoldberg.com
John Neal, DC 
Complete Chiropractic Savannah
1101 E. 51st St.
912.354.6767
completechiropractics.com

DENTIST

Michael J. Groover, DMD
Groover Family Dentistry ?
711 E. 70th St.
912.354.9541
grooverfamilydentistry.com

Runner-up: Chad Schnabel, DMD 
Savannah Dental Solutions
9A Medical Arts Center
912.354.1366
savannahdentalsolutions.com

DERMATOLOGIST

Claudia Gaughf, MD 
Gaughf Dermatology
639 Stephenson Ave. 
912.354.7124
gaughfdermatology.com

Runner-up: Corinne 
Howington, MD 
Low Country Dermatology
310 Eisenhower Drive
912.354.1018
lcderm.com

Voted Best Orthopaedic Surgeon 

Robert Hoffman, MD

Chatham Orthopaedic Associates

Q. I think I have a broken a bone. Now what?

A. If you think you or your child has a broken bone, getting an X-ray is easy. Fortunately, most broken bones are not emergencies and heal with simple treatment. If you have been in a car accident and the bone is poking through the skin, you need to go to the emergency room. If you have suffered a fall and think you’ve broken your arm, you can still go to the ER, but you can also go to an orthopaedic urgent care. For instance, our office is open seven days a week for situations like that, and it is a time-saving and cost-effective option for many people. Urgent care options like this have become popular recently for this reason. 

EAR, NOSE AND THROAT SPECIALIST

David S. Oliver, MD  
Coastal Ear Nose 
and Throat
322 Commercial 
Drive, Ste. 2
912.355.2335
coastal-ent.com

Runner-up: Michael Zoller, MD 
ENT Associates
5201 Frederick St.
912.351.3030
entsavannah.com

EMERGENCY MEDICINE DOCTOR

Robert A. Mazur, MD 

Georgia Emergency Associates; ExperCare, Medical Director
11705 Mercy Blvd.  
sjchs.org

Runner-up: Jay D. Goldstein, MD 
Georgia Emergency Physician Specialists LLC
4700 Waters Ave.

FAMILY MEDICINE/GENERAL PRACTITIONER

Kristen Updegraff, MD
SouthCoast Health
9 Chatham Center South, Ste. C
912.527.7211
southcoasthealth.com

Runner-up: Leland R. Dampier III, MD
SouthCoast Health
1326 Eisenhower Drive, 
Building 1
912.691.4100
southcoasthealth.com

Voted Best Urgent Care 

Catherine C. Grant, MSPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Founder & CEO of ExperCARE Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine 

Q. There’s often confusion about what urgent centers do and when a person should visit one. What’s the 4-1-1? 

A. Who we care for: As the demand for, and shortage of, primary care providers continues to climb and family schedules are busier than ever, urgent care has filled a much-needed service void in the community. Caring for all ages, from babies to the elderly, urgent care was once considered a questionable alternative to care but has become a confident “go-to” for many.  

What we provide: Urgent cares that are certified by the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA), such as ExperCARE, are open seven days a week and extended hours because illness and injuries don’t just happen during office hours, and everything else doesn’t necessarily need the Emergency Room.  

State of the art facilities equipped with top-notch equipment and teams with extensive training and a focus on the patient experience are a refreshing alternative to long waits in the ER or days to get in to be seen. Certified urgent care centers also have X-ray and laboratory capabilities, and the ability to perform minor surgical procedures such as suturing. ExperCARE provides experienced evaluation and treatment of complaints related to all body systems, administers IV fluids and many vaccines, performs school, sports and employer physicals, and much more. 

When you need us: The good news is the majority of medical situations most people face every day are not life threatening. And while sprains, strains, minor breaks, cuts, common colds and flu are no fun, they are all treatable at an urgent care. The even better news is that by appropriately choosing urgent care over an ER, you’re going to save significant time and money. 

There are some medical conditions that are considered emergencies because they can require rapid or advanced treatments (such as surgery) that are only available in a hospital setting. For instance, if you’re experiencing chest pain or difficulty breathing, severe abdominal pain, weakness or numbness on one side, slurred speech, fainting/change in mental state, vaginal bleeding with pregnancy or if you have sustained serious burns or a severe head or eye injury, it’s best to head to the ER. 

How insurance works: Urgent care centers can be in-network with your insurance company and often are, but not always. Urgent care centers, like ExperCARE, who are in-network with major insurance companies, should file the claim for you with your carrier, just like you are used to when going to the doctor.  The reimbursement for that claim is subject to your particular plan and the benefits associated with it, just like a visit to any in-network provider.   

Urgent care centers are a great point of access to healthcare for those without insurance as well; with affordable cash pay rates, a wide-range of services offered and transparency regarding pricing and options, this is a great choice of place to get the care you need without breaking the bank.

FOOT SPECIALIST

Craig Skalla, DPM 
SouthCoast Health
1326 Eisenhower Drive, Building 1
912.691.4100
southcoasthealth.com

Runner-up: John Prather, MD 
Chatham Orthopaedic Associates
4425 Paulsen St.
912.355.6615
chathamorthopaedics.com

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

Mary Kay Ross, MD
Institute for 
Personalized Medicine
3 Johnston St.
912.352.1234
instituteforpersonalizedmedicine.com  

No runner-up

Voted Best Pain Management/Management Specialist 

Keith A. Kirby, MD

Savannah Pain Management, Inc.

Q. What is considered chronic pain and how is it treated?

A. Chronic pain is pain that persists for more than three months. Whereas acute pain serves a purpose and helps prevent us from further injury — such as causing you to pull your hand away when it comes in contact with fire — chronic pain serves no useful purpose. It leads to loss of function, suffering and is the leading cause of disability. The annual cost of chronic pain in the United States is estimated as high as $635 billion dollars per year. 

Treating chronic pain requires a comprehensive, multimodal approach, which includes medications, physical therapy/chiropractic treatments, interventional therapy such as nerve block and joint injections, psychological and behavior therapy, complementary therapy such as massage and meditation and movement therapy like yoga and aerobic exercise.

GASTROENTEROLOGIST

Mark Murphy, MD 
The Center for Digestive and Liver Health/The Endoscopy Center
1139 Lexington Ave., Ste. A
912.303.4200
savannahgi.com

Runner-up: Mark Nyce 
The Center for Digestive and Liver Health/The Endoscopy Center
1139 Lexington Ave., Ste. A
912.303.4200
savannahgi.com

GENERAL SURGEON

Jeffrey Mandel, MD
SouthCoast Health
7001 Hodgson Memorial Drive, #1
912.354.6303
southcoasthealth.com

Runner-up: R. Alexander Wynn, MD 
Southern Surgical Providers
7120 Hodgson Memorial Drive
912.352.4490

GYNECOLOGIST

A. Joseph Edwards III, MD
Savannah OB/GYN Specialists, P.C.
600 E. 70th St.
912.355.7766
savobgyn.com

Runner-up: Andrew Tucker, MD 
5354 Reynolds St.
912.354.2634 
mytelfairdoc.com/drtucker

Voted Best Psychologist 

Adelle Burnsed-Geffen, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

Q. There are so many kinds of professionals who provide counseling. What’s the difference? 

A. Several different types of professionals provide counseling and psychotherapy (terms which are often used interchangeably). The most common are psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. All of these professionals are trained to provide psychotherapy; the differences lie in their educational requirements, extent of their training and licensure requirements.

Psychologists have attended graduate school in psychology for four to six years of academics followed by one to two years of full-time supervision, working with clients during residency. Successful passing of oral and written state and national board examinations is then required to practice in each state. Some states have passed laws to allow doctoral level psychologists to prescribe medication with additional training, but Georgia has not.

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who complete medical school and then spend several years in residency specializing in psychiatry. Psychiatrists can prescribe medication because of their medical training. They are also trained in performing psychotherapy. In our area, many psychiatrists have moved toward exclusive practice of psychopharmacology and away from counseling.

Social workers attend graduate school typically for two years of coursework and supervised training working with clients in a variety of community and hospital settings. They too must pass exams in order to obtain a license to practice within each state.”

As to whom to call to make that first appointment, it depends most on what you’re looking for. Male or female? Specialist or generalist? Or do you think you have a specific problem such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or an addiction for which you need to be evaluated? Are you having family or relationship problems? Are you dealing with anxiety, depression, health problems or are you looking to find a therapist to help you maximize your potentialities?

Whomever you choose for that first consultation appointment, remember to go prepared. Take a list of questions and be sure to ask about the therapist’s orientation and experience. And finally, you need to feel like it will be a “good fit” between you and the therapist — regardless of their skill and education. In fact, research has repeatedly demonstrated that the relationship between therapist and client is the single most important factor in successful therapy outcomes.

HORMONE THERAPIST

Harry Collins, DO
Savannah Age Management Medicine
200 Blue Moon Crossing, Ste. 102, Pooler
912.925.6911
agemanagementmed.com

Runner-up: (two-way tie)

Pamela Gallup Gaudry, MD 
The Georgia Center for Menopausal Medicine and Direct Primary Care
15 Lake St., Ste. 160
912.335.7825
menopausalmedicine.com

Jules Victor III, MD 
SouthCoast Health
1326 Eisenhower Drive, Building 2
912.527.5100
southcoasthealth.com

INFECTIOUS DISEASE (tie)

Melissa D. Wynn, MD 
Infectious Disease
7120 Hodgson Memorial Dr. 
912.352.4490
Nenad Avramovski, MD
SouthCoast Health
1326 Eisenhower Drive, Building 2
912.354.5543
southcoasthealth.com

Runner-up: Scott Edward Rojas 
SouthCoast Health
1326 Eisenhower Drive, Building 2
912.354.5543
southcoasthealth.com

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Paul S. Bradley, MD 
Bradley Corse Gaskin Medical Group
340 Eisenhower Drive, Ste. 1200
912.443.4200
bcgmedicalgroup.com

Runner-up: Robert Grant, MD 
SouthCoast Health
1326 Eisenhower Drive, Building 1
912.691.4100
southcoasthealth.com

Voted Best Nephrologist 

Nizar Eskandar, MD, FACP, CMCM

SouthCoast Health

Q. Why are the kidneys so important, and how can we keep them healthy?
A. The kidneys are a vital organ in our bodies. They weigh less than 3% of our total body weight but perform about 25% of the work generated by the heart. I like to use the analogy that the kidneys function like a washing machine. They clean the body and get rid of excess fluid, which eliminates the waste generated by simple and vital tasks like eating and drinking. The kidneys are also responsible for keeping essential elements in our bodies — such as electrolytes and acids — working in harmony. 
Diabetes and hypertension are the two leading causes of kidney dysfunction, so controlling these diseases is vital to keeping your kidneys healthy. Also, leading a healthy lifestyle by avoiding the use of drugs, staying hydrated and limiting the use of over-the-counter medications is key to maintaining a proper kidney function.

NEPHROLOGIST

Nizar Eskandar, MD
SouthCoast Health
1326 Eisenhower Drive, Building 1
912.527.5225
 southcoasthealth.com

Runner-up: Garrett White, MD 
SouthCoast Health
1326 Eisenhower Drive, Building 1
912.527.5225
 southcoasthealth.com

NEUROLOGIST

Victor Rosenfeld, MD
SouthCoast Health
1326 Eisenhower Drive, Building 1
912.691.3640
southcoasthealth.com

Runner-up: Scott Callaghan, DO 
SouthCoast Health
1326 Eisenhower Drive, Building 1
912.691.3640 
southcoasthealth.com

NEUROSURGEON

Roy Baker, MD
Neurological Institute of Savannah
4 E. Jackson Blvd.
912.355.1010
neurologicalinstitute.com

Runner-up: Kevin N. Ammar, MD 
Neurological Institute of Savannah
4 E. Jackson Blvd.
912.355.1010
neurologicalinstitute.com

Voted Best Cardiothoracic Surgeon 

Robert E. Jones, MD

St. Joseph’s/Candler, The Heart Hospital

Q. What kinds of new technologies are making heart and lung surgery easier on your patients?

A. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR): This alternative to open-heart surgery uses a minimally invasive procedure to replace the aortic valve. We pass a catheter with an attached valve through the artery in the groin and then thread the catheter all the way up to the heart. There we to replace the aortic valve right at the top of the heart. Some patients go home one or two days after the surgery as opposed to open-heart surgery where they sometimes have to stay four or five days. TAVR is great for elderly, high-risk and intermediate-risk patients, but we expect it to be available for low-risk patients in the near future as well. 

Impella Heart Pump: This is a heart-assist device for patients who have had a heart attack and their heart muscles are too weak to pump well. Again, we insert the pump in the groin and up through the aorta but then we go into the left ventricle — the main pumping chamber of the heart. The Impella pump is very small — the size of a capsule — and it sucks the blood from the left ventricle and ejects it into the aorta above the aortic valve, making it easier for the heart to pump. Additionally, the device can remain in place for a couple of days until the heart recovers. 

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO): “Even if a patient is on a ventilator, they may not be getting the oxygen they need. To combat this, newer techniques with smaller catheters and much more efficient pumps have been developed, such as ECMO, which temporarily takes the place of the lung. A catheter goes in the neck and then down towards the heart where it sucks unoxygenated blood out. That blood goes through an external pump about the size of an oil filter that oxygenates the blood and pumps it back in. ECMO is great because it allows time for the lungs to recover from the flu or other conditions. 

NURSE

Amanda Beasley Long
Savannah Pain Management 
8 Wheeler St.
912.352.4340
savannahpainmanagement.com

Runner-up: Barbara Lutz, RN 
SouthCoast Health
southcoasthealth.com 

NURSE PRACTIONER

Libby Reinhart, NP 
Savannah Pain Management 
8 Wheeler St.
912.352.4340
savannahpainmanagement.com

Runner-up: Tammie Walz
Southcoast Health
1326 Eisenhower Drive, Building 1
912.691.4100
 southcoasthealth.com 

NUTRITIONIST

Elizabeth Hesley, 
MS, RD, LD
SouthCoast Health
1326 Eisenhower Drive, Building 1
912.691.4100
 southcoasthealth.com

Runner-up: None

OB/GYN

A. Joseph Edwards III, MD
Savannah OB/GYN Specialists, P.C.
600 E. 70th St.
912.355.7766
savobgyn.com

Runner-up: Carmela A. Pettigrew 
Savannah OB/GYN Specialists, P.C.
600 E. 70th St.
912.355.7766
savobgyn.com

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

David Carson, MD
ExperCare
318 Mall Blvd., Ste. 300B
912.358.1515
weareurgentcare.com

No runner-up

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Nora (Noreen) Mills, OTR/L 
Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy
110 Pipemakers Circle
Suite 115, Pooler
912.988.1526
chatterboxpeds.com

Runner-up: Katherine (Katie) Fletcher OTR/L 
Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy
110 Pipemakers Circle
Suite 115, Pooler
912.988.1526
chatterboxpeds.com

ONCOLOGIST

Grant Lewis, MD
Summit Cancer Care
225 Candler Drive
912.354.6187
summitcancercare.com

Runner-up: Mark Taylor, MD 
Summit Cancer Care
225 Candler Drive
912.354.6187 or 800.699.9627
summitcancercare.com

OPHTHALMOLOGIST

Richard Schulze Jr., MD
Schulze Eye & Surgery Center 
728 E 67th St.
912.352.3120
schulze-eye.com

Runner-up: Stephanie Croll 
SouthCoast Health
1326 Eisenhower Drive, Building 1
912.527.5200
 southcoasthealth.com

OPTOMETRIST

Edward C. Sammons, OD
SouthCoast Health
1326 Eisenhower Drive, Building 1
912.527.5200
 southcoasthealth.com

Runner-up: Donald Watson 
Watson Eye Center
7203 Hodgson Memorial Drive
912.352.9356

ORTHODONTIST

Thomas Broderick
Broderick Dusek and DeLeon Orthodontics
500 Eisenhower Dr. 
912.355.7022
savannahorthodontics.com

Runner-up (tie): Mark Dusek 
Broderick Dusek and DeLeon Orthodontics
500 Eisenhower Dr. 
912.355.7022
savannahorthodontics.com

Robert Vaught 
Vaught Orthodontics
7650 Waters Ave.
912.200.3452
orthodontistinsavannah.com 

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON 

Robert Dow Hoffman, MD
Chatham Orthopaedic Associates
4425 Paulsen St.
912.355.3776
chathamorthopaedics.com

Runner-up: Kent E. Woo 
Optim Healthcare
210 E. DeRenne Ave.
912.644.5300
Optimhealth.com

OSTEOPATHIC 

PHYSICIAN Mark A. Jenkins, DO
Chatham Orthopaedic Associates
4425 Paulsen St.
912.355.6615
chathamorthopaedics.com

Runner-up: Troy A. Murphy, DO
SouthCoast Health
9 Chatham Center South, Ste. C
912.527.7211
southcoasthealth.com

PAIN MANAGEMENT/MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Keith Kirby, MD

Savannah Pain Management
8 Wheeler St.
912.352.4340
savannahpainmanagement.com

Runner-up: Derrick W. Randall 
Anesthesia Consultants of Savannah
4700 Waters Ave.

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST

Katherine Moretz, MD
Savannah Neurology Specialists (specializes in the treatment of pediatric and adolescent patients)
6602 Waters Ave., Building C
912.354.7676
savannahneurology.com

Runner-up: Evan Siegall, MD 
Chatham Orthopaedic Associates
(Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis)
4425 Paulsen St.
912.355.6615
chathamorthopaedics.com

PEDIATRICIAN

Dudley Stone, MD 
Coastal Pediatrics 
2 Wheeler St., Savannah, and 1000 Towne Center Blvd. Ste. 1000B, Pooler
912.353.7744
mycoastalpediatrics.com

Runner-up: Ben Spitalnick, MD 
Pediatric Associates of Savannah
4600 Waters Ave.
912.355.2462, pedsav.com

PERINATOLOGIST

Anthony B. Royek, MD
Memorial Health 
High-risk OB Care
4750 Waters Ave., Ste. 302
912.350.5970
memorialhealthdoctors.com

Runner-up: Arthur Baker, MD 
Memorial Health 
High-risk OB Care
4750 Waters Ave., Ste. 302
912.350.5970
memorialhealthdoctors.com

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Lisa Bettio, MSRPT
SouthCoast Health
1000 Towne Center Blvd. 
Ste. 701, Pooler
912.691.4250
southcoasthealth.com

Runner-up: Gina Haldeman, PT 
Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy LLC
110 Pipemakers Circle, Ste. 115, Pooler
912.988.1526
chatterboxpeds.com

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT 

Mike Grabowski 
Savannah Pain Management
8 Wheeler St.
912.352.4340
savannahpainmanagement.com

Runner-up: 
Elizabeth Brennan 
Low Country Dermatology
310 Eisenhower Drive, #12A
912.354.1018
lcderm.com

PLASTIC SURGEON

Richard Greco, MD
Georgia Institute for Plastic Surgery
5361 Reynolds St.
912.355.-8000
mycosmeticsurgeon.md

Runner-up: Thomas W. Horn 
Georgia Institute for Plastic Surgery
5361 Reynolds St.
912.355.8000
mycosmeticsurgeon.md

PSYCHIATRIST

Kevin Winders, MD
Savannah Psychiatry
635 Stephenson Ave.
912.352.2921
savannahpsychiatry.com

Runner-up: Chad Brock, MD 
Shrink Savannah
130 Stephenson Ave., Ste. 102
912.712.2550
shrinksavannah.com

PSYCHOLOGIST

Adelle Burnsed-Geffen
Psychological Resource Center
7203 Hodgson Memorial Drive, #B
912.354.7250

Runners-up (tie): William Furey, Ph.D.
340 Eisenhower Drive, #1470
912.351.9447

Daniel Nagelberg 
Coastal Psychology, LLC
322 Stephenson Ave.
912.352.2992
coastalpsychology.com

RADIOLOGIST

Nathan Fergus, MD
SouthCoast Health
1326 Eisenhower Drive, Building 1
912.691.4200
southcoasthealth.com

Runner-up: David Estle 
(SouthCoast Health) 
REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST
Patrick Blohm, MD
The Georgia Center for Reproductive Medicine
5354 Reynolds St., Ste. 510
912.352.8588
gcrmsav.com

No runner-up

RHEUMATOLOGIST

Than Win, MD
Wrightington Rheumatology
6413 Waters Ave., Ste. 101
912.352.7960
wrheu.com

Runner-up: Dean Stephens, MD 
Coastal Rheumatology LLC
5400 Waters Ave.
912.349.4227
coastalrheumatology.com

RHINOLOGIST

Christopher Melroy
Georgia Nasal 
& Sinus Institute
4750 Waters Ave., #112
912.355.1070
sinusinstitute.com

Runner-up: Adam B. Campbell 
Georgia Nasal & Sinus Institute
4750 Waters Ave. #112
912.355.1070
sinusinstitute.com

SLEEP SPECIALIST

James Daly III, MD 
Southeast Sleep 
Disorders Center
340 Hodgson Court, Ste. 3
912.352.9049
savannahsleep.com

Runner-up: Anthony Costrini, MD
Costrini Sleep Services
11909 McAuley Drive
912.927.6680
costrinisleep.com

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Brittany Tyler Pritchard, MS, CCC-SLP 
Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy, LLC
110 Pipemakers Circle
Ste. 115, Pooler
912.988.1526 
chatterboxpeds.com  

Runner-up: Caitlin Layfield 
Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy, LLC
110 Pipemakers Circle
Ste. 115, Pooler
912.988.1526 
chatterboxpeds.com  

THORACIC SURGEON 

Robert Jones, MD
St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group
11700 Mercy Blvd., Plaza D
Building 1, Ste. A
912.819.0500
sjchs.org

Runner-up: Jeremy London, MD 
St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group
11700 Mercy Blvd., Plaza D
Building 1, Ste. A
912.819.0500 
sjchs.org

URGENT/IMMEDIATE CARE CLINIC 

ExperCare 
60 Exchange St., Ste. B-7, Richmond Hill, and 318 Mall Blvd., Ste. 300B, Savannah
912.358.1515
weareurgentcare.com

Runner-up: SouthCoast Health
1326 Eisenhower Drive, 
Building 1
912.691.3600
 southcoasthealth.com/urgentcare

UROGYNECOLOGIST

Joseph Stubbs III, MD 
UROGYN Savannah
5356 Reynolds St., Ste. 301
912.303.0891
urogynsavannah.com

Runner-up: Barry Schlafstein, MD 
Progressive Gyn Center
5353 Reynolds St., Ste. 201
912.355.5755
savannahgyn.com

UROLOGIST

Buffi G. Boyd, MD
Urological Associates of Savannah, PC
230 E. DeRenne Ave.
912.790.4000
urologysavannah.com

Runner-up: Michael Funderburk, MD 
Urological Associates of Savannah, PC
230 E. DeRenne Ave.
912.790.4000
urologysavannah.com

VASCULAR SURGEON (Tie)

Lee Yates, MD
St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group – Vascular Specialists
5102 Paulsen St., Building 2
912.354.8331 
sjchs.org

Christopher L. Wixon, MD 
Savannah Vascular Institute
4750 Waters Ave., #500
912.352.8346
savannahvascular.com

Runner-up: Anthony Avino, MD 
Savannah Vascular & Cardiac Institute
4750 Waters Ave., #500
912.352.8346
savannahvascular.com

WEIGHT LOSS SPECIALIST 

Steve Fabrizio
Premier Medical Weight Loss 
and Wellness
5859 Abercorn Street, Suite 5
912.353.8188
goodbodydoctor.com

Runner-up: 
Oliver Whipple, MD 
Memorial Health Bariatrics
4700 Waters Ave.
912.350.3438
memorialhealthdoctors.com 
 

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