Emory Internal Medicine of Newton

Newton Internal Medicine team

Internal Medicine is the branch of medicine concerning the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of diseases in adults, especially of internal organs. Doctors of Internal Medicine, also called "Internists", are required to have included in their medical schooling and postgraduate training at least three years dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults.  While the name "Internal Medicine" may lead one to believe that internists only treat "internal" problems, this is not the case. Doctors of Internal Medicine treat the whole person, not just internal organs.

We believe that good health is not dependent on one thing or idea. It is achieved with a combination of expert medical care and your own healthy lifestyle choices including diet, exercise, and avoidance of harmful substances. We will work together with you to develop and carry out a plan for your overall physical and emotional health.

We appreciate your selection of Emory Internal Medicine of Newton, Georgia to serve your medical and health needs, and we will do all we can to provide you with the very best care possible. Our office employs the services of Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. We take great pride in our staff's training, knowledge and capabilities, and we want you to have the same confidence in them as we do. We welcome new patients ages 15 and up.

Location & Directions

We are conveniently located next door to Newton Medical Center. Our address is:
4181 Hospital Drive, Suite 401
Covington, GA 30014-2565
Phone: 770-787-4700
Fax: 770-784-0435

Parking
Please use the free parking lot (deck) immediately to the right of our building.


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Appointments

Office Hours

The office is open between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Office visits are scheduled between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Call for Appointment

Phone: 770-787-4700

Our Services

Our medical care is limited to the practice of General Internal Medicine. This is a specialty that deals with the diagnosing and treatment of adult diseases. Among the problems that are usually seen by Internists include disorders of the heart, gastrointestinal tract, lung, kidneys, blood & circulation and endocrine system.

An Internist may be a diagnostician and a consultant and may also elect to practice as a primary care physician who assumes the responsibility for their patient's general care.

We offer several services in-house such as: Echocardiogram, Carotid Ultrasound, Nuclear Stress Tests, DXA (Bone Density Test) and Excercise Treadmills. We also assist with at home sleep studies.

Physicians and Staff

James Stillerman, MDJames Stillerman, MD, FACP
Dr. James Stillerman, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, began his post-high school studies at Furman University. After transferring to the University of Georgia he received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. He then attended Georgia State University, earning a Master of Science in Microbiology. At completion of his Graduate Medical Education at the Medical College of Georgia and residency programs at Emory University Hospital in 1990, he co-founded a fledgling medical practice in Newton County. The practice grew tremendously, ultimately becoming Internal Medicine of Newton County in 2000. Dr. Stillerman served as Chief of Medicine at Newton Medical Center (1992-1993), and later as Chief of Staff (1995-1997). He is a member of The American Medical Association, The Medical Association of Georgia, Medical Association of Newton County, and The American College of Physicians. He and his wife, Pam, have two children, Tom and Liz, and are residents of Social Circle, Georgia.

Christy Blanchford, MDChristy Blanchford, MD
Dr. Christy Blanchford is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She joined Internal Medicine of Newton County in 1997. After attending Emory University with a degree in chemistry, she continued her education at Dartmouth Medical School. Subsequently, she completed residency programs at Emory University Hospital. Dr. Blanchford served as Chief of Medicine at Newton Medical Center (2000-2001). She is a member of The American Medical Association, The Medical Association of Georgia, the American College of Physicians, and The Medical Association of Newton County. Dr. Blanchford, along with her husband Sam and daughter Samantha are residents of Conyers, Georgia.

John Ehret, MDJohn Ehret, MD
Dr. John Ehret is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He joined Internal Medicine of Newton County in 1999. After graduation from Marshall University School of Medicine, he completed his Graduate Medical Education and residency programs at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. Dr. Ehret served as Chief of Medicine at Newton Medical Center (2006-2007). He is a member of The American Medical Association, The Medical Association of Georgia, the American College of Physicians, and The Medical Association of Newton County. Dr. Ehret and his wife, Mara, have two children, Nathaniel and Alexander, and are residents of Oxford, Georgia.

Carter E. Gibson, MDCarter E. Gibson, MD
Dr. Carter Gibson is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He joined Internal Medicine of Newton County in 2006. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of Georgia, Dr. Gibson attended Emory University School of Medicine where he also completed a residency program in Internal Medicine. He is a member of The American Medical Association, The Medical Association of Georgia, the American College of Physicians, and The Medical Association of Newton County Dr. Gibson and his wife, Cheryl, are residents of Covington, Georgia. He is proud to serve Covington and the surrounding areas, and is currently accepting new patients.

Deanna Ross, MDDeanna Ross, MD
Dr. Deanna Ross is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She joined Internal Medicine of Newton County in 2009. After completing her undergraduate education at Emory University, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Dr. Ross continued her education at Medical College of Georgia and attended Mercer University in Savannah where she completed her residency program in Internal Medicine. Dr. Ross is a member of the American Medical Association and American College of Physicians. She has a special interest in Diabetes and Hypertension Management. She is a resident of Porterdale, Georgia and is currently accepting new patients.

Sue Eleazer, PA-CSue Eleazer, PA-C (Physician Assistant)
Sue graduated in 1974 from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelors in Nursing. She entered into the 5th class of the Physician Assistant Program at Emory University and graduated in 1982. Sue has worked in various medical fields, including, Gastroenterology and Vascular Surgery at Crawford Long Hospital, Outpatient Medicine and Orthopedic/General Surgery with Kaiser Permanente, Georgia Emergency Physicians in Covington in 1996. She joined Internal Medicine of Newton County in October 2007. Sue and her husband live on 40 acres in Walton County; they have a son and daughter.

Barbara F. Flicek, FNPBarbara F. Flicek, FNP (Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner)
Barbara is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and remains a member. She joined the staff of Internal Medicine of Newton County in 2005. She is a graduate of Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, received her Bachelor of Science at the Medical College of Georgia, and earned a Master of Science from Brenau University. Barbara’s research has been published in “Advance for Nurse Practitioners and Critical Care Clinics of North America”. She resides in Snellville, Georgia and has two daughters, Kara and Kelli.