Specialties

Family Medicine (Board certified since 2003)

Primary Care

At a Glance

  • 2002 Started practicing
  • 16 Years experience
  • 1 OFFICE LOCATION
  • 1 HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

About Dr. Henry

Dr. Henry is a primary care physician in Buford. She sees patients in the Emory at Buford clinic, which is a true family practice that caters to mom, dad and the kids (aged 5+). She started her practice in 2003 and has since enjoyed getting to know her patients and their growing families. Dr. Henry is proud of the fact that for some families she has been the primary care doctor of choice for three generations.

Dr. Henry sees patients aged five and up for a variety of issues. Many come to her with minor ailments such as colds, the flu and sinus problems. Others need assistance monitoring chronic conditions like hypertension or high cholesterol. Dr. Henry spends a lot of time educating her patients about making healthy lifestyle choices and the role those choices can play in managing, or even preventing, health problems in the future.

A native of Columbus, Georgia, Dr. Henry moved to Philadelphia to complete her medical training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University School of Medicine (now Drexel). She then decided to return to her home state to complete her residency and internship at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She immediately established her family practice in Buford when she finished her training and has loved serving her friends and neighbors in the community over the years.

Her  General Approach To Primary Care 

A Dutch philosopher once said, "Prevention is better than cure."  More than five centuries later, a wise primary care doctor is repeating the same advice!  Dr. Henry believes many health problems could be prevented or lessened, if only patients took better care of themselves. She recommends her patients get plenty of exercise, eat a plant-based diet, and take supplements as needed to attain adequate amounts of essential nutrients. Even small changes can have a big impact; and in some instances, successfully implementing healthy lifestyle choices allows patients to reduce or eliminate medication from their daily routine.

Dr. Henry also reminds patients that healthy lifestyle choices affect emotional health and how one deals with stress. Many in the sandwich generation fail to take care of themselves when they feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities of work, children, marriage, and caring for aging parents. She strongly believes having the discipline to care for oneself first can ease the burden of looking after others.

A Positive Role Model For Young Girls

When Dr. Henry started college she knew she wanted to help people but was uncertain about which career path to choose.  Her advisor encouraged her to take Biology 101 to see how she might like it. As it turned out, every one of the young ladies in the class was an aspiring physician and positive peer pressure made a huge impact on her life. Her intelligent, hard-working and ambitious classmates inspired Miss Henry to take the first step in a life-long commitment to helping others as a primary care doctor.

Nowadays, television and social media glorifies bad behavior without consequence—especially by young ladies. Dr. Henry is doing her part to provide an alternative to these negative messages through the same type of positive peer pressure she experienced in college. She is showing teenage girls it is possible to have a successful career and be a good citizen without compromising morals and values.

Dr. Henry has been the guest speaker at many community events aimed at teenage girls to help them understand the importance of an education and the consequences of sexual activity. She walks them through the decision tree so they recognize what is at risk, including their reputation. With permission, Dr. Henry also has these conversations privately with her young patients if they do not feel comfortable discussing the topic with their parents.

Dr. Henry has used her mentoring experience to write a book titled Nia and the Numbers Game: A Teenagers Guide to Education, Relationships and Sex (to be published in late 2018). She hopes it will guide young ladies on a path to success by teaching them to identify with positive role models, respect themselves, and make healthy choices.

In her spare time, Dr. Henry loves to go shoe shopping, travel around the globe, and have fun with her extended family. During holidays and reunions, they enjoy a spirited round of bowling where the winner takes home a coveted traveling trophy!

Make an Appointment 

Get to know Dr. Henry by visiting Emory Primary Care at Buford. To make an appointment, call 404-251-2890.

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1999

INTERNSHIP

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
2000

RESIDENCY

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
2002

Languages spoken

  • Spanish

Locations & Appointments

1 Office Location(s)

1

Emory at Buford

Emory at Buford - Primary Care
3276 Buford Dr
Ste 200
Buford, GA 30519
  • 404-251-2890
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1 Hospital Affiliation(s)

2

Emory Johns Creek Hospital

6325 Hospital Pkwy
Johns Creek, GA 30097
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Ratings & Reviews

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Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1999

INTERNSHIP

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
2000

RESIDENCY

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
2002

Languages spoken

  • Spanish