January 1, 1997

Media Contacts: Sarah Goodwin, 404/727-3366 -
Kathi Ovnic, 404/727-9371 -

ATLANTA -- The Emory Clinic Social Circle celebrates its new facility grand opening today at 551 North Cherokee Rd. in Social Circle. This site is a highly-valued component of The Emory Clinic outside the main clinic facility on the Emory University campus in DeKalb County, and is conveniently located on campus with The Mews, a retirement facility.

Originally located in a quaint wooden house, the new 5,500 square-foot free-standing facility offers nine patient exam rooms, waiting area, procedure room, patient education room and free patient parking. The Emory Clinic Social Circle houses two full-time primary care physicians and a cardiologist.

Emorys Social Circle physicians offer primary care in the areas of internal medicine, gynecology-obstetrics and pediatrics. Social Circle also offers an occupational medicine program for area businesses and industry including: minor emergencies, drug screenings, pre-employment physicals and executive physicals.

The primary care services offered at The Emory Clinic Social Circle can be seen "as an important extension of the health care centers which have developed since The Emory Clinic began its off-campus expansion four years ago, says William Winkenwerder Jr., M.D., vice president for Primary Care, EMORY HEALTHCARE, and associate director, The Emory Clinic, Inc. This location offers greater opportunities for area residents to see Emory doctors without having to drive into the heart of Atlanta.

The Clinic will offer family medicine services, comprehensive physicals, EKG, on-site laboratory services, immunizations, minor suturing, nutrition counseling and health screenings.

We are very proud to be bringing some of the finest physicians from the Emory system into this community, says Monica W. Parker, M.D., The Emory Clinic Social Circle. We will combine this convenience with the other advantages that Emory has to offer. The result is that our patients will have easy access to nationally recognized experts just around the corner. The architect for the new facility is Maurice Yates, AIA and the contractor is Hoyt Youngblood and Son.

The Emory Clinic Social Circle will operate Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For appointment information, call The Emory Clinic Social Circle at 770-464-0266.


The Emory Clinic Social Circle

Fact Sheet

* The first Emory Clinic health center with multiple specialty and primary care services located 45 miles from the Emory University campus in DeKalb County.

* 5,500 square feet *free patient parking

* Located in at 551 North Cherokee Road, Highway 11. Easily accessible from 1-20.

Primary Care

* Two full-time on-site primary care physicians providing pediatric care, internal medicine and obstetrics-gynecology.

Services Offered

*Family Medicine *Minor Suturing

*Cardiology *On-Site Lab

*Comprehensive Physicals *Nutrition Counseling

*EKG *Health Screenings


*Occupational Medicine Program (Drug screenings, minor emergencies,

pre-employment physicals and executive physicals).


Monica Willis Parker, M.D., Family Practice

Dr. Carol Elizabeth Murdock-Palmer, M.D., Family Practice

James Hochrein, M.D., Cardiology

Faye C. White, R.N., Clinical Supervisor

Nancy K. Taylor, AHNP, Adult Nurse Practitioner


*Building architect: Maurice Yates, AIA

Design Construction Management

*Contractor: Hoyt Youngblood and Son

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