Byron F. Harper III, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

Next to your family and your faith, your health is your greatest treasure, your greatest possession. To be your personal physician, your partner in healthcare, is an honor and a privilege that humbles me but also stirs in me a passion to provide you with the ideal environment for optimal health. This environment includes a highly personalized health care plan focused on allowing you to reach your goals and your dreams by tailoring wellness, prevention, and primary care specifically to you and your needs! Through my MDVIP-affiliated practice, you and I will use an approach similar to concierge-type medicine, one that not only values the patient-physician relationship but establishes an even stronger bond, the patient-physician partnership. In a relaxed and unhurried environment, we will take whatever time is necessary to make sure that there is a mutual understanding between us so that you're confident that I understand your concerns and needs at each visit and I am able to customize a plan of education, nutrition, and wellness that not only includes treatment and therapy but also prioritizes prevention.

Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, I am a second-generation internal medicine physician who has deep roots and understanding in the culture and uniqueness of the communities and families of both Fayette and Coweta Counties, communities that I grew up in. I know how important family, friendship and laughter can be to establish a warm and welcoming environment and my staff and I will always strive to make you feel like family. Through 30 years of private practice in the South Atlanta region, I have developed special interests and experience in cardiovascular health, diabetes, hypertension, preventive care and nutrition. I have served as the Medical Director for Southwest Christian Care, a non-profit hospice facility in south Fulton County for over 25 years. I also have privileges at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

Physician Profile

Education

Undergraduate
University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1979
Magna Cum Laude
Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Doctorate of Medicine 1983
Internship
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga at Erlanger Medical Center
Chattanooga, TN
1983-1984
Residency
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga at Erlanger Medical Center
Chattanooga, TN
Internal Medicine 1984-1986

Licensure

Georgia

Professional Society Memberships

American College of Physicians
American Medical Association
Southern Medical Association of Georgia
Medical Association of Georgia

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Medical Director, Southwest Christian Hospice 1986-present

Hospital Affiliations

Piedmont Fayette Hospital

Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine