David M. Clifford, MD, DABFP

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My father was a family doctor for more than 50 years and he always said that the best way to start helping a patient was to take the time to really listen to them. I have carried that philosophy with me everyday as a primary care doctor, having spent the last 18 years in Marietta, Georgia seeing patients from Smyrna, Powder Springs, Acworth, Kennesaw and Woodstock.

As an MDVIP-affiliated physician, sometimes referred to as a concierge practice, I'm now able to take your families healthcare to the next level. With a smaller practice I can spend more 'one on one' time getting to know you and your family and will address any illnesses such as diabetes or hypertension, promptly and with sustainability.

I'll work closely with your children to meet their pediatric needs and to educate them on the importance of starting healthy habits at a younger age. I've always believed that preventing an illness or disease was better medicine than treating one after the fact so we'll work towards optimizing your health through a personalized preventive care plan because your quality of life is my priority.

Physician Profile

Education

Medical School
University of New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery 1974
Residency
Royal New Castle Hospital
New South Wales, Australia
Internal Medicine and Surgery 1974-1976

St. Joseph Medical Center
Stamford, CT
Family Medicine 1994-1997

Licensure

Georgia

Hospital Affiliations

Wellstar Kennestone Hospital

Honors and Awards

Life Member for Outstanding Service, Medical Officers Association, New South Wales Rugby League 1976-1991

Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice
Fellow, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Mary

    After seeing the same Doctor for 37 years, I moved across town and visited my daughter's Doctor. I felt at ease there and came to ...