William E. Rigsby, MD

Internal Medicine
1800 Hog Mountain Road Building 600, Suite 103
Watkinsville, GA 30677 Get Directions
William E. Rigsby, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

412.50 every 3 months
825.00 every 6 months
1,650.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

As a primary care physician and a personal physician, I believe each patient deserves my undivided attention when they come into my office. Medicine is a partnership and is negotiated between one person and their doctor. I work with patients from Athens, Watkinsville, Commerce, Winder and Lavonia to help them achieve optimal outcomes in health and in life. The goals we seek to meet are the patient’s personal goals and are different for everyone. I am devoted to the MDVIP personalized care model because it allows me to practice medicine the way it should be practiced and to help improve the lives of my patients.

My internal medicine practice is located in Watkinsville, Georgia, and serves the counties of Oconee, Clarke, Jackson, Bartow and Hart. I am affiliated with Piedmont Athens Regional and St Mary's Hospitals.

Dr. Rigsby's Credentials

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Georgia Baptist Medical Center
Atlanta, GA
Internal Medicine 1995 -1996

Georgia Baptist Medical Center
Atlanta, GA
Internal Medicine 1994 -1995

Medical School:
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA
Doctorate of Medicine 1994

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Master of Science, Zoology 1980

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Bachelor of Science, Zoology 1976

Athens Regional Medical Center
St. Mary’s Hospital
Silverleaf Hospice, Medical Director
Georgia Home Health Care, Medical Director
Nurse Practitioner School Preceptor, Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing, Athens, GA
Nurse Practitioner School Preceptor, Brenau University, Gainesville, GA
American College of Physicians
Mercy Clinic, Athens, GA
Board Member, Oconee County Board of Health
Fishing, playing music, restoring old sports cars, sailing and reading
from Carl S in GA March 20, 2018 for William E. Rigsby, MD

I have been a grateful patient of Dr William Rigsby for over 20 years. His training, dedication and attention to detail is the second reason why I am alive today. On a routine physical he detected unusual skin patterns and referred me to a friend dermatologist. I was biopsied twice to then determine it was cancer. I caught it early and I am being treated today. The first reason why I am alive… See more

from Eleanor in GA March 10, 2018 for William E. Rigsby, MD

Dr. Rigsby loves helping people. He genuinely loves doctoring, and is constantly learning and keeping up on latest research and ways to keep his patients well.
He listens to my concerns, gives feedback, is thorough in examinations and never rushes through an appointment.
I always feel confident and uplifted in mind and body after he sees me.
His support staff is great as well… See more

from Fredda in GA March 9, 2018 for William E. Rigsby, MD

I love my doctor! He makes me feel so comfortable! He has found my cancer 2 different times. I have GIST and Dr. RIGSBY has found it by feeling of my stomach. I would recommend him and his staff to everyone. Thank God for a doctor who is so caring and knowledgeable .

from Donald in GA March 5, 2018 for William E. Rigsby, MD

Available, Friendly, Caring, Knowledgeable, Decisive.

from Lillian in GA March 3, 2018 for William E. Rigsby, MD

when i first saw you, years ago, i was in poor health condition. Now I am much healthier and feel better. You are the reason why. I had see so many doctors that I had lost all hope in getting better and did not want to see anymore. I have been badly practiced on so much until I found you and your team to make me feel better. I know that you will retire soon and know that I cannot replace… See more

from Katrina in GA February 28, 2018 for William E. Rigsby, MD

I love Dr. Rigsbys approach to my health! It's the let's age less concept. Instead of fearing the next phase of my life, he has me excited. Thank you!

from John in GA February 28, 2018 for William E. Rigsby, MD

Dr. Rigsby and his staff are always very accommodating and caring. He takes the time to explain matters and I explicitly trust his advice ( although I may not always follow it to the letter).

Great practice.

from RONALD in GA February 27, 2018 for William E. Rigsby, MD

Dr. Bill is one big story. He always has time for Barb and I whether we need him at the office or at his home. His knowledge of interaction of drugs is of the utmost value. And Sally and the rest of his office staff are also the best. They are always people persons ready and able to accommodate all of our needs. We feel very secure with the thought that we might have any future health problems… See more

from Alicea in GA February 27, 2018 for William E. Rigsby, MD

Dr Rigsby has always been there for me and shown concern and care regardless of my situation. I adore not only him but his office staff. I can't thank you all enough for all you do.

from B Keith February 23, 2018 for William E. Rigsby, MD

I am here today due to the Good Lord and Dr. Rigsby. I was having chest pains and went to see a cardiologists. He did a nuclear stress test and I was told there was not any problems. I continued to have more chest pain, so I called Dr. Rigsby.
He stayed after hours to see me at his office. After checking me over, I heard him tell a different cardiologists over the phone that he needed… See more