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

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

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My goal is to manage and anticipate your unique healthcare needs. As an MDVIP-affiliated doctor, I will partner with you on a personal level to help you achieve the optimal health we all value. We will closely collaborate on what it takes to stay on the path to wellness. You will feel welcomed by the relaxed, individualized attention you will receive from everyone in our office.

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 RODNEY February 16, 2018 for William E. Rigsby, MD


from James February 16, 2018 for William E. Rigsby, MD
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I'm a senior citizen with a very complex health situation. My previous physicians always set up my appointments with a NP so I never really developed a close relationship with the MD.

During my initial visit with Dr. Rigsby he changed my medications to more economically feasible alternatives that saved me approximately $300 per month.

I was also very impressed with his… See more

from Paul February 14, 2018 for William E. Rigsby, MD

Doctor Rigsby is my friend.
My wife was an ER nurse, and she got me an appointment with Dr. Rigsby many years ago because he was so kind and caring when he came by the hospital on call. Up until that time, I dreaded any visit to the doctor because it was always a cattle call experience of waiting and then running through.
These days, a visit to my primary care doctor is… See more

from Traci February 7, 2018 for William E. Rigsby, MD
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I love Dr. Rigby and his entire staff. Sally. Maria, and Jennifer are excellent employees. I have been a patient of his for 20 years and haven't regretted it for a single moment. He literally saved my life at one point. He goes above and beyond to day to help you anyway possible . He's not only my doctor, has my friend. He's family to me and he treats me like a family member.… See more

from Richard in GA February 25, 2014 for William E. Rigsby, MD

Dr. Rigsby and staff are easily accessible, extremely pleasant and professional. Appointment time is always available on short notice and is efficiently and effectively utilized with meeting the patient needs as the highest priority.
Dr. Rigsby is the family doctor of the past who exhibits a genuine concern for the individual patient well being.

from Don in GA February 24, 2014 for William E. Rigsby, MD

Dr. Rigsby is superior in all aspects. Dr. Rigsby has been my doctor for a number of years prior to his affiliation with MDVIP. Difference with the before and after is the time limitation the doctor has with the patient. Dr. Rigsby takes the time he deems necessary and to fulfill patient needs.

My relationship with Dr. Rigsby has always been one of Dr./Patient plus that of a friend… See more

from Marla in GA February 23, 2014 for William E. Rigsby, MD

I switched to Dr. Rigsby years ago when my former PCP not only didn't support my choice to have weight loss surgery but was rude about it. I had been obese for many years after a car accident and had multiple surgeries on my knees. I was seeing Dr. Rigsby regularly for knee and back injections just to function. When the money came available for me to have a gastric sleeve surgery, Dr.… See more

from Judy in GA February 11, 2014 for William E. Rigsby, MD
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Dr. Rigsby is truly a knowledgeable and caring professional. He never rushes you out and always listens to what you're saying and probes further to find any other bits of information which may be critical to your good health. He truly cares about his patients and it shows. Thanks for taking care of me Doc!!!!

from J R in GA February 9, 2014 for William E. Rigsby, MD

It's great to have a Dr. that knows who you are, not just what's on your chart. Dr. Rigsby is as concerned about what's going on in my life and how these things relate to my healthcare and wellness as he is with lab results and that cursed scale!

from Robert in GA February 9, 2014 for William E. Rigsby, MD
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Dr. Rigsby diagnosed a disorder I have 17 years ago that three other Doctors could not diagnose. In the time since then, he has been not only an excellent Doctor for me and my family, but also a good friend.