Tim B. Cummings, MD

Internal Medicine
1260 Upper Hembree Road Suite C
Roswell, GA 30076 Get Directions
Tim B. Cummings, 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...

My philosophy as a primary care physician can be summed up in one word: respect. And as Brant H. McGill once said, “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” 

It is my goal for you to feel respected and, therefore, heard. Every great medical professor has taught that listening to you is the key to every aspect of your medical care – from diagnosis to treatment. I want to listen as you describe your symptoms, your hopes, your dreams, your life goals. I want to hear all about your loved ones, your hobbies and, yes, even your favorite teams. I want you to know that behind my desire to be a great listener is a desire to hold your valued trust, as I believe the currency of a great relationship is trust.

I once made a patient laugh when I told her, “Let me worry for you; I am good at it.” Beyond listening, I want to use all my internal medicine training and experience to diagnose and solve what might be wrong clinically. I want you to feel secure knowing I have considered all the possibilities and what is needed; labs, tests and possible procedures will allow us to illuminate the problem and proceed with a solution. I consider it a privilege to “worry about you” as I would my own family. I want to be your true advocate in a medical world that is not always easy to navigate. 

I want us, together, to make decisions for your ultimate good and well-being. Having carefully listened to you and considered the possible problems and solutions, I want to give you unbiased, up-to-date, practical medical choices. I want to explain, based on your history and interpretation of your test results, what choices you have and why I might recommend certain options. (Some choices we may make together may be standard or routine, while others may show a preference you have concerning less conventional medicine.) I will work hard to keep you informed about what is known/unknown, true/untrue, proven/unproven, as we forge ahead to help improve your health and wellness. 

Dr. Tim Cummings Roswell, Ga MDVIP practice office.

About the Practice/Practice News

My practice is located in Roswell, Georgia, and serves patients in Alpharetta, Duluth, Holly Springs, Lebanon, Marietta, Norcross, North Metro, Roswell and Woodstock. We focus on preventive care in addition to all aspects of primary care. I am affiliated with North Fulton Regional Hospital and Northside Hospital.

Dr. Cummings' Credentials

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Richland Memorial Hospital
Columbia, SC 1993-1994

Richland Memorial Hospital
Columbia, SC 1986-1988

Medical School:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Doctorate of Medicine 1986

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics 1980

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
North Fulton Regional Hospital
Northside Hospital
Vanderbilt University, Full Academic Scholarship 1976
Phi Eta Sigma Freshmen Honorary Society, Vanderbilt University 1977
Charles Johnson Memorial Scholarship, Vanderbilt University, 1978
Ada Bell Stapleton Scholarship, Vanderbilt University, 1979
National Institute of Health Award, Excellence and Achievement 1982
Academic Scholarship, UNC School of Medicine 1982
Honors, Internal Medicine, 3rd Year UNC Medical School 1985
Honors, Internal Medicine, 4th Year UNC Medical School 1986
Thomas J. Watts Award, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Outstanding Resident, Richland Memorial Hospital 1987
America's Top Physicians, Consumers' Research Council of America 2003-Present
HOPE worldwide Child Development Program Visionary Award 2015
Patients' Choice Award 2008-Present
MDVIP Foundation Board - present
The HOPE worldwide, HOPE for Kids Southeastern Director 1995 - 2001

HOPE Health Corps, Team Supervisor, CME Conference and Fieldwork Soweto, South Africa, HIV/AIDS Education 1995
Los Angeles, CA, HIV/AIDS in Urban U.S.A. 1997
Kingston, Jamaica, Hypertension and Diabetes 1998
Hong Kong, China, AIDS in Asia 1999
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Primary Care in the Third World 2001
Cote d'Ivorie, West Africa, HIV in West Africa 2001
Deacon - Northview Church
Leadership Committee - Northview Church
La Paz, Bolivia Missions Director 2014-Present
Project Medishare Medical Team Physician - Port-au-Prince, Haiti 2011
The Atlanta Project Service Award 1997
HOPE worldwide - HOPE for Kids, Southeastern Director 1995-2001

League Tennis City Champion 2018 Men's Doubles 3.0
Peach Tennis Champion 2016 Men's 4.0
T2 Finals Runner Up 2016 Men's 4.0
Alta City Finalist Men's 2014

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Cummings

from Bonnie in GA February 22, 2014 for Tim B. Cummings, MD

Dr. Tim Cummings has been MyDoctor for about 14 years and there's a good reason for that: he is simply the best. He takes the time to understand all my concerns, even the silly ones, and his patience with his patients is commendable to say the least. He always goes the extra mile to take care of all my health concerns and does so with such caring professionalism that I am always… See more

from Barbara in GA February 15, 2014 for Tim B. Cummings, MD

Dr. Tim Cummings is not only my doctor, but my husband's, my mother's, and my mother-in-law's. He has taken great care of all of us over the past several years. My husband has even been able to walk into his office without an appointment and been able to have a conversation with him. Unheard of with other doctors! Dr. Cummings truly cares about his patients health and well-… See more

from Aylene in GA February 14, 2014 for Tim B. Cummings, MD
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The longer I live, the more I value having a doctor who listens and understands exactly what I need when I need it. I was particularly impressed that he gave me his cell phone number and encouraged me to call any time day or night if I needed him. Just knowing he's there and always ready to help gives me a level of confidence and comfort that is priceless.

from Brandon in GA February 11, 2014 for Tim B. Cummings, MD
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Dr. Cummings is fantastic. Not only does he provide me exceptional guidance on keeping myself healthy and what I need to focus on, he is always available when I need him most. From back pain to sinus infections, over the past year he has been there when I've needed him allowing me to keep moving so I can support my family. He is the best!

from Thad in GA February 8, 2014 for Tim B. Cummings, MD

Last July I had an appointment with Dr. Cummings and we had our normal discussion about my activities and any changes. He always takes the time to discuss in detail state of the health. I mentioned that I am continuing my walking regimen and get up to 3+ miles per day. I also mentioned that occasionally I felt slight chest pain which would go away as I slowed down. He asked me to see a… See more

from CHARLOTTE January 30, 2013 for Tim B. Cummings, MD

Complication is a minor adjective describing my conditions. To begin with I have had MS for years; within one year, 2011, I underwent cancerous thyroidectomy and lymph nodes removal, getting it all. The Doctor he sent me to was excellent.Then, ten months later “malignant cells on every test including biopsy adrenalectomy containing a pheochromycytoma was diagnosed in which Dr. Cummings… See more