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

537.50 every 3 months
1,075.00 every 6 months
2,150.00 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 Kellie in GA March 13, 2020 for Tim B. Cummings, MD

Now as a 7 year MDVIP patient with Dr. Cummings, I find that I always actually do have an annual physical and focus more on my health. And with happening, I have less worry about my healthcare. During a recent crisis in my, I have found his caring and availability to be a real blessing in my life. Thank you and please never retire. 

from Lawrence in GA March 12, 2020 for Tim B. Cummings, MD

Dr. Tim Cummings has encouraged us to eat healthy. Sometime after we joined Dr. Cummings practice, He suggested to us (my wife & I) that we add more fruits & vegetables to our diet. We started doing this, and we are quite amazed sometimes when we realize the amount of fruits and vegetables we now consume. There is no question that this diet change has had a very positive health benefit… See more

from Carol in GA March 10, 2020 for Tim B. Cummings, MD
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We just joined Doc Cummings after our other long time MDVIP retired. It was hard to have to search for another doctor after so many years. We were 20 & 30 years with the same doctor. I'm looking forward to my first annual physical with Doc Cummings and his staff. So far they have been just outstanding - so warm and friendly. See ya soon :)

from Bruce in GA March 15, 2018 for Tim B. Cummings, MD

In Nov., 2016, I suffered from severe Dysphagia following a choking incident. After hospitalization, consultation/treatment by 6 different specialists (gastro, ENT, Neurology, etc.) and my former PCP, I received little to no relief, helpful diagnoses or progress.
A friend referred me to MDVIP and Dr. Cummings in Feb., 2017. He was the first doctor to demonstrate genuine care for my… See more

from alice in GA February 26, 2018 for Tim B. Cummings, MD

dr. cummings has helped with a couple of trips out of the country. my husband and son have asthma and we went to high altitudes and then of course we ate at out of the way places so he helped with all the meds we needed...inhalers, stomach irritation that could happen etc. We felt very fortunate to be able to contact a doctor and get a quick response and all the help he provided with out the… See more