Family Physician Grew Up on a Farm in Jasper
ADAIRSVILLE, Ga., Sept. 20, 2022 – Michael Land, M.D., is now seeing patients at Atrium Health Floyd Primary Care Family Medicine in Adairsville.
Land grew up on a farm in Jasper, which is only about an hour's drive from Adairsville.
“I really appreciate growing up in that smaller community because you get a sense that everyone knows each other and everyone has their best interest at heart. I am really happy to be in Adairsville. It's close to where I grew up, and it's also a small community."
He said as a doctor his philosophy is to spend more time listening rather than talking.
Land received his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon. He served as the chief resident in the Macon-based Atrium Health Navicent Family Medicine Residency Program. He is a member of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians.
He completed medical school in three years with a focus on providing care in rural and underserved areas of Georgia. Land received both a Bachelor of Science in genetics and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Georgia.
He was also a research assistant at the UGA Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering.
“I think it's important for patients to realize their doctors are real people and that we have lives outside of medicine. I really love music in addition to medicine so I play the saxophone and the piano," Land said. “Every doctor brings their own experiences into the way they practice medicine, even if they are not related to their field of medicine."
Atrium Health Floyd Primary Care Family Medicine Adairsville, 6000 Joe Frank Harris Parkway NW, is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. Call 770-773-9448 to make an appointment.
About Atrium Health Floyd
Since 1942, Floyd, now Atrium Health Floyd, has worked to provide affordable, accessible care in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Today, Atrium Health Floyd is a leading medical provider and economic force. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation's leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. At the hub of these services is Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center, a 304-bed full-service, acute care hospital and regional referral center. Atrium Health Floyd employs more than 3,400 teammates who provide care in over 40 medical specialties at three hospitals: Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia; Atrium Health Floyd Cherokee Medical Center in Centre, Alabama; Atrium Health Floyd Polk Medical Center in Cedartown, Georgia, as well as Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center Behavioral Health, a freestanding 53-bed behavioral health facility, also in Rome; and a primary care and urgent care network with locations throughout the service area of northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama.