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Atrium Health Floyd Physician Specializes in Internal Medicine
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Atrium Health Floyd Physician Specializes in Internal Medicine


Joshua Herndon, M.D., Sees Patients in Summerville

SUMMERVILLE, Ga., Nov. 9, 2023 Joshua Herndon, M.D., treats adult patients of all ages at Atrium Health Floyd Primary Care Medicine in Summerville. He has a passion for internal medicine and treating older patients.

“I think being from a small town and actually coming from a blue-collar family allows me to interact with my patients and relate to them on a different level," Herndon said. “I know a lot of the concerns they have because my parents had similar concerns."

He says that the best part of medicine for him is “the ability to influence my patient's health and life in a good way."

Herndon said he is very straightforward with his patients.

“I'm very approachable and stress to my patients that we are in it together. I'm not going to be hollering at you or anything like that, but I'm not going to sugarcoat many things," he said. “I'm pretty straightforward."

Herndon said he enjoyed math and science when he was in school. He received his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah and his Bachelor of Science in biology from East Georgia State College in Swainsboro.

Atrium Health Floyd Primary Care Family Medicine Summerville is located at 11766 U.S. Highway 27. The office is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

To make an appointment call 706-857-3915. You can also make an appointment through the myatriumhealth app.

​About Atrium Health Floyd

The Atrium Health Floyd family of health care services is a leading medical provider and economic force in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Atrium Health Floyd is part of Charlotte, North Carolina-based Advocate Health, the third-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Atrium Health Floyd employs more than 3,5 00 teammates who provide care in over 40 medical specialties at three hospitals: Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center – a 304-bed full-service, acute care hospital and regional referral center in Rome, Georgia; Atrium Health Floyd Polk Medical Center in Cedartown, Georgia; and Atrium Health Floyd Cherokee Medical Center in Centre, Alabama; as well as Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center Behavioral Health – a freestanding 53-bed behavioral health facility in Rome – and also primary care and urgent care network locations throughout northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama.

About Advocate Health 

Advocate Health is the third-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the United States – created from the combination of Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health. Providing care under the names Advocate Health Care in Illinois, Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama, and Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, Advocate Health is a national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, with Wake Forest University School of Medicine serving as the academic core of the enterprise. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Advocate Health serves nearly 6 million patients and is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies. It is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology, pediatrics and rehabilitation, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. Advocate Health employs nearly 150,000 team members across 67 hospitals and over 1,000 care locations and offers one of the nation's largest graduate medical education programs with over 2,000 residents and fellows across more than 200 programs. Committed to equitable care for all, Advocate Health provides nearly $5 billion in annual community benefits.