About Us

Our practice is designed to cover your family’s needs, at whatever stage of life.  Your family can get pediatric care for young children and internal medicine for adults and seniors.  At Blackshear Family Practice, formerly known as Georgia Physicians South, you’ll find caring, qualified doctors and staff to care for you and your family every step of the way.

We provide uncompromising treatment to patients suffering from chronic illness such as hypertension, diabetes and hyperlipidemia (often leading to cardiovascular disease as well as kidney and eye problems). As part of our comprehensive treatment, we work closely with physicians specializing in coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic renal failure, and cancer. We value quality of life for our patients and promote strategic goals for maintaining it. Through routine examinations and regular blood testing, we can often delay (and sometimes prevent) progression of chronic illnesses, allowing patients to live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Our physicians are proactive when it comes to prevention and encourage a healthy lifestyle. As part of our prevention program, we offer:

  • Well visit checkups for both children and adults
  • Individual diabetes education classes
  • Regular monitoring of lab results for patients suffering from diabetes and hypertension
  • Assessment and monitoring of patient medication in efforts to detect early kidney or liver damage which may prevent (or slow the progression of) permanent end-organ damage

We’re proud to have Resident Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician’s Assistants as part of our team here at Blackshear Family Practice. Working in conjunction with our team of Physicians, our entire staff is here to deliver you the highest level of medical knowledge and Southern Hospitality.


About Privia Health

We are proudly part of Privia Health. Privia equips leading primary and specialty care physicians with cutting-edge resources to help us deliver outstanding, personalized patient care. That’s why Privia’s patient satisfaction scores are 2x higher than national averages. Visit their website to learn how Privia helps you take control of your care.

Healthcare, Handled

You have enough on your plate. We make it easy to message your doctor, connect to on-demand virtual care, receive appointment reminders, refill prescriptions, and get care on the go. If you see more than one doctor in our network, your entire care team has access to your medical chart so we can all work together for your health. Use the myPrivia app or patient portal to:

  • Book appointments, renew prescriptions, and access your electronic health record
  • Send and receive secure messages with your care team

Healthy for the Long Haul

You’re more than a set of symptoms. Privia champions lifelong health and wellness, inside and outside the doctor’s office. From pediatrics to adult needs, preventive programs to complex care, doctor’s visits to self-care at home – we’re here to support you on every step in your journey. Count on Privia for:

  • Collaborative, team-based medical group with leading local providers
  • Same- or next-day appointments with 24/7 telehealth for immediate care

Our Doctors Do More

You can enjoy personalized care without pricey membership fees. Privia doctors take the time to listen to your concerns, from wellness programs to chronic care management. Patients rate our providers 4.9 out of 5 for efforts to include them in decisions about their care, so you can be confident your doctor will help you understand the guidance you get, in-office or virtually. With Privia, you can expect:

  • Unhurried, comprehensive visits to develop the right care plan for you
  • Nationally recognized top physicians and healthcare professionals