Pediatric Associates was established in beautiful Gainesville, Georgia. Doctor Martin Smith was our founding physician. He set the high standard of care that our providers practice by today. He was the first AAP president from the state of Georgia. Dr. Smith was also one of the original staff members for the Hall County Hospital when the doors opened in 1951. The hospital kept that name until 1976 when it would become Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The hospital was cultivated from the love and dedication of the physicians, nurses and of the community it served. When the hospital first opened the physicians would often take their own instruments from the office with them to treat the patients in the hospital. There were not any specialty departments such as Radiology, Anesthesiology or even ER physicians. Dr. Smith would even make house calls at times. Dr. Smith has been recognized nationally for his efforts in increasing the vaccination rate of infants and children across the country. When the need for pediatric care grew in North Georgia and the surrounding area Dr. Smith added Dr. R.Lowell Peacock and Dr. Charles Jones.
We now have two convenient locations and 16 providers with a variety of specialties from MD's to DO and PNP's. While we have 16 providers it is our goal to give our families the best pediatric care by getting to know each family personally. Please take a moment to read about our providers and see who would be a good fit for you and your family. It would be our privilege to be given the opportunity to take care of your family's medical needs.