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Dr. Peterson, Randolph Medical Associates Joins Tanner Medical Group



Russell Peterson, DO, and the patient care team at Randolph Medical Associates have formally joined Tanner Medical Group, one of metro Atlanta’s largest multi-specialty physician groups.

Dr. Peterson and his team have been serving Randolph County residents since 1995. With the support of Tanner, the practice will continue to offer a wide range of medical and preventive care, including screenings, sports physicals, wellness appointments for men and women, weight management services, employment physicals, cardiac testing, Department of Transportation physicals, worker’s compensation services and chronic disease management for people with hypertension, diabetes and more.

As part of Tanner Medical Group, the practice will be renamed Tanner Primary Care of Roanoke, with new signage, new practice materials and — in the coming months — new access to the unique Tanner MyChart patient portal, allowing users to securely make appointments, email medical providers, request prescription refills, view lab results and more from any internet-connected device.

Tanner Medical Group — part of Carrollton, Georgia-based Tanner Health System, which also operates Tanner Medical Center/East Alabama in Wedowee — provides support for medical providers across west Georgia and east Alabama, including managing human resources functions, scheduling and billing, and ensuring providers have the technology and resources to provide the highest level of care to their patients.

“Partnering with Tanner is a great move for our clinic and for improving access to care throughout Randolph County,” said Dr. Peterson. “Tanner has demonstrated again and again a willingness to work with our community to improve medical care here, and I’m glad to partner with other providers throughout the region to offer an even more comprehensive approach to care for our patients.”

Tanner Medical Group operates about 30 practices across west Georgia and east Alabama, offering cardiac and interventional cardiac care, family medicine, general surgical care, gynecology and obstetrics, breast surgical oncology, internal medicine, infectious disease care, pediatrics, plastic and cosmetic surgery, radiation oncology, rheumatology and vascular surgery care.

The group operates two additional practices in Randolph County: Tanner Primary Care of Wedowee and Woodland Family Healthcare. Tanner Medical Group also operates Tanner Primary Care of Franklin in Franklin, Georgia.

Dr. Peterson has been involved in the Roanoke community for two decades, serving as medical director for several large local firms and the Roanoke City School System, as well as chairman of the Randolph County Board of Health. He also served as an attending physician at the former Randolph Medical Center in Roanoke. Dr. Peterson earned his doctorate in osteopathy from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing and completed his internship and residency at Flint Osteopathic Hospital in Flint, Michigan.

Tanner Primary Care of Roanoke is located at 965 Highway 431 in Roanoke, Alabama. For an appointment, call 334-863-2141. More information about Tanner Medical Group is available online at TannerMedicalGroup.org.

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