The connection between a primary care partnership and a healthy life is widely recognized. However, nearly one in four Americans does not have a primary care provider. An established relationship with a primary care physician (PCP) who knows your life circumstances and medical and personal histories helps to ensure the best possible care when you need it. You can also achieve and maintain optimal health in partnership with your PCP, managing chronic health issues such as hypertension or diabetes, and preventing or minimizing greater disease development.
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Practitioners in primary care include physicians who specialize in internal medicine or family medicine. Internal medicine is the specialty focused on care of adults, ages 16 and older. Internists are experienced and well versed in healthy lifestyles and a wide range of medical conditions. We will work with you to develop a personalized, unique approach to your health and care.

Internists treat a variety of illnesses and conditions, provide routine check-ups, conduct health screenings and comprehensive physical exams, and provide primary, wellness and preventive healthcare. They will partner with you to monitor and manage long-term chronic conditions. Should you develop a health issue that requires specialty care, they will refer you to the appropriate specialist(s).

Your care team may include the physician, physician assistant (PA), nurse practitioner (NP) and/or medical assistant.


Services

Internists are widely skilled with training in the care of adult patients, ages 16 and older, through adulthood and old age. Primary care services include episodic care for acute symptoms, management of chronic disease and disease prevention services.

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  • Annual health and wellness evaluations
  • Management of chronic diseases (i.e., hypertension, diabetes, depression or heart disease)
  • Routine immunizations (flu, tetanus, pneumonia and others)
  • Treatment of minor injuries or illness
  • Referral to specialists as needed


Patient Checklist: Before your appointment

To maximize your time and that of your primary care provider, take a few minutes to prepare a list of questions and to gather and bring needed information, including:

  • Insurance (private/commercial, Medicare or Medicaid card)
  • Valid photo ID
  • Co-payment (consult your insurance provider)
  • List of medications
  • Changes in your medical history
  • Questions for your doctor
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Meet our Team

David Duvall, MD

David Duvall, MD

Internal Medicine
416-B 4th Avenue East
Cordele, GA 31015
229-273-8501Dr. Duvall received his medical degree at the Emory University School of Medicine, where he also completed his internship and residency. He is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Kevin Holloway, MD

Kevin Holloway, MD

Internal Medicine
108 4th Avenue East
Cordele, GA 31015
229-276-2190 Dr. Holloway earned his medical degree at the Mercer University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.

David Kavtaradze, MD

David Kavtaradze, MD

Internal Medicine
1008 7th Street
Cordele, GA 31015
229-271-4608Dr. Kavtaradze graduated from the Tbilisi State Med Institute in Tbilisi, Georgia (Eastern Europe), in 1996 and completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in geriatrics at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He is board certified in internal medicine and has been in practice for over 19 years, specializing in internal medicine and geriatrics.

Srilatha Nadipineni, MD

Srilatha Nadipineni, MD

Internal Medicine/Nephrology
110 4th Avenue East
Cordele, GA 31015
229-276-2180With a medical degree from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India, Dr. Nadipineni completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Alabama Medical Center and a fellowship in nephrology at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She has been in practice for more than 12 years.

Guido Ring, MD

Guido Ring, MD

Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Diabetes
106 4th Avenue West, Suite B
Cordele, GA 31015
229-271-3200Dr. Ring received his medical degree at the University of Ulm in Germany. He completed post-graduate training in internal medicine and nephrology at various locations in England, France,  Germany and the U.S., including Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and Emory University in Atlanta. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been in practice for more than 15 years.

Richard Stevens, MD

Richard Stevens, MD

Internal Medicine
416-B East 4th Avenue
Cordele, GA 31015
229-273-8501Dr. Stevens received his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine a Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He has been in practice for more than 12 years.

William White, MD

William White, MD

Internal Medicine
105 East 4th Avenue
Cordele, GA 31015
229-273-9320

Physician assistants (PAs) are licensed to prescribe medications, diagnose and treat illness and disease. They have completed advanced education and extensive clinical training and work in collaboration with a licensed physician. As part of your integrated medical team, PAs are critical to increasing access to care by expanding the capacity of physician practices across the country.

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with advanced academic and clinical education and experience in care of the sick and in diagnosis, treatment and management of common and chronic illnesses. NPs are an essential part of today’s care team. They can diagnose and treat medical conditions, administer vaccinations and prescribe medications. NPs promote holistic health and wellness with emphasis on health education, risk identification and reduction, and preventive care through lifestyle modification.

Because of growing time demands on physicians and the shortage of doctors in numerous specialties, both PAs and NPs provide a high quality, skilled and practical option for many of your health care needs.