Dr. John Jenkins welcomes a new physician to join his growing practice, Trish Hall, M.D. A Kennesaw, Georgia, native Dr. Hall is licensed in Family Medicine, and joins Upson Family Physicians this August.
CEO David Castleberry said the board, employees and physicians are most pleased to welcome Dr. Hall to town. “The academic and residency similarities between Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Hall are remarkable. It is a compliment to the quality of healthcare and quality of this community to attract and retain the talent, skill and compassion of Dr. Jenkins and, now Dr. Hall.”
Dr. Hall completed undergraduate studies in Chemistry at North Georgia College and State University, where she graduated among the top of her class. In 2011, she earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.
Most recently, Dr. Hall served as Chief Resident at Self Regional Healthcare, in Greenwood, South Carolina. Self is a 421-bed hospital and home to one of the top ranked residency programs in the nation. Six years ago, Dr. Jenkins served as Chief Resident there, and like Dr. Jenkins, the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians selected Dr. Hall as “Outstanding Resident of the Year”
As a family medicine physician, Dr. Hall is experienced in pediatric, adult and geriatric medicine. “One of the benefits of family medicine is continuity of care,” she said. “We can address the needs of an entire family over time, and I am especially interested in helping meet the growing demand for pediatric care in the area.”
Castleberry said, “Much like Dr. Jenkins, Dr. Hall is one of the most sought after residents from one of the nation’s most desirable residency programs, and we are very pleased she has chosen Thomaston as the place to open her practice and raise her family.”
Dr. Hall’s decision to choose Upson is especially significant because only one of four medical college graduates expresses a desire to work in a rural area, and fewer and fewer medical students are choosing family medicine.
The high caliber of Thomaston’s medical community was a positive factor in Hall’s decision to choose Thomaston. “I hope to help others, one patient at a time…that’s the greatest reward of being a physician.”
Dr. Hall and her husband, Joseph, are living in Thomaston. They have an almost one-year-old son, James.
Dr. Hall said she and her family were looking for a fit for her practice and her family. “Everything we were looking for is right here,” she said. “We really fell in love with the community and the people of Thomaston.”