Emory Physician Preceptors

Emory Physician Preceptors

All 3 physicians at Family Practice Center are currently or have been adjunct professors of Medicine at Emory Medical School. We are honored to be asked to be teachers of Family Medicine at the top medical school in the Southeast. Our ongoing affiliation with the medical school community allows us to remain current with the latest in healthcare research and diagnostic testing to ensure our patients get the best care possible. We are proud to train the next generation of Medical Doctors in the best practices at Family Practice...

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Occasional Anxiety

Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. Life is stressful for many of us and experiencing symptoms of worry, irritability, and fatigue related to this anxiety is common. However, people with anxiety disorder often have intensive, excessive, and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Anxiety disorder may involve repeated episodes of intense anxiety, fear, and terror that reach peak after a few minutes (panic attacks). These episodes of panic and anxiety interfere with daily activities and are difficult to control. They are out of proportion to the actual danger and can last a long time. Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety (social phobias), and separation anxiety disorder. Sometimes anxiety results in a medical condition that may need treatment. These symptoms can be treated very effectively with non-habit-forming medications that are inexpensive and well tolerated. Symptoms may also be helped with psychotherapy. Whatever form of anxiety you have, we can assist in the evaluation and treatment. By James H. Wheeler,...

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Could someone you know have ADD?

Could someone you know have ADD? Maybe they’re impulsive, inattentive or disorganized. People with inattention may procrastinate, may not complete tasks like homework or chores, or may frequently move from one uncompleted activity to another. They might have a hard time paying attention to details and tend to make careless mistakes. They may have difficulty staying on topic while talking and listening to others and have difficulty following social rules. They may also be forgetful about daily activities (for example: forgetting appointments, neglecting to pack a lunch, etc.) Inattentiveness and impulsivity are key behaviors in ADD. It is normal to have some inattention during focused activity, but in ADD it is more severe, occurs more often, and interferes with or reduces quality of social function and job activities. While there is no cure for ADD, current treatments available at Family Practice Center can reduce symptoms and improve functioning. The medications are safe when used as directed by providers.  We are able to direct treatment and monitor therapy. Contact us if you or someone you know could benefit by an assessment and evaluation for...

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Dr. Schramm selected as one of Atlanta’s Top Docs!

Dr. Schramm selected as one of Atlanta’s Top Docs!

Dr. Steve Schramm graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, and from there completed Medical School at Rutgers. He also was the chief resident at the University of South Carolina. In 1987 Dr. Schramm joined the Family Practice Center, and from there has built a loyal group of patients. He credits his success to his passion for learning and his ability to understand the perspective of all...

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