The friendly staff at Athens Gastroenterology Center, PC and Athens Endoscopy, LLC is efficient, eager and capable of meeting the needs of our patients. Our Providers and staff are honored to be a part of your health-care team!
Athens Gastroenterology Center, PC
Now we have G.I. X-Press visits for our established patients with our Mid-Level Providers. GI X-Press appointment s are for established patients who are actively sick and need a "same-day" appointment with our Mid-Level Providers. Patients can call our office at 706-548-0058 to schedule an appointment.
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Meet Our Providers
Gregory S. Smith, M.D. - Gastroenterologist
Dr. Smith is a Board Certified specialist in Gastroenterology &
Hepatology, and Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He graduated
from Dartmouth College and Emory School of Medicine, and then
trained at Harvard University affiliated hospitals in Boston. Dr. Smith
has been a practicing physician since 1990. He opened the doors of
Athens Gastroenterology Center, P.C. in May 2002, thereafter becoming
a leader in gastrointestinal disorders, Hepatic (liver) disorders, and
therapeutic endoscopic procedures. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Athens
Endoscopy, LLC (AE), Athens Regional Medical Center (ARMC), St.
Mary’s Hospital (SMH), and Landmark Hospital. He is also an associate
at the Medical College of Georgia/University of Georgia Medical
Partnership in Athens. Other memberships include American College of
Gastroenterology (ACG) and American Society of Gastroenterology and
Dr. Smith’s passion and commitment to excellent patient care has earned the trust and rapport of patients, their families, and referring doctors!
Mary N. Dotson, DNP, RN, FNP - Gastroenterology Specialist
Ms. Dotson earned her DNP, doctorate in Nursing Practice from the Medical College of Georgia, now Georgia Regents University. She received a Masters of Science in Rural Family Nurse Practitioner from North Georgia College and State University, now the University of North Georgia. Ms. Dotson also received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Cum Laude from the Medical College of Georgia.
She has been with Athens Gastroenterology Center, P.C. since March 2003. Her dedication and zeal for exceptional patient care has made her a patient favorite. Mary Dotson pours herself into the quality care of her patients. Always a great ear for listening; her compassion and understanding have helped her patients feel more at ease.
R. Jason Mann, NP-C - Gastroenterology Specialist
Robert “Jason” Mann started his career in medicine with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Georgia (UGA). He attained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia in which he specialized for 13+ years in the areas of Medical/Surgical Intensive Care, Psychiatric, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Neonatal ICU). Jason returned to the Georgia Health and Sciences University to earn his Master of Science in Nursing and became a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. In 2014 Jason Mann, NP-C joined Dr. Gregory Smith’s team.
Other Team Members of AGC and AE
- TanDeKaH Scott, RN-BSN - AGC & AE Practice Administrator
- G.Scott Smith - AGC & AE Business Coordinator
- Kelly Parr - AGC & AE Administrative Assistant
- Tameika Smith - AGC Clinical Staff Leader
- June England - AGC & AE Front Office Staff Leaders
- Teresa Walker- AGC & AE Patient Billing Staff Leaders
- Rachquel Kemp- AE Endo Team Leaders
A doctor in our call group is on-call after 5:00 PM for urgent medical problems. When you call our office phone number (706) 548-0058, you will have two options:
- Leave a non-emergency message to be returned the next day, or
- You will connect to the Answering Service Call Center who will direct your call to a G.I. physician who is currently on-call. Please understand there is a lag time for the Answering Service to contact the G.I. physician who is currently on-call
If you think it may be an emergency or in situations when you do not have time to call us first, you should go to the Emergency Room (ER) of the hospital where an ER physician will evaluate you and contact one of our on-call G.I. physicians if necessary.