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Athens Gastrointerology Center
Athens Gastrointerology Center - Athens Endoscopy
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21 Jefferson Place, Athens, GA 30601

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About Us

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!

Office Information

Athens Gastroenterology Center, PC
21 Jefferson Place, Suite 1, Athens, GA 30601
Phone: (706) 548- 0058
Fax: (706) 548-0555
Hours: Monday- Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Appointments: Call for appointments.
GI X-Press available for established patients with active illness.


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.


Athens Endoscopy, LLC
21 Jefferson Place, Suite 2, Athens, GA 30601
Phone: (706) 433-0788
Fax: (706) 433-0786
Hours: Vary.
Appointments: By appointment only.

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Did you know?...
The Andes Mountains painting you see in the AGC Lobby was painted for the office by
Alan Campbell.



Meet Our Providers

Athens Gastroenterologist Provider

Gregory S. Smith, M.D. - Gastroenterologist

Athens Gastroenterologist - Dr. SmithDr. Smith is a Board Certified specialist in Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 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 Endoscopy (ASGE).

Dr. Smith’s passion and commitment to excellent patient care has earned the trust and rapport of patients, their families, and referring doctors!

Get to know Dr. Gregory Smith…




Gastro Specialist - Mary DotsonMs. 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.


Get to know Mary Dotson, NP…




Gastro SpecialistMs. Margret Brown earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant from the Medical College of Georgia in 2000. She received her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Dietetics from Eastern Illinois University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Southeast Missouri State University.

Margret comes to the practice with over 25 years of nutritional expertise and 12 years experience as a gastroenterology physician assistant.

She enjoys playing with her miniature schnauzer, reading novels set in Ireland, kayaking along quiet rivers, and snorkeling in the ocean.




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After Hours

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:

  1. Leave a non-emergency message to be returned the next day, or
  2. 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.