Family Medicine Physicians in Eatonton, GA
The doctors and medical staff at Lake Oconee Concierge Medicine look forward to welcoming you to our full-service primary care and integrative medicine concierge practice. We are excited about getting back to the way medicine used to be practiced: spending ample one-on-one time with each patient and building a solid personal relationship that helps take better care of them.
In addition to the doctors and staff profiled below, Lake Oconee Concierge Medicine patients can see a board-certified cardiologist, who can accurately evaluate cardiovascular imaging tests, such as a Doppler ultrasound (to diagnose blood clots and other circulatory issues), echocardiogram (to identify structural or functional problems with the heart), and AAA ultrasound (to identify the presence of an abdominal aortic aneurysm). Our cardiology patients also receive in-person follow-ups with the cardiologist.
Please take a moment to learn a little more about our healthcare providers:
Eddie Richardson Jr., MD, FAAFP
Fellowship-Trained Family Medicine Physician Focusing on Primary Care, Urgent Care, Pain Management, Addiction Management, Geriatric and Palliative Care
Dr. Eddie Richardson is a native of Echols County, Georgia. After earning his bachelor of science in chemistry from Valdosta State University, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served in the Gulf War, was meritoriously promoted twice, and earned the prestigious Achievement Medal for his outstanding service.
Upon returning to civilian life, Dr. Richardson earned his master of science in biochemistry from Clark Atlanta University and his medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999. He completed his family medicine residency training at the Columbus Medical Center and furthered his medical training by completing a fellowship in geriatric and palliative medicine at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.
Leadership Roles in the Community
Dr. Richardson currently serves as chief of staff at Putnam General Hospital in Eatonton, Georgia, and is the medical director of its hospitalist program. He also serves as medical director of Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Services, Peaceful Purpose Hospice of Georgia, and Bright Hospice Care.
Dr. Richardson is an assistant professor at Georgia Regency Health School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine. He also serves on the faculty of two nurse practitioner schools.
Dr. Richardson is a past president and board chair for the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) – as well as current vice president of the GAFP’s Georgia Healthy Family Alliance. While still in school, Dr. Richardson served as student board member to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and was one of the first national family medicine interest group (FMIG) leaders. He co-authored the FMIG leadership manual for the AAFP, which is still in use today. He has also been selected as a fellow of the AAFP.
He frequently appears as an expert witness on TV shows like “Paternity Court” and “Personal Injury Court.” He has also presented on several topics on the Medical Association of Georgia’s Top Doc Radio.
Honors & Recognitions
Dr. Richardson’s honors include being voted the “Best Doctor in the Lake Country” and the “2018 Family Physician of the Year” for GAFP. He was also a finalist for Physician of the Year in 2019 by the American Academy of Family Physicians. He was 2018 Distinguished Alumni of the Year for Valdosta State University for the second time in less than 10 years.
Dr. Richardson is a devoted husband to his lovely wife, Dr. Jameelah Gater-Richardson, to whom he has been married for more than 15 years. He is a loving and supportive brother, uncle, son, and mentor to many. He loves being a doctor and being able to help people every day.
Jameelah Gater-Richardson, MD
Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician Focusing on Integrative Medicine and Aesthetics
Dr. Jameelah Gater-Richardson earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor in 2000. She completed her family medicine residency at Emory University in Atlanta, and a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson under Dr. Andrew Weil, a bona fide legend in the field.
Dr. Gater-Richardson has received many honors and recognitions for her medical care over the years. While in medical school, she was honored with the Thomas C. Davies Family Practice award. She was also recognized as Resident of the Year by the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians for her commitment to the field.
Dr. Gater-Richardson received her board certification in family medicine from the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Gater-Richardson is married to Dr. Eddie Richardson, who she met while she was in medical school. The couple have lived and worked together for more than 15 years.
Angelia is a resident of Greene County, Georgia. She attended school at Athens Technical College.
Angelia has been working in the field of medicine for more than 21 years. She began work at Lake Oconee Primary and Urgent Care in 2018 and moved to Lake Oconee Concierge Medicine in 2019. In addition to working as a medical assistant, she has also worked as an ER tech, surgical assistant, and labor and delivery assistant.
Angelia is a loving wife and mother of three children (along with a fourth she raised since the age of 3 as her own). She also has five wonderful grandchildren.
Devon Sheppard is a native of Washington County, Georgia. After high school, she moved to Milledgeville, where she attended Georgia College and obtained dual bachelor of science degrees in pre-med biology and pre-law criminal justice.
Devon has worked as a medical assistant for more than 10 years and has been with Lake Oconee Concierge Medicine since 2015.
In her spare time, Devon enjoys the company of her loving husband and a son she is devoted to.
Are you interested in discovering what a difference personalized medicine and membership services can make? Make an appointment to visit the doctors and staff at Lake Oconee Concierge Medicine in Eatonton, Georgia, to find out more.