TSPMG Physicians Among Atlanta's "Top Doctors"
Seven doctors from The Southeast Permanente Medical Group were recently named as “Top Doctors” in Atlanta Magazine.
The TSPMG physicians who made the list are:
- Richard B. Abrohams, MD - Kaiser Permanente Medical Center at Gwinnett
- Kathleen S. Butt, MD - Kaiser Permanente Glenlake Medical Center
- Richard S. Ellin, MD - Kaiser Permanente Alpharetta Medical Center
- Patrice T. Gapsard, MD - Kaiser Permanente East Cobb Medical Office
- James H. Hipkens, MD - Kaiser Permanente Medical Center at Gwinnett
- Sean T. Murphy, MD - Kaiser Permanente Sugar Hill-Buford Medical Office
- Sharon D. Smith, MD - Kaiser Permanente Alpharetta Medical Center
Each year, independent health care research firm Castle Connolly asks physicians across metro Atlanta to nominate doctors they feel exhibit exceptional clinical skills and commitment to patient care. The results are compiled in the annual "Top Doctors" list, which is featured in the July edition of Atlanta Magazine.
Dr. Abrohams specializes in geriatric medicine and is a member of the palliative care team, which provides end-of-life care for patients who are homebound. The team addresses the physical and social needs of patients with life-threatening illnesses. A graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Abrohams has practiced at TSPMG since 1998.
Dr. Butt, who joined TSPMG in 1988, specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. A graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, she is recognized for her expertise in gynecologic surgery.
Dr. Ellin, who has practiced with TSPMG since 1985, specializes in internal medicine. A graduate of Emory University School of Medicine, he is recognized for his expertise in preventive care.
Dr. Gaspard, who joined TSPMG in 1997, specializes in pediatrics and pediatric surgery. A graduate of the Tulane University School of Medicine, she is recognized for her expertise in adolescent and preventive medicine.
Dr. Hipkens, a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine, is recognized for his expertise in complex diagnoses. In recent years, he has concentrated his work on diabetes and hypertension prevention. Hipkens has been with TSPMG since 1996.
Dr. Murphy specializes in family medicine and is passionate about preventive care. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine, Murphy joined TSPMG in 1992.
Dr. Smith specializes in obstetrics/gynecology and is also a strong proponent of preventive care. A graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, she joined TSPMG in 1993.
The Southeast Permanente Medical Group provides care exclusively for Kaiser Permanente of Georgia members.