ATLANTA – Atlanta Magazine recently named 162 physicians who practice at Piedmont Healthcare to its annual list of Top Doctors.

“The physicians who practice with Piedmont Healthcare provide the high-quality, patient-centered care that has made Piedmont a healthcare destination throughout the state of Georgia,” said Leigh Hamby, M.D., chief medical officer of Piedmont Healthcare. “We are proud of all that they do for our patients and we are proud to call them members of the Piedmont family.”

The Piedmont Newton and Piedmont Rockdale physicians who earned the "Top Doctors" distinction are:

Dr. Nour Abboushi

Dr. Adam Bressler

Dr. Darwin Brown

Dr. Bert Chen

Dr. Elizabeth DeGive

Dr. Robin Dretler

Dr. Allen A. Futral III

Dr. Thomas McElligott

Dr. Jay Mepani

Dr. Karen Muro

Dr. Philip Newman

Dr. Henry Patton

Dr. Richard Robinson

Dr. David Rosenfeld

Dr. Ratna Sajja

Dr. Andre Scott

Dr. Jon Stahlman

Dr. Syed Wasim

According to Atlanta Magazine, careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience occurs before final selection of this list. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, a company specializing in healthcare research, information and publishing, reviews medical education, training, board certifications, hospital appointments and more.


I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.