September 10th, 2012
August 8th, 2012
November 10th, 2010
Wesley D. Head, M.D., F.C.C.P
Department of RheumatologyRheumatology is the subspecialty of internal medicine that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases affecting the joints, muscles, connective tissues, soft tissues around the joints and bones and the immune system.
Rheumatologists must become board certified in Internal Medicine by completing seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training. Then, for an additional two to three years, they study conditions specific to the musculoskeletal system – arthritis, certain autoimmune diseases and osteoporosis. Rheumatologists are specially trained to do the detective work necessary to discover the cause of swelling and pain. It could be one of more than 100 diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, back pain, osteoporosis, or tendonitis.
1240 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SE
Office Hours8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
396 441 Historic Hwy N
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Medical Plaza 1
Office Hours8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Every other Friday 2nd Tuesday of Every Month
3320 Old Jefferson Road
To Schedule an AppointmentCall (770) 536-9864 or (800) 820-6432. Please note that some physicians may not presently be accepting new patients as their practices may have reached capacity.
After Hours / Emergencies
In case of an after hours emergency call the Northeast Georgia Medical Center at (770) 219-9000 and ask to speak with the on-call physician for the Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic. The hospital operator will take a message and have the doctor return your call.