News

Take a look at our news and events below.

March 6, 2019 -  On Saturday, February 23, Albany Area Primary Health Care officially announced this year's recipients of the Provider and Employee of the Year at the Annual Employee & Family picnic.  

Each year, AAPHC providers and team members nominate outstanding individuals who are truly making a difference within our organization. Once all the nominations are in, the final winners are selected anonymously by a committee of outside individuals. And, the official results are in!
 
2019 Provider of the Year - Purvis Collier, PA-C
Purvis joined AAPHC just over five years ago at East Albany Medical Center (EAMC) as a Physician Assistant. He has established himself as a dedicated provider at this site and is the epitome of a mission-driven provider. He quickly took on the role of Clinic Director for EAMC and just recently accepted the official role of Department Chair for the Advanced Practitioners. Purvis is respected by his peers and team members, as well as loved by patients for his great demeanor! To learn more about Purvis and his team at EAMC, click here
 
2019 Employee of the Year - Omega Reid, Credentialing Specialist
Omega works diligently as one of our Credentialing Specialists to ensure that our licensed and certified staff maintain proper privileges. She also ensures that we have insurance enrollments completed and maintained to maximize reimbursement and minimize disruptions in billing. She never hesitates to take on new tasks and has been recognized internally and externally by numerous individuals for her work ethic and pleasant personality. She is dedicated to the mission of AAPHC and works tirelessly to fulfill her role with the organization. Congratulations Omega!
 
We are so proud of Purvis Collier, PA-C, and Omega Reid for their recognition for all they do to support and raise up our organization. 
 
   

Feb. 19, 2019 -  Did you know the No. 1 way to fight cancer is early detection?  Mammography and Pap Screenings are important exams that help in early detection.  Screening is especially important if you have a family history of breast or cervical cancer.

Albany Area Primary Health Care (AAPHC) is developing new programs that make it easier – and more affordable – for women to receive their mammograms and PAP screenings.   Talk to your Provider today to see if you qualify for FREE screenings.  Just call your doctor’s office for additional details!  Not yet a patient of AAPHC? No worries!  Visit www.AAPHC.org to find an office near your work or home.  Once you become a patient, our AAPHC will be able to see if you qualify for the free screenings.    AAPHC is committed to providing high quality health care to ALL of our Southwest Georgia residents!  
 
Fast Facts about Breast and Cervical Cancers:

• Breast Cancer in the United States is the most common cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity.  Approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.  The very best way to detect, and fight, breast cancer is with a mammogram.  
 
• A PAP screening can detect cancer cells, but also abnormal cells that may develop into cancer if left untreated.  According to the CDC, cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. However, in the past 40 years, the number of cases of cervical cancer and the number of deaths from cervical cancer have decreased significantly. This decline largely is the result of many women getting regular Pap tests, which can find cervical cancer cells before it turns into cancer.  
 
Call today to see if you qualify for the FREE screenings and make sure your health remains your No. 1 priority.  
 
 

Feb. 14 - Did you know that you can now stay connected with Albany Area Primary Health Care (AAPHC) on social media?  Click on the links below to connect with us and follow our updates!  We post the latest on new physicians, advanced providers, patient services, job postings, and more.   It's a great way to keep in touch with your physician group! 

We hope you'll stay connected to AAPHC! 

Jan. 28, 2019 - Albany Area Primary Health Care (AAPHC) is proud to welcome John Moriarty, DPM, to our physician group.  

Dr. Moriarty is a highly-skilled podiatrist who is here to care for all of your foot and ankle needs.  Dr. Moriarty earned his medical degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York and completed his residency at the Staten Island University Hospital at Northwell in Staten Island, New York. 

Dr. Moriarty specializes in diabetic foot care, foot trauma and clinical and surgical podiatry.  Joining AAPHC's podiatry team, Dr. Moriarty will be caring for patients across Southwest Georgia! 

Are you looking for a trusted podiatrist?  Call 229-435-2424 to schedule an appointment today.  

Dr. Moriarty is currently accepting new patients! 

John Moriarty, DPM

John Moriarty, DPM
AAPHC West Albany Dental & Medical Center
1412 W. Oakridge Drive
Albany, GA 31707
229-435-2424

Feb. 12, 2019 - The fourth annual National Women Physicians Day (NWPD) took place on Feb. 3, 2019. It's a day to honor women in medicine in who have showed courage, creativity, leadership and empathy in their field.

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, Brittany Crenshaw, M.D., M.S., FMNM, ABAARM, honored her fellow physicians in celebration of NWPD. We are so proud of Dr. Crenshaw for delivering a powerful presentation, which detailed the history behind NWPD and provided educational facts and information about women in medicine.

AAPHC is proud to recognize our talented female physicians who are leading the charge both locally and nationally for patient care.

Jan 24, 2019 - At AAPHC, we understand that sometimes it's sometimes difficult to schedule your doctor appointments during the week. In order to provide expanded access to care, and work with our patient's busy schedules, we're offering Saturday hours for our community members!

These Saturday hours are open to both new and established patients with AAPHC and we care for both adult and pediatric patients. 
 
Our AAPHC Saturday Hours include:
  • Every Saturday - South Albany Medical Center and Dawson Medical Center
  • 1st Saturday of each month - East Albany Pediatrics and Adolescent Center
  • 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month- East Albany Medical Center and Lee Medical Arts Center
These locations are open for their Saturday hours from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 
To find the closest office near you, or to learn more about AAPHC, please visit click here.

Feb. 1, 2019 -  AAPHC’s Admin team are decked out in their red attire for Wear Red Day! Our team members are raising awareness for women’s heart health. Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women? This February, which is also American Heart Month, make sure to schedule a check-up with your physician. It’s the perfect time of year to protect your heart!

 

Jan. 2, 2019 –   Albany Area Primary Health Care (AAPHC) is set to open three new medical offices this January in Albany, Georgia.  The offices include the AAPHC Women’s Health Center, AAPHC Northwest Family Medical and Dental Center, and the AAPHC Renaissance Center. The AAPHC Renaissance Center includes a partnership with Nick Carden, Ph.D, and further expands AAPHC’s Behavioral Health services to the Southwest Georgia community.
 
“AAPHC is proud to expand healthcare services for our residents,” says Brandy Church, spokesperson for AAPHC. “Each office is currently scheduling patients for appointments and our healthcare providers are accepting new patients.”
 
“AAPHC will open the new Women’s Health Center in early January,” says Church. “Studies show that women often put their healthcare last on their daily to-do list.  The talented team at the Women’s Health Center is ready to care for you and ensure your health remains a top priority.”
 
The AAPHC Women’s Health Center will be located at:
AAPHC Women’s Health Center, 810 13th Avenue
Suite 107 Albany, Georgia
229-405-62704
 
Construction is currently being finalized on the new AAPHC Northwest Family Medical and Dental Center and the new AAPHC Renaissance Center.  Construction crews are currently building out the new suites for both offices at the Osler Court location.
 
The AAPHC Northwest Family Medical and Dental Center is located at:
AAPHC Northwest Family Medical & Dental Center
2403-A Osler Court, Albany, Georgia
229-405-6196
 
“AAPHC is will open the all new Northwest Family Medical and Dental Center in Albany in a few short weeks,” says Church.  “This Center is dedicated to caring for your entire family - pediatrics, family medicine, dental care - all in one office.  Plus, the AAPHC Renaissance Center will be located right next door with a team focused on Behavioral Health, including psychologists, counselors, and social workers. It’s full service care for your entire family in one convenient location.”
 
“For parents searching for an excellent pediatrics care team, Dr. Rupert Dyer and Amanda Roufs, MSN, CPNP-PC, are relocating to our new Northwest location,” says Church. “At AAPHC we understand that your child’s health is important to you, so it’s a top priority for us that we provide quality care and service for all of our pediatric patients.”
 
“Dr. Nick Carden and his team will be joining the AAPHC family at the newly opened AAPHC Renaissance Center,” says Church. “Dr. Carden is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience. He cares for children, adolescents, adults and families across Southwest Georgia with a focus in Behavioral Health.  AAPHC is proud to welcome Dr. Carden and his team to our physician group!”
 
The AAPHC Renaissance Center is located at:
AAPHC Renaissance Center
2403-B Osler Court, Albany, Georgia
229-889-7200
 
“It’s an exciting time for our organization with lots of growth,” says Church. “We continue to add new health care providers and services so that we provide exceptional care for our community."

Feb. 5, 2019 - This February, Albany Area Primary Health Care (AAPHC) celebrates 40 years of caring for our family, friends and neighbors across Southwest Georgia.

Thank you to all of our board members, community members, physicians, health care providers, executives, team members and patients who have supported AAPHC over the past four decades. You have helped us deliver, and expand upon, our mission to provide quality health care to all.

Stay tuned for more information on upcoming 40th anniversary celebrations!