Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Awards Eddie Richardson, Jr., MD, FAAFP its 2018 Family Physician of the Year Award

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) recently awarded Eddie Richardson, Jr., MD, FAAFP its 2018 Family Physician of the Year Award, for his remarkable service to the organization and the family physicians it supports.

“It goes without saying that you have done incredible work in your hometown of Eatonton and for all Georgians,” said Loy D. “Chip” Cowart, president of GAFP, in presenting the award. “All of us at GAFP cannot thank you enough for your service.”

Dr. Richardson is the Medical Director and CEO of Lake Oconee Urgent & Specialty Care Center in Eatonton. He is also a hospitalist at Putnam General, in Eatonton.

Before becoming a concierge physician, Richardson served in the United States Marine Corps, during which time he fought in the Gulf War, received the Navy Medal of Achievement, and was meritoriously promoted twice.

Dr. Richardson received his Doctor of Medicine from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta and completed his family medicine residency at the Medical Center in Columbus, and fellowship in geriatric and palliative medicine at the Family Medicine Residency Program at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. He graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor’s in Chemistry, followed by a Master’s in Biochemistry from Clark Atlanta University.

Dr. Richardson serves as the Chair of the 2018 GAFP Board of Directors and is a formal board member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.