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John Zippert, Co-Publisher
Dr. Remona Peterson
“ I am very excited about coming to Greene County Physicians Clinic to practice family medicine and serve the people of Greene County. I have been planning to come for many years and now that I have completed my medical studies, practice rotations and a residency in Tuscaloosa, I am ready to come,” said Dr. Remona Peterson.
Dr. Peterson is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Her practice will be located in Eutaw, AL at the Greene County Physician’s Clinic and Hospital. As a family physician, she is uniquely trained to care for you as a whole person, regardless of your age or sex. In addition to diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses, she will provide routine health screenings and counseling on lifestyle changes in an effort to prevent illnesses before they develop.
“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Peterson to our staff starting next week. I also want to compliment our Greene County Health Services Board of Directors for their foresight in making an agreement six years ago to help support Remona with a monthly stipend for her medical studies, in exchange for her promise to practice at the Physicians Clinic. This decision by our Board provides us with a homegrown physician at a point when we need her,” said Elmore Patterson, CEO of the Greene County Health System.
Dr. Peterson is the daughter of Charles and Shelia Peterson of Thomaston, AL, granddaughter of Willie M. Peterson of Greensboro, Alabama, and granddaughter the late Carrie and James Norwood, Sr.
She was Valedictorian of the Amelia L. Johnson’s High School Class of 2002. She is an Alumni of Tuskegee University where she earned a Bachelors degree in Biology and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She also earned a Master’s degree from the University of Alabama in Rural & Community Health. She completed her medical education through Texila American University School of Medicine located in Georgetown, Guyana and the University of Alabama Medical Education System.
During her Masters Degree studies at the University of Alabama, Dr. John Wheat encouraged her to serve an internship in Agromedicine, with Black farmers, at the Federation’s Rural Training and Research Center in Epes. She did rotations at Emory University and Grady Hospital in Atlanta and her family residency was spent at the Capstone Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. “I am a child of the Alabama Black Belt and have already served many Greene County people as part of my education and training,” said Dr. Peterson.
Dr. Peterson is trained in several major medical areas and patient populations:
• Care for all ages from infants to elderly
• Care for chronic conditions, such as diabetes, asthma and heart disease
•Emergency medical care
•Minor surgical procedures
•Minor skin procedures
•Mental and behavioral health care
•Bone and joint care
•Well-woman care, reproductive counseling, and family planning
Dr. Peterson is accepting new patients beginning July 24, 2017 at the Greene County Physicians Clinic, 511 Wilson Avenue, Eutaw, Alabama, phone: 205/372-1260.