• COVID-19 Testing site (Rapid Antigen, RT PCR and Antibody) available for your convenience. Please click here to schedule a virtual visit today for testing.

  • Windermere Medical Group

      

    Our state of the art, Full Service Primary Care medical offices are here to serve all your healthcare needs. We provide Primary Care services to individuals and families. We are affiliated with Northside Hospital, Inc.

     

     

    We are accepting New Patients at all our locations. We offer Same Day Appointments. We welcome walk-ins. You can schedule your appointments ANY time by using our mobile, on-line or phone call options

    Accepting New Patients

    Most Insurances Accepted

     

    We are committed to providing each patient with an exceptional level of care and attention in a friendly environment. Our board certified Physicians and dedicated staff work together as a team to provide high-quality comprehensive care and take pride in paying close attention to each patient's needs.  Our focus is not just treating immediate and chronic problems but we believe that preventing a health problem is better than having to overcome one.

    Same Day Appointments Available.

    Walk-Ins Welcome

     

    We are committed to providing health care that fits your busy schedule. We offer extended hours on weekdays. We are open on Saturdays and accept same-day appointments.

     

    Need a reminder? No Problem! We will call, text and email to remind you of your set appointment.

    Video Visits

    Our Video/virtual office visit service is a great way to address many of your concerns and issues without coming into our office during these times of social distancing. Just like an in-person visit, video chat face-to-face with a provider. Get your diagnosis, treatment options and a prescription if needed.

    To schedule a virtual office visit please call our office.

  • On-Site Services

    Primary Care, Annual Physical & Wellness Exams

    All Lab Tests, X-Rays

    D.O.T Physicals / Drug Screens

    Pre-Employment & Sports Physicals

    Immigration Medical Exams

    Well Women Care/ Gynecology

    Minor Surgery/ Laceration repair

    Sick Visits and Urgent Care

    Stress Tests, EKG and LFT

    Ultrasound and Echo cardiograms

    Worker's Comp & Disability testing

    Dermatology and Mole Removal

    Cholesterol / Hypertension

    Travel Medical Services

    We specialize in treating:

    Diabetes
    Hypertension/High Blood Pressure
    Heart Disease
    Headache
    Influenza
    Serious Colds
    Allergies
    Infections
    Ear, nose, and Throat Ailments
    Asthma
    Sleeplessness

    Snoring and Sleep Apnea
    Weight/Wellness Management
    Digestive Problems
    Kidney Stones
    Anemia
    All other Medical issues

    Primary Care

    Annual Physical exams (for both men and women)

    Preventive Health and Management of chronic and acute diseases.
    Diabetes, thyroid, heart, hypertension, gastro intestinal, and other diseases

    Executive Physicals, Pre-employment Physicals

    Gyn Physicals, Sports and Camp Physicals

     

    Our board certified Providers are uniquely qualified to provide continuous care and diagnostic evaluation for your overall good health. With convenient hours and comfortable locations, we welcome the opportunity of caring for your medical needs by focusing on disease prevention, healthy lifestyle choices and readily connecting and coordinating you with appropriate medical specialists when needed. A primary care physician gives you the opportunity of centralizing your medical information providing a comprehensive picture of your overall health.

    Urgent Care

    Immediate Care

    In case of situations that need immediate attention and care, we are open late hours on Weekdays and Saturday. Fast, quality medical care that fits your schedule!

     

    For insured patients, we collect normal Physician office (Primary Care) standrad co-pay for any visit. We do not collect Urgent Care co-pays that are usually high and we do not charge any convenience fee for weekend and evening hours like other doctor's offices. We keep it simple and provide excellent medical care at lowest cost to you.

     

    From coughs, the flu, and strep throat to cuts, injuries and physicals, we are here to serve all your general medical needs. When you are unable to see your doctor, don't want to spend hours in emergency room, or just want time efficient quality care, Windermere Medical Clinic will see you now.

    Travel safe with our Exceptional Medical care

    Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure we can prepare you for your trip with destination-specific travel information, immunizations and travel shots. We are a state certified Yellow Fever vaccine provider and will provided your International Certificate of Vaccination if you receive yellow fever vaccine. We have key travel vaccines on site to help you travel safely.

    You will receive counseling as to the specific vaccines recommended for your travel based on your past immunization history, countries to be visited, anticipated activities, and duration of your stay. These recommendations will be based on the latest recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization.

    You will also receive counseling on food and water precautions, malaria prophylaxis, management of travelers diarrhea, altitude sickness and other risks as appropriate for your destination and type of travel (tourist, business, adventure, long stays etc.).

    Weight loss

    There is no faster way to safely lose weight than with the guidance of a physician. Effective results come from you and your  physician (Board Certified in Obesity Medicine)  working one-on-one to create a plan that's medically tailored to your body. If you have tried other weight loss programs with little or no success, you know it can be a frustrating and disappointing process...

     

    Now a Customized Weight loss program developed for you by licensed physician!

     

     

    Benefits of our Program:

     

    - Rapid Weight Loss (.5-1/lb per day)*

    - Physician supervised for your safety.

    - Targets “problem” fat around your abdomen, hips & thighs.

    - Resets your metabolism to help maintain your weight loss.

    - Reduces your appetite.

     

    Weight Loss Program includes:

    - Detailed medical history assessment and lab testing.

    - The exclusive Patient Guidebook.

    - Weekly private consultations with our experienced staff.

    Immigration Medical Exam

    by USCIS Civil Surgeon

    The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) requires that all individuals applying for adjustment of status have a medical examination. Your examination must be conducted by a USCIS designated civil surgeon. Priya Bayyapureddy, MD has been designated as a Civil Surgeon by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and now performs affordable, quality immigration physicals. These immigration physicals exam appointments are available 6 days/week during the clinic normal hours.

    COVID-19 Testing Center

    COVID-19 testing site now available at your convenience.Schedule a virtual visit today to be tested.
    We are now offering onsite evaluation and testing for COVID-19 tests and COVID-19 Antibody at all our locations during regular office hours.
    Testing include a Televisit medical evaluation by staff and providers that identify if individuals are infected or may have been infected with coronavirus.
    No referrals required.

  • Windermere Medical Group

    New Patients and Walk-ins welcome at all locations

    We offer same day appointments at all locations

    Main Location

    Windermere Medical Clinic

    Address:
    3850 Windermere Pkwy, Ste 105, Cumming, GA 30041
    Phone: (678) 455-2800

    Fax: (770) 888-9998

     

    Office Hours:
    Monday: 8:30AM - 6:30PM

    Tuesday: 8:30AM - 6:30PM

    Wednesday: 8:30am - 6:30PM

    Thursday: 8:30AM - 6:30PM

    Friday: 8:30am - 6:30PM

    Saturday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

    Satellite Location 

    Canton Primary Care:

     

    Address:
    200 Eagles Nest Dr, Ste 300-D, Canton, GA 30115

    Phone: (678) 455-3200

    Fax: (770) 888-9998

     

    Office Hours:
    Monday: 8:30AM - 5PM

    Tuesday: 8:30AM - 3:00PM

    Wednesday: 8:30AM - 6:30PM

    Thursday: 8:30AM - 3:00PM

    Friday: 8:30AM - 5PM

    Satellite Location

     

    Windermere Medical at Habersham:

     

    Address:
    386 Hwy 441, Baldwin, GA 30511

    Phone: (706) 407-0100

    Fax: (770) 888-9998

     

    Office Hours:

    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Thursday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Friday: 8:30AM - 5PM

     

    Saturday - By appointment only

    Windermere Medical

    Directions

    Located in Windermere Professional Park on Windermere Parkway. Please look for 'Medical Center' sign.

     

    When you enter Windermere Professional Park, please turn LEFT inside the professional park and drive about a block and until you see Medical Center sign.

    DrivingDirections:


    Take GA 400 to Exit 14
    Go East toward Buford on Highway 20, travel approximately 4
    miles. Turn right into Windermere Parkway

    Take GA 141 North
    Go Past McGinnisFerryRd, travel1.2miles, turn right to Mathis AirportRoad (2miles) continue 2.5 miles toWindermere Parkway

    Take 85 North to Exit 111
    Turn left onto Suwanee Dam Road, travel approximately 8
    miles; Turn left ontoHighway20, travel approximately 2 miles,turn left into Windermere Parkway

    Canton Primary Care

    Directions

     

    Located in Buffington Commons on Eagles Nest Dr facing Hyw-20.

    Please look for 'Canton Primary Care' sign.

     

     

     

    When you enter Buffington Commons Professional Park, please turn RIGHT inside the professional park and drive about a block and find building 300. Then Look for Suite D.

     

    Canton Primary Care DrivingDirections:

     

    From Intersate 575 - Take exit 19, go east on Hwy 20 towards cumming. Travel approximately 4 1/2 miles and turn left into Eagles Nest Dr and take an immediate right into Buffington Commons and locate Suite 300 D that is facing Highway 20.

     

     

    Windermere Medical at Habersham

    Directions

     

    Located in near Baldwin City Hall on Hwy 441.

     

    From Hwy 23 Take exit for Level Grove Rd and head east on Level Grove Rd. From Level Grove Rd take right on to Hwy 441 (at intersection of Ingles Market). Go about 1.5 miles and you will see our location on left side in same professional/shopping center as Los Cerritos Mexican Restaurant.

     

  • Windermere Medical Group

    Board Certified Providers

    Priya Bayyapureddy, MD

    Dr. Priya Bayyapureddy is a compassionate board certified Internal Medicine doctor. She is certified as a diplomat in Obesity Medicine by American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) and is a member of American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ABSP). She has been recognized as "Leading Physician of The World" by the International Association of Internists. She has been appointed as Civil Surgeon by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services. She is a member of International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine. She started Windermere Medical Group to achieve her goal to be a community physician for all primary health care needs for families. During her career, she worked for VA Clinic and served as part-time faculty member at Emory University School of Medicine. She provided Occupational and Travel Medicine consulting services to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC-Atlanta). She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Emory University School of Medicine and internship at University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga. She has hospital privileges at Northside Hospital - Forsyth & Cherokee and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. She speaks English, Hindi and Telugu. Dr. Bayyapureddy has been honored with Patients' Choice and Most Compassionate Doctor awards for several years.

     

    SWACHITHA KOTHAPALLY, MD

    Swachitha Kothapally, MD is a friendly and compassionate primary care doctor. Dr. Kothapally provides primary care and urgent care services to patients of all ages. Dr. Kothapally completed training in Family Medicine at Louisiana State University of Health Sciences-
    Shreveport/Monroe, University Health-Conway, Monroe, LA. Dr. Kothapally is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and American Board of Family Physicians. Dr. Kothapally previously served as Associate Chief Resident at Louisiana State University of Health Sciences- Shreveport/Monroe. Dr. Kothapally has hospital privileges at Northside Hospital - Forsyth & Cherokee.

    Dr. Kothapally speaks English, Hindi, and Telugu.

    Thomas McGinn, DO

    As a board certified family physician, Dr. McGinn values preventative and primary care throughout the lifespan of his patients, tailored to their individual lifestyles.

    Dr. McGinn maintains memberships in the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Outside of work, Dr. McGinn enjoys spending time with his wife, dog, and cat as well as visiting family, fishing, and being outdoors.

     

    Education:

    Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Class of 2019

    Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, D.O., Class of 2016

    University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, B.S., Class of 2012

    Rani Patil, MD

    Dr. Rani Patil, MD is board certified in Family Medicine and provides Primary care and Urgent care services to patients of all ages. She has experience of working as a Geriatrician for 3 years after residency.

    Dr. Patil completed training in Family Medicine at Emory University, Atlanta , GA.

    Dr. Patil is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and American Board of Family Physicians.

    Dr. Patil has hospital privileges at Northside Hospital - Forsyth & Cherokee.

    Dr. Patil speaks English, Hindi, and Marathi.

    Katy Hanaford, FNP

    Katy Hanaford, FNP, earned her Master's of Science from the University of North Georgia. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. As a 1998 graduate of Kennesaw State University with her Bachelor in the Science of Nursing, she has 17 years’ experience in medical, surgical, cardiology and emergency medicine. Her interests include cardiology and preventative medicine. She lives in Ball Ground with her husband and 4 children.

    Nichole Pridemore, FNP

    Nichole Pridemore, FNP, started her career as a nurse over 15 years ago. She received her Master's in Nursing from Indiana State University. She is board certified to practice in family medicine and has been a nurse practitioner for over 10 years. She has enjoyed taking care of all age groups in both primary care and urgent care with a special interest in women's and adolescent health. She has precepted many nurse practitioner students over the years which ignited her passion for educating. She now also works part-time for Walden University helping to shape the minds of future nurse practitioners. She resides in Woodstock with her husband and two young boys.​

    Maureen Brunham, FNP

    Maureen Burnham, FNP, earned her Master’s of Science from Mercer University. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. As a 2012 graduate of North Georgia College & State University with her Associate’s in the Science of Nursing and a 2013 graduate of the University of West Georgia with her Bachelor’s in the Science of Nursing, she has 8 years experience in urgent care, medical, surgical, and primary care. Her interests include dermatology/wound care, ear/nose/throat, and preventative medicine. She lives in Cleveland with her husband and son.​

    Melissa Willman, PA-C

    Melissa Willman, PA-C is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. While living in Charlotte, she worked as a Paramedic and volunteered at a family clinic for an underserved population. She then matriculated to Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana where she earned a Master of Physician Assistant Studies in 2010. As a Physician Assistant, Melissa has practiced for five years in emergency medicine and two years in cardiology. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
    Melissa looks forward to serving her patients with a wide array of medical experience. She has a special interest in developmental pediatrics, including autism spectrum disorders and sensory processing disorders. She is excited to partner with patients in a caring and compassionate manner. Treatment plans will be formulated with detail, giving the patient excellent individualized attention. Her focus is on preventative medicine and management of acute and chronic conditions. She looks forward to serving you and your family.
    Melissa is married and has two children. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, and spending time outdoors.

  • Patient Portal / Mobile App

     

    Please click this link for instructions on how to login to patient portal

     

    Please use your secure portal and mobile app for following

    • Communicate with practice, securely and efficiently
    • Review your lab results
    • Schedule appointments in real-time, see date and time of upcoming appointments
    • Request a prescription refill from pre-populated list
    • Manage your personal information

    To gain access to our secure server on Patient Portal and become web-enabled or mobile app enabled, simply sign-up by providing us with a personal e-mail address.

     

    Please contact our office to request a secure log on and password now to begin utilizing this efficient method of communicating with our office.

  • Windermere Medical Group

    We are in-Network participating Primary Care Provider with insurances listed here.

    We offer reasonable self-pay rates for patients with no Insurance.

    Financial Assistance Available to those who qualify.

    Commercial Insurances

    Aetna (All Plans)

    AmBetter (All Exchange Plans)

    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (All Plans)

    Alliant (if PHCS is listed on the card)

    Cigna (All plans except Local Plus)

    Coventry (All Plans)

    Health One Alliance

    Humana (All Plans)

    Kaiser PPO & POS only (via Multi-Plan or PHCS Only)

    Multi-Plan

    (Multiple Small Insurances)

    Northside Health Network

    NovaNet

    PHCS (Multiple Small Insurances)

    QT

    United Health Care (All Plans)

     

    ALL HMO plans: PCP should be listed as our provider

    Other Insurances

     

    Medicare and Medicare Supplement plans

     

    Medicare Advantage Plans

    (HMO plans: PCP should be our provider)

     

    Tricare

    (Prime & Standard)

     

    VA Community Care Network (through Optum, Referrals are required by the VA)

     

    Medicaid

    (Georgia Medicaid Plans only)

    Amerigroup Community Care

    (All Plans)

    CareSource (All Plans)

    Peach Care for Kids (All Plans)
    Peach State

    (All Plans including AmBetter)
    Wellcare (All Plans)





     

  • Reach Us

    We offer 24/7 Appointment services: on-line/ TEXT/mobile/call options.

    Established patient's can access secure patient's portal 24/7 as well.

  • COVID-19 Testing Center

    • COVID-19 testing site now available at your convenience.
    • Schedule a virtual visit today to be tested.
    • We are now offering onsite evaluation and testing for COVID-19 nasal swab (SARS COV2 RtPCR / PCR and Antigen Rapid Test and COVID-19 Antibody tests at all our locations during regular office hours.
    • Testing includes a Televisit medical evaluation by a provider.
    • No referrals required.

    Please click here to request a virtual visit today for testing.

     

     

    We have limited supply of COVID-19 Vaccine available for eligible established patients seen by our office in the past 3 years.

    Please see the following Phase 1a+ eligibility

    • Healthcare workers in clinical settings (e.g., nurses, physicians, EMS, laboratory technicians, environmental services).
    • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities.
    • All law enforcement and fire personnel (including volunteer departments).
    • Adults aged 65 and older (and their caregivers*, as applicable)
    • Funeral home workers who come into direct contact with the deceased 
    • Educators and staff (Pre-K, K-12, DECAL licensed or exempt childcare programs) 
    • Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers 
    • Parents of children with complex medical conditions 
    • Educators and staff  
      Pre-K, K-12, DECAL licensed or exempt childcare programs 
    • Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers 
    • Intellectual disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills.  This disability originates before the age of 22
    • Developmental disabilities are severe chronic disabilities that can be cognitive or physical or both. The disabilities appear before the age of 22 and are likely to be lifelong. 
    • Some developmental disabilities are largely physical, such as cerebral palsy or epilepsy.  
    • Some individuals may have a condition that includes a physical and intellectual disability, for example Down syndrome or fetal alcohol syndrome. 
    •  Parents of children with complex medical conditions, defined as having more than one of the following:   
      • Significant neurologic injury or condition (Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, traumatic brain injury, congenital anomaly) with functional/developmental impairment (e.g. cerebral palsy, developmental delay, prematurity, mitochondrial disease) 
      • Malignancies requiring active treatment 
      • Organ transplant (bone marrow or solid organ) 
      • Critical congenital heart disease 
      • Other chronic conditions involving 2 or more body systems 
      • AND one of the following  
        • 2 inpatient admissions in the past 12 months 
        • > 2 or more sub-specialists 
        • Technology dependence (e.g. feeding tube, BiPAP, trach, nasal canula, shunt, pump) 
    *Caregivers provide care to people who need assistance with everyday tasks. Care recipients can live in residential or institutional settings, range from children to older adults, and have chronic illnesses or disabling conditions.

  • FAQ's

    How long will it take me to get an appointment?
    Usually same day appointments.

     

    What is the typical wait time?

    Usually 15 to 20 min.


    What do you charge for Co-Pay?
    For insured patients we collect normal Physician office (Primary Care) standard co-pay for any visit. We do not collect Urgent Care co-pays that are usually high and we do not charge any convenience fee for weekend and evening hours like other doctor's offices. We keep it simple and provide excellent medical care at lowest cost to you.

     

    When should I have a complete physical?
    You should have one once a year, every year.

     

    What days are you open?

    Our Windermere Medical Cumming office is open 6 days week. Our Canton Primary Care office is open 5 days a week. Our Winderemere Medical Habersham location is open 3 days a week

     

    What services do you provide?

    We provide Primary Care and Urgent Care services for all individuals and families.

     

    Can I get a copy of my lab results?
    Yes, we will be glad to give you results. We can make these results available for you online using patient portal or Fax or pick up at our location. Please contact us for details.

     

    Who do I call if I have a questions about my bills?

    We are affiliated with Northside Hospital and part of its Primary Care Services. Patients can pay their bill online. Our Northside billing office can be reached at (678) 223-7932 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Patients can also use Northside Hospital Physician on-line BillPay service to make payments or communicate with billing staff about billing concerns.

     

    Do you provide Financial Assistance for Patients?

    As an affiliate of Northside Hospital, Inc. we are committed to fulfilling Northside's charitable mission as a health care provider. Uninsured, underinsured and Medically Indigent Patients having limited or inadequate resources to pay for Medically Necessary Services rendered at a our Practice may be eligible for full or partial Financial Assistance through Northside’s Physician Practice Financial Assistance Program "PPFAP". Application can be downloaded by clicking on this link. Please complete this application and mail it to address listed in this application.

     

    What is your Medication Policy?
    It is the policy of our office to not phone in ANY controlled substance to your pharmacy. Maintenance medications will not be phoned in unless you have been seen in this office in the last six Months. Please allow 2-3 business days for any maintenance medications to be refilled upon notification in this office. Our goal is to provide the best medical care to meet your needs and this policy is in place to adhere to the high medical care standards we strive to provide.

     

    What is your Forms Policy?

    It is the policy of this office to charge a $20.00+ fee for each occurrence of any medical forms needing to be completed. Fee is based on number of pages and time it takes to complete the specific form. (i.e. disability forms, physical forms, insurance forms, etc.)

  • Video Visits

    Our Video/virtual office visit service is a great way to address many of your concerns and issues without coming into our office during these times of social distancing. Just like an in-person visit, video chat face-to-face with a provider. Get your diagnosis, treatment options and a prescription if needed. We can complete this visit using Healow App Tele visit or Facetime or WhatsApp or Duo Video.

     

    To schedule a virtual office visit please call or TEXT our office.

    If you are a new patient requesting Video Visit, please complete New Patient Video visit Demographics form

  • Immigration Medical Exam

     

    The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) requires that all individuals applying for adjustment of status have a medical examination.

     

    Your examination must be conducted by a USCIS designated civil surgeon. Priya Bayyapureddy, MD has been designated as a Civil Surgeon by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and now performs affordable, quality immigration physicals at Cumming and Canton Locations.

     

    Immigration physical exam or Green card Medical Exam appointments are available Mon - Saturday during the clinic normal hours.

    Required

    • Driver’s License or State I.D. or Passport or Consular I.D. or School I.D.
    • I-693 Form

    Optional

    • Immunization Records*
    • TB testing and/or treatment records*
    • Prior mental health records

    *ENGLISH TRANSLATED, if in another language

  • Travel Medical Services

     

    Travel Medical Consultations · Travel Vaccines · Yellow Fever and Typhoid vaccines
    Malaria & Diarrhea Prevention

     

    Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure we can prepare you for your trip with destination-specific travel information, immunizations and travel shots. We are a state certified Yellow Fever vaccine provider and will provided your International Certificate of Vaccination if you receive yellow fever vaccine. We have key travel vaccines on site to help you travel safely.

    You will receive counseling as to the specific vaccines recommended for your travel based on your past immunization history, countries to be visited, anticipated activities, and duration of your stay. These recommendations will be based on the latest recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization.

    You will also receive counseling on food and water precautions, malaria prophylaxis, management of travelers diarrhea, altitude sickness and other risks as appropriate for your destination and type of travel (tourist, business, adventure, long stays etc.).

  • DOT Medical Exams for CDL/CMV

     

    We offer the Department of Transportation Medical Examination for CDL (Commercial Driver's License) / CMV (Commercial Motor Vehicle) certification.

     

    All CDL Drivers are required to complete Medical Examination Report (MER) Form, MCSA-5875 (Section-1: Driver information) before exam can be performed.

     

    Please schedule this appointment with our approved medical examiners certified by National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration)