Peter Wrobel, MD
Practicing medicine in Georgia for over 20 years, Dr. Peter Wrobel is a skilled physician experienced in diagnosing and treating vein disorders. He is the Medical Director of both North Georgia Vein Institute in Cumming, GA, north of Atlanta, and Elite Vein Specialists in Waycross, GA.
A member of the American College of Phlebology, Dr. Wrobel has extensive experience treating vein disorders having performed over 8000 vein procedures. As part of his Phlebology studies, he trained under nationally recognized vein care specialists.
Dr. Wrobel has obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, and undergraduate degrees in Physiology and French, also from the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, Canada. He interned and completed his residency at Plains Health Centre, an affiliate of the University of Saskatchewan.
He began his career in Waycross, GA in 1995. Since then, he taught through the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine; and was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine for Okefenokee Residency program in Waycross. In addition, Dr. Wrobel has a special interest for treating patients with Sleep Apnea and Venous Insufficiency at both locations.
Dr. Wrobel is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice, is ABFP certified. He is also a member of the American College of Phlebology, American Academy of Family Physicians, Southern Medical Association, National Commission on Correctional Healthcare and Society of Correctional Physicians.
Dr. Wrobel is married with 5 children. He is an active member of his church and enjoys going on mission trips around the world.
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John House, MD
Dr. John House was born in Winder, Georgia. He began his career by obtaining his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from North Georgia College. Upon graduation, he continued his education by getting his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1967. He later served as First Lieutenant in the Army Reserves. He completed his Internship at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah in 1968.
Upon finishing his internship, he entered Active Duty as Captain in the Army. Dr. House served in Vietnam from 1968-1969. He completed his Army Service at Hunter Army Airfield in 1971. He entered a Family Practice in Winder in 1971 and retired in 2007. After his brief retirement, he began working at McKinney Medical Center from 2008-2015. He worked in Satilla Family Care in Nahunta from 2015-2018 and is presently a clinical physician at Elite Primary Care.
Outside of his time serving the medical community, Dr. House is a decorated writer. Dr. House has won two awards for Short Stories at the Southern Writer’s Association. He has published five novels, most recently Uncommon Bond, and is working on his 6th manuscript. His most recent novel, Uncommon Bond, was nominated for Georgia Author of the Year as well as an award from the Military Writers Society of America.
Dr. House is married to Winder native, Pam. They have worked side by side in the medical profession for most of their 21 years of marriage. They currently live in Brunswick, Georgia with their three cats.
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Lisa Batten, NP
Lisa Batten is a native of Pierce County, Georgia. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Valdosta State University in 1997. She later returned to school and earned her Master of Science in Nursing as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in 2010 and a Post-Master’s Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2015 from Valdosta State University. She completed her terminal degree at Georgia Southern University graduating with a Doctor of Nursing Degree in 2020. She is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
During her career, Lisa has worked as a nurse in post-partum, newborn nursery, surgery, PACU (post-anesthesia care unit), and as a nurse practitioner in Cardiology, Hospitalist, and Diabetes Relief. She works full-time as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Valdosta State University and is employed part-time as a nurse practitioner at Elite Primary Care.
Lisa lives in Blackshear with her husband Ron Batten and their three daughters, Lexie, Bailey, and Brooke. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at the lake and the beach with her family.
Carmen Jackson, NP
Carmen Jackson is a long time resident of Waycross. After graduating from high school she received her LPN degree from OTC, ADN from South GA College, then her BSN degree from South GA State College. She worked for 18 years in the Emergency Department with the last 10 years as the Shift Care Coordinator (Charge Nurse). Carmen then continued her schooling at South University where she obtained her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Carmen is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She also practiced as an FNP with EmCare and Applecare.
Carmen and her husband, Johnny, live in Waycross. They have four daughters and three grandchildren. Carmen enjoys crocheting, reading, shopping, traveling, and most importantly being a grandmother to the grandkids.
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Tammy Wiggins, NP
Tammy obtained her associate degree as a Registered Nurse at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia (2010). She then obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at South University in Savannah, Georgia (2013). She went on to obtain her Master of Science in Nursing at Walden University (2022). She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She worked for 21 years as an emergency room nurse. She has Cath lab experience at Memorial Satilla Health and has also worked at Satilla Advocacy as a nurse for almost 2 years.
Kelli Beard, NP
Kelli and her husband, Jason, have three daughters. They happily moved into the role of grandparents with the birth of their first grandchild. Outside of work, she enjoys spoiling her grandson, spending time with family, working on their farm, and riding horses. Kelli also enjoys being an active member of her church, participating in various activities with her church family, and volunteering in the nursery. She is thankful to be back home and excited to serve her community in this role.