Erlanger at Hutcheson announces the addition of Paul Ballinger, Pa-C as primary medical provider at the Chickamauga Family Practice clinic as of April 2.
Paul Ballinger is well-known to the North Georgia medical community, having served this area for over 30 years. In addition, he served as a Battalion Physician Assistant and was deployed twice to Asia, once to support Dessert Storm and again for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He received Bronze Star Medals during both deployments and retired as Lieutenant Colonel from the military in September 2008.
Roger Forgey, Erlanger at Hutcheson’s new president and CEO, worked directly with Mr. Ballenger while they were both in the military. “As a nurse practitioner, I had the pleasure of running a clinic with Paul for a few years. He is an exceptional clinician and an overall great guy. He’ll be a very welcome addition to the Erlanger at Hutcheson family,” said Mr. Forgey.
Mr. Ballenger looks forward to seeing existing clinic patients and welcoming new ones. He will also see walk-in patients for increased patient convenience. Chickamauga Family Practice is at 230 Lafayette Road, Chickamauga, Ga. 30707. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For appointments or questions, please call the clinic at 706 375-9400.