Witt Joins Physicians Family Care In LaFayette

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Connie Witt, NP joined Physicians Family Care in Lafayette, an outpatient family medicine practice owned by Hutcheson Medical Center.  Ms. Witt joins Aloysius Mangan, MD and Stephanie Sutton, NP as part of the practice’s medical staff. Her overseeing physician will be Gary Smith, MD. 

Ms. Witt is a seasoned, certified family practice nurse practitioner who began her nursing career in Hutcheson’s intensive care unit (ICU). While at Hutcheson she served as the hospital’s director of critical care, emergency department, and dialysis. After becoming a nurse practitioner, Witt opened an independent outpatient practice in 2003 that was later acquired by the Harbin Clinic. She most recently served as a nurse practitioner hospitalist at Redmond Regional Medical Center. “I am excited to be a part of Hutcheson again,” said Witt. “It has always been home to me and dear to my heart.” 

Ms. Witt obtained her bachelor of science in nursing from State University West Georgia and her masters in nursing from North Georgia College & State University. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 

Ms. Witt will see her current patients as well as new ones at Hutcheson’s Physicians Family Care. For increased patient convenience, Physicians Family Care will expand its operating hours beginning June 16 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. each day, and appointments and walk-ins are welcomed. For more information about Mrs. Witt or Physicians Family Care, please call the practice at 706/638-6016.


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