Ribbon CuttingThe Mercer University School of Medicine hosted a ribbon cutting and open house for the new Mercer Medicine multi-specialty clinic in downtown Macon on Tuesday, August 12. The invitation-only event was attended by state legislators and representatives, as well as local community leaders and physicians.

The 43,000 square-foot building served as the location of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame from 1996 until its closing in 2011. Purchased by Mercer University from the state of Georgia in 2012, the building's interior has undergone extensive renovation and is now home to Mercer Medicine—the multi-specialty physician practice and subsidiary of the School of Medicine and the Mercer Health Sciences Center.

Mercer President UnderwoodApproximately 25 board-certified physicians practice in the facility and provide advanced primary and specialized outpatient health care to patients throughout Central Georgia. Mercer Medicine physicians at the clinic specialize in cardiology, endocrinology, family medicine, general internal medicine, nephrology, psychiatry, pulmonology, rheumatology and sleep medicine. The newly renovated medical office building also features an on-site laboratory, rheumatology infusion center, pulmonary function testing lab, a nuclear cardiac stress testing lab and a bone density lab.

An open house for Mercer faculty and staff will be held on Friday, August 22 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information about Mercer Medicine, please call (478) 301-2528 or visit mercermedicine.com.

Mercer Medicine
Mercer Medicine is a multi-specialty physician practice and a subsidiary of the Mercer University School of Medicine and the Mercer Health Sciences Center. Mercer Medicine physicians are board-certified in the areas of family medicine, internal medicine and psychiatry. Our physicians are also professors and clinical instructors with the Mercer University School of Medicine. Mercer Medicine physicians strive to provide advanced primary and specialized care to patients throughout Central Georgia using the latest health care innovations, treatments and procedures. Our physicians specialize in cardiology, critical care medicine, endocrinology, infectious disease, nephrology, psychiatry and behavioral health, pulmonology, rheumatology, sleep medicine, and sports medicine. Backed by the academic resources of Mercer University, Mercer Medicine physicians also conduct groundbreaking clinical research in their specialized fields of study. Mercer Medicine currently employs more than 40 faculty physicians at clinic locations in downtown Macon and on the Mercer University campus.

Mercer University School of Medicine
Mercer University's School of Medicine was established in 1982 to educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. Today, more than 60 percent of graduates currently practice in the state of Georgia, and of those, more than 80 percent are practicing in rural or medically underserved areas. Mercer medical students benefit from a problem-based medical education program that provides early patient care experiences. Such an academic environment fosters the early development of clinical problem-solving and instills in each student an awareness of the place of the basic medical sciences in medical practice. The School opened a full four-year campus in Savannah in 2008 at Memorial University Medical Center. In 2012, the School began offering clinical education for third- and fourth-year medical students in Columbus. Following their second year, students participate in core clinical clerkships at the School's primary teaching hospitals: The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon; Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah; and The Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. The School also offers master's degrees in family therapy, preclinical sciences and biomedical sciences, and a Ph.D. in clinical medical psychology.