Welcome from Monica Newton, DO, MPH, FAAFP

Monica Newton, DO | NGMC GME

Welcome to Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Family Medicine Residency Program. I wanted to personally thank you for considering NGMC as your home for residency.

These are very exciting times for us at NGMC. We were so excited to welcome our 2020 inaugural class to our Family Medicine Residency Program in June. What an amazing group of rock stars!

I am honored and humbled to be selected to build the Family Medicine Residency Program as the founding program director for Family Medicine at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Our goal is to change the course of health care for our region, state, and country by producing exceptionally trained family physicians. 

I joined the medical staff at Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) nine years ago. Like you, I had a choice about where to come to work, live and receive care. I chose NGMC because I believed NGHS was a principle-centered health system. I see clinicians live out their commitment to safety, quality, and service excellence on a daily basis. In my role as chair of Primary Care in the physician’s group, I experience how our teams are empowered to help patients become healthier. This ultimately makes our community a better place to live which is our mission “to improve the health of our community in all that we do.” I felt it when I came to NGMC, and I know now, that if you want to make a difference, there is no better place to train in Family Medicine.

We seek to equip resident physicians who, through servant leadership, will provide comprehensive care, display respectful compassion, develop a passion for excellence, practice responsible stewardship, and live and breathe interdependence. It is this dedication to leadership, value, team, and pursuit of excellence that make us different.

It is not just our mission and values that makes this a great place. It is also the amazing faculty who have over 150 years of combined clinical experience. Our faculty have practiced in rural Georgia and rural Africa. They have thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and seen the Buddhas of Bamyan Afghanistan. They are women and men who have a passion for teaching—Family Medicine taught by Family doctors.

Isaac Newton said, “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” Truly, our legacy of building upon the collective knowledge and experience of others will help you achieve your personal and professional goals here at NGMC.

We are so glad that you are interested in pursuing your Family Medicine training at NGMC. We hope through exploring this opportunity, you too will see the potential that can be unlocked through becoming part of the NGMC Family Medicine Residency Program.


Monica Newton, DO, MPH, FAAFP
Program Director
Chair, Primary and Urgent Care for Northeast Georgia Physician Group