July 31, 2014
14-238

Jessica Pope
Communications Specialist

Myron Faircloth Appointed to Lowndes County Board of Health

VALDOSTA — The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners has appointed Dr. J. Myron Faircloth to the Lowndes County Board of Health. The announcement was made during the commission’s July 22 meeting; the decision was unanimous.

An assistant professor of nursing in the Valdosta State University College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Faircloth said, “I look forward to representing my profession and VSU, as well as serving our great community.”

Faircloth joined the VSU faculty in 2007 as an instructor in the College of Nursing and Health Science’s Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program. A practicing family nurse practitioner with admitting privileges at Smith Northview Hospital, he maintains an active practice at G & G Family Medicine MD PC, where he has worked since 2011, when not teaching at the university. He is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Faircloth earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Georgia Southern University in 2011, a Master of Science in Nursing from Brenau University in 2002, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from VSU in 1995. He is a Georgia Board of Nursing-licensed registered nurse and advanced practice registered nurse. He is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

In January 2013, Faircloth kicked off a four-year term as a member of the Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits. Appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal, his role with this group is to advise the governor and Georgia General Assembly on both the social and financial impact of current and proposed health insurance benefit and provider mandates on small businesses. A little more than a year later, he was named a member of the second class of the State Bar of Georgia’s Citizens Advisory Council.

In June, Faircloth opened Peach City Walk-In Clinic LLC in the one-stoplight town of Morven, vowing to bring back the days when health-related decisions were made by a patient and his or her health provider. His team includes Dr. Alberto Garcia and Dr. Vera Garcia of Valdosta-based G & G Family Medicine MD PC and treats a variety of conditions, excluding chronic pain management. It is a cash clinic, and patients from newborn to adult pay a flat $50 for an office visit, with any necessary supplies and medications potentially costing a little extra.

“One of the greatest acts that a person can do is to give back to others and their community,” he said.

Contact Dr. J. Myron Faircloth at (229) 333-7301 or jfaircloth@valdosta.edu to learn more.

On the Web:

http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/nursing-and-health-sciences/

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2014/06/myron-faircloth-brings-health-care-to-underserved-rural-south-georgia-town.php

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2014/03/myron-faircloth-nominated-to-state-bar-of-georgias-citizens-advisory-council.php

http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2013/01/vsu-nursings-dr.-myron-faircloth-appointed-to-state-commission.php