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From September of 2021 to September of 2022, the medical team at PriorityMed Express GA tested more than 21,000 people for Covid. With the community’s support we were able to help curb the spread of Covid by identifying positive cases quickly. That was important work, but we felt that we could do more.
We thought, "What if we opened a medical clinic where patients could remain in the car to receive a full medical evaluation, be tested for common illnesses on-site such as flu, RSV, mono, strep, conjunctivitis, etc. and leave with treatment? Could offering medical care in this setting make it more convenient and comfortable for patients?"
It seemed like a simple solution to a complex challenge that so many faced. For people with compromised immune systems, it could be safer. For those with decreased mobility, it could be easier. And for those with young children or highly sensitive children who get incredibly anxious in traditional doctors’ offices, it could be invaluable. So we asked ourselves, “Why not expand our offerings to include non-urgent medical care?” With over 30 years of combined emergency medical experience in local hospitals, we knew that our team had the expertise to deliver high quality medical care in this setting. And from there, the idea of SmartMED was born!
SmartMED is the first drive-through medical clinic providing patients with quick, convenient, and compassionate care in the comfort of their own cars. Whether it’s a strep or flu test that’s needed, possible pink eye or an aching ear, we’re here to see you, answer questions, provide a diagnosis and treatment, and get you back on the road to home – and feeling better – just as fast as we can.
Our services have multiplied since the day we first raised our tent in 2021, but our motivation remains the same: we love our community and the people within it. We’re honored to be here and gratified to help!
Dr. Luke Lathrop obtained his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a specialty in emergency medicine. Dr. Lathrop is an ER Physician in a Marietta hospital, where he has been serving for the past fifteen years.
Dior Wood received her Masters of Science in Nursing from University of Alabama at Birmingham. Prior to pursuing her advanced degree, Dior worked as a RN in the emergency department of a Marietta hospital for six years. Dior is also an extraordinary mom to two girls under the age of two.
Stacy Perry-Lathrop is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She was employed by Cox Automotive for over seventeen years.
Stacy and her husband, Luke, are the founders of SmartMED. When not overseeing the day to day operations, she is a mother to their two young children, ages 3 and 4.
Jakeyta Evans recently joined SmartMED as our Patient Concierge, where she will be responsible for patient intake - and most importantly - ensuring that we exceed our patients' needs.
Allyson Collins brings more than 20+ years of front and back office medical experience to our team. In her current role, Allyson oversees the SmartMED lab operation. She and her husband live in Decatur, GA.
Kianna Jackson has been with us for a year and a half. While a Medical Assistant for SmartMED, Kianna simultaneously received her EMT basic license and is in school for her advanced degree.