Physicians

Dr. Robert Daniel Bennett, M.D.

Dr. Robert Daniel Bennett, M.D.

Dr. Robert Daniel Bennett is a Board Certified Family Physician from Adel, Georgia.  He completed all of his basic schooling in the Cook County School Systems before attending the University of Georgia and graduating with a B.S in Biological Engineering.  He then became the first physician in his family by attending the University of Florida for Medical School.  After medical school, he had the privilege to return to Georgia for his residency completing all three years in Rome, Georgia at Floyd Medical Center.  Dr Bennett is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is a member of both the American and Georgia Board’s of Family Physicians.  He currently lives in Valdosta with his wife Drew, daughter Reese and son Jack – all of whom he drags out fishing any time he can.
Craig E. Bishop, D.O.

Craig E. Bishop, D.O.

Dr. Craig Bishop is a native of West Virginia where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Shepherd University.  He graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995.  He completed his residency at Northside Heart Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1998. Dr. Bishop joined Valdosta Family Medicine in July 1998.  He is married to Jennifer and they have a daughter, Karly.  His hobbies include golf and athletics. Bishop is on staff at Smith Northview Hospital and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at The Medical College of Georgia. Bishop is board certified in Family Medicine through the American Osteopathic Association and is a member of the Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association and the Academy of Family Physicians.  His interest in medicine includes: plant based nutrition, emotional well being, adolescent medicine, preventative medicine, dermatology and osteopathic manipulation.
David M. Pierce, M.D.

David M. Pierce, M.D.

Dr. David Pierce is a native of Lakeland, Georgia, and received his B.S. in Biology at Valdosta State College in 1982.  He attended the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, and completed his internship and residency in family medicine at the Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia.  While living in Columbus, Dr. Pierce was also on staff at Doctor’s Hospital, in the Emergency Department. Pierce is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians.  He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at The Medical College of Georgia.  Dr. Pierce is on the medical staff at Smith Northview Hospital. Dr. Pierce returned to this area in 1993 and joined Valdosta Family Medicine in July of that year.  He and his wife, Cecilia, have four children, Jessie, Justin, Rachael and Caleb.  In addition to a full family life, Dr. Pierce enjoys fishing, woodworking and gardening.
Leon F. Smith, M.D.

Leon F. Smith, M.D.

Dr. Leon Smith is a Board Certified Family Physician and Adolescent Medicine Specialist. He is originally from Ozark, Alabama. Dr. Smith received his B.S. in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, from Birmingham Southern College. He subsequently received his Medical Doctorate from the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine. He completed a 3-year residency at in Family Medicine at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center. While in residency, Dr. Smith met Dr. Stewart Williams. The two went on to establish Valdosta Family Medicine in 1989. Recognizing the need for family medicine in Valdosta, Drs. Smith and Williams established the area oldest and largest private family medicine practice. Dr. Smith is a clinical professor at the Medical College of Georgia, a clinical assistant professor at Mercer School of Medicine and a clinical assistant professor at the PCOM Georgia Campus. Dr. Smith is a member and Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. For ten years, Dr. Smith played trumpet as a member of the Valdosta State University Faculty Brass Quintet. He is married to Valerie Smith, a classically trained pianist and collaborative pianist for the Valdosta State University and the pianist/keyboardist for the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra. They occasionally perform together and enjoy attending musical event and concerts. Together they have seven children and five grandchildren. Dr. Smith is on staff at both South Georgia Medical Center and Smith-Northview Hospital.
Heather Taylor, M.D.

Heather Taylor, M.D.

Dr. Heather Taylor is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. She graduated cum laude with a BA in Psychology from Wake Forest University. She received her medical degree and completed her pediatric residency at East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina. Dr. Taylor is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She has been practicing pediatrics since 2000. Dr. Taylor is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and The American Medical Association. Dr. Taylor is married to Tony Taylor and has two children, Erik and Hanna. She enjoys boating, fishing, gardening and spending time with the family.
Stewart A. Williams, M.D.

Stewart A. Williams, M.D.

Dr. Stewart Williams is originally from Valdosta, Georgia.  He received his B.S. Degree in Biology graduating summa cum laude in 1982.  He attended the Medical College of Georgia and received his Medical Doctorate degree 1986.  Dr. Williams did his family practice residency at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center from 1986-1989, after which he returned to Valdosta to practice.  He founded Valdosta Family Medicine with Dr. Leon Smith in 1989. Williams is board certified with the National Board of Medical Examiners and The America Board of Family Practice.  He is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice, the Georgia Academy of Family Practice, and the Medical Association of Georgia.  He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at both the Medical College of Georgia and Mercer University Medical School.  Dr. Williams is on staff at Smith Northveiw Hospital. In his spare time, Dr. Williams enjoys spending his time with his children, Erin and Daniel.  He sings in the choir at Northside Baptist Church.