For the third year, Dr. Jeffrey G. Proctor is named one of metro Atlanta’s Top Doctors by Atlanta magazine. The Marietta resident formed the Georgia Urology office in Cartersville — presently situated at 970 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Suite 260 — in 1997.
“Caring for my patients remains my top priority,” said Proctor, who practices at Georgia Urology’s offices in Acworth and Cartersville. “This is the third year I have been recognized as a Top Doctor, and receiving acknowledgement from my peers is humbling and truly an honor.
“Without patients putting their trust in me, as well as my nurse practitioner, Brandi Knight, and my dedicated staff, I wouldn’t have the opportunity to receive honors such as this. At the end of the day, however, the most important honor I have is the privilege to serve those in need.”
The Top Doctors offering was featured in the Atlanta magazine’s July issue.
According to a news release from Georgia Urology, “Atlanta magazine uses a database of top doctors compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., an established health care research company based in New York, to assist in its annual effort. Doctors are nominated for consideration through both a nationwide survey and a peer nomination process.
“Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers then select the Top Doctors through a rigorous screening process that includes an evaluation of educational and professional experience. This year, the publication honors 1,002 of these physicians representing the following counties: Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Hall, Forsyth, Cherokee and Rockdale.”
Georgia Urology received top marks from the Atlanta magazine’s Top Doctors, with more than 40 percent of those highlighted in the urology category and all of the physicians in the pediatric urology category being a member of the urology practice. Proctor was among 20 Georgia Urology’s physicians who were selected.
Board certified by the American Board of Urology, Proctor is a member of American Urological Association, Society for Infection and Inflammation in Urology, Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association, GAG Society and Physician National Advisory Board for Elmiron.
A recipient of the Sprague Carlton, M.D., Award for Proficiency in Urology, Proctor graduated, interned and completed his residency at New York Medical College. He also served as a Navy lieutenant commander and chief of urology at the Naval Hospital Pensacola in Florida.
“As a urologist, I not only have the opportunity to practice medicine, but I get to roll up my sleeves as a surgeon,” Proctor said. “This unique blend appeals to me, and it gives me the opportunity to delve into new treatments and procedures.
“I specialize in interstitial cystitis and overactive bladder, and there is always new research and advancements in these areas, so there's always more to learn. Urology allows me to connect and interact with my patients, and that’s always rewarding.”
To draw awareness about interstitial cystitis, Proctor is presenting the second annual Walk for an IC Cure event Oct. 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Dellinger Park, 100 Pine Grove Road in Cartersville. Last year’s benefit drew 80 walkers and generated $55,967.
“Interstitial cystitis is a recurring pelvic pain, pressure or discomfort in the bladder and pelvic region, often associated with urinary frequency and urgency,” Proctor said. “It has quite an impact on our country.
“The condition affects more than 12 million people in America, and anyone can have it. A person suffering from IC can have serious quality-of-life struggles. So raising awareness is something I hold dear. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Interstitial Cystitis Association’s (ICA) mission to advance IC research, education, awareness and advocacy,” he said, adding he currently serves on ICA’s medical advisory board.
For more information about the Walk for an IC Cure event, visit www.givesignup.org/Race/GA/Cartersville/ICWalk2020.