Health System Welcomes New Medical Staff to Community Care Center

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Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to welcome Shontae Buffington, M.D. and Samantha R. Meeks, ANP-BC, to the medical staff of the Community Care Center, a strategic affiliate of the Health System. 

The Community Care Center has been providing pediatric and adolescent primary care for the Medicaid residents of Coastal Georgia for years. Now, with the addition of Meeks, a nurse practitioner with more than 17 years of experience, the Center offers health care services for adults as well.

A board-certified pediatrician, Buffington earned her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington D.C., and completed her pediatric internship and residency at the University of California, Davis, in Sacramento, Calif. She has a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University in, Palo Alto, Calif. Previously, Buffington was a physician at the Spring Hill location of Centennial Pediatrics, Nashville, Tenn., and at the Primary Care Network at UC Davis Medical Center, in Folsom, Calif.

A board-certified family nurse practitioner, Meeks earned her master’s in nursing from Indiana University, Indianapolis, and completed her adult nurse practitioner training at Northern Kentucky University. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana University, Richmond. Previously, she owned Samantha Meeks Family Practice in New Castle, Ind., and Deer Run Pavilion, a mobile medical practice that served the Army National Guard.

Pediatric services provided at the Community Care Center include well-child care exams, newborn care, school and sports physicals, vision screenings, immunizations, nutrition guidance, sick-child diagnosis and treatment, and the diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Adult services include primary care, minor illness or injury care, blood work, preventive care, and disease management ranging from hypertension to diabetes to thyroid conditions. The Community Care Center health care providers prescribe medications, complete tests, interpret lab and diagnostic results, plan an individualized course of action for each patient, and make referrals to appropriate specialists when needed.

The Community Care Center is located at 3300 Fourth Street in Brunswick. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 912-466-5870 for pediatrics or 912-466-7400 for family medicine.