When 88-year-old Mary Ridarsick moved from Fort Lauderdale to Jesup with
her husband six years ago, she was excited to be returning home after
more than 40 years. But there was one thing that worried her. She needed
to find a good doctor for her asthma. Her condition was bad enough that
she had been hospitalized several times, and her doctors in Florida still
hadn't found the right combination of medications to successfully
manage her symptoms.
Once she was back in Jesup, Mary's primary care physician referred
her to Stephen A. Chitty IV, M.D., board-certified pulmonologist with
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates–Pulmonary Medicine, a strategic
affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System, and her worries were soon
gone. "I have been so happy with him," she says of Dr. Chitty.
"I was in bad shape. He put me on two different medications and now
I am just fine."
Mary was thrilled when the Health System opened an office in Jesup. "When
I would go into Brunswick, I would kid Dr. Chitty and his staff about
moving to Jesup and sure enough, they opened an office here. Now I am
very happy," says Mary. "It's such a pleasure to see him.
He is so kind and he makes you feel like a member of the family. I can't
say enough about the wonderful job he's done for me."