3824 South Highway 27, La Fayette GA 30728

  • Bowers Family Medicine

    Serving Northwest Georgia since 2009

  • R. Edward "Ted" Bowers, II, M.D.

    Serving Northwest Georgia since 2009

  • Offering a wide range of medical services.

    Bowers Family Medicine cares about your well being

Bowers Family Medicine

Quality Medical Care for Your Entire Family

Make an Appointment

We are currently accepting new patients of all ages. We accept most insurance plans and Medicare. Please call us at 706-639-9055 for more details.

Office Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.


8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

New Patient Packet

Bowers Family Medicine

Since 2009, we have had the pleasure of providing prompt, quality medical care to our patients. We are proud to serve the citizens of Walker and Chattooga counties… and beyond!

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Our Medical Services

Our staff has extensive training and experience caring for patients of all ages. Our services include:

  • Management of chronic health conditions including diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and thyroid disease
  • Pediatric well exams and vaccinations
  • Treatment of acute illnesses and injuries
  • Adult vaccinations including shingles, pneumonia, flu, tetanus, and whooping cough
  • Physicals including biometric screenings, adoption physicals, and school sports physicals

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About Us

What Sets Us Apart From Other Medical Practices?

  • In-house billing – at Bowers Family Medicine, our staff will handle all insurance claims and patient statements on site. We don’t utilize any outside billing agencies that don’t know our patients. If you have questions about your insurance or your statement, our staff is available to discuss this with you by phone or in person.
  • We are an independent practice – being independent allows us to utilize any hospital, imaging center, or specialist that you prefer. We are not limited by having a specific hospital or specialty clinic affiliation.
  • Prompt appointments for acute problems – in most cases, we can work established patients in with their physician on the same or next business day when problems arise unexpectedly.
  • Quick response to refill requests – our staff strives to honor most medication refill requests on the same business day whenever possible. We want you to have the medications you need when you need them!
  • Prompt notification of lab and imaging results – our goal is to notify patients of their test results (whether normal or abnormal) within 2 business days. We know that our patients have enough to deal with without being left to wonder for days or weeks about the results of their medical tests.
  • Friendly service – we treat our patients in a courteous and professional manner. Most of our staff members have been with us for years. Each staff member works to know our patients on a personal level as much as possible while still maintaining a private and professional environment. Our goal is to limit staff turnover so we can continually provide medical care with a personal touch.
  • We value your time! – while emergencies, scheduling problems, or unexpected delays sometimes arise in any medical practice, we strive to honor your appointment time as accurately as possible. We know your time is just as valuable as ours, and we believe it is disrespectful to ask you to wait a moment longer than absolutely necessary. On the unusual occasion that we run behind schedule, you will always be given the option to reschedule your appointment. We will never expect you to sit waiting in our office for hours on end to be treated!

Our Providers

Ralph Edward (Ted) Bowers, II, MD

Dr. R. Edward "Ted" Bowers, II

Dr. Bowers is originally from Blue Ridge, GA. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors from the University of Georgia and attended medical school at The Medical College of Georgia on a faculty sponsored academic scholarship. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Self Regional Hospital in Greenwood, SC where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Bowers is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Joan Cate Bang, FNP-C

Joan Cate Bang, FNP-C

Joan is from Ringgold, GA. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with her Masters of Science in Nursing. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Prior to obtaining her degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Joan worked as a Registered Nurse in Cardiac ICU and a Pacemaker/Defibrillator clinic.

Halie Smith, PA-C

Halie Smith, PA-C

Halie Smith is from Soddy Daisy, Tennessee. She attended the University of Tennessee- Chattanooga for her Bachelors in Biology and later attended Christian Brothers University in Memphis for her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

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Medical Services

We specialize in a wide range of medical services.

  • Routine physical exams are an important part of maintaining good health. At a typical wellness exam, Dr. Bowers will review your medical history and any medications you take, make sure you are up to date on preventative tests and vaccinations, and perform a complete physical exam. Our staff will also complete any documentation that may be required by your insurance company.
  • We have extensive training and experience treating children of all ages. We provide all aspects of pediatric care from acute illnesses to complete well child examinations. At your child’s well exam, we will provide all age-appropriate vaccinations as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. We also follow current national recommendations for developmental screenings including specific screenings for autism at 18 and 24 months.
  • Helping our patients manage their chronic medical problems is our specialty. We will work with you to monitor lab levels as well as recommend dietary and lifestyle changes. When prescription medications are necessary to treat your condition, we will help you adjust dosages to get maximum results.
  • Vaccines are an important tool to help prevent illnesses. We stock high quality vaccinations for patients of all ages, and we can help you and your family get all recommended vaccines at the appropriate time.

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