Gary C. Berliner, M.D.

Dr. Berliner and the Clinic

Dr. and Mrs. Berliner opened the Chestatee Emergent Medical Care Center in Dawsonville, Georgia in May, 2002. When Dr. Berliner started his practice he was determined to provide medical care at a reasonable price whether his patients had health insurance or not. This determination resulted in what he calls Boutique Healthcare for the Community. He provides his Boutique Healthcare at a flat rate, with all in-house services for an annual fee of $700, or a low $70 office visit with access to walk-in urgent care, ala-cart cash services (at patient-doctor discretion), open access, no appointments and no private insurance. For a full list of services, please see the Services page.Dr. Berliner is a dedicated family man (married, 4 kids) and an IJF-A Judo Referee (Paris 1996), 7th Dan. He travels quite a bit overseas and domestically for his work as Judo Referee, having travelled to Athens & Beijing Paralympics as well as touring Greece and China (while there as referee) with his family. He refereed for Junior World competition in Tunisia 1999, Bangkok 2008, Senior World’s in Munich 2001, the Judo A circuit and New York Open most every year since 1996. In 2009 he hit the Grand Prix Judo circuit. As you might guess he generally works too much, but enjoys life, a lot. He also enjoys hunting and fishing (for the table not the wall), hiking, kayaking, scuba, sailing and surfing (not much sailing or surfing these days but every once in a while…)

Dr. Berliner's Judo Bio

Judo Bio

Judo Instructor
1969-74InstructorFoster Village Judo Club
1973-81InstructorWashington, D.C. Judo Club
1981-88InstructorCarl Geis Judo Club
1988Head Coach & InstructorCarl Geis Judo Club
1988-93Head CoachTexas A & M
1994Guest InstructorCarl Geis Judo Club
1995-PresentInstructorAtlanta Judo Acadamy
Judo Referee
1969Regional License
1975National LIcense
1986International LIcense
1996Olympic License
Selected Events
1996Olympic Technical OfficialAtlanta
1996IJF-A* LicenseParis
1998IBSA* World GamesMadrid
1999Jr. World Team ChampionshipsTunisia
1999IBSA World GamesQuebec
2000Olympic Technical OfficialSydney
2001IBSA World GamesQuebec
2001Sr. World Team ChampionshipsMunich
2004ParalympicsAthens
2006Sr. World Team ChampionshipsParis
2007IBSA World GamesSao Paolo
2008ParalympicsChina
2008Jr. World Team ChampionshipsBangkok
2009Paris Grand SlamParis
*IJF: International Judo Federation

*IBSA: International Blind Sports Association

Dr. Berliner's Education

Education

Grad SchoolsMorehouse '97 Chief Resident, Medicine, Community Health & Preventive Medicine
Emory '97 MPH - MS, Public Health, Epidemiology - Rollins School of Public Health
Texas A&M '93 MD, Medicine, Judo Coach
American '81 MS, Biology, Immuno-Biochemistry
CollegeChaminade '74 BS - BA, Biology - BS, Minors: Humanities, Drama
High SchoolRadford High School '71
EmployersChestatee Emergent Medical Care
Position: sole proprietor
Time Period: May 2002 - Present
Location: Dawsonville, GA
Description: Boutique Care for the Masses
Open Access, Comprehensive Rural Health Care Clinic
Family & Occupational Medicine
Runs like a mini Emergency Room
Illiuluk Clinic, Unasea Clinic - Unalaska
Position: Physician
Time Period: August 2001 - April 2002
Location: Dutch Harbor, AK
Description: Most Dangerous Catch
Baylor College of Medicine, Dept. of Neurology: with Dr. Henry Epstein, MD
Position: Sr. Research Asst.
Time Period: 1981-1988
Location: Houston, TX
STAT Medical Care, Dr. James Dugal
Position: Physician
Time Period: 1996-2001
Location: Alpharetta, GA

Elizabeth Welk-Berliner, PhD

Education

Education

Grad SchoolsUniversity of Houston
PhD-English
MFA-Creative Writing
CollegeUniversity of Maryland
BA-English, BS-Microbiology

April Duff

April Duff

Office Manager

Kim Carney

Kim Carney

Certified Nursing Assistant

Rebecca Stowers

Rebecca Stowers

Paramedic

Chelsea Moore

Chelsea Moore

Certified Nursing Assistant

Elli Johnson

Elli Johnson

Certified Nursing Assistant

Rosemary Webb

Rosemary Webb

Front Office Assistant

Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett

Front Office Assistant

Brooke Cagle

Brooke Cagle

Front Office Assistant