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
Jessica Emmett

Jessica Emmett

Office Manager

Jessica has been with Chestatee Emergent Medical Care since 2011.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her two children Jeffrey and Kaitlyn, and attending the Atlanta Falcons games.  Jessica loves her job at the clinic.

Kim Carney

Kim Carney

Certified Nursing Assistant

Kim started with Chestatee Emergent Medical Care in 2016. She is from Murrayville, Georgia and resides in Dahlonega, Georgia with her two children, Courtney and Hunter. She enjoys her job at the clinic. She enjoys spending time with family and is a die hard New Orleans Saints fan.

April Duff

April Duff

Certified Medical Assistant

April joined Chestatee Emergent Medical Care in 2016.  She loves helping and treating patients.  April’s hobbies outside of work are fishing/hunting and spending time with family and friends.

Rebecca Stowers

Rebecca Stowers

Paramedic

Rebecca began her career in medicine in 2000 when she first became an EMT. Since that time, Rebecca has gone on to become a nationally registered paramedic, a NAEMSE Level 1 EMS instructor and a BLS CPR instructor. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys Judo, Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing, hiking and photography.
Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett

Front Office Assistant

Taylor is a certified nursing assistant and has been working with Chestatee Emergent Medical Care since 2014. She is a sophomore at Brenau University and is actively pursuing a major in biology with a pre-professional healthcare concentration.

Anna Berkley

Anna Berkley

Front Office Assistant

Anna works part time as a front office assistant.  She loves helping people and animals.  During her spare time she likes to fly-fish and paint.

Brooke Cagle

Brooke Cagle

Front Office Assistant

Brooke has been with Chestatee Emergent Medical Care since 2016.  She is from Dawsonville, Georgia and is a Certified Medical Office Assistant.  She enjoys working at the clinic.