We're a small-town pediatrics practice with just 3-4 staff members. You won't get "lost" here, and will always get the most personalized care available!
Full-time pediatric medical services are provided by Chris Bassett, MD. Dr. Bassett is a board-certified, Georgia licensed pediatrician. He attended the University of Florida for both his undergraduate and doctoral degrees, and graduated from medical school with Honors for Special Achievement in Pediatrics in 1998. He continued his studies with a pediatrics residency at T. C. Thompson Children's Hospital in Chattanooga, TN, and has been continuously board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics since 2001. Dr. Bassett has five daughters, and also found time to serve as a Major in the U.S. Air Force before relocating to Lake Oconee in 2006. He is happy to be living his dream of "being a small-town pediatrician" where everybody knows his name. His special interests include asthma and allergic diseases, dermatological problems, infectious disease, trauma, and "anything to do with babies".
Hometown: Live Oak, FL
College: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine, Honors Graduate
Residency: T. C. Thompson Children's Hospital, U. Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN
Board Certification in General Pediatrics: American Board of Pediatrics, first certified 10/2001; recertified 2008, 2015, 2020
Secret Accomplishment: At the age of 17, was voted Best Editorial Cartoonist in Florida by the Associated Press, still has a gallery of cartoons and illustrations on Instagram.
Dr. Julie Bassett is also a physician, but serves at Lake Oconee Pediatrics as Dr. B's medical assistant, patient care coordinator and general office manager. EVERYONE loves Dr. Julie, and it's her special privilege to ensure that every family gets the individual attention needed to stay healthy and happy.
Dr. Julie's interests include newborn care and "giving motherly advice."
Hometown: Miami, FL
College: University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Internship: T. C. Thompson Children's Hospital, U. Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN
Secret Accomplishment: Varsity cheerleader for the Miami Hurricanes football team during the 1980's national championship years, still shows up occasionally on ESPN Classic broadcasts.