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Citizen of the Year: Johnny Christian, MD

March 3, 2015 7:34 am

Johnny Christian, MD practices family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology at Medical Specialists Inc.

Family: Wife Janine; sons Logan and Lane

Twenty years ago, Dr. Christian decided to move with his new bride, Janine, to Waynesboro from a thriving medical practice in Columbus. “He could have gone anywhere,” said Chamber president Pete Cates, who presented the award. But when he heard Waynesboro was in need of a family practice physician with obstetrics experience, he and his wife moved across the state to a town not unlike the small community of Jasper, Alabama where Dr. Christian grew up. Since then, he’s not only been a “doctor to everyone” as Cates called him; he’s been a graceful leader and an advocate for Burke County patients, especially during difficult times of transition at Burke Medical Center. “He takes care of us physically, spiritually and emotionally,” Cates said.

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