MEET OUR TEAM

CHRIS EDENS, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Edens was born in Virginia and moved to Georgia in 1974. He attended the University of Georgia for undergraduate work and then moved onto the Mercer School of Medicine. After school, he did his Emergency Medicine Residency at Emory from 1995-98. Dr. Edens has trained at Emory Hospital, Grady Hospital, Emory Midtown Hospital, Egleston Children’s Hospital, and Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital. He has served as the medical director for several hospitals around Georgia and is currently on staff at Piedmont Healthcare. He is also the track physician for Atlanta Motor Speedway and Road Atlanta.

BARRET McDOWELL, FNP-C, B.Ec.

Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer

Barret was born in North Carolina, grew up in Atlanta, and educated at the University of Georgia, University of West Georgia, and The University of Alabama at Birmingham. After college and some globetrotting, he took a job at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention working with the Director’s initiative for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response. During this time, he discovered a love for “rubber meets the road” healthcare and pursued a degree in nursing. After serving as an emergency nurse he recently earned his degree as an FNP.

CHRIS PITTS, PA-C

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Chris grew up in Cochran, Georgia and attended Middle Georgia College. He then moved on to the Respiratory Therapy program at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta where he graduated with honors. In Macon as an RRT he became a neonatal pediatric specialist. Following this, he returned to the Medical College of Georgia where he completed the Physician Assistant Program, graduating Summa Cum Laude. During his career he has worked in pulmonary critical care, cardiology, pediatrics and spinal orthopedics. In 2006, he began his work in emergency departments and has been there ever since.

STEPHANIE HEINSCH, PA-C

Healthcare Provider

Stephanie was born in Texas and moved to Georgia in 1997. She attended Baylor University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and then moved back to Georgia to complete the Physician Assistant Program at Medical College of Georgia. She started her PA career in cardiothoracic surgery, but after a few years switched to emergency medicine.

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