STORY: HE’S BRINGING BACK THE HOUSE CALL

Chris Pitts

ATLANTA, GEORGIA: Chris Pitts came from a small town – Cochran. It is where he was born, and went to school – he graduated with the class of 1988 from Bleckley County High School.

And now, he is a physician assistant, and a ‘founding father,’ if you will, of GOMED, a mobile urgent care ‘business’ with locations in Peachtree City and Newnan, and in Charleston, S.C.

Of the business, Chris said, “We are bringing back the house call.”

He added, “I started GOMED five years ago, because I was tired of the numbers game and rat race of the current medical care models.”

“With GOMED we bring back the personal touch of health care in the comfort of your home,” Chris stated. “My wife and family are fully supportive despite the long hours.”

Of the current situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19), he said, “We have many patients that have tested positive for the virus.”

Chris stated, “Overall, our volume of calls is down, but I just added tele-medicine to the platform, and extended hours to 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.”

He is married to Tara (Stevens) Pitts, and is the proud father of five children and one daughter-in-law.

Chris graduated from Middle Georgia College, and graduated with honors from the Medical College of Georgia’s respiratory therapy program, and spent a decade serving at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, before deciding to go back to pursue his physician assistant certification.

He attended the Medical College of Central Georgia, and graduated with honors from the physician assistant program.

Of his upbringing in Cochran, a close-knit rural community in central Georgia, Chris said, “It keeps me grounded, and humble.”

When asked to come up with a definition of hope, Chris said, “It is the butterflies in your stomach you get … thinking about what ‘can be.’”

In offering encouragement to anyone interested in starting his or her own business, he concluded, “Follow your heart, and don’t let other people put out your fire.”

To find out more about GOMED, click here.

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