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Qualifications and Experience
I am a board certified Family Medicine physician who also focuses on Integrative Medicine. I received my medical doctorate from the University of Michigan and completed my Family Medicine Residency at Emory.
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Dr. Gater is a board certified family medicine doctor with a focus on integrative and emergency medicine. She received her medical doctorate at University of Michigan and completed her family practice residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2009, she completed her integrative medical training from University of Arizona under Andrew Weil, M.D. Dr. Gater has received many honors including Resident of the Year from Georgia Academy of Family Physicians and the Thomas C. Davies Family Practice Award from the University of Michigan. Along with her responsibilities at Lake Oconee Urgent Care she also serves as an independent emergency medicine contractor, where she works in many community hospitals providing emergency care. She is also currently the Medical Director of Emergency Department at Putnam General Hospital. Dr. Gater is a resident of Lake Oconee and enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband Dr. Eddie Richardson, Jr.
Verified Patient Reviews
She's great! Very professional and personable. She also knows her stuff and takes time to explain things.
I felt like her time with me, was for me.
I'm sure the wait was due to an amazing deal they have right now, so I was patient. The customer service more than made up for it.
Very nice and knowledgable.
Facilities are beautiful, very much a Spa+ lux Doctors office. Staff was friendly, helpful and very professional (thank you for the painless blood draw). Dr. Gater was wonderful! Extremely professional, personable and interested. I have seen many primary care doctors over the years and she was the first who really listened, took time, detailed notes, asked questions, gave feedback and provided recommendations in logical and applicable terms (breaking down the medical terminology into a plan). She was great! Will definitely recommend her.
Was treated great. It's how I would've treated myself. Good visit.
Such a great personality she makes you very comfortable. Very knowledgeable, great setting
Very professional. I felt very calm in her office. It's a spa so it has the vibe... The decor is beautiful. She is beautiful and very friendly
I am so pleased with the service and attention I received at Dr. Gater's office. Her staff was kind, attentive, and professional. Dr. Gater’s was very detailed oriented, took a medical concerns serious and offered a variety of paths to address my concerns. I felt at ease and confident that Dr. Gater and her staff were dedicated to providing comprehensive and personal service. I was beyond impressed - I'm actually looking forward to our follow up.
She was personable and friendly. She asked about my "health goals" which has never happened before, I am glad we discussed it. I plan to use this office for many appointments in the future. The doctors at the RYSE medical spa are phenomenal!
This visit was absolutely amazing. She has made the arduous task of the women's yearly check up much more enjoyable. From the amazing decor to her personal bedside manner. Dr. Gater and her medical assistant were awesome!
I absolutely loved the doctor and her staff. They were very professional and inviting, the office was also very well kept. I have found my physician!
I had a phenomenal experience!
I called the for new prescriptions and it took three days for them to call my pharmacy. the person on the did not have the list of my medications. i'm not going back to that office.
When I first arrived I had to wait for a little over 30min which I was not happy about, but it I think it was out of the ordinary and I do not expect to have to wait next time I see her. Once I was seen, both the assistant and the Dr Gater were extremely friendly and made me feel very comfortable. Dr Gater took plenty of time to review my history and ask lots of questions to really get to know not just my health, but my personality and lifestyle as well. I was very pleased with this. It made me much more comfortable with her. I would definitely recommend Dr Gater and I will be keeping her on as my Primary Physician.
Dr. Gaither was wonderful- she took the time to actually get to "know" me before we got into any business/medical things-- very rare in this time and age but grateful I found her and can call her "my doctor". I've already recommended my friends and family to her- very rare jewel in this day and age!!
Extremely knowledgeable and genuinely cared about my well being.
The place was comfortable and the nurse was very friendly and attentative. Dr. Gater was absolutely amazing! She asked very good questions and was very caring and efficient. Absolutely amazing doctor- will be keeping her around for many years to come.
Great Doctor!! Listened to me and understood! I will come again
Dr. Gater and her staff are fabulous - very friendly, welcoming and professional. I've had plenty of bad experiences with doctors in the past, so seeing Century (Nurse) & Dr. Gater was a breath of fresh air. Rather than making me wait forever and then rushing me in and out, they were patient and actually took the time to listen and understand all of my issues. I was very pleased with everything about my experience at RYSE (clear communication, great service, etc.) and would recommend them to everyone! For anyone who feels awkward or uncomfortable going to the doctor, I assure you Dr. Gater and her staff are the best and will make you feel right at home.
She was great. The ambience was great. The staff is personable and friendly. Dr. Gater was thorough with my exam and explained every detail of my physical. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND HER..
Awesome really nice company
Everyone was wonderful, professional and courteous.
my first time & I love it ! felt so at home & more comfortable than any other doctor I've been too !
My visit was great. Dr. Gater is friendly, professional, and caring. She really took her time even though I was her last patient before a holiday weekend. The nurse was also fantastic. Highly recommend.
Friendly staff and lovely office!