Center for Primary Care

We strive to improve the health and wellbeing of the families we serve by providing compassionate and high-quality care in a joyful setting.

Providers – Central

PRIYA S. DESHPANDE, MD, DipABLM

Overview

  • 2 Year Fellowship Training in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona 2023. 
  • Board Certified in Lifestyle Medicine 2023
  • Currently in training in Culinary Medicine from Harvard University.
  • My interests including cooking, gardening, interior design, and reading.
  • Married to Sharad Ghamande, MD; one son
  • Co-owner Cork and Flame restaurant in Evans, GA.
  • Family Medicine Residency from University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA
  • Medical School, OB/GYN Residency Seth GS Medical School and King Edward Memorial Hospital in Bombay, India
  • Joined CPC in 2000

JOSEPH A. HOOPER, MD

Overview

  • Undergraduate Education: North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega, GA
  • Medical Education: Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA
  • Family Medicine Residency: Rapid City Regional Hospital in South Dakota
  • Joined CPC in 2004
  • Three children
  • Interests include Braves baseball and college football

DENISE S. KENNEDY, MD

Overview

  • Undergraduate Education: Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK
  • Medical Education and Family Medicine Residency: Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA
  • Joined CPC in 1998
  • Married to Phillip Kennedy, MD; two children
  • Interests include cooking, boating, gardening, and kayaking

PHILLIP S. KENNEDY, MD

Overview

  • Undergraduate Education: Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK
  • Medical Education and Family Medicine Residency: Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA
  • Joined CPC in 1998
  • Married to Denise Kennedy, MD; two children
  • Interests include fishing, hunting, boating, jet skiing, target shooting, and spending time with family

ROBYN WIRSING BLACK, MD

Overview

  • Undergraduate Education: Emory University in Atlanta, GA
  • Medical Education: Saint Matthews University, Grand Cayman, BWI
  • Family Medicine Residency: The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in Kingston, PA
  • Joined CPC in 2018
  • Married to Matthew Black; they have a 3 year old son Andrew and 6 month old son Joel
  • Interests include spending time with her children and family, church activities, traveling, outdoor recreation, nature and animals

BRANDON HAGOPIAN, DO

Overview

  • Undergraduate Education: Covenant College; Lookout Mountain, GA
  • Medical Education: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus; Spartanburg, SC
  • Family Medicine Residency: Medical College of Georgia; Augusta, GA
  • Joined CPC in 2020
  • Married to Virginia Hagopian; three children
  • Interests include spending time with family, golfing, baseball, gardening, fishing

STEPHANIE BRIENZO, PA-C

Overview

  • Undergraduate Education: Dowling College in Oakdale, NY
  • Physician Assistant School: Touro College of Health and Sciences in New York, NY
  • Joined CPC in November 2015
  • Married
  • Interests include running, watching hockey, and hiking
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