505 Mount Pleasant Road
Thomson, Georgia 30824
Appointments: (706) 595-1461

About McDuffie Medical Associates

McDuffie Medical Associates (MMA) was founded as a solo primary care practice in 1961, by Dr. John W. Lemley. In the early days, Dr. Lemley actively provided primary care to his patients and his practice quickly grew. The practice expanded over the years with his older son Dr. James L Lemley and his wife, Dr. Jacqueline W. Fincher joining in 1988; his younger son Dr. Robert K. Lemley in 1990; and Dr. Susan H. Land In 1998. MMA is the oldest primary care practice In the Thomson/McDuffie County area.

Our physicians were all trained at the Medical College of Georgia and are board certified in their disciplines (Family Medicine, Dr. Jamie and Dr. Land; Internal Medicine, Dr. Fincher and Dr. Bob). Our physicians actively participate in local, state, and national organizations, in an attempt to promote healthcare and the quality practice of medicine. In addition, they are active in their churches as well as In the local Thomson community.

Because MMA continues to strive for the highest quality patient care, we were the first practice In the area to implement electronic medical records (EMR). Due to our efforts, MMA was awarded the Health Technology Aware from the Physicians' Institute for Excellence In Medicine, sponsored by the Medical Association of Georgia.

MMA was the first local practice to achieve Level 3 NCQA recognition as a "Patient Centered Medical Home". This is the result of very hard work by our staff and physicians to attain this rare goal among primary care practices. Patient Centered Medical Home, or PCMH, is a designation held only for primary care providers. According to NCQA, the National Committee for Quality Assurance, PCMH is a model of care where patients have a direct relationship with a provider who coordinates a cooperative team of healthcare professionals, takes collective responsibility for the care provided to the patient, and arranges for appropriate care with other qualified providers as needed.

MMA Is also proud of our continued national recognition, by NCQA and the American Diabetes Association, for our consistently high quality diabetes care.