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

James L. Lemley, MD, FAAFP, MBA, CPE

Family Practitioner Serving from Birth up

Dr. James Lemley, a native of Thomson, Georgia, is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia where he obtained his MD degree and completed a residency in Family Medicine. Dr. Lemley is a board certified and fellowship recognized physician in family medicine.  He has been a managing partner of McDuffie Medical Associates since 1988.

In 2007 Dr. Lemley received his MBA from Troy State and subsequently attained his Certified Physician Executive degree from the American College of Physician Executives. Dr. Lemley has been in active family medicine practice since joining McDuffie Medical Associates and cares for a variety of adult and pediatric medical conditions largely in the outpatient setting. He has privileges at McDuffie Regional Medical Center, University Hospital, and the Medical College of Georgia.

Since 2009 Dr. Lemley has received national recognition from The American Diabetes Association and National Committee for Quality Assurance. This voluntary program is designed to recognize physicians and other clinicians, who use evidence-based measures and provide excellent care to their patients with diabetes. 

Dr. Lemley is active in the Richmond County Medical Society, the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, the Medical Association of Georgia, the Thomson Rotary Club, and the First Methodist Church of Thomson.  He is a founder and is on the board of the McDuffie Medical Mission Clinic, a charity medical clinic.

Professional Associations

American Academy of Family Physicians
American College of Physicians Executives
Medical Association of Georgia
Georgia Academy of Family Practice
Richmond County Medical Society

Professional Appointments

University Hospital McDuffie, Medical Staff
University Hospital, Augusta, Georgia, Courtesy Staff
McDuffie County Emergency Medical Services, Medical Director
Thomson Health and Rehab, Medical Staff
Warrenton Health and Rehab, Medical Staff
Lake Crossing Nursing Home, Medical Staff
Toombs Judicial Circuit, Child Abuse Protocol Committee
Medical College of Georgia, Affiliate Faculty