Dr. Larry Anderson, a Dawsonville family physician, was honored at a Rotary Club meeting held at the Good Shepherd Clinic on January 11th 2018 for his work as the first Medical Director of the clinic. The Good Shepherd Clinic provides free health care services to residents of Dawson County who are between the ages of 18 and 64, live, work or attend school in Dawson County, are without insurance, and have income 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level or less.
Doug Powell, a founding board member of Good Shepherd, presented a plaque to Anderson and thanked him for his years serving as Medical Director. Dr. Anderson was involved in the inception of Good Shepherd in 2007, and served as Medical Director when the clinic opened in 2009 until 2015. The current Medical Director is Dr. David Moore. Good Shepherd Clinic has grown through the years, moving from a small facility in Grace Presbyterian Church to a larger, modern facility provided by Northside Hospital. In the summer of 2017 the clinic moved to an even larger facility provided by Northeast Georgia Health System, located at 45 Medical Center Drive, behind the Burger King near Hwy 400 in Dawsonville.
The clinic is staffed by more than 50 volunteers, and provides general non-emergency care, women’s wellness screenings, prescription assistance programs, basic dental care, audiology, vision, cardiology and referrals. Good Shepherd does not accept any government funding, and relies entirely on donations and grants. In presenting the plaque to Dr. Anderson, Doug Powell noted that Good Shepherd Clinic could never have begun without Dr. Anderson’s vision, leadership and willingness to serve as Medical Director.