About The Good Shepherd Clinic

Good Shepherd Clinic of Dawson County strives to make Dawson County a better place by providing health care for those who have none.

The Good Shepherd Clinic History

The Good Shepherd Clinic was the vision of Dr. Mark Weaver, Organizing Pastor for Grace Presbyterian Church in Dawsonville, Georgia. Dr. Weaver and the congregation at Grace saw the need in the community and began to serve the community’s underprivileged with holiday meals and then a café.

Dr. Weaver began sharing his vision of a clinic for those with no health insurance, and church members took on many roles in their journey to establish a clinic for the Dawson County community. In September, 2009 the clinic opened its doors in the basement of the church, with three exam rooms and an office where Prescription Assistance volunteers worked during clinic hours to help provide free prescription assistance to clinic patients.

In 2010, the clinic lost its visionary, Dr. Weaver, to a fatal brain aneurysm, but his vision lives on. An expanded Board of Directors, drawing on talented volunteers from within the community, has helped lead the clinic to its current status as a vitally important part of the community.

Now located in modern facilities at 200 Dawson Commons Circle, Suite 200 in Dawsonville, an expanded wider range of services includes general medical care; basic dental care; women’s Wellness screening; prescription assistance; eye exams and glasses; and information, referral and advocacy for health and support services. The clinic does not provide emergency care or treat chronic pain requiring narcotics.

2023 Board Of Directors


Tom Harter


Bob Anderson

Vice Chair

Kay Parrish

Executive Director

Margie O’Byrne


Mary Pape


David Moore, MD

Medical Director

Board Members

Carla Boutin

Owner, State Farm Insurance

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Chris Conowal

Esq, Legal Advisor

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Debbie Duke

Medical IT Consultant

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Joseph Fortune

Retired Coca-Cola Executive

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Warren King

Business Management Consultant

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Regina Varnado

UCBI Vice President

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Bobby Norris


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Tony Passarello

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  • General Medical, non-emergency care
  • Women’s Wellness Screening, including PAP examY
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Cardiology Services
  • Prescription Assistance Programs for Medication prescribed by clinic physicians
  • Basic Dental Care
  • Information, Referral and Advocacy for Health and Support Services
  • Vision Services
  • Audiology Services
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Transportation To and From Clinic in partnership with Dawson County Transit
The Clinic does not provide emergency care or treat chronic pain requiring narcotics.
Qualification to see if you are eligible is required for an appointment to be made.