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David A. Ecklund, MD

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My specialty:
Pediatrics

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

I was born in a small town in rural Minnesota, and I attended college and medical school in Minnesota. After completing my residency, I spent an extra year of training as a chief resident, where I mentored and taught medical students and fellow residents. I then began my pediatric practice in Minnesota before moving down to Atlanta and joining Kaiser Permanente in 2006.When people ask me why I chose pediatrics as a specialty, I can truly say that it was as close to a "calling" as I think anyone can get. I cannot imagine doing anything else.

About my practice

It is a privilege working with our members and their families at the Cumberland Medical Center. I love my job, and I use a great amount of humor in my practice. I especially enjoy teaching patients and their families how to take control of their own health, and I spend time during checkups discussing healthy living choices. I think education is extremely important, so while I tell patients and their families what diagnosis a child may have, I also make sure to tell them why that diagnosis applies. I do this so they can see my thought process and know I have listened to their concerns.I am also the lead physician for the Cumberland pediatric team, and I enjoy the administrative duties that come with that position (though it helps that I think our pediatric team is absolutely terrific).

How I thrive

I stay active physically and mentally. I love to come home from work and go for a run in and around Piedmont Park in Atlanta. I also enjoy traveling, reading, cooking and spending time with my family. I am naturally someone who multitasks, so I am rarely sitting still.

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Medical groups and plans

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group

Pediatrics Department name
2525 Cumberland Parkway Se, Atlanta, GA 30339
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  • HMO or EPO
  • Individual & Family Plans
  • Individual & Family Plans - Added Choice
  • Multi-Choice or POS
  • Senior Advantage
  • Signature HMO

Contact information

  • Health Line
  • 1-800-255-0056 (toll-free TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • Health Line
  • 1-800-611-1811 (toll free)
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  • 404-365-0966

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis , MN

Board certification

American Board Pediatrics

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Medical training

Internship/Residency

Pediatrics

University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis , MN

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2006

Provider ID

3355
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My hospitals

I have admitting privileges at the following hospitals:

1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Ne, Atlanta, GA 30342

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This page was last updated on:

11/16/2018