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James C. Gauthier, MD

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I speak: English, French

My gender: Male

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About me

My wife and I arrived in Georgia in 1999 as climatologic refugees attempting to escape February in Montreal. Since then, my love of the heat, humidity and barbecue has only grown! I knew that I wanted to be a pediatrician long before I went to medical school. In the years since then, I have been asked by many medical students who are trying to decide on their own career paths, "Dr. G., why did you choose pediatrics?" My reply has always been that kids are fun and that when they are sick, they want to be well. That makes my job enjoyable and fulfilling.

About my practice

I am a general pediatrician. I provide care for children who need well child care (checkups), as well as those who require care for acute (colds, ear infections, urinary tract infections, etc.) and chronic (asthma, diabetes, etc.) illness. I like to think that my most important skill as a pediatrician is that I am able to walk that fine line between knowing when to take a hands-off approach to let time and parental care cure your child and when to be more aggressive with testing and treatment. Part of the reason for this is that I thrive in taking my knowledge of the art and science of pediatrics and combining it with your knowledge of your child to work towards the best possible outcome.

How I thrive

One reason I enjoy living in Georgia so much is that I am an avid gardener. Here I can get some sort of vegetable to grow outside all year round. I am also a runner (5K to marathon), and there are few days when I cannot go out for a run. Running helps me clear my mind and relax. It is in that state that I do my best thinking, so running provides me a physical and mental workout at the same time.

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Medical groups and plans

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group

Pediatrics Department name
201 W. Ponce De Leon Avenue #a, Decatur, GA 30030
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  • HMO or EPO
  • Individual & Family Plans
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  • Multi-Choice or POS
  • Senior Advantage
  • Signature HMO

Contact information

  • Health Line locally
  • 404-365-0966

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My training, certifications and licensing

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Medical training

Medical School

Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia , Canada



McGill University
Montreal, Quebec , Canada

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My hospitals

I have admitting privileges at the following hospitals:

1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Ne, Atlanta, GA 30342
550 West Peachtree Street, Ne, Atlanta, GA 30308

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