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Jeffrey R. Root, MD

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My specialty:
Surgery: General

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

I am a recent transplant to the Atlanta area from Texas, but I was born and raised in San Jose, Calif. I am the middle child of three, and all of my family still resides in California, where I visit frequently. I am the only physician in the family, as my father is an engineer and my mother a school teacher. My younger sister a physical therapist and my older, wiser brother is a computer engineer. I am married to my fantastic wife, a nurse, who I met in California. I have two beautiful daughters, who, along with my wife, are the loves of my life. We moved to Georgia to be closer to my wife's family and for the opportunity for me to join the great Kaiser Permanente team.

About my practice

My specialty is general surgery, which includes a broad range of surgical issues. I enjoy the variety of surgical procedures that include many abdominal ailments related to the gallbladder, intestine, colon, appendix and hernias. I also enjoy office procedures which include skin cancer, melanoma and other "lumps-and-bumps." I perform most of my abdominal procedures using laparoscopic techniques via a small incision. I truly enjoy performing a variety of surgeries, and I am able and willing to be available to you, in the event you need my surgical services.

How I thrive

I keep a balanced approach to life through my family, work and hobbies. My family is very important to me. I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, as well as my family in California. I love being a surgeon and strive each day to do my best and provide high-quality care for our Kaiser Permanente members. We have a great surgical team! For my hobbies, I enjoy sports - both playing and watching. My wife and I are big football fans. I grew up playing many sports, and I played soccer in college. I enjoy working out and running on a daily basis, as time permits. We also like to travel and beach destinations are our favorite! Lastly, I have discovered the underwater world of reef aquarium keeping. I have a 120-gallon saltwater tank that I enjoy taking care of and watching as corals and fish adapt and grow. In all, I try to maintain a balanced life that keeps me centered, grounded and thriving as a person and as a surgeon to meet your medical needs.

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My office

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Medical groups and plans

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group

Surgery Department name
3650 Steve Reynolds Blvd, Duluth, GA 30096
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  • HMO or EPO
  • Individual & Family Plans
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  • Multi-Choice or POS
  • Senior Advantage
  • Signature HMO

Contact information

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

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

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Board certification

American Board Surgery

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Medical training

Medical School

University of California - Irvine
Irvine , CA



UC Irvine Medical Center
Orange , CA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

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My hospitals

I have admitting privileges at the following hospitals:

5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Ne, Atlanta, GA 30342
550 Peachtree St, Ne, Atlanta, GA 30308
1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Ne, Atlanta, GA 30342

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