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Ray B. Bennett, MDPhysician
- Family Medicine
UPMC Mercy Hospital
West Virginia University
PGY-2 General Surgery
Meharry Medical College
Orthopedic Surgery Research 1
Wright State University School of Medicine
PGY-1 General Surgery
Meharry Medical College
Doctor of Medicine
Bachelor of Arts in Biology/Pre-Med
American Academy of Family Physicians
Fayette County Chamber of Commerce
Georgia Academy of Family Physicians
National Medical Association
Urgent Care Association of America
A lover of the outdoors, Dr. Bennett enjoys golf, mountain bike-riding, and camping.
Ray B. Bennett, MD is founder and director of Wingard Urgent Care & Wellness, a leading medical center located in the heart of Peachtree City, GA. Specializing in urgent care, Dr. Bennett is board certified in family medicine and has over 15 years of experience in research and community health.
Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Dr. Bennett is a second generation health professional. His father — the late C. Ray Bennett, Drs. an oral surgeon – was both a graduate and distinguished professor of oral surgery at Meharry Dental School. Dr. Bennett earned a B.A. in Biology/Pre-Med from Fisk University and his medical degree from Meharry Medical College. As a student at Fisk University, he contributed to research on certain infectious diseases which was published in the Journal of Basic Microbiology.
After Meharry, Dr. Bennett studied general surgery at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, OH, and West Virginia University. He went on to complete his residency at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, where he was named Chief Resident.
Upon completion of his training, Dr. Bennett moved to Atlanta and spent the next few years as an auxiliary physician at Kaiser-Permanente, the Georgia Northeast Hospital System, and Concentra Medical Services. From 2003 to 2005, he participated in three medical missions in the Philippines, where he provided free treatment to hundreds of patients in poverty-stricken villages and townships in the area.
In 2008, he opened Immediate Care Centers of Georgia in Tyrone, GA with emergency medicine specialist Dr. Glenn McKenna. The facility built a strong reputation for quality healthcare and service in Fayette County and expanded to a new location and new name (Wingard) in 2014.
Committed to serving the community, Dr. Bennett is director of the Healing Bridge Clinic, a non-profit that provides free, primary health care for the uninsured in Fayette, Coweta and South Fulton counties. He believes that everyone on earth has a gift. “The core of my gift is to help others,” he says. “I’ve had the fortune to learn from great educators who provided me a foundation to use that gift of helping others through medicine.”
Dr. Bennett is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, the National Medical Association, the Urgent Care Association of America and the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. He is certified by the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) to perform medical examinations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers in interstate commerce.