Northside Hospital is committed to expanding access to leading health care across Georgia. The health system announces the following network updates.

Cherokee County

Several Northside Hospital providers were recognized in Family Life Magazines' 2022 Best of Life Awards, including:

Canton Family Life

Woodstock Family Life

DeKalb County

North Atlanta Medical Associates welcomes Dr. Deanna L. Roy. She began seeing patients at the practice's Stone Mountain location on Dec. 1.

Dr. Roy is a board-certified physician and specializes in family medicine. She received her medical degree from Meharry Medical College and completed her family medicine internship and residency at Medical Center of Central Georgia. 

Dr. Roy has been practicing for three decades and is devoted to providing comprehensive healthcare for her patients and their families. She helps her patients achieve optimal health through the promotion of healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. 

To make an appointment please call 770-469-4131, or for more information visit

Gwinnett and North Fulton counties
Ben Flink bariatrics
Bariatric Innovations of Atlanta is pleased to welcome Dr. Benjamin Flink to its practice locations in Sandy Springs and Duluth. Dr. Flink began seeing patients Nov. 11.

Dr. Flink is board certified in general surgery. He specializes in gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, hiatal hernia repair, ventral hernia repair, anti-reflux surgery, and inguinal hernia repair.

Dr. Flink has over nine years of experience in general and bariatric surgery and has worked throughout Georgia and New York. He is an expert in quality improvement methods and believes in making informed decisions alongside of his patients to help them achieve their own personal health goals. His interest in becoming a doctor stemmed from knowing that he’d be able to help people and apply his knowledge to help them better their own lives.

Visit for more information, or call 404-250-6691 to make an appointment.

Hall County

Northside Family Medicine Partners has joined the Northside network. The practice is proud to provide patients with quality family medicine care in Flowery Branch and surrounding communities.

Dr. Nikki Hughes is a board-certified family medicine physician. Her specialties of clinical interest include diabetes, weight loss and women’s health and she has been practicing for 11 years. She chose to focus on family medicine because she loves to take care of people of all ages and nationalities. She looks at each of her patients as if they were her own family members.

Northside Family Medicine Partners is located in Flowery Branch, at 7367 Spout Springs Road, Suite 125. The practice is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans. For more information, please call 770-965-8166 or visit

Middle Georgia

Lennon cancer oncologistEffective Jan. 3, Dr. James Lennon has returned to seeing patients at Georgia Cancer Specialists’ Macon and Milledgeville office locations. He previously saw patients in Douglasville and Paulding County.

Dr. Lennon is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine, and he has special interests in prostate cancer, gynecologic malignancies and hematologic disorders—in particular, myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloma.

For more information about Dr. Lennon, visit

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