The Doctors



Joe W. Bateman II, MD, FACEP

Dr. Bateman has sixteen years experience as an emergency room physician. He completed his undergraduate work at the Univeristy of Georgia (GO DAWGS). He went on to medical school at Mercer University and completed residency at Emory. Dr. Bateman is also the assistant director at Northside Emergency Associates. During his free time he enjoys fishing/hunting and spending time with his wife and two daughters.


Woody Francis, MD

Dr. Francis has over 15 years experience as an emergency room physician. He graduated from MIT in 1994. He went on to graduate from the University of Lousiville Medical School and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Emory. Since 2001, Dr. Francis has been an ER physician at Piedmont Henry Hospital. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, writing music, going out on the lake, and building tree houses with his son.