The Doctors



David Asrael, MD

Dr. David Asrael has over ten years experience in emergency medicine. He has been an ER Physician at Southern Regional, Henry, and Northside Cherokee emergency departments. He completed his undergraduate studies at Tulane University and then attended the University of Maryland medical school. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. In his spare time, Dr. Asrael enjoys fishing and playing with his kids.  


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. 


Maryellen Bishop, PA-C, Clinical Director

Maryellen Joined the Georgia Urgent Care team in April of 2016. She is a native Atlantan, and her alma maters include Georgia Institute of Technology and the Westminster Schools. She earned her Masters of Sciences from The George Washington University Physician Assistant Program, in Washington, DC. Mayellen has worked in both Dermatology and Emergency Medicine. She is licensed by the Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners, maintains certification with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Maryellen is married with a baby daughter and three dogs. Their family resides in Roswell and when not working, she enjoys Crossfit, trying new restaurants, and traveling.