Dr. Gregory Smith has been my GI physician since 2002. His office used to be in a tight rental space, but since 2006 he built a beautiful office that looks like a ski resort. The d?cor is very warm, inviting, and comfortable. Dr. Smith is one of the few doctors I know who is passionate about what he does and isn?t in it for the money. In fact, I have learned that he volunteers his time to health clinics for those who are financially challenged and to educating medical students interning at his office in addition to donating to several organizations. How many doctors do you know that contribute to their community? Dr. Smith is very personable with a great sense of humor. Sometimes he has to get on to me because he truly cares about my health and I can be a little stubborn about following doctor?s advice-- which is why I have to keep coming back. His nurse practitioner, Mary Dotson, is also wonderful and easy to talk to. They have tag-teamed to get to the ?bottom? of my digestive problems and have helped me find ways to manage my care/treatment. I would probably be at least 99% better if not for my own stubbornness in eating things I know I?m not supposed to eat. For the most part, I have been met with friendly staff from the moment I walk through the door to the time I check out. I can?t tell you how often I have gone to a doctor?s office and the staff was horrible to me?I don?t pay good money for bad service! When it comes to my health, I don?t ?call around? for pricing?I go by word of mouth regarding the QUALITY OF CARE. I had heard good things about Dr. Smith, tried him out, and have been with him and his office ever since. I REALLY appreciate the EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE and HEALTH CARE I receive at Athens Gastro Center. I highly recommend them.