About Us

Dr. Joshua Garrett opened Garrett Family Medicine in 2014, after practicing at HMC Family Medicine for more than six years.

In 2018, Dr. Garrett welcomed Nurse Practitioner Jennifer N. Hallford to his practice. Jennifer shares the same passion of caring for the health of patients at all stages and ages of life.

Our Staff


Regina Carter is a native of Habersham County and has more than 15 years in management and medical office facilitation. Having worked with Dr. Garrett since 2007, Regina brings a level of caring and personal touch to her job that our patients have truly appreciated for years. Regina handles most appointment scheduling and referrals.


Ashley Johnstone joined the Garrett Family Medicine team in 2020. As a certified medical assistant, Ashley assists in the direct care of patients as well as assisting with front office duties. Ashley brings a stellar level of service to her work and is a valuable member of the healthcare team at Garrett Family Medicine.


Susan Wilkins joined the Garrett Family Medicine team in 2022. As a former postpartum doula, Susan has years of experience meeting the needs of patients. She strives to take care of each one of our patients as if they were a member of her own family.


Lexus Dover has been a member of the Garrett Family Medicine staff since 2021. With previous experience in a busy dermatology practice, Lexus adds additional exemplary care and expertise to our team. Lexus participates in direct care of patients.


Tiffany Stover is a certified phlebotomist and takes great care in the drawing of blood for all patients at Garrett Family Medicine. While she is officially employed by LabCorp, Tiffany makes the blood draw experience for our patients as pleasant as possible.


Laura Garrett holds a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism – Public Relations. After a four-year career in healthcare and higher education communications and marketing, Laura spent six years as a full-time mother. In 2014, she began her position as Practice Administrator for Garrett Family Medicine. Laura handles credentialing, hiring and assists our front office staff.


Brenda Greene brings many years of experience in medical billing and coding to Garrett Family Medicine. With Garrett Family Medicine since 2014, Brenda handles invoicing, insurance claim submission and most billing-related inquiries. Though Brenda works off-site, our day-to-day front office staff is happy to help assist in getting any billing issues resolved.

About Privia Health

We are proudly part of Privia Health. Privia equips leading primary and specialty care physicians with cutting-edge resources to help us deliver outstanding, personalized patient care. That’s why Privia’s patient satisfaction scores are 2x higher than national averages. Visit their website to learn how Privia helps you take control of your care.

Healthcare, Handled

You have enough on your plate. We make it easy to message your doctor, connect to on-demand virtual care, receive appointment reminders, refill prescriptions, and get care on the go. If you see more than one doctor in our network, your entire care team has access to your medical chart so we can all work together for your health. Use the myPrivia app or patient portal to:

  • Book appointments, renew prescriptions, and access your electronic health record
  • Send and receive secure messages with your care team

Healthy for the Long Haul

You’re more than a set of symptoms. Privia champions lifelong health and wellness, inside and outside the doctor’s office. From pediatrics to adult needs, preventive programs to complex care, doctor’s visits to self-care at home – we’re here to support you on every step in your journey. Count on Privia for:

  • Collaborative, team-based medical group with leading local providers
  • Same- or next-day appointments with 24/7 telehealth for immediate care

Our Doctors Do More

You can enjoy personalized care without pricey membership fees. Privia doctors take the time to listen to your concerns, from wellness programs to chronic care management. Patients rate our providers 4.9 out of 5 for efforts to include them in decisions about their care, so you can be confident your doctor will help you understand the guidance you get, in-office or virtually. With Privia, you can expect:

  • Unhurried, comprehensive visits to develop the right care plan for you
  • Nationally recognized top physicians and healthcare professionals