Roger Williams University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1992
Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2000
Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine/North Broward Hospital District, Family Medicine Residency
Professional Society Memberships
American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American
Academy of Family Physicians
Brain health, aging well, reducing reliance on pharmaceuticals
Spartan races – the more challenging, the better!
Dallas, Georgia, with his wife Dr. Milli (who is also a PartnerMD physician) and four “fur-babies”—two Chihuahuas and two cats
Dr. Rob Norris believes in an integrative approach to medicine. Simply put, this means looking beyond the typical Western medical remedies (think pharmaceuticals) and considering the impact of an individual’s environment, gut health, and supplement usage (just to name a few items) on a patient’s overall health.
The issue with this approach, however, is that it requires time, which is at a premium in traditional healthcare settings.
Dr. Rob says, “Even if doctors know the value of these things, they don’t have the time to employ them. There isn’t enough time in a 15-minute appointment to sit down with a patient and explain the hows and whys. Not to mention the time needed for following up to see what’s working—and to adjust accordingly.”
This was one of many reasons why Dr. Rob was drawn to PartnerMD: smaller patient rosters means he now has plenty of time to spend with each patient—time that he can use to foster a trusted relationship.
Dr. Rob received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1992 from Roger Williams University. He is a 2000 graduate from the Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSCOM) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and in 2003, he completed a residency in family medicine through the NSCOM/North Broward Hospital District.
A board certified family physician, Dr. Rob ran Copper Basin Family Practice in Copperhill, Tennessee, from 2003 to 2009 along with his wife, Dr. Milli (who is also a PartnerMD physician). This traditional rural private practice treated patients who were as young as one day all the way up to one hundred years old in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
In 2009, Dr. Rob and Dr. Milli made the difficult decision to close their practice so they could move closer to family in Acworth, Georgia. Most recently, Dr. Rob worked as the Medical Director and Laboratory Director at Peachtree Immediate Care in Acworth.
An incredibly open-minded physician, Dr. Rob welcomes his patients’ input regarding their own health. “If a patient comes to me with an idea or something new they’ve heard about, I always listen,” he says. “If I’m not familiar with whatever it is, I’ll research it so that my patient and I can learn together. My goal is to serve as a guide. I’ll provide guidance, based on my medical expertise, but the patient always makes the final call. It’s their life, their body, their decision.”
Originally from New York, Dr. Rob currently resides in Dallas, Georgia, with Dr. Milli and their four “fur-babies”—two Chihuahuas and two cats. When he’s not working, he enjoys participating in Spartan races, often traveling all over the country for these challenging obstacle course events.