On August 1st of 2007 The Kirk Clinic opened it's doors to provide quality care to the families of Moultrie and Southwest Georgia. At that time The Kirk Clinic had one full-time Physician, one part-time Physician's Assistant, one nurse and one receptionist. Currently, The Kirk Clinic has three full-time Physicians, one full-time Nurse Practitioner, a Registered Nurse/Practice Manager, three Licensed Practical Nurses, two Medical Assistants, a charge entry clerk and two receptionists. The physicians at The Kirk Clinic maintain privileges at Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie, Georgia. The Kirk Clinic is named in honor of James L. Kirk, II, who served on the Colquitt Regional Medical Center Hospital Authority from 1966-1995.
Dr. Robert O. Spruill began his family medicine practice on August 1, 2007 as the sole physician at The Kirk Clinic. Dr. Spruill, a native of Hoschton in North Georgia, is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his internship and residency at Self Regional Healthcare Center in Greenwood, South Carolina. Dr. Spruill is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice. "My goal is to provide compassionate healthcare while helping patients understand more about their diagnosis,"Dr. Spruill said. Dr. Spruill is married and has four beautiful children. During his leisure time, Dr. Spruill says he enjoys church activities, farming and spending time with his family.
Marks of Distinction
The Kirk Clinic is a Rural Health Clinic. A Rural Health Clinic (RHC) is a clinic located in a rural, medically under-served area in the United States. RHCs were established by the Rural Health Clinics Act (P.L. 95-210), (Section 1905 of the Social Security Act). The program was established to address an inadequate supply of physicians serving Medicare beneficiaries and Medicaid recipients in rural areas and to increase the utilization of non-physician practitioners. Like other medical providers, RHCs must provide certain services in order to qualify for the program. In addition, a RHC must employ a nurse practitioner (NP) or a physician assistant (PA) and have a NP, PA, or certified-nurse midwife available at least 50 percent of the time the RHC operates.