Dr. Seth Jelinek joins Medical Partnership, St. Mary’s

Seth Jelinek, M.D., an internal medicine physician from Austin, Texas, has joined the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership and St. Mary’s Health Care System as the Internal Medicine Residency Program assistant director for ambulatory and outpatient education.

Dr. Jelinek will help oversee the work and education of the 10 medical residents currently serving in the program, which will grow to 20 residents next year and 30 in 2017. A major portion of his responsibility will be daily oversight of the residents as they provide care at Community Internal Medicine of Athens (CIMA), an ambulatory clinic located at 1500 Oglethorpe Avenue.

Dr. Jelinek comes to Athens from the University of Texas Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, where he recently completed his internal medicine residency. He earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and his bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. During his residency, he served as principal investigator in a research program assessing medical residents as community educators about cardiovascular disease and stroke.

“Here in Athens, my role is to provide daily oversight in the education of the residents, especially at CIMA,” he said. “I will help them as they work with patients to manage chronic conditions and establish patient-physician relationships. I will also be the program’s liaison to the community for education, projects and outreach.”

At CIMA, patient care is provided primarily by residents under the supervision of Dr. Jelinek and other AU/UGA Medical Partnership physician faculty. Physicians are now accepting appointments from any adult age 18 and over who is seeking primary care services. CIMA accepts most major forms of insurance as well as Medicare and Medicaid. Reduced rates and charity care are available through St. Mary’s Health Care System for qualifying patients. For more information, visit www.cimathens.com or call 706.389.3875.