Few Words About Us

Dr. Willie Epps

      Dr. Willie Epps began his career as a United States Navy Hospital Corpsman in 1987. While in the Navy, Epps was responsible for general medical procedures. As a medical officer Dr. Epps provided medical care to a crew of 1400 individuals while supervising a staff of 15 medical personnel around USS Frank Cable.

      After 11 years in the Navy as a corpsman, Epps began working with Quest Diagnostics as a Medical Laboratory Technologist. While here, he was responsible for HIV testing for the states of New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Aspiring to give back more to the community, Epps enrolled as a student in the doctoral program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999.

      After completing the doctoral program, Dr. Willie Epps interned at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Stratford, NJ where he fulfilled AOA requirements and the duties of the prestigious Office of Chief Intern in 2004. After a successful internship Dr. Epps became the Housestaff Officer for Lourdes Medical Center and Virtua Health Systems in Willingboro and Marlton, New Jersey respectively. He was responsible for admissions at Lourdes and General Medical Floor coverage, ICU, and General Medical/Surgical floor coverage at Virtua.

      In 2005, Dr. Willie Epps became licensed in the State of New Jersey after completing Comlex 1, 2, and 3 and was awarded The Resident Research Award at the AOA Convention in 2006. For the next 4 years (2006-2010) Epps was a Family Medicine Physician partnered with Curtis V. Cooper, PHC. While here, Epps earned Board Certification in Family Medicine from American Osteopathic Association. Since then, Dr. Willie Epps opened what is now called Epps Medical Associates where he provides Primary Care including HIV care.

Tavesha Smith

Hello! My name is Tavesha Smith. I am the Medical Assistant here at Epps Medical Associates. I am originally from a little town named Hampton in the southern part of South Carolina. I was raised in Clyo, Ga. I always knew I wanted to work in the medical field. When I was 18 years old, right after graduation, I applied and was accepted into Ogeechee Technical College. Seeing the opportunity to receive a better education, I transferred to Savannah Technical College and studied to be a Licensed Practical Nurse. After completing the curriculum I began my professional career at Curtis V. Cooper where I stayed for 4 years. I later was hired to work with Dr. Willie Epps at Epps Medical Associates. I love working here. I enjoy the environment of family medicine. Having the opportunity to give back to the community is very important to me. Away from my professional life, I love to read. My goal in life is to become a Registered Nurse. I can't wait to see you at Epps Medical.

Raquel Brannen-Harris

Hi there. I'm Racquel Brannan-Harris. I was born and raised in Savannah, Ga. I am currently a student at Savannah Technical College. I worked for Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care for 4 years and have been working with Dr. Epps at Epps Medical Associates for the past year and absolutely love it. I also cherish family life and believe that it is the most important thing in the world. It is because of this reason, that I want to help as many families as I can be healthy. I care for each patient that comes in through the doors of Epps Medical like a member of my family. I am a loving mother and wife and want to also be a loving health care giver. I look forward to being able to service you at Epps Medical. Have a great day.

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