Dr. Fredrick grew up in Louisville, KY and obtained his medical degree from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. He completed residency at United Hospital Center Family Practice Residency in Clarksburg, WV, where seven years later, he became the Program Director for nine years. From 1982 to 1986, he practiced solo full service family medicine in Cynthiana, KY. He left practice to become part-time faculty in the Family Medicine Residency Program at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, WV. He also practiced part-time Emergency Medicine at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, WV. In 1989, he was appointed Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency at United Hospital Center. In 1998, he returned to private practice for five years. Thereafter, in 2003, he returned to academic family medicine at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. In 2004, he became the Program Director at the Family Medicine Residency at WVU.
In October of 2008, Dr. Fredrick joined the Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency program as Program Director.
Dr. Fredrick and his wife, Mary Ann, have four sons. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, hiking, and backpacking.
Nick Carden, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience in psychotherapy and psychodiagnostic interventions. Dr. Carden has served on the faculty of the Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency Program since 1995. His role involves assisting residents in managing patients and families who present with behavioral medicine issues and to assist residents in advancing their skills in doctor/patient relationships and increasing patient compliance. Dr. Carden also serves as one of the coordinators for the behavioral medicine rotations for residents.
Dr. Carden is a partner with the Renaissance Centre (an outpatient treatment center) in Albany, Georgia, and the scope of his practice is varied and diverse. He works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. He specializes in psychodiagnostics of all types and frequently serves as an expert witness in family court matters.
Dr. Carden has skills and publications in the field of clinical hypnosis and enjoys working with organizations. He is a frequent seminar speaker and process group leader for many organizations in the Southwest Georgia area.
Dr. Carden is married and enjoys, along with his wife and son, equestrian pursuits, and travel baseball.
Bill Fricks, MD received his undergrad degree from the College of William and Mary in 1993 and went on to pursue his master's degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1996 and his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 2000. He received his residency training here at the Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency in Albany, GA where he was also chief resident in 2002-2003. Dr Fricks joined the Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency program as faculty after completing his residency in 2003. He has appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia and Mercer University. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and running.
Chinwe Ukaonu, M.D., joined Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency in August 2004. She and her husband, Tony Ukaonu, M.D., came to Albany from South Carolina. She is a member the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.
Dr. Ukaonu obtained her medical education in 1990 from the College of Medicine University of Nigeria. She immigrated to the United States in 1997 after working as a physician in Nigeria through 1995 and then beginning a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Nigeria. Dr. Ukaonu completed her family medicine residency in 2002 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, which is affiliated with Mercer University. Thereafter, in 2003, she completed an obstetrical fellowship at Florida Hospital, Orlando. She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and currently serves as the Assistant Program Director for Maternity Care and Women's Health at the residency program. In addition, she is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the departments of Family Medicine at both the Medical College of Georgia and Mercer University School of Medicine.
She has three children and actively guides the Parenting and Childrens' Ministry at her local church.
Daniel A. Yacono, MD, MS, MSHCM, joined Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency as a faculty member in 2007. He had previously been with the Family Medicine Department, Section of Geriatrics, at LSUHSC in New Orleans. After Family Practice Residency (St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, NY) and Geriatrics Fellowship (ECU, Greenville, NC), he was in private practice in upstate NY as an emergency physician, and later as a solo practitioner. Thereafter he relocated to Texas where he served on the faculty at two Family Medicine residency programs in Wichita Falls and Dallas. Along the way, he has earned an MS degree in Epidemiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and later a Master's degree in Healthcare Management at the University of New Orleans.
Dr. Yacono is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine at both the Medical College of Georgia and Mercer University School of Medicine.
Gurinder Doad, M.D. grew up in Yorkshire, England. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Biochemistry and Chemistry as well as a Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from University of Salford, England. After stints of postdoctoral fellowships at the University of South Florida in Tampa and the University of Groningen in Holland, Dr. Doad attended medical school at Saint George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. While in Grenada he worked at the General Hospital where his passion for Family Medicine developed. Upon graduation from medical school, he completed residency at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Trenton, NJ. He has spent five of the last ten years in solo practice in a rural setting in the small town of Section, AL.
Dr. Doad is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He was previously the Director of Hospice Assisted Living Facility and Home Health Agency in Scottsboro, AL. He was also a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL. In addition, he is the recipient of the Melvin-Jones Fellowship from Lions Club International.
Dr. Doad and his wife Sangita have one son, Rohit. Dr. Doad enjoys reading, field hockey, traveling and playing and watching soccer. He is a huge fan of the Liverpool Football Club in England. He has been involved in community service, particularly Lions Club International where he was past District Governor for District I-34.
Augusto E. Soltero joined the faculty of Phoebe's Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency in 2010. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship.
Dr. Soltero received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico in 2000 and completed medical school at Central del Caribe School of Medicine in 2004. Dr. Soltero completed a Family Medicine Residency Program at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville Florida in 2008 and a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Phoebe Putney Southwest Georgia Program in 2009.
Dr. Soltero is married. During his leisure time he enjoys, traveling, running (5K and 10K), movies and cooking.
Originally from rural northwest Wisconsin, Dr. Bergrab joined the faculty of Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency Program in July 2010.
Dr. Bergrab completed her undergraduate degree in Bacteriology at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. She then went on to obtain in medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in 2005. She took a couple years off to care for her children before joining the Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency Program as a resident in 2007. She completed her residency training in June 2010. She is looking forward to being able to pass on her knowledge to residents and medical students.
Dr. Bergrab is married and has two sons. She is active in her church with choir and the AWANA children’s program. She loves to sing, play piano and volleyball and spend time with her family.
Dr. Lewis is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She joined the faculty of Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency Program in the summer of 2010.
Dr. Lewis graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2002 with a B.S. in Chemistry where she was very proud to call New Orleans her home for three years. Thereafter, she pursued her medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia. After taking time off to spend time with her son, she graduated medical school in 2007. She completed residency at Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency in 2010.
Dr. Lewis is married and has two children. She is an avid Atlanta Falcons fan and loves spending time with her family.
Michael Sein, D.O., earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Kentucky in 1984 and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Davie, Florida in 1995. Since joining the Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency faculty, he has been appointed Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Mercer University.
Dr. Sein completed a family medicine residency program through the University of South Florida at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Jacksonville in 1999. Dr. Sein is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners, the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association.
Dr. Sein is married to Tracy A. Rosenbaum-Sein, D.O.
Tracy A. Rosenbaum, D.O., Earned her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Pennsylvania and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Davie, Florida. Since joining the Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency faculty, she has been appointed Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Mercer University.
Dr. Rosenbaum completed the University of South Florida Family Medicine Residency program at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Jacksonville in 1999. Dr. Rosenbaum is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners, the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association.