Proverbs: 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not into your own understanding; acknowledge the Lord in all of your ways, and He will direct your paths...
I acknowledge God in everything and I am truly grateful for this path of life that He has bestowed upon me. My name is Tracey Anyanwu...I am a product of African parents who, at an early age, instilled in me both the importance of education and a tenacity which would prove to be the conduit through which I have achieved my life goals thus far. Through them, my path started in East Orange, New Jersey, where I was born. Being an army brat, I spent most of my "early formative" years in Landstuhl, Germany. My mother's last assignment was at the Fort Gordon army base in Augusta, Ga. There, I graduated from high school and became part of the mighty BULLDAWG NATION.....Go Dawgs!! After matriculating at the University of Georgia, where I earned a BS in Cellular Biology, I moved to Atlanta, Ga.
At this point, my path of life diverged....the next 10 years of my life included working as a phlebotomist and medical assistant at St. Joseph's hospital and lastly as an educator in various environments. I love teaching! It is a blessing to be able to share knowledge; which is what it is really all about anyway. All of these experiences were my life assignments that would prepare me for my true calling and ministry.... to be a physician! I attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - GA Campus (GA-PCOM).
I have trusted the Lord with all of my heart....He looked upon me favorably and saw fit to place me into the Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency Program. The diversity and spirit of the program as well as the camaraderie between attendings and residents that I witnessed during my interview was quite appealing to me as far as what was important to me in a residency program. In addition, the fact that the program is unopposed ensures an undeniable training experience. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my son, family and friends, reading, traveling, listening to music, sports and finding new cupcake shops! I know my experience here will be an enlightening one and I look forward to embarking upon this new path in my journey of life!
Born and raised in metro Atlanta, I received my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Georgia Southern University. I spent five years working in sports medicine in Newnan, Georgia before making the decision to attend medical school. I earned my medical degree from Mercer University in 2011. After spending two years doing general surgery training in Chattanooga, I decided to come to Phoebe for family medicine residency. One of the highlights of my medical school career was the family medicine rotation at Phoebe Putney. The wonderful people of the Southwest Georgia Family Medicine program made a lasting impression and making the decision to come to Albany was an easy one.
My wife Melanie and I are expecting twin girls later this year. We are enjoying the small town feel of Albany and are excited about starting a family in such a welcoming community. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, cooking, and spending time with family.
I was born in the U.S. but, I was raised on the beautiful tropical island of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Despite the fact that I was equipped for tropical weather all year long, at 16 I moved to cold and snowy Michigan to complete high school and my first year of undergrad at Michigan State University. Being a family-oriented individual, it was natural that when my family decided to move south to Atlanta one year later, I also transferred to be closer to them. Subsequently I completed my undergraduate studies at Georgia State University. With a lifelong desire to be a physician, I was blessed to have the opportunity to return home to the islands to attend St. Matthew’s University, School of Medicine in Grand Cayman. As a medical student, I did a rotation at South West Georgia Family Medicine Residency and by the end of the rotation I knew that I wanted to return for residency. I’m so excited to now be a part of the Phoebe family and make Albany my new home.
In my spare time I enjoy seeing my family and friends, travelling, testing out dessert recipes and volunteering in community service organizations.
I was born and raised in Camilla, Ga. I am the youngest of three children. I graduated from the “Unsinkable” Albany State University, here in Albany, GA, with BS in Biology. I attended Ross University School of Medicine and received my MD in 2012. Returning home for residency has been a rewarding experience. It has given me the opportunity to give back to a community and a people who have been my greatest cheerleaders.
On my spare time I enjoy sleeping, hanging out with my frat “bruhs,” the gentlemen of Kappa Alpha Psi, reading, traveling, baking, and spending time with my family and friends.
I chose Family Medicine because it’s a dynamic field of Medicine. Having to know a little bit of every field of medicine proves challenge but assessing the entire patient, linking the social aspect to a patient current health is more of a challenge. I love it. I chose Southwest GA Family Medicine Residency, not because it’s home, but because of the unique staff and the amazing residents, it’s southern hospitality at its finest. It’s a feeling you will feel the day you interview.
I'm a proud Georgia peach! I was raised in College Park, Georgia by the best parents in the world (Hey mom and dad!). I travelled to Virginia to attend Hampton University for my undergraduate studies. Though I absolutely loved my Home by the Sea, I missed being able to order sweet tea and grits--oh yeah, and my family--so I decided to return to Georgia for medical school.
While at the Medical College of Georgia I realized my passion for Women's Health. In my third year I rotated at Phoebe and was utterly floored by the welcoming arms with which I was received. This residency program is a family; I know that they all say that, but it's actually true here. The genuine southern hospitality (and the cookies in the Doctor's Lounge...seriously) made my choice for residency training an easy one.
When not working, I enjoy dessert decorating, crocheting, and beating my dad on the tennis court.