Board Certification

  • Family Medicine

Education

Medical School

University of Miami, Florida
Doctor of Medicine

Undergraduate School

Cornell University
Bachelor of Science

Biography

Upon graduating from medical school Dr. Girton entered the U.S. Navy and served as a naval officer performing his internship and residency in Family Medicine at the Naval Regional Medical Center, Camp Pendleton, California, ultimately obtaining the rank of Captain in the United States Navy. His numerous military assignments include Senior Medical Officer for U. S. Naval Forces in Australia; Medical Director, Naval Hospital, Oak Harbor, Washington; Medical Officer In Charge, Outpatient Department, Rota, Spain; and Family Practice Residency Director, Naval Regional Medical Center, Pensacola, Florida. He retired in 1993. Dr. Fred S. Girton was a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine and Chief of Family Medicine at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, Georgia. He has held these positions since June of 2000. His great interest in immunizations has made him a frequent speaker for the Georgia “Educating Physicians In the Community” (EPIC) state program. Dr. Girton joined Peds and Parents in 2015.