Pediatricians join St. Mary’s to form Hometown Pediatrics – Online Athens

Local pediatricians David R. Sprayberry, MD, Carrie C. Kelly, MD, and Tresa Chappell, MD, have joined St. Mary’s Medical Group to form Hometown Pediatrics, opening Monday at 1020 Jamestown Boulevard, Building 200, Watkinsville.

Drs. Sprayberry, Kelly and Chappell provide primary care, wellness care, and a full range of pediatric vaccination services to children from birth to age 21. Their practice welcomes all children and adolescents, including those with chronic conditions and developmental delays. They are currently accepting new patients in addition to transfers from their previous practice.

Their new phone number is (706) 769-0005. You can find information about Hometown Pediatrics on their website at or by following the practice on Facebook.

A 30-year resident of Georgia, Sprayberry graduated from the University of Georgia in 1995 and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 2001. He completed his pediatric residency at Greenville Hospital System in 2004, the same year he became board-certified in pediatric medicine and began practicing in the Athens area.

Kelly grew up near Savannah and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and went on to complete her pediatric residency at Greenville Hospital System in 2008. She also earned her board certification in pediatrics and began practicing pediatrics in the Athens area in 2008.

Chappell is a native of Jacksonville Beach, Fla. She attended Oxford College of Emory University and earned bachelors’ degrees in chemistry and Spanish from Emory. She earned her medical degree from Emory School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. She practiced pediatrics for four years in Alpharetta, Ga., before coming to Athens in 2011.