Caring for the children of Dalton since 1955


Our physicians are dedicated to the practice of pediatric medicine, for the purpose of offering to your children complete comprehensive care. You have, in giving us the opportunity to serve you, placed a real responsibility on our shoulders, and we want you to know that we will do everything possible to provide you with the quality service you deserve and expect.


Our Office is open seven days each week and is located at:

1409 Chattanooga Avenue

Daytime Phone: (706) 278-5373

Regular hours -
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday (Sick only): 8:00 AM to Noon

After hours-
Monday - Friday: 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: Please call office for afternoon hours
Sunday: Phones open at 1:00 PM Appointments begin at 2:00 PM


We have a nurse available to answer calls 24 hours a day.


Daytime: (706) 278-5373

After hours: (706) 226-4722



Our Doctors


Dr. Richard Spanjer – September 1976

Dr. Spanjer was born and raised in Cedartown, Georgia, one of four boys, whose parents were general practitioners in Cedartown for 35 years before they retired. He received his B.A. Degree from the University of Colorado in 1965, and then spent a year in graduate school studying psychology. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and spent 3 years in practice training at Grady and Egleston hospitals in Atlanta. From 1973 to 1976 he practiced general pediatrics with the Indian Health Services on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. Main medical interests include infectious diseases and hematology. His wife Patty, is a La Leche League leader and an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant/BCLC, and they have 5 children: Michael, Timmy, Genni, Alex and Andrew. Main interests include wild-life, gardening, outdoor recreation and music.


Dr. Luis Viamonte  - March 1978

Dr. Viamonte is a native of Havana, Cuba, and came to the United States after high school. He attended the University of Miami and Auburn University. He received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and trained for 3 years at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. He also served in the United States Navy for 2 years. He is married to the former Ann Varner from Columbus, Georgia and they have a son,  Louis David, and a daughter, Beth. Infectious diseases are his special interest. Hiking and swimming are the family’s favorite activities.


Dr. William Edwards  - July 1999

Dr. Edwards was born in Aberdeen, Maryland and grew up in Dalton, Georgia. He Received a B.A. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and received his medical degree form the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He trained in pediatrics for 3 years at the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He and his wife Heidi have 2 children, Brad and Charlotte. His medical interests are in information technology and vaccine preventable diseases.


Dr. Michael Hale  - July 2004

Dr. Hale was born and raised in Canton, Georgia. He attended college at the University of Georgia. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. His pediatric residency training was completed at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. He and his wife Luisa live in Dalton. His outside interests include traveling, reading, and tennis.



We currently participate with the following plans, check with our office staff if you have any questions about our participating in other plans.


Health One – All plans


1st MN

Amerigroup (Medicaid and Peachcare)

Wellcare (Medicaid and Peachcare)

State Employee Health Plans