Wingard Urgent Care has a digital X-ray suite for efficient detailed evaluation of fractures, respiratory conditions and more. We have a full laboratory, along with delivery of other diagnostic testing.
Ray B. Bennett, M.D. is founder and director of Wingard Urgent Care & Wellness, a leading medical center located in the heart of Peachtree City, GA. Specializing in urgent care, Dr. Bennett is board certified in family medicine and has over 15 years of experience in research and community health.
Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Dr. Bennett is a second generation health professional. His father -- the late Dr. C. Ray Bennett, an oral surgeon – was both a graduate and distinguished professor of oral surgery at Meharry Dental School. Dr. Bennett earned a B.A. in Biology/Pre-Med at Fisk University and his medical degree at Meharry Medical College. As a student at Meharry, he contributed to research on certain infectious diseases which was published in the Journal of Basic Microbiology.
After Meharry, Dr. Bennett interned at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, OH. He went on to complete his first residency at West Virginia University, followed by a residency at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, where he was named Chief Resident.
Upon completion of his training, Dr. Bennett moved to Atlanta and spent the next few years as an auxiliary physician at Kaiser-Permanente, the Georgia Northeast Hospital System and Concentra Medical Services. From 2003 to 2005, he participated in three medical missions in the Philippines, where he provided free treatment to hundreds of patients in poverty-stricken villages and townships in the area.
In 2008, he opened Immediate Care Centers of Georgia in Tyrone, GA with emergency medicine specialist Dr. Glenn McKenna. The facility built a strong reputation for quality healthcare and service in Fayette County, and expanded to a new location and new name (Wingard) in 2014.
Committed to serving the community, Dr. Bennett is director of the Healing Bridge Clinic, a non-profit that provides free, primary health care for the uninsured in Fayette, Coweta and South Fulton counties. He believes that everyone on earth has a gift. “The core of my gift is to help others,” he says. “I’ve had the fortune to learn from great educators who provided me a foundation to use that gift of helping others through medicine.”
Dr. Bennett is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, the National Medical Association, the Urgent Care Association of America and the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. He is certified by the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) to perform medical examinations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers in interstate commerce.
A lover of the outdoors, Dr. Bennett enjoys golf, mountain bike-riding and camping.