Dr. Bonzo Reddick, a native of Savannah, has added J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center to his busy schedule. In 2015 Dr. Reddick, a family medicine physician, returned to Savannah after serving African American and Latino patients at a free clinic in North Carolina. While working at Memorial Dr. Reddick received a grant to work on hepatitis C infection rates. “Although there is treatment for hepatitis C, the tests to determine infection can be expensive.” Dr. Reddick is particularly interested in social determinants of health. He says, “Where you live determines many factors in your life. This is of particular significance for Savannah’s homeless population.”
According to J. Brandon Gaffney, CEO of J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center, “Dr. Reddick brings a vast amount of experience working with underserved populations and he truly understands the diverse patient populations served by federally qualified health centers such as J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center.”
Currently, Dr. Reddick has concerns about the rate of HIV infection and hepatitis C. He notes people who engage in high risk negative behaviors are at risk for both HIV and hepatitis C. Although there is no cure for HIV, Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PREP) can prevent HIV infection. If taken consistently PREP can reduce infection up to 92%. In addition, Dr. Reddick is a faculty member with the Family Medicine Program based at Memorial where he trains young physicians in the clinic and teaches Board preparation. Dr. Reddick is a true family medicine physician in the sense that he will see and treat everyone from pregnant mothers, to new born babies, children, adult and geriatric patients. If you would like to make an appointment to see Dr. Reddick, please call (912) 495- 8887.