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Welcome to Preferred Medical Group — the offices of Dr. Ritu Chandra and Dr. Bradley Lamar Carden. We have 3 convenient locations in Phenix City, Fort Mitchell and Opelika. We offer the very best in pediatrics, family medicine and child psychology services.

Our promise to you: “Care, Commitment, and Convenience.”ccc_logo (2)

Care- Our dedicated providers care for your whole family—babies, parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents— from birth onward. We look forward to developing individual relationships with each patient. For checkups and maintenance appointments, you may request to see the same doctor each time.

Commitment- Our doctors are committed to meeting and exceeding the highest standards for medical care, pediatrics and family medicine in the Columbus, GA area to ensure that your diagnosis is accurate and your treatment plan is customized to fit your individual needs. Our physicians maintain full hospital privileges in the Columbus Regional Healthcare system and at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Ritu Chandra also serves as an assistant clinical professor at Mercer University School of Medicine and Georgia Health Sciences University.

Convenience– We provide convenience. Your family can always call to be seen for a same day sick appointment Monday through Friday. Pediatric patients can also be seen at our Saturday Pediatric Clinic from 9-1 in Phenix City. We know you don’t want to spend all day waiting at the doctor’s office; we promise to get all appointment patients in and out of our office within one hour at each visit, if at all possible.

Preferred Medical Group physicians and staff THANK YOU for choosing us as your family’s medical home. Know that your health and well being is always our top priority, and that we look forward to meeting and exceeding your expectations.


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