To provide state-of-the-art care medical care that is delivered with a vital combination of compassion and expertise.
Our motto “Care, Commitment and Convenience” or the “3 C’s” explains the values that we wish to portray to our patients.
- Care – Each patient will receive consistent, individualized care that is unique to his/her needs.
- Commitment – Our providers are dedicated to you and your family. They are here as a resource and advocate for your family during each and every stage, from infancy to college graduation and beyond.
- Convenience – Our offices are open longer hours and on Saturdays to better serve you. We also work to get you in and out of each appointment within 1 hour.
Phenix City Children’s was started in October 2007 as a pediatric practice. Dr. Chandra started the practice when the new Summit Hospital was starting its Labor and Delivery program. The Labor and Delivery program closed, but the practice lived on. We started with one doctor, two employees and no patients, in a rented suite on Stadium Drive. Within six months, Phenix City Children’s had grown to 1,000 patients, and we had four employees. By 2009, we added another pediatrician and remodeled our suite to make more room.
We were growing very rapidly, and Dr. Chandra had the vision to build a new and larger office which she called her ‘dream office.’ So, in 2009, we bought land on South Railroad Street and started to plan for the new Phenix City Children’s office, which would be very conveniently located for everyone living in Russell and Lee County. In October 2010, we moved into our brand new office, and in 2012, we added a third pediatrician and began a Behavioral Health program to meet growing need.
The Fort Mitchell, Alabama community was showing a rapid growth in population, and Dr. Chandra saw the need for a medical office there. In 2011, we acquired land and built a clinic within 3 months and started the Fort Mitchell Clinic with the help of a Physician’s Assistant. The entire company was re-branded as Preferred Medical Group to include both Phenix City Children’s and Fort Mitchell Clinic in the Fall of 2013. We then added the primary care program at Fort Mitchell Clinic in the Fall of 2014 to again meet a growing need. Many of the parents and grandparents of our pediatric patients would now be able to see us as well.
In the Fall of 2015, we opened another convenient location on US Hwy 280, Opelika Pediatrics & Family Clinic. Dr. Chandra realized with the continued rapid growth in East Alabama there was a need to have an easily accessible medical practice for the community.
After much success with our Opelika location, Preferred Medical Group expanded to our fourth location in Opelika’s Executive Park near Auburn Mall. We are grateful that so many in our East Alabama community trust us with their medical care, and we look forward to our continued growth.