By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Gwinnett County’s Family Practice Physician of the Year!

Long time Gwinnett physician Dr. Benjamin Abraham was named 2014 Family Practice Physician of the Year by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce at their recent Healthcare Excellence Awards Banquet.

The program recognizes excellence and innovation, while honoring  the efforts of individuals and organizations making a significant impact on the quality of healthcare in Gwinnett County

Dr. Abraham has been in private practice in Gwinnett County since 1992.  He was born in Jakarta, Indonesia and came to the United States to advance his educational opportunities.  A graduate of Howard Payne University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Abraham has done additional graduate work at the University of Texas at Arlington and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary before completing post-doctoral work at Metro Health Center in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Specializing in Family and Geriatric Medicine, Dr. Abraham leads a team of over 30 healthcare providers and assistants in his private practice at 3020 Highway 124 in Snellville.  In addition to his local work, his heart can truly be found in the many medical mission trips he leads to countries around the world including Indonesia, Russia, Tanzania, Senegal, Argentina, China, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.

Dr. Abraham has recently created the “127 Legacy Foundation” (www.127legacy.net) designed to minister to orphans and orphanages in Southeast Asia.  He spends time in these orphanages whenever he can and takes co-workers and church members as well.

In addition to his office practice, Dr. Abraham also treats many geriatric patients at New London Nursing Home and the Scepter Health and Rehab Center.  His love for senior adults is experienced by his hundreds of patients in all locations. He has chosen to focus his practice on the needs of the elderly while also teaching geriatrics to many students from the Georgia branch of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Abraham’s staff is honoring him with a reception in his office on January 29 at 5:00 p.m..  If any of his patients would like to attend, they may call the office at (770)978-1331.