Our Doctor

Doctor PulliamDr. Pulliam grew up in McDonough, Georgia and graduated from high school at Woodward Academy in 1988. He attended the University of Georgia, graduating with a degree in biochemistry in 1991. He then attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia, receiving his M.D. degree in 1995. He did his pediatric residency at Thomas Jefferson University/duPont Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. After completing his residency, he was asked to spend a year as Chief Resident for the residency program.

He then went into academic medicine, becoming a member of the faculty at Temple University and caring for children at the Temple University Children's Medical Center. During his years as Chief Resident and on faculty at Temple, he was also involved in asthma research and care, developing and directing asthma care and intervention programs. He also researched new diagnostic methods for young children with fever. The results of this research were published in the journal Pediatrics in 2001, the leading pediatrics publication. His research is also still ongoing. Click here to view the article. His research was also featured in the prestigious 2003 Yearbook of Pediatrics.

In 2001, he and his family decided that it was time to move back to Georgia. After 3 years in private practice in Fayetteville, he founded Covenant Care Pediatrics in 2004. He and his wife, Flory, have eight children and live in McDonough. They currently homeschool their children and are very active in their church. Dr. Pulliam's interests include: medical education, practice management, computers and technology in medicine, and asthma. Outside of work his interests include, in addition to his growing family: gardening and landscaping, computers, and reading.

Dr. Pulliam is board certified in pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

He is a member of the following professional organizations:

Dr. Pulliam ascribes to the following statements:
The Christian Physician's Oath
Biblical Model of Medical Ethics

One of the best summaries of what it really means to be a doctor is by Thomas Sydenham, who has been called the "English Hippocrates" and in many ways is the father of modern medicine. In the Preface to one of his books he states:
It becomes every person who purposes to give himself to the care of others, seriously to consider the four following things:

First, that he must one day give an account to the Supreme Judge of all the lives entrusted to his care.

Second, that all his skill and knowledge and energy, as they have been given him by God, so they should be exercised for His glory and the good of mankind, and not for mere gain or ambition.

Third, and not more beautifully than truly, let him reflect that he has undertaken the care of no mean creature; for, in order that he may estimate the value, the greatness of the human race, the only begotten son of God became himself a man, and thus ennobled it with His divine dignity, and far more than this, died to redeem it.

And fourth, that the doctor being himself a mortal human being, should be diligent and tender in relieving his suffering patients, inasmuch as he himself must one day be a like sufferer.

Thomas Sydenham (1624-1689)

Created: 11/1/2004
Last modified: 10/26/2009