Dr. 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
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
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:
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)
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