North Atlanta Primary Care

Thomas E. Bat, M.D.

Thomas E. Bat, M.D.Thomas Bat, M.D., is the founding physician of North Atlanta Primary Care and leads the practice as Medical Director and C.E.O.  Dr. Bat’s growth of NAPC to 12 offices in six counties in the metro Atlanta area over the last three decades makes NAPC the first multi-site primary care in Georgia and recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Dr. Bat received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  He completed his post-graduate training at the University of Tennessee, where he served as chief resident at St. Francis Hospital.  He over sought 18 residents in an 800-bed hospital affiliated with the UT health system. 

Dr. Bat is a renowned leader and pioneer in healthcare.  His previous leadership roles include serving as the president of the Medical Association of Atlanta (MAA).  Additionally, he served as a board member for the Georgia Medical Political Action Committee (GAMPAC), the Georgia Physicians for Accountable Care (GPAC), and the Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) founding boards at Emory Hospital and Tenet Healthcare. 

Currently, Dr. Bat remains an active leader of both the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG).   He serves as a delegate to the MAG House of Delegates and as the alternative director to the MAG Board.  He also serves on the WellStar Accountable Care Organizations/CIN Board.  Dr. Bat has been a GAMPAC Chairman Circle’s member for over ten years, and he regularly travels to the nation’s capital to meet with our leaders on healthcare legislation.

Dr. Bat’s work with population health, quality metrics, and value-based care is the culmination of three decades of real-world experience, interacting with diverse populations, and utilizing computerized systems to analyze and identify areas for improvement.  His belief in interconnected healthcare systems led him to be an early developer and proponent of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems for over 20 years.   Dr. Bat is also currently working with HealtheParadigm to develop a state-wide HIE that will give Georgia physicians and patients better access to comprehensive health records.

As a physician, Dr. Bat’s medical interests center on treating patients’ overall health, both physical and mental.  His particular interests are treating patients with multiple comorbidities, with an emphasis on caring for geriatric patients with diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases. 

The motto “Physician-Led and Patient-Centric” is an integral part of the culture at NAPC.  Dr. Bat’s dedication to healthcare advocacy and technology advancement earned him many personal accomplishments and accolades that reflect on NAPC, including being named a Superior Performer by Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), being awarded for the use of technology by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) with a Nathan Davies Award in Healthcare IT, and recognition by Novartis for work on hypertension and cardiovascular diseases, and by Pfizer for treatment of tobacco use and smoking cessation.   

Dr. Bat’s passion for healthcare is more than just a job.   He sees the profession as the basis for healthier communities and remains dedicated to building a foundation for healthier communities and a stronger America.


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Sees patients at these locations

Alpharetta: 3400-C Old Milton Parkway, Suite 270, Alpharetta, GA 30005
Braselton: 1255 Friendship Road, Suite 130, Braselton, GA 30517
Cumming: 1800 Northside Forsyth Drive, Suite 450, Cumming, GA 30041
East Cobb: 1121 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 450, Marietta, GA 30068
Johns Creek: 4235 Johns Creek Parkway, Suite A, Suwanee, GA 30024
Sandy Springs: 1150 Hammond Dr., Building E, Suite 310, Atlanta, GA 30328
Sugar Hill: 4700 Nelson Brogdon Blvd., Suite 250, Buford, GA 30518
West Paces: 3200 Downwood Circle NW, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30327
Woodstock: 250 Parkbrooke Place, Suite 300, Woodstock, GA 30189

All locations: 770-442-1911