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Joe L. Morgan, M.D. Dr. Joe Morgan grew up in a military family and graduated from Berrien County High School. He earned a BS degree in Biology from Valdosta State University in 1976. He obtained a Master’s Degree from the University of Georgia’s School of Veterinary Medicine and a MD degree from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG). Dr. Morgan completed an internship in internal medicine and a residency in psychiatry at MCG. He went on to become a full time faculty member at MCG and spent 5 years as the Director of an Acute Inpatient Admissions Unit at the VA Medical Center in Augusta. Dr. Morgan currently holds an Associate Professor of Psychiatry position at MCG. In 1995, he transitioned into private practice in Valdosta, Georgia. He has served as Chief of Staff at Greenleaf Center and Smith Hospital and as Chief of Psychiatry Services at South Georgia Medical Center. He is currently the Medical Director of Parkwood Development Center, Director of Psychiatry Services at two Geriatric Psychiatric Units - Berrien County Hospital and Dorminy Medical Center. He serves as Core Clerkship Director for Psychiatry at the MCG Southwest Campus, he is on the Executive Committee for the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association, and he is an Assembly Representative for the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Morgan is past President of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association, and in 2005 was voted Psychiatrist of the Year in the State of Georgia. Dr. Morgan has served as an Honorary Commander at Moody Air Force Base. He is on the Board of the Haven and a speaker or consultant for over 15 pharmaceutical companies. He is also a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Morgan’s area of interests in psychiatry are mood disorders, traumatic brain injuries, geriatric psychiatry, schizophrenia, substance abuse disorders including suboxone use, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit disorder and organic brain syndromes. Dr. Morgan treats all age groups.

Kelly Lowery, DNP

Kelly Lowery, DNP is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Kelly has been in the medical field since 2010. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Valdosta State University and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Augusta University. In addition to serving patients at Valdosta Psychiatric Associates, Kelly also holds an Assistant Professor of Nursing faculty position at Valdosta State University. She enjoys teaching student nurses and nurse practitioners and enjoys being able to contribute to the future of healthcare.


Practicing at VPA since 2019, Kelly considers it an honor to be able to help others achieve their mental health goals. Special interests include adolescent health, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and schizophrenia. Born and raised in South Georgia, Kelly appreciates being able to give back to her community by serving patients in Lowndes and surrounding counties. Kelly treats all age groups and is of Christian faith. 

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TJ Williams | Nurse Practitioner

Thomas James (TJ) Williams, APRN is an Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner native to the South Georgia area. After high school, TJ served in the US Army and received an honorable discharge prior to starting college in 1991.  He has been in the medical field for over 18 years, in areas ranging from pharmaceutical sales to nursing then advancing to a Nurse Practitioner.  TJ’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Nursing, both from Valdosta State University.  His passion has always been mental health and the welfare of others, which is why he joined Valdosta Psychiatric Associates in May 2018.  TJ believes in the power of positivity and has a Christian-based faith. 

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