1800 Howell Mill Rd., Ste. 175 | Atlanta, GA 30318 | Tel: (404) 607-1777 | Fax: (404) 607-1799 | After Hours Tel: (404) 487-2129

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1800 Howell Mill Rd., Ste. 175
Atlanta, GA 30318

Hours:

Monday — Friday: 7:30* a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
*phone hours: 8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
(closed for lunch from 12:30 p.m. — 1:30 p.m. daily)

Our Physicians

Robert B. Malamis, M.D.


Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Dr. Malamis earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Towson State University.

He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical System where he served as chief resident from 1995 to 1996.

Dr. Malamis is board certified in Internal Medicine.  He is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association.

Prior to joining Internal Medicine Specialists of Atlanta, he was clinical instructor at University of Maryland School of Medicine.

In his spare time, Dr. Malamis enjoys running, travel, photography and reading.

John E. Perry, M.D.


Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Wednesday and Friday: 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Dr. Perry received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Nutrition from Virginia Tech. He earned his medical degree from Marshall School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Saint Louis University Hospital. He went on to serve as Chief Resident and Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine from 1992 to 1993 at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.   He served as Medical Director in the Duval County Florida Health Department’s Division of HIV services, Infectious Diseases section, and Associate Clinical Professor in Internal Medicine, University of Florida from 1993 to 1998.

Dr. Perry is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians.He joined Internal Medicine Specialists of Atlanta in 1998.

Dr. Perry is a native of West Virginia. He is an avid fan of the Atlanta Symphony and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.   He enjoys gourmet cooking, hybrid tea roses and enology.  He is also an electric car enthusiast.

Wesley A. Hoke, M.D.

Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Dr. Hoke is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2000, he graduated magna cum laude from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry. He then earned his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2004 and completed Family Medicine residency in Austin, Texas, in 2007. Dr. Hoke is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Hoke has been practicing in North Atlanta since moving to Georgia in 2007. He joined Internal Medicine Specialists of Atlanta in July of 2014. In his spare time, Dr. Hoke enjoys live music and traveling.

John L. Elliott, M.D.

Office Hours: 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Dr Elliott is a native of the greater Atlanta area. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine where he also completed his Internal Medicine Residency with a focus on Primary Care. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians. Dr Elliott has an interest in hypertension, HIV, weight control, and diabetes management. He has published research in diabetes and vitamin B12.
His interest in medicine began when he joined the Peace Corps, after attending the University of Georgia, where he spent two years working in rural southern Madagascar advancing health education.
In his spare time he enjoys gardening, hiking, and theater.

Emily Poppens, M.D.

Emily Poppens, M.D.
Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 7:30 am- 5:00 pm

Dr. Poppens received her Bachelors of Arts degree in International Studies from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She obtained her Post-Baccalaureate Pre Medical Studies from New York University and is a graduate SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University, where she went on to serve as Chief Resident of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Poppens is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the Society for General Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Poppens is originally from Kentucky, but now considers Atlanta home. She is married with two children. She enjoys spending her free time with her family enjoying the Botanical Gardens, area hiking, parks and museums.

Sarah J. Rhodes, P.A.-C


Office Hours:
Monday & Friday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Wednesday: 7:30 am to 12:00 noon

Sarah earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Wake Forest University, where she graduated cum laude and made the Dean’s List every semester. She received her Master’s Degree in 2009 from the Emory University Physician Assistant Program, where she graduated with the highest honor.
She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants, and the Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants.
Prior to joining Internal Medicine Specialists of Atlanta in March of 2013, Sarah worked with an Emory Hospital affiliated practice.

Hope Johnson, P.A.-C


Office Hours:
Monday & Tuesday : 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Thursday: 7:30 am to 12:00 noon

Hope received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Georgia, graduating magna cum laude. She went on to receive her Masters in Science as a Physician Assistant from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 2009. She has worked in both Family Practice and Internal Medicine since graduation, and has a special interest in diet modification and healthy lifestyle. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Hope is a Georgia native. In her free time she enjoys going to concerts, hiking and travel.

J. David Spivey, M.D. (RETIRED)