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Our Team

It is our mission to provide the highest quality, compassionate and skilled urological care to enable people to stay healthy and be well. We work in partnership with individuals in crafting a personalized, focused approach to address conditions and wellness program by taking into consideration each patient’s physical, spiritual and emotional well-being. The surgeons of the Urology Group of Athens are on the medical staffs of Athens and area hospitals and can perform surgeries in these facilities as well as in the accredited and technically advanced surgical suite conveniently located at Athena Urology Surgery Center. Our physician team has strong local roots and operates “high-touch, high tech” with some of the most unique leading-edge technology in the state. Meet the Urology Group of Athens team. Learn about how other individuals like you are teaming up with us to further embrace life!

Dr. Thomas Oliver

Dr. Oliver, who started the Urology Group of Athens as Oliver Urology in 1995, followed his heart to medical school and chose the field of urology because it enabled him to incorporate all aspects of his training that he enjoyed mist: surgery, pediatrics, radiology, and internal medicine.

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Dr. John Blankenship

Dr. Blankenship has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia and a Medical Doctorate degree from Medical College of Georgia. He served residencies in general surgery and urology at University of Tennessee and is American Board of Urology board certified.

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Dr. Catherine Schwender

Dr. Schwender has a Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University and a Medical Doctorate degree from Medical College of Georgia. She served residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and is American Board of Urology board certified.

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Dr. Nicholas Bath

Dr. Bath has a BA from Emory Univ. and MD, internship, and Urology Residency from Duke University Medical Center. He is certified in Urology by the American Board of Urology. His accolades include Phi Beta Kappa and Chief of Surgery Department at DeKalb Medical Center.

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Stephanie Johnson, NP-C

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Urology Group of Athens team