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Earl Stewart Jr, MD, Internal Medicine, Atlanta, GA, WellStar Cobb Hospital


Internal Medicine Atlanta, GA

Hospital Medicine/Hospitalist, Health and Culture, Healthcare Research and Healthcare Policy

Internal Medicine Physician with WellStar Primary Care; 2023 Doximity Digital Health Fellow; 2023 Climate Health and Equity Fellow with the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health

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  • EARL STEWART, JR., is a physician and native son of the city of Augusta, Georgia, where he grew up and attended public schooling for both his primary and secondary educations. He is a 2005 alumnus of A.R. Johnson Health Sciences and Engineering Magnet High School, where he studied on the Health Sciences curriculum while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. He is also a 2009 alumnus of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where he attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (Cum Laude) with a pre-medical focus with minors in Chemistry and Latin.

    Dr. Stewart later attended the historic Meharry Medical College’s School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, graduating with multiple honors and commendations in May of 2013. At Meharry, he was a member and leader of several medical student associations and was awarded multiple accolades for academic excellence, professionalism in medicine, humanism, and community service. He is a formerly member of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations and served on the Governor’s Council of the Tennessee State Chapter of the American College of Physicians, as Secretary of the Governing Council of the Tennessee Medical Association-Medical Student Section, as President of the Thomas-Hardy Internal Medicine Society, and as Chaplain of the Meharry Chapter of the 100 Collegiate Black Men and of his medical class. He is also a member of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Honor Society for Humanism in Medicine. He completed residency training in Categorical Internal Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of the prestigious Brown University and its affiliated hospitals in Providence, Rhode Island. Clinical interests are: Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Preventive Medicine, Spirituality in Medicine, Heart Failure Management in Primary Care, Opioid Addiction Treatment, Health Disparities Elimination, Diversity in Medicine, End-of-Life Care

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    Earl Stewart Jr

    Earl Stewart, MD is an internist practicing internal medicine in Atlanta. He has been with Wellstar since 2018.

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    Poetry In Medicine Podcast

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    Name: Earl Stewart Jr, MD Specialty: Internal Medicine Education: Brown University Affiliated Hospitals, Meharry Medical College Areas of Expertise: General Int

Clinical Expertise

  • Heart failure, Health disparities, Health policy, Rural medicine, Primary care, Community health services, Primary care / Family practice, Digital Health, Health Equity, Primary Care; Hospital Medicine; Internal Medicine; Opioid Addiction Treatment; Medical Marijuana Certification; Nursing Home Care; Hospice Care, Climate and Health

Education & Training

  • Doximity
    Doximity2023 Doximity Digital Health Fellowship, 2023 - 2023
  • Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health
    Medical Society Consortium on Climate and HealthFellowship, Climate and Health Equity, 2023 - 2023
  • Brown University
    Brown UniversityResidency, Internal Medicine, 2013 - 2016
  • Meharry Medical College
    Meharry Medical CollegeClass of 2013, M.D., Honors and Commendations
  • Mercer University
    Mercer UniversityB.S., Biology/Pre-Medicine, Cum Laude, 2005 - 2009

Certifications & Licensure

  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 2016 - 2026
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2022 - 2024
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 2020 - 2024
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2023 - 2024
  • RI State Medical License
    RI State Medical License 2013 - 2016
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • Florida Department of HealthMedical Doctor Expert Witness Certification
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)DATA 2000 Physician Waiver Certification to Prescribe Buprenorphine for Opiate Addiction

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health Award National Minority Quality Forum, 2022
  • 2021 Georgia Trend Magazine Top Doctors Recognition Georgia Trend Magazine, 2021
  • Fellow American College of Physicians, 2019
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • “Man is a Dwarf Before Nature”  
    Earl Stewart, Journal of Climate Change and Health, 11/26/2023
  • The Case for Early Detection: Prostate Cancer in Black Men  
    Earl Stewart, Jr., M.D., FACP, Atlanta Medicine, 9/16/2022

Books/Book Chapters


  • Comparison of Two Validated Tools for the Assessment of Spiritual Wellness in the Prediction of Adverse Outcomes in Outpatients with Chronic Heart Failure
    Earl Stewart, Jr., M.D., Gowri Anandarajah, M.D., Philip Stockwell, M.D., FACC, Philip Chan, M.D., M.S., Rhode Island Hospital Senior Resident Physician Research Symposium, Providence, Rhode Island, 5/10/2016
  • A 52-year-old Female with Hoarseness: An Unusual Presentation of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis
    Earl Stewart, Jr., M.D., Elizabeth Horn, M.D., Kristina Berglund, M.D., Poster Symposium of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American College of Physicians, Cranston, Rhode Island, 5/8/2014


  • Tools for Success: How Are Your 
    Mercer University 16th Annual Minority Student Success Conference - 2/23/2024
  • Prostate Cancer Screening in Black Men: The Case for Early Detection 
    2023 Body, Mind, and Spirit Annual Men's Conference at Macedonia Church of Augusta - 8/25/2023
  • The Importance of EHRs and Patient Education in Combating Climate Change 
    National Medical Association Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly Vernal G. Cave Symposium - 8/1/2023
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Authored Content

  • Palliative and hospice care in hospitals and clinics: the good, the bad, and the uglyApril 2024
  • To Better Connect Climate Change With Health, Focus on Patient Education — Here is a framework to get you startedMarch 2024
  • Will Our Healthcare Workforce Ever Look Like America? — Exploring alternatives to affirmative actionJuly 2023
  • EHRs Must Do More to Help Combat Climate ChangeJune 2023
  • The Act That Could Improve Access to Care for AllJune 2023
  • Reflections on Leadership Day 2023: The Year of the PurpleJune 2023
  • Upending the Notion of What It Looks Like to Be Suicidal — Access to mental health care is becoming yet another health disparityMay 2023
  • Provider Me NotOctober 2022
  • The Why Doesn't Matter: Highland ParkAugust 2022
  • To the patient who left a negative physician reviewOctober 2021
  • A Christian physician’s message to Christian vaccine skepticsSeptember 2021
  • A Black physician’s exhortation to new Black internsJuly 2021
  • Physicians of Color Need Student Loan ForgivenessApril 2021
  • To Be Congress in AmericaJanuary 2021
  • The Consequences of the Coronavirus Pandemic Are EternalJanuary 2021
  • Are Political Physicians Dangerous?October 2020
  • America is a Patient and She is SickOctober 2020
  • Conversations with 3 COVID-19 survivorsApril 2020
  • This King of All Viral Syndromes is HereApril 2020
  • Black Man Syndrome: in memory of Bryce GowdyFebruary 2020
  • I Screened Him. I Diagnosed Him. I Failed HimSeptember 2019
  • When Patients Shift Topics: Asking About a Toenail After a Terminal Cancer DiagnosisJune 2019
  • It Was My Pleasure and Privilege to Participate in Your Care""November 2018
  • "It Was My Pleasure and Privilege to Participate in Your Care"November 2018
  • Dearest America, Thou Art DOPE-D Up!June 2018
  • Food Desert: The Lost City of AugustaMay 2018
  • Be Grateful: A Visit with a Homeless PatientJanuary 2017
  • Keep SmilingNovember 2016
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Press Mentions

  • ACP Celebrates Black History Month
    ACP Celebrates Black History MonthFebruary 9th, 2024
  • November 2023 Champion:  Earl Stewart, MD
    November 2023 Champion: Earl Stewart, MDNovember 16th, 2023
  • New partnership helps promote diversity in health care
    New partnership helps promote diversity in health careOctober 17th, 2023
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  • Member, Mercer University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Advisory Board 2023 - Present
  • Member-at-Large, Governor's Advisory Council, Georgia Chapter, American College of Physicians 2023 - Present
  • Member, Medical Advisory Board, Doximity 2023 - Present
  • Member, Medical Practice and Quality Committee of American College of Physicians 2022 - Present
  • Physician Member, Wellstar Medical Group Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Provider and Team Member Engagement Sub-committee 2021 - Present
  • Appointed Member, Internal Medicine Visibility Advisory Committee of the American College of Physicians (ACP) 2021 - 2023
  • Physician Member, Quality Management Committee, Upson Regional Medical Center 2018 - 2020

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