Acute Illnesses

We Treat A Variety Of Acute Illnesses, Such As, Flu, Strep, Mononucleosis, Cardiac Events, Acute Respiratory Illnesses, Sudden On-set Rashes, Gastrointestinal Issues, And Many More. Please See Below For Detailed List

Sports Medicine Specialists

At Urgent Care Of Oconee, Our Primary Care Sports Clinicians Are Trained To Take Care Of Athletes And Active Individuals.

We Specialize In Treating Sprains, Strains, Joint Injuries, Dislocations, And Non-surgical Fractures. We Also Provide Exercise Prescriptions.

Sports physicals

Urgent Care Of Oconee Provides A Wide Range Of Services From Taking Care Of Simple Injuries To Complex Procedures Like Prp.

  • Fracture care
  • Sprains
  • Laceration repair
  • Eye injures
  • Strains
  • Joint injections
  • Joint aspirations
  • Abdominal pain
  • Hernia
  • Queasy
  • Asthma
  • Infection
  • Rib pain
  • Abscess
  • Insect bites
  • Ringworm
  • Bronchitis
  • Joint pains
  • Sinusitis
  • Back Pain
  • Kidney infection
  • Sore throat
  • Colds
  • Kidney stones
  • Strep
  • Cuts
  • Laryngitis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Dizziness
  • Mono
  • Tendonitis
  • Earache
  • Nausea
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Eye problem
  • Otitis
  • Varicose veins
  • Fever
  • Pharyngitis
  • Vertigo
  • Flu
  • Pain
  • Vomiting
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Phlebitis
  • Wheezing
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Pneumonia
  • Shingles
  • Camp physicals
  • Sports physicals
  • Vaccinations
  • DOT physicals
  • Routine annual exams
  • Workers’ comp
  • Blood chemistry
  • Flu
  • RSV
  • Hematology
  • Strep screen
  • Drug testing
  • Mono
  • TB skin tests
  • EKG
  • Pregnancy test
  • Urinalysis
The treatment you receive at Urgent Care of Oconee is not intended to be a substitute for comprehensive medical care provided by your primary care clinician. Please follow up with your primary care clinician as directed by our staff.

Foreign Travel

We know how important it is to be prepared and protected when traveling abroad. Jeff Chambers PA-C has participated and led many medical mission trips to Haiti through Bethlehem Ministries.

We have had many calls on what immunizations and prescriptions are needed to travel abroad. We are now offering a Travel Clinic consultation for your medical needs prior to traveling.

Please download and fill out our Foreign Travel Consultation form before your appointment and bring it with you.
Immunization Records
Please bring your immunization records with you. We can print out your records if in the State of Georgia database.
  • Consultation fees include prescriptions, immunization consultation, and plan.
  • Does not include physical exam, blood work, or x-rays.
  • Individual consultation at $50.
  • Family consultation for 3 or more at $125.
  • Some insurance companies may cover these charges, but not all. This is part of the consultation.
  • Fees are subject to change due to changes in vaccine costs.
  • Self-pay for immunizations fees.

Harry Wingate IV

X-Ray Technician

Harry Wingate IV is a Georgia native, graduating from North Oconee High School in 2007. He served in the Army National Guard for six years and graduated in 2015 from the Athens Technical College Radiography program. Harry loves watching the Georgia Bulldogs with family and friends.

Vanessa Cartwright

Front Desk

Vanessa is from Canton, Georgia. She has lived in Athens for the past eleven years. She is working in her degree in Biology from the University of Georgia. She has six years of experience in customer service. Vanessa loves spending time with her family and spending time outdoors with her two dogs.


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Natalie Moseley


Natalie is from Springfield, MO, however, she has lived all over the world, including Africa. Natalie made Georgia her home 20 years ago. She earned her undergraduate degree from Georgia College and State University and her Physician Assistant Master’s Degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Natalie previously worked in Orthopedic Surgery Primary Care and Emergency Medicine. Her interests include music, reading, hiking, camping and traveling. Natalie is an avid gardener. She volunteers her time with ACC-SANE, which is an organization that specializes in helping victims of sexual assault.

Michelle Fletcher

Front Desk

Michelle is a Georgia native from McDonough. Michelle began her career as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines before working part time and raising her children. She has served our community through teaching at First Presbyterian Preschool and volunteering at her church and in her children's school.

Kara Whyte

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Kara Whyte is a Physician Assistant certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) since 1994. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wagner College, while concurrently earning her certificate of completion from Bayley Seton Hospital PA program in Staten Island, New York. For the past 25 years, Kara has worked in Family Practice, College Health, Interventional Radiology and Neurosurgery prior to joining the Urgent Care of Oconee. She was raised in Connecticut, went to school in New York and has happily spent her entire career in the south. Kara enjoys time laughing with her husband Brad as they venture into life with two children in college.


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Joe Hwang


Joe grew up in Huntsville, Alabama. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Clarinet Performance. Joe earned a Master of Education in Physical Activity and Health. While attending Auburn University, he met his wife, Sarah. Joe worked in three different hospital systems as a medical laboratory scientist, with a focus on hematology and blood banking. In 2016 he moved to Atlanta to attend Mercer University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Public Health and Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies and received the Distinguished Graduate Award for his PA cohort. Joe's current hobby is powerlifting, and he holds over a dozen national records and four world records. His best lift is a 584lb deadlift at 163lb body weight. Joe is a prolific board gamer, with Settlers of Catan and chess intramural championships under his belt. He is also undefeated (3-0) in university talent shows. His favorite book series is the Color series by Ted Dekker. Joe enjoys anything to do with Winshape Camps, mission trips, and working with the children’s ministry at his local church.


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Crystal Cotrell


Crystal received her Masters Degree of Physician Assistant from Medical College of Georgia. Prior to MCG, she graduated from Lagrange College in Biology as a collegiate athlete playing softball. Crystal's areas of interest are orthopedics and family medicine. She has been practicing medicine for over 14 years. Crystal loves practicing medicine and helping others. She is married to Steve Cotrell, Commerce High School Baseball coach, and they have 4 children. They love to travel and camp as a family.

Chad Hull

Chief Operating Officer

Chad is originally from the Midwest. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Shorter College in Music. Chad went on to earn a Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Prior to working at the Urgent Care of Oconee, he spent time in nephrology and oral surgery and general dentistry. He moved to Athens seven years ago from metro Atlanta, where he lived for nearly 20 years. Chad main interests are reading and the culture of literary as well as cooking.

Ashley Milligan

Front Desk

Ashley is from Madison, Georgia. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She has several years of experience in customer service. Ashley enjoys traveling, hiking, and loving on her dogs in her spare time.

John Campbell


John received his master degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Emory University in Atlanta. John became interested in Sports Medicine after suffering a collegiate sports ending knee injury and decided to enter the field of sports medicine. While serving as an athletic trainer for the University of Central Missouri, John graduated with honors receiving a bachelor's degree in fitness/wellness and a masters degree in Sports and Exercise Science. While at Central, he was the head graduate assistant athletic trainer for baseball, wrestling and volleyball and assisted other trainers in football, basketball, track and sports rehabilitation. While at Emory, John was able to work in many different facets of medicine including emergency medicine, pediatrics and orthopedics. John currently volunteers his services to the ARC Disaster Services to help boost efforts to help individuals and families in need of assistance during difficult and trying times. He is a member of the Air National Guard training with a search and rescue medical group in Alabama. John’s areas of interest include family medicine, sports medicine, orthopedic trauma and pediatric care. He and his wife, Ivy, are parents of 2 children, a boy and a girl.

Jeff Chambers


Jeff is a Rome, Georgia native who has lived in Oconee area for over 25 years. Jeff is a 1991 graduate of the University of Georgia with a BSeD in Exercise Science/Sports Medicine, a 1998 graduate of the University of Georgia Graduate School with a MeD in Health Promotion, and a 2000 graduate of the Emory University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program with an MMSC. Jeff has worked in both emergency medicine and orthopedics over the past 17 years and holds board certifications in primary care medicine and a certificate of added qualification in general surgery and orthopedic surgery. Jeff’s experience prior to physician assistant school included serving as an athletic trainer for the University of Georgia, the Minnesota Twins and numerous years with local high school athletic teams. Jeff currently serves as a Lt. Col. in the United States Air Force Air National Guard with the 187th Fighter Wing and has extensive medical training in trauma as the executive officer of the Alabama Air National Guard’s CERFP disaster team. Jeff and his wife Jennifer have three boys in the Oconee school system and are proud to be part of the Oconee community.

Dr. Wingate

Harry “Tripp” Wingate, MD, FACEP

Dr. Wingate is a Georgia native who has been a member of the Oconee community for a number of years. Dr. Wingate is a 1984 cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a 1988 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine. Dr. Wingate is a 1990 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia Family Practice Residency Program and holds board certifications in both Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Wingate has over 25 years of experience in emergency medicine and family practice and is the founder and associate editor of the Journal of Rural Emergency Medicine and past chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians section of rural emergency medicine. Dr. Wingate has held numerous leadership positions in professional organizations nationally and in rural hospitals throughout northeast Georgia. Dr. Wingate and his wife Ann are the parents of ten children, live in Watkinsville and are proud to be part of a vibrant and growing community.