Dr. Atkins completed her Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology in 1996 at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. She attained the rank of Major while serving 8 years in the United States Army. Prior to leaving the Army in 1998, Dr. Atkins was the Associate Director of the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and a member of the Clinical Faculty at Brooke. Dr. Atkins worked for Texas Oncology, P.A. for two years before moving to Augusta, Georgia. She joined Augusta Oncology in 2000 and has been an invaluable part of the team. Dr. Atkins is board certified in Medical Oncology.
Dr. Atkins’ easygoing manner makes it a pleasure to work with her and, more importantly, to be her patient. She listens to the concerns of her patients and their families and believes in going the extra mile for them.
Dr. Atkins frequently gives lectures to local community groups. She has a passion for maintaining community oncology and healthcare government reform. She currently holds a board seat on the Community Oncology Alliance and is a Member at Large for the executive committee of this organization. She is also a Board Member of Patient Access Network Foundation and Child Enrichment, Inc. She enjoys traveling, reading, fine dining, shopping and spending time with her daughter, Schuyler.