Meet the doctor.
Dr. Jeremias R. Duarte is a fully-licensed Doctor of Osteopathic medicine. He currently holds an unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Georgia.
THE DOCTOR IS IN.
"I take pride in being different from other doctors. Jaded by their experience, many other physicians have developed a habit of just writing prescriptions all day long. Don't get me wrong, I believe in medications, especially in acute situations. However, I believe in first trying to maximize benefit to my patients by giving them the information they need to better their health."
- Dr. Jeremias R. Duarte
Dr. Jeremias R. Duarte was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia. He graduated from Columbus High School in 2002.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2004. At the rank of specialist, Dr. Duarte was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom V with the 3rd Infantry Division where he was awarded with many awards and decorations, including several Army Achievement Medals, Army Commendation Medals, and the Combat Action Badge.
In 2008, he enlisted to serve as a combat medic in the U.S. Army National Guard. As a medic in the Georgia National Guard, he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant within only 3 years. In 2011, then SGT Duarte attended and completed the War Surgery Course, sponsored in part by the University of Georgia in conjunction with the Georgia Army National Guard. In 2012, he was selected to attend the Tropical Medicine Course at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Maryland.
In 2014, then Staff Sergeant Duarte was selected as Non-Commissioned Officer of the year for the 78th Troop Command of the Georgia Army National Guard. The same year, he was selected for a tour of duty in the Republic of Georgia to complete the Mountain Warfare Course in Sachkhere, GE. Immediately following his return, Dr. Duarte served a tour of duty in Vicenza, Italy in a medical support capacity.
While enlisted in the National Guard, in 2009, Dr. Duarte concurrently enrolled in a baccalaureate program at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. He pursued a degree in Applied Computer Science with a minor in business. He was named the Most Outstanding Student in Applied Computer Science in 2011 as well as placed on the President's List. While an undergraduate student, he was a founding member of the Mu Iota Chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity, holding the positions of President and Vice President during his tenure. Dr. Duarte graduated magna cum laude from Columbus State University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science and a minor in Business.
Upon graduation from Columbus State University, Dr. Duarte pursued a career in software development. He specialized in mobile applications along with website design and programming. After working for 2 years as a software developer, Dr. Duarte decided to pursue a full-time career in healthcare. He applied and was accepted to attend the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee, Georgia.
Upon graduation from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2018, Dr. Duarte completed his internship at Hackensack Meridian Health, Palisades Medical Center, in New Jersey. He was named Chief Resident of his internship class. During his internship, Dr. Duarte directly supported the administrative efforts for the program to achieve accreditation by the ACGME.
He became interested in regenerative medicine after becoming annoyed with the current standard of medical treatment driven by the insurance companies and pharmaceutical interests. In 2022, Dr. Duarte decided to open up his own practice, giving him the freedom and time to return to his original motivation to pursue medicine. He prides himself in listening and working with patients to determine a better course of treatment than merely taking more medications or "just living with it".
Dr. Duarte continues his military service as a commissioned officer and physician as a member of the Georgia Army National Guard.