Our Location

      46 Laurel Drive,

      Elberton, GA 30635

      About Us

      Welcome to Lake Russell Specialty Healthcare

      Lake Russell Specialty Healthcare Services opened in April 2016 and currently has two specialists seeing patients, performing surgeries and serving the community. Lake Russell Specialty Healthcare Services is located at 46 Laurel Drive. The practice is located in the upper level above the dental offices of Drs. Joe and Eddie Campbell. With input from the community and full support from the Elberton-Elbert County Hospital Authority Board, Elbert Memorial Hospital opened its first multi-specialty practice in April 2016, Lake Russell Specialty Healthcare Services.

      The Elbert Memorial Hospital saw the need to offer the same quality specialty care that residents of Elbert County were receiving out of town. Currently, Lake Russell Specialty Healthcare Services offers Gynecology and Surgery. Additional specialties are planned for the future.

      Lake Russell Specialty Healthcare Services is affiliated with Elbert Memorial Hospital.

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      Elbert Memorial Hospital is under a new rating system unveiled recently by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


      Our Team


      Dr. Louis R. Fernandez

      Dr. Louis R. Fernandez


      Dr. Fernandez was born and raised in Northeast Georgia. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emory University with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. He went on to Emory University School of Medicine where he completed his MD Degree and Residency. Dr. Fernandez offers a variety of minimally invasive Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic procedures which allow for rapid recovery. Dr. Fernandez also offers weight management and general health services including herbal alternatives for motivated patients who are looking for improved energy and vitality.

      Dr. Fernandez specializes in the following:

      • Hysterectomy
      • Laparoscopy
      • Hysteroscopy
      • Incontinence Sling
      • Hormone Pellet Insertion
      • Management of Abnormal Pap Smears

      Education & Training:

      • Undergraduate Degree: Emory University
        Graduation Date: 1989
      • Medical School Attended: Emory University
        Graduation Date: 1993
      • Internship: Emory University
        Internship Date: 1993-94
      • Residency: Emory University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
        Graduation Date: 1997
      • Board Certification Date: December, 1999
      • Areas of Special Interest: Hysteroscopy, Hormone Management, Urogynecology
      • Professional Organizations: AMA, ACOG , ABOG, AACS, AAMM

      Dr. Fernandez sees patients Monday through Thursday.


      Dr. Stuart A. Babcock

      Dr. Stuart A. Babcock


      Dr. Stuart A. Babcock is a board certified general surgeon. He has been in practice since 1992. He Specializes in the diagnosis, preoperative, operative and postoperative management of the primary components of surgery, as well as hernia, gall bladder, all aspects of breast diseases (mass, cancer, cysts), colorectal, hemorrhoids, colonoscopies, endoscopies, etc. Dr. Babcock was born in Atlanta, Georgia and is married with children.

      Dr. Babcock specializes in the following:

      • Endoscopy - EGD and Colonoscopy
      • Hernia repair ( ventral, umbilical, left and right inguinal)
      • Gallbladder
      • Breast surgeries Lumpectomy, Biopsy, Mastectomy
      • Placement Med-port (chemo)
      • Peg Tube
      • Hemorrhoid surgeries
      • Excision Mass, skin lesions, Skin Cancer removal

      Education & Training

      • Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, Georgia
      • Bob Jones University, Greenville S.C., Bachelor of Science Biology, Cum Laude
      • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C., Doctor of Medicine
      • Internship, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Florida
      • Residency, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Florida
      • Chief Resident, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Florida

      Professional Memberships

      • American Board of Surgery

      Personal Interests

      • Traveling
      • Photography
      • Golf

      Languages Spoken

      • English

      Dr. Babcock sees patients Monday through Thursday.

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