Your Trusted Health Partner
Led by a Family Nurse Practitioner, Afya Primary care began with the idea that decent healthcare should be made available to everyone when and where they need it. We work closely with our patients to address their medical concerns in a positive atmosphere.
Primary Care That Feels Just Like Home
When you choose Afya Primary Care, you gain access to quality, passionate, dedicated care 24/7. We focus on patient-centered care through patient education for children and adults ranging from ages 2 and older. We are built to be part of your family!
Top-Tier Primary Care Designed For You
We create a special personal bond with our patients while delivering exceptional medical care. So, regardless of your reason for visiting ( sick visit, wellness exam, or annual physical) our providers will always give you that delicate care you deserve. We are a family-oriented primary care company with a zealous drive to create a healthier community
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We offer annual wellness exams and advice on healthy lifestyle changes to improve your overall quality of life. Physicals should be done at least once yearly for early intervention.
chronic disease management
Chronic conditions require a more structured approach to manage and we tailor the care given based on patient needs. We prevent, treat, and manage HBP, diabetes, COPD, arthritis, etc.
We dynamically approach women's health as their healthcare needs constantly change. We carry out recommended screenings like mammograms, pap smears, ovarian cysts, and STDs.
Acute care treatment
We keep our doors open all week to treat a wide range of non-life-threatening acute illnesses. We also offer an additional answering service to assist patients outside working hours.
Cosmetic Surgery Clearance
Medical evaluation ensures your safety by detecting possible surgical risks. We perform screenings to enable you to undergo surgery (required by the law) and prevent you from danger.
Sports, school, and camp physicals
Schools require physicals before they let children participate in sports and extracurricular activities. We provide affordable, quick, no-appointment physicals for school, sports, and camp.
Many jobs require employee physicals to ensure their employees are compliant with safety regulations. We can provide you with the certification needed to get you moving without delay.
Weight loss management
The right weight loss plan will make your weight loss journey easier and more enjoyable. We offer a supervised weight loss plan to help you achieve your weight loss goals more quickly.
Hydration therapy is an effective way to deliver a special blend of fluids into your bloodstream. IV fluids can include vitamins, electrolytes, antioxidants, and also medication.
Telehealth care quality is the same as you'd receive from a health practitioner in person. We can give care regardless of disposition through this virtual streamlined healthcare route.
Dr.Sonia Verna Francis
Sonia Francis is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Academy of Nurse
credentialing, and Licensed by the state of Georgia to provide family-centered health care to patients of
all ages. Her scope of practice encompasses health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis and
management of common and complex healthcare problems beginning in childhood and continuing
throughout the aging process.
Sonia’s extensive medical career began at the St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City where she served as a Medical Assistant and later, as a Registered Nurse, in the hospital’s OB/GYN clinic for 10 years. In search of warmer climate, Sonia migrated to Orlando, Florida where she continued her serving in her capacity as a Registered Nurse in women’s health at the Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando for another 10 years. With a longing to be closer to family, Sonia again migrated to the Covington area in Georgia and continued her work as a Registered Nurse in the Labor & Delivery department at Northside Hospital. In the 20 plus years of her experience as a Nurse, Sonia sought after and accomplished a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science Degree in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing degrees at Chamberlain College of Nursing. As part of her accomplishments, Sonia was accepted as a member into the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society.
Sonia’s journey from Medical Assistant to Registered Nurse to Nurse Practitioner to Doctor of Nurse Practitioner has equipped her with a unique combination of strong nursing skills and coupled with a caring heart, she strives to provide paramount care to her patients. Sonia is a strong believer that building long-lasting and trusting relationship with patients, customers, and vendors are the building blocks of a superior practice. Her goal is to always provide a comprehensive evaluation of each patient by attentively listening to and understanding the patient’s concerns and addressing the patient’s needs accordingly. Her true desire is to develop the patient’s confidence and enhance a positive healing experience to those in need.
In her free time, Sonia enjoys bowling, movies, and traveling. But what she enjoys most is being with her family – especially her daughter.
I was referred to Dr. Sonia by my daughter, and I am extremely pleased. She listens and engages, and that's what I was looking for. The staff was pleasant also. I definitely recommend Afya Primary Care to anyone who is looking for a new doctor who genuinely cares.
I have never felt so seen in my adult life. I recently started to feel pretty unwell, and I have been gaslit by so many medical “professionals “. I was very confident that Dr. Francis would hear me out. She did and so much more. Thank you so much for thinking about my well-being.
I had the best experience with Dr. Francis! She's professional, passionate, precise, and managed the both of our time very well. I've never been so excited to go back to the doctor. I took several cards to give to my lady friends. They will be booking a appointment in the a.m.
I have no desire to see a different Primary Care doctor for as long as I live. I just had my first visit and Dr. Francis was the best PC doctor I’ve ever been to. She was caring and beyond helpful. Her bedside manner is unmatched. The facility was clean and the receptionist was so sweet! I love this place.
After my previous Dr retired, I just knew it would take a while to find someone new (I was with my prev Doc 15 yrs+ and I am very selective). I did my research and greatfull to find Dr Francis. My daughter and myself both decided we have found a permanent replacement. Clean environment, professional and thorough. Dr Francis was an absolute joy and I am glad to have found her.