Radiologists

    Hamilton Diagnostics Center partners with North Georgia Radiology.  Our Radiologists are board certified through the American Board of Radiology.  You have the benefit of experience: Your test results are read and reviewed by experienced board-certified radiologist.

    Mission Statement:  "The Physicians of North Georgia Radiology are committed to providing the highest quality diagnostic services, utilizing state-of-the-art technology, while ensuring the highest standard of compassionate care, service, and confidentiality."

    Learn more about North Georgia Radiology

    Meet the Radiologists

    William Brammer, MDWilliam Brammer, MD

    ♣    Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1981
    ♣    3 year Residency in Family Medicine Practice
    ♣    4 year Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester New York
    ♣    Fellowship in Body and Neurological Imaging, Baptist Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 
    ♣    Certified by the American Board of Radiology

    Before joining North Georgia Radiology in 1990, Dr. William Brammer became board certified in both Family Practice Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology.  Later, working closely with the Hamilton System, Dr. Brammer served several terms as Chief Radiology for Hamilton Medical Center.

    Dr. Brian Cate, Radiologist, North Georgia RadiologyBrian Cate, MD

    ♣    Medical Degree, University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine, May 1999
    ♣    One year Internship, University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine, Memphis, 1999 - 2000
    ♣    Four year Radiological Residency, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tn. 2000 - 2004 
    ♣    Certified by the American Board of Radiology

    Leaving his home state of Arkansas, Dr. Brian Cate came to Dalton joining North Georgia Radiology Group (NGR) in 2005.  Cate currently serves as the President of NGR and in addition, serves on the Health One Alliance Credentials Committee at Hamilton Medical Center.
    On a personal note: “I enjoy spending time with my family, boating, and traveling.”  Brian Cate

    Dr. Patrick HendersonPatrick Henderson, MD

    ♣   Medical Degree, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina 2004-2008.
    ♣   General Surgery Internship at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville,Tennessee, 2008-2009.
    ♣   He completed his Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Georgia Regents University (formerly Medical College of Georgia) in Augusta, Georgia, 2009-2013.
    ♣   Board certified by the American Board of Radiology, Henderson completed his Body Imaging Fellowship with MRI focus at the University of California in San Diego, California, 2013 – 2014.
    ♣  He is a member of the American Roentgen Ray Society, Radiological Society of North America and the American College of Radiology. 

    Dr. Kevin Johnson, Radiologist, North Georgia RadiologyKevin Johnson, MD

    ♣    Doctor of Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine (Magna Cum Laude)– 2007
    ♣    Internal Medicine Internship, Palmetto Health Richland, University of South Carolina School of Medicine – 2008
    ♣    Diagnostic Radiology Residency, Medical College of Georgia 2013
    ♣    Certified by the American Board of Radiology

    Dr. Kevin Johnson is one of North Georgia Radiology’s newest physicians, joining the group, in 2013. Prior to making his home in Dalton, Dr. Johnson resided in North Augusta, SC while completing his residency at the Medical College of Georgia. Johnson is originally a native of Warrenton, GA.
    On a personal note:  “I love spending my time with my wife and five children. Watching my children grow and learn on a daily basis never ceases to amaze me, and my wife’s ability to handle any situation that arises amazes me. I enjoy almost any sports-related activity; with my current hobbies including basketball, golf, and water sports. I enjoy traveling with my family, particularly to Athens on Saturday afternoons in the fall.”  Kevin Johnson.

    Dr. Patrick Minor, Radiologist, North Georgia RadiologyPatrick Minor, MD

    ♣    Medical College of Georgia in 2002
    ♣    One year Internship in Internal Medicine - Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC.
    ♣    Resident Physician, Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia
    ♣    Mini Fellowship, Proscan Imaging Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    ♣    Certified by the American Board of Radiology

    Dr. Patrick Minor has been with North Georgia Radiology since 2007. Before coming to NGR, Minor served as a part-time Clinical Instructor at South College in Savannah, Ga. Currently, Dr. Minor serves as Director of Mammography at Hamilton Diagnostics Center. In addition, he also serves on the Hamilton Medical Center Cancer Committee.
    On a personal note: “I enjoy spending time with my wife and 2 daughters.  When not joining them for a princess tea party, I like to play various sports, bike, and garden.”  Patrick Minor.

    Neil Patel, MD RadiologistNeil Patel MD

    ♣    University of Tennessee College in 2009
    ♣    One year Internship in Radiology at University of Tennessee College.
    ♣    Resident Physician, University of Tennessee College.
    ♣    Fellowship, John Hopkins University of Medicine.
    ♣    Certified by the American Board of Radiology

    Dr. Neil Patel joins North Georgia Radiology July 1, 2015.
    On a personal note:

    E.C. Strickland, MDE.C. Strickland, MD

    ♣    Graduated Medical College of Georgia - 1981
    ♣    Flexible Intern at Georgia Baptist Medical Center – 1981 - 1982
    ♣    USAF School of Aerospace Medicine - 1982
    ♣    4 year Radiology Residency, Louisiana State University/Shreveport Medical Center – 1985 - 1989
    ♣    Certified by the American Board of Radiology since 1989. 

    Dr. E. C. Strickland joined NGR in 1994 and has completed 5 terms as President of the Group. During Strickland’s time in the United States Air Force, he continued his medical training serving as a Flight Surgeon, in addition to Chief of Radiology Services at Barksdale Air Force Base. Before coming to Dalton, Strickland was employed at Eastside Medical Center, Snellville, Ga. During his tenure with Hamilton, he has served as Director of Hamilton Diagnostics Center as well as Chief of Radiology for Hamilton Medical Center and he has served on the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff. Currently he serves on the Credentials Committee at Hamilton Medical Center.
    On a personal note: “I enjoy spending time with my family and grandchildren. As a family, we enjoy boating, water sports, and snow skiing. I also enjoy hunting, shooting and traveling.” E. C. Strickland.