Clinical Team


Clifford A. Cranford, Jr., MD                  Medical Director

Dr. Clifford Cranford is a Emory University School of Medicine trained Board Certified General Surgeon. He has special training in the area of gastrointestinal surgery and endoscopy at the world renowned University of Dundee-Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, Scottland.

Crystal                                                           Medical Assistant

Crystal Allen joined our practice in 2017. She is a native of Newnan and graduated from Newnan High School. She began her medical career at PAPP Clinic where she worked with our Providers. She later began working in Physical Therapy with the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute, all the while obtaining her degree in Massage Therapy from Georgia Medical Institute. After starting her family, she returned to EMT school and then Paramedic school. She worked at VitalCare Ambulance Services and then later, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America as a Medical Technician in the Inpatient Unit. She was then offered a position in the Piedmont Urology Department where she acquired a tremendous amount of nursing experience.  When Crystal is not working, she enjoys remodeling and construction, reading, shopping, and spending time with her husband Doug, and their two girls, Camilyn and Caylin.

Mary Ellen                                                               Office Coordinator

Mary Ellen graduated from Auburn University and has been in the Business Administration field for almost 20 years. She joined our practice in the fall of 2014 and has expanded on her medical skills since then. During her free time, Mary Ellen enjoys spending time with her son and watching him play baseball. She and her husband, Marc, and their son Lance reside in the Sharpsburg area.