West Georgia Physicians

John M.  Allen, MD

Dr. John Allen earned his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, Georgia. He completed a residency in General Surgery at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. In addition, he completed a fellowship in Advanced GI/MIS/Bariatric Surgery at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville in Greenville, South Carolina.

His fellowship training consisted of complex abdominal wall reconstruction utilizing advanced robotic techniques as well as in-depth bariatric training. While a resident at Memorial University Medical Center, he was recognized as the Outstanding Resident of the Year. In addition, he was awarded the Resident as Teachers Fellowship, which is only presented to two residents each year. He was co-chair of the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery Curriculum, responsible for establishing and implementing the curriculum for endoscopic training required by the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Allen is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons, American Hernia Society, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).. Allen completed medical school at Mercer University. After finishing his general surgery residency at MHU Medical Center in Savannah, he moved to Greenville, South Carolina, to complete a fellowship in advanced GI & bariatric surgery. In addition to providing general surgical procedures, Dr. Allen specializes in complex hernia repair, bariatric surgery and anti-reflux surgery.

Dr. Allen and his wife, Mary Kate, are originally from Thomaston, Ga. They have two daughters and live in LaGrange.

Medical School

Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah, Ga., 2012


Department of General Surgery, Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, Ga., 2017


University of South Carolina, Greenville, Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgery, 2018

Joined Medical Staff



Overall Outstanding Resident of the Year – Memorial University Medical Center, Mercer University School of Medicine, 2014


Occupational Medicine





Internal Medicine



Family Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Dentistry



Emergency Medicine

Oral Surgery



Certified Clinical Densitometrist

Clinical Hypertension Specialist




Pain Management


Tempero Mandidular Joint Dysfunction Therapy

Primary Healthcare for Women

Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Diabetic Foot Care

Southern Crescent Anesthesiology

Hometown Family Medicine

Pediatric Associates of LaGrange PC

The Children’s Clinic of LaGrange


Internal Medicine/Hospital Medicine

The Kidney Clinic

Vascular Surgery

Emory at LaGrange

LaGrange Women’s Health

George W. Baker Jr. DMD PC & Associates

Emergency Department

WellStar Medical Group Hospital Medicine

Neurology Center of West Georgia PC

Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

WellStar Medical Group Family Medicine

Interventional Cardiology

Emory Southern Orthopedics

Children’s Dentistry of West Georgia LLC

WellStar Medical Group Gastroenterology


WellStar Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine

WellStar West Georgia Medical Center

West Georgia Medical Center Radiology

Radiation Oncology

WellStar Medical Group Cardiovascular Medicine


WellStar Medical Group Occupational Medicine

LaGrange Internal Medicine

Neurology Clinic of West Georgia

Adult Reconstruction- Hip and Shoulder Surgery


Hospice and Palliative Medicine

West Georgia Oral Surgery

Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia

Critical Care

Sleep Medicine

West Point Family Practice

Georgia Pediatric Cardiology

ENT/Head and Neck Surgery

WellStar Medical Group Ear, Nose & Throat

WellStar Medical Group Internal Medicine


Laparoscopic Surgery

WellStar Medical Group Obstetrics & Gynecology

David E. Martin, MD, PC

Facial Plastics and Surgery


Miller Family Medicine Clinic PC

Total Diagnostic & Interventional Pain

Medical Care of LaGrange

WellStar Medical Group Family Medicine (Hogansville)

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

WellStar Medical Group Urology

Mark D. Oliver Family Dentistry

Chuck Pitts, DMD

Endovascular Interventions

Vascular Medicine

Pacemaker Implantation

Treatment of Venous Disorders Including Varicose Vein Ablation

Heart & Vascular Care of Georgia

WellStar Medical Group Pediatrics

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Surgical Oncology


WellStar Medical Group Gynecology

LaGrange Pediatrics

WellStar Medical Group Obstetrics & Gynecology

Laser Vein Ablation

Oncological Breast Surgery

WellStar Medical Group General Surgery