“My patient care philosophy is to treat my patients and their families in the same way that I would want my own family taken care of. When evaluating patients, I often ask myself, “what would I do if this were my parent, spouse, or child?” and the treatment plan usually becomes crystal clear at that moment.”

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Comprehensive Family Medicine
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Ultrasound Guided Intra-articular Large Joint Injections



Morehouse School of Medicine
Faculty Development
Atlanta, GA


Naval Hospital
Family Medicine
Jacksonville, FL


Floyd Medical Center
Family Medicine
Rome, GA

Medical School

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Iowa City, IA

Undergraduate School

Morehouse College
Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre-Med
Atlanta, GA

Hospitals Affiliated With

Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica
WellStar Douglas Hospital

Professional Associations

American Academy of Family Practice
1995 – Present

Georgia Academy of Family Practice
1995 – Present

Personal Interests

Dr. Burton is an annual Keynote speaker at the Mountaintop Men’s Conference in Detroit, MI. He enjoys traveling, spending time with his family and church, watching football and Fantasy sports, and singing.


Dr. Kelvin Burton has been practicing medicine in the West Georgia area for over 20 years. He is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, with a Bachelor of Science in biology/premed. He then went on to matriculate at the University of Iowa School of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa.

Dr. Burton served in the United States Naval Reserve on active duty for approximately nine years. During that time, he served in the entire Desert Shield/Desert Storm War in the Iraq/Red Sea arena. His military accomplishments include an Expert Firearms Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Special Operations Medal and several others. He also served as Family Practice Department Head and ICU Director at Beaufort Naval Hospital in Beaufort, South Carolina. Dr. Burton achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander before being honorably discharged from the United States Naval Reserve in 1995.

He then moved to the West Georgia area and has dedicated his efforts to provide quality healthcare to the West Georgia community. To that end, Dr. Burton has completed a fellowship in faculty development from Morehouse College and actively trains Nurse Practitioner students from Kennesaw State, Mercer, Walden State, and Emory Universities, to name a few. He has been an affiliate faculty at Emory University, Mercer University, and the Medical College of Georgia. In this capacity, he assisted in the training of resident physicians and medical students.

Dr. Burton has also been the Emergency Room Medical Director at Tanner Medical Center, Villa Rica, GA, Rabun County Hospital, Clayton, GA, and Southwest Community Hospital, Atlanta, GA, and has been the Chief of Staff and Quality Assurance Director at Tanner Medical Center, Villa Rica, GA.

Dr. Burton has also received specialized training in pain management and cosmetic laser surgery. He has developed a program for treating pain, and he is nationally recognized by his peers. In 2015, he was named the PainWeek Practitioner of the Year, awarded annually at the PainWeek conference in Las Vegas, Nevada (PainWeek is a group of over 2000 practicing pain providers in the United States).

Dr. Burton’s additional noteworthy accomplishments include receiving the Philip Hubbard Human Rights Award from the University of Iowa, Combat Casualty Training, Annual Keynote speaker at the Mountaintop Men’s Conference, Detroit, Michigan, Advisory Board consultant for Collegium Pharmaceuticals, and Praise/Worship/Executive Minister at Comforter’s Christian Ministries, Temple, GA.

Dr. Burton now practices in Douglasville, Georgia and is the owner of Total Care Family Medicine, serving the entire West Georgia area in comprehensive primary care.

Chief of Staff, Tanner Medical Center, Villa Rica, GA
1997 – 1999

Executive Minister, The Comforter’s Christian Ministries, Temple, GA
2006 – 2016

Director, Manna Medical and Counseling, Temple, GA, a medical clinic for the uninsured/indigent 2009 – 2014

Recreational Football and Basketball coach, ages 6 – 12, West Georgia
1995 – 2002