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Richard Ellin

Dr. Richard Ellin

Dr. Richard Ellin is a native of New York but has called Atlanta home since 1973. After completing medical school and a residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University, he was the second internist hired by The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG), the medical group affiliated with Kaiser Permanente, when it first opened its doors in Atlanta in 1985. In addition to a full-time clinical practice, Dr. Ellin served the medical group in a variety of other capacities: Lead Physician at 2 different offices, Chief of Medicine, Secretary of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Board of Directors, and Chair of the Medical Director Review Committee. Dr. Ellin continues to see patients via telehealth for TSPMG and has been the Physician Lead for Primary Care Recruitment since 2008. Dr. Ellin retired from full time practice in 2016, at which time he and his wife started to split their time between Atlanta and Highlands. From July 2016 until March 2021 Dr. Ellin worked as a part time clinician for Mission Medical Associates, seeing patients in the Highlands and Cashiers offices 1-2 days per week between May and October. Dr. Ellin has been married to Janice for 43 years, and to his Westie “Tucker” for 7 years. In his free time, he enjoys golf, bicycling, croquet, bridge and reading.