North Georgia Urology Center


Dr. Charles B. IdomDr. Charles B. Idom Jr. is a graduate of the University of Mississippi in Oxford with a degree in Physics. Dr. Idom received his medical degree at the University Of Mississippi Medical Center, in Jackson in 1994.

Dr. Charles B. Idom completed his internship and residency Department of Surgery at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He also completed residency in Urology at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Charles B. Idom memberships and affiliations are Diplomat American Board of Urology, Fellow American College of Surgeons, American Urological Association, Southeastern Section American Urological Association, American Medical Association, Medical Association of Georgia, Whitfield / Murray County Medical Society and American Association of Clinical Urologist.

Dr. Charles B. Idom work experience as a Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics and Astronomy, at the University of Mississippi. He was also the Research Assistant for the National Center for Physical Acoustics. Dr. Idom also worked at the House Physician, St. Joseph Hospital, and Southeast Urology Network in Memphis, Tennessee. Currently is president of North Georgia Urology Center in Dalton, Georgia.

Dr. Joseph A. Veys, MDDr. Joseph A. Veys was born in Buffalo, NY. He was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was a valedictorian and National Merit Scholar at Sycamore High School.

He graduated from M.I.T. in 1995 with a BS in biology, receiving the Hodges Prize for outstanding thesis. Dr. Veys earned his MD in 1999 from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. He then did a urology residency in Winston-Salem, NC at Wake Forest University, where he received the 2003 Gold Award in Clinical Sciences for his research on kidney cancer.

Dr. Veys is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His professional memberships include American Urological Association, American Association of Clinical Urologists, Medical Association of Georgia and Whitfield/Murray County Medical Society. Dr. Veys practices general urology with a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, including benign and malignant prostate diseases, kidney stones, and female urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

In his free time he enjoys racquetball and spending time with his wife, Emma, and their four children.

Joanne Hooks, APRN, BCJoanne Hooks, APRN, BC received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Georgia College and State University from Milledgeville, Georgia. She also received a Master of Science in Nursing at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Joanne Hooks worked at the Coliseum Hospital in Macon, Georgia as a staff nurse. For five years she was the District HIV Nurse Case Manager and managed HIV Ryan White program for six counties in the district area at North Georgia Health District in Dalton, Georgia. During her masters program, she was the Staff Nurse at the Murray Medical Center as well as the program Manager at the Olive Branch Community Collaborative in Chatsworth, Georgia.

Joanne Hooks joined North Georgia Urology Center in 2004 as the Nurse Practitioner. She has a special interest in the treatment of Interstitial Cystitis.

Sherri E. Nation, RN, FNP, MSNSherri E. Nation, RN, FNP, MSN received an Associates of Science in Nursing at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Mississippi. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Missouri. She also received a Master of Science in Nursing from Southern Adventist University in Family Practice in Collegedale, TN.

Sherri Nation worked as a charge nurse at Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN for five years. Sherri worked for ten years at Plaza Urology as an office nurse while pursuing her Family Practice Nursing at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. She graduated from Southern Adventist University in December 2014.

In her free time she enjoys reading and attending church as well as spending time with her husband, Jody, and their two sons.

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