About Us

Our history, pledge & mission

Welcome to AGC

We are so very glad that you have made your way to this portion of our clinic and our ministry!  AGC Pediatrics LLC is a faith-based Christian organization serving all of God’s children.

Led by Dr. John D. Joyave, our team of experienced and compassionate pediatric medical staff is dedicated to meeting the needs of all children in the North Georgia area.

As you look through this site we hope you will see that our clinic is like no other, and we look forward to meeting you!   

We're here to serve you!

As your healthcare partner we pledge to:

Work with you and other partners who treat you in the coordination of your care
Include you as a member of your healthcare team
Treat you with respect, compassion and honesty
Provide you with information to help you make decisions about your care options
Listen to you and answer your questions truthfully
Include your family or advocate as a member of your healthcare team when you wish
Communicate openly about benefits/risks of any treatments
Hold ourselves to the highest quality and safety standards
Respect the privacy of your medical record and your right to review it
Assist you in setting goals for your healthcare and treatment plans
Be responsive and timely with our care and information
Provide information you can understand With AGC Pediatrics

Our History

Since 2006, we have been providing quality care to the families of North Georgia using our convenient clinic locations, Gordon Hospital, and Cartersville Medical Center. We have a family nurse practitioners and Physician assistants in our Calhoun and Cartersville office that sees adult patients. Additionally, Dr. Joyave sees adult patients in our Sonoraville office.


Getting Started at AGC Pediatrics:

Make an appointment with at any of our Cartersville or Calhoun locations, call (706) 625-5900 and bring the following items to your first appointment:

  • Photo Identification
  • Insurance Card If you do not have insurance, please be advised that our self-pay rates start at $65.00.
  • Co-Pay
  • New Patient Registration For faster processing, new patients can also pre-register before their first appointment via our Patient Portal login.
  • Release of Health Information Form 🗎

Helpful Tips & News


This is the BEST pediatricians around. The employees are extremely concerned about what's going on. The doctors take time to introduce themselves and explain everything that's going on with your kids.

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My newborn and I have been coming here for only 5 weeks but we love the staff!! Everyone is friendly & helpful. You get the sense of care and concern for every staff member.

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If I could give 10 stars I would! The staff is super nice & caring. When Courtney comes in the room I don’t feel rushed, she answers any and all questions that I have & I learn so much from her!

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Miss doctor D but we're very satisfied with Doctor Rumsey. He's very dedicated to his work and you can tell he truly loves children.

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Rhonda M is absolutely hands down the BEST at what she does. She always returns phone calls, very professional, and so kind. I enjoy our conversations & she is always so happy.

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My children have been with this peds group since birth! We absolutely love them!

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Best place ever to take my kids.... I have been going there for years and won't take them anywhere else!

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Dr. D always goes above and beyond for my kids and others and most importantly shows them Jesus with every action he has. The nurses and the staff are excellent as well. I am so thankful I have them to take care of my babies!!!

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