West Georgia Physicians

J. Robert Coggins Jr., MD

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Dr. Coggins received his gastroenterology training at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic and opened his LaGrange practice in 1991. You can request your own appointment at his practice, West Georgia Physicians Gastroenterology; a physician referral is not necessary.

Dr. Coggins and his staff treat diseases of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, gall bladder, liver and pancreas, such as:

• Gastroesophageal Reflux, Heartburn (GERD)
• Colon Polyps
• Colon Cancer
• Peptic Ulcer Disease
• Inflammatory conditions of the intestinal tract such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
• Swallowing Disorders
• Pancreatitis
• Hepatitis
• Abdominal Pain
• Constipation and Diarrhea
• Rectal Bleeding

Dr. Coggins also has completed three years of speciality training in gastroenterology. Gastroenterology fellowships are only undertaken after four years of medical school and three years of internal medicine residency. This training qualifies him to perform specialized diagnostic procedures including:

• Upper Endoscopy
• Colonoscopy
• Capsule Endoscopy (Pill Cam)

WellStar Medical Group Gastroenterology

1551 Doctors Drive
LaGrange, GA 30240

(706) 880-7311 Tel

Board Certifications

Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Medical School

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN


Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans, LA


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Joined Medical Staff



J. Arnold Bargan Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Fellow in Gastroenterology — Mayo Clinic



Internal Medicine