ATLANTA VANGUARD MEDICAL ASSOCIATES

INTERNAL MEDICINE AND CARDIOLOGY


SERVICES OFFERED:

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Physical Exams

Primary Care

CARDIOLOGY

Cardiology Consultations

Pre-Operative Cardiology Clearance

Hypertension

Congestive Heart Failure

Arrhythmia Management (Heart Rhythm Problems)

Coronary Artery Disease

Cholesterol Management

CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING

IAC Accredited Nuclear Cardiology Lab

IAC Accredited Echocardiography Lab

Vascular Ultrasound

CLINICAL RESEARCH

Atlanta Vanguard Research Institute


A DIFFERENT KIND OF HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE

Atlanta Vanguard was created on the following principles:
  • Provide excellent patient care in a warm, open, friendly environment.
  • Build strong, mutually respectful relationships with patients.
  • Develop a staff that shares the same values as the doctors.
  • Allow physicians, not administrators, to make the best medical and practice decisions for patients.
  • Be forward thinking, flexible, open to change, and efficient.
  • Modernize and utilize new technology when and where it makes sense for the practice and patients.
  • Care for the long-term health of patients and the community.

 

Learn more about our Mission, Vision, and Values below:

 

 

We at Atlanta Vanguard Medical Associates support and empower our community members – patients, families, and teammates alike – to uplift and contribute to the wellbeing of our community. We listen to, provide exceptional medical care for, educate, and give our all to our community each and every day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To create a new kind of healthcare practice: One that is built on fairness, respect, and caring relationships; One in which all people treat all others as they wish to be treated; and One that provides a rare, personal experience that makes lasting memories.

 

 

 

  • Adaptability, Advancement & Excellence
    The art of medicine is constantly evolving. As a progressive practice that strives to provide the best possible care and medicine for our patients, learning the latest techniques and treatments and adopting new technologies to continually advance our practice is vital to us.
  • Professionalism
    We utilize our knowledge, skill, and experience in medicine to provide effective and efficient patient care. Our patients deserve – and we expect – professionalism from every member of our team, from our receptionists to our physicians. We intend for our patients to experience the highest levels of professionalism with every interaction with our practice.
  • Integrity & Respect
    To us, integrity means being honest, reliable, and honorable at all times. We believe respect is earned. We strive to earn our patients’ trust and respect each and every day.
  • The Golden Rule
    “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” We value the Golden Rule above all else. It guides our every decision and action.

INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

WELCOME NEW AND EXISTING PATIENTS

 

 


PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

As a modern medical practice, we provide an Online Patient Portal that allows much of the patient questionnaire to be completed prior to your first appointment.  Completing the Online Questionnaire completely will allow the fastest check in process once you reach our office. You should still plan on arriving about 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to allow for check-in.  You may also download the patient history forms and complete them prior to arriving at your appointment.  However, if the Online Portal Questionnaire or the Downloadable Forms are not completed, you will need to arrive 30-40 minutes prior to your scheduled first appointment time.

All patients will need to provide a government issued form of identification and any applicable insurance card(s).

Online Patient Portal

Click the link to the left to access the Online Patient Portal.  The Online Portal allows you to access many features from the convenience of your home.

  • Pre-register for your first appointment
  • Complete most patient information prior to first appointment, including past medical history and family history
  • Access your health records and lab reports
  • Send messages to our practice
  • Request prescription refills

Schedule Appointment Online

For the convenience of our new and existing patients, Atlanta Vanguard Medical Associates offers the ability to schedule your appointments online.  Please click the icon to the left to schedule.

Make an Online Payment

You may make payments towards your balance online.  Our website allows multiple payment options including all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express).  Our online payment system can also process check payments.  Furthermore, payment plans can also be arranged online.  Please have your patient account number ready.

Download Patient History Forms

If you are not able to complete your New Patient Medical History forms online, you may save time by downloading and completing the forms prior to your first appointment.

Download Patient History Forms - Spanish

Our New Patient Medical History forms are also available in Spanish. You may save time by downloading and completing the forms prior to your first appointment. 

We accept a wide range of medical insurance plans. Please use the module below to see if your insurance is listed.

ACCEPTED INSURANCE PLANS
  • AARP Healthcare
  • Advantra Freedom
  • Aetna US Healthcare – GA
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield – GA
  • Benefit Planners Limited
  • Care Improvement Plus
  • CIGNA – GA
  • Coventry National: First Health – GA
  • Evercare
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • GHI / Emblem Health
  • Golden Rule
  • Great West – One Health Plan of GA (CIGNA)
  • HealthOne Alliance
  • Humana (Commercial & Medicare)
  • Medicare – GA Cahaba GBA
  • Multiplan
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Secure Horizons
  • The Empire Plan
  • Tricare: Humana Military Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare – GA
  • Universal American (Pyramid / American Progressive)
  • Wellcare Healthplans of Georgia


OUR PROVIDERS

INTERNAL MEDICINE AND CARDIOLOGY


Michael T. Morris II, MD and Faye Vargas Morris, MD, a husband and wife team, founded Atlanta Vanguard Medical Associates in 2012. Dr. Morris, a board certified cardiologist, and Dr. Vargas Morris, a board certified internist, have been practicing in and around Atlanta, Georgia since 2008 and are active members of the Smyrna, Georgia community. Dr. Morris and Dr. Vargas Morris care deeply about their patients, and community. We invite you to continue reading to learn more about Dr. Morris and Dr. Vargas Morris personally and professionally.


Hospital Affiliations:

Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital

Emory University Hospital Midtown

Wellstar Cobb Hospital

Wellstar Douglas Hospital

FAYE VARGAS MORRIS, MD

FAYE VARGAS MORRIS, MD

INTERNIST AND CO-FOUNDER

EDUCATION:

Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education (BS)

New York University (MD)

POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION:

Mount Auburn Hospital – Harvard Medical School (Internal Medicine)

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

Internal Medicine

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MICHAEL T MORRIS II, MD

MICHAEL T MORRIS II, MD

CARDIOLOGIST AND FOUNDER

EDUCATION:

Vanderbilt University (BS)

Morehouse School of Medicine (MD)

POST-GRADUATE TRAINING

Mount Auburn Hospital – Harvard Medical School (Internal Medicine)

SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Cardiovascular Disease)

St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital – Columbia University (Advanced Cardiac Imaging)

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular Disease

Nuclear Cardiology

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CLINICAL RESEARCH

ATLANTA VANGUARD RESEARCH INSTITUTE

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The Atlanta Vanguard Research Institute (AVRI) is a research organization which focuses on conducting community-based clinical trials.  Clinical research allows our practice to offer cutting-edge treatments to our patients, including new medications, therapies, or diagnostic procedures.

At the Atlanta Vanguard Research Institute, we work closely with you to ensure your safety while you take part in these trials.  Without you, clinical trials would not be possible.  Call and speak with our research coordinator to find out more information about the trials that are currently open and whether you may be able to participate.

We are currently enrolling patients in studies for the following medical conditions:

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Diabetes

 

 This is a list of trials at Atlanta Vanguard Research Institute that are closed to enrollment.  Even though we are no longer enrolling patients in these studies, we new studies may be starting in the near future that may involve similar medical conditions.

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Constipation


PATIENT REVIEWS


Internal Medicine Reviews

I enjoyed Dr. Faye Vargas.  She’s nice, polite and understanding. I will keep her as my doctor she is one of the world’s finest doctors.

Anonymous

ZocDoc Verified Patient

I enjoyed my visit with Dr. Morris. The office was very clean and organized, and the staff was pleasant and very professional. I love that the office has a patient portal that keeps all of my medical information updated and organized. From my visit it was clear that Dr. Morris was extremely knowledgeable and well read regarding all things medicine. When I asked a question, she would give a detailed explanation explaining the how’s and why’s without me having to pull the information out of her. I found this extremely helpful, as some doctors are partial to monosyllabic answers to patient questions. Overall, I had a great visit! I look forward to having Dr. Morris as my regular doctor.

Anonymous

ZocDoc Verified Patient

Dr. Vargas Morris and her husband, Dr. Michael Morris were absolutely wonderful! I love how they work together to coordinate your care between the two of them. We arrived expecting to only see Dr. Vargas Morris and receive a referral to her husband. Instead, we were worked in to see him during the same appointment. We were in the office for 2.5 hrs, but considering having testing, labs and seeing 2 drs I consider that a wonderful time! We will definitely continue to use them for our PCP and cardiologist!

Anonymous

ZocDoc Verified Patient

Cardiology Reviews

The thing I liked the best about Dr. Morris was that he explained his methods and the procedures in a very clear-cut way. He didn’t want to do unnecessary testing so he is cost-sensitive. He had a very nice manner and sense of humor. I will continue to go to him; I liked him very much.

Anonymous

ZocDoc Verified Patient

Dr. Morris is TRULY a phenomenal physician who genuinely listens to you, all your concerns, & your symptoms & tries to figure out all the pieces to the puzzle. I have already recommended him to several people & will continue to do so because he provides the best care I feel available & is truly a firm believer/supporter of the principals of the Hippocratic oath!!!

Anonymous

ZocDoc Verified Patient

Dr. Morris is very knowledgable and his techniques are definitely up to date. The best part is all tests were conducted in the office which we all know helps when it comes to insurance coverage. He’s definitely an A+ Cardiologist.

Anonymous

ZocDoc Verified Patient


 

CONTACT US


OFFICE HOURS

Monday through Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

ADDRESS:

3692 Highlands Parkway

Smyrna, GA 30082

678.305.1700

We are located in the Highlands Grove Office Park in Building 2.  As you enter the complex, go straight ahead and we are in the first building on the right.  We have ample free parking.

Atlanta Vanguard Medical Associates

3692 Highlands Parkway; Smyrna, GA 30082


CONTACT FORM

Thank you for your interest in Atlanta Vanguard Medical Associates. If you have general questions about our practice, please call 678-305-1700 or use the form below to contact us.

This form should not be used to medical related questions.  Please use our Online Patient Portal or call us at 678.305.1700.

If you or a loved one is experiencing an urgent medical situation or emergency, please dial 911 for emergency medical services.