Dr. Jason Kirkpatrick has acquired the practice of Dr. Claire Worthy in Hiawassee, GA

Dr. Claire Worthy built her dream practice five short years ago in the same building her father had started his practice in 33 years earlier. Dr. Worthy grew up in Hiawassee and was fortunate enough to not only follow in her father’s footsteps but have him working by her side as she started up her own practice. Soon after, Dr. Worthy’s husband, a physician, took a position in a practice in North Carolina. She commuted back and forth for a while but when she became pregnant, made the tough decision to sell her practice and be with her husband full time in North Carolina.

Dr. Jason Kirkpatrick grew up in Knoxville, about an hour from Hiawassee. He purchased a practice there a few years ago and was ready for his next challenge. When he heard about Dr. Worthy’s practice, he jumped at the opportunity to own it. He also called it his dream practice. Since he already owned a practice in Knoxville, it worked out perfectly that Dr. Worthy’s father wanted to continue to work for the foreseeable future. It was a wonderful match for all parties involved.

We were able to close on the sale of the practice just shy of two months before Dr. Worthy’s due date. The timing couldn’t have been better. We wish all parties the best of luck in the future. It certainly was a pleasure working with such lovely people, selling a dream practice, in such a beautiful community.

Selling a thriving practice with a team and patients I loved was bittersweet, but Celeste and Tiffany helped me navigate the process with great understanding and professionalism. Always available to assist and guide me each step of the way, they also introduced me to others with legal and financial expertise who have been a resource of knowledge. Because of their efforts, I was able to transition my practice quickly and move to be with my husband before the birth of our son.

~ Dr. Claire Worthy