Dr. Craft serves as the District Health Director for the South Central Health District, District 5-1, in Dublin, Georgia. The South Central Health District is the public health authority for ten counties in the middle Georgia area. The 10 counties served by SCHD are Bleckley, Dodge, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, Telfair, Treutlen, Wheeler, and Wilcox counties.
Dr. Craft graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Mercer University in Macon, GA in 1987 and completed his medical education at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA in 1991. Following medical school, he completed his internship and family practice residency at Self Memorial Hospital in Greenwood, SC in 1994.
Prior to joining DPH in March 2018, Dr. Craft provided primary care services and wellness care for patients ages 2 – 102 at Medical Center, LLP, a ten-partner primary care practice in Dublin, GA. He has diverse experience specializing in family practice for more than 24 years. He also served as the Director of Family Practice for Fairview Park Hospital and served on various hospital committees, including Pharmacy and Therapeutics, as well as the Executive Committee for two terms, during his private practice tenure. As District Health Director, Dr. Craft is committed to the DPH mission of preventing injury and disease, promoting health and well-being, and preparing for and responding to disasters occurring in his district and across the state. He is also passionate about providing access to health services in the medically underserved areas of his rural health district.
Dr. Craft is a native of Laurens County. He is married to Angela Grenade Craft of Dodge County, and together they have six grown children and six grandchildren. They enjoy involvement in their local church, community social activities, as well as any and all activities that include family. Dr. Craft particularly enjoys gardening, hunting, freshwater fishing, and the great outdoors.