Rick Lockhart, M.D.
Dr. Lockhart, after being awarded a four-year scholarship for academic excellence, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in 1978. He was invited to become a member of the exclusive Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After earning his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1982, he completed his internship and residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. Additionally, Dr. Lockhart served with distinction in the United States Navy between the years of 1982 and 1992, including three years served as a Flight Surgeon in the Navy’s prestigious flight surgery program.
Dr. Lockhart is board certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. In addition, he is a member of the Southern Medical Society and the Medical Association of Georgia.
Dr. Lockhart practices all aspects of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, with a special interest in facial cancer excision and reconstruction and endoscopic sinus surgery. He currently holds active medical staff privileges at Oconee Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Lockhart formed Middle Georgia Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgery Center in 1992. He resides in Milledgeville with his wife, Bunnie, and his four dogs, Sophie, Bambi, Donald and Walter.
Tara Batchelor – L.P.N.
Tara graduated from Macon Tech in Macon, Georgia with a Licensed Practical Nursing degree in 1996. She joined Middle Georgia Ear, Nose, & Throat in 1998. Tara spent her first two years as a L.P.N. working for a pediatrician. She is also an AAOA member: American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Tara enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as vacationing at the beach. She resides in Eatonton with her husband, Scott, and her two sons, Jackson and Justin.
Katie Lockhart – Medical Assistant
Katie has worked for Middle Georgia Ear, Nose, & Throat since June of 2011. She graduated from Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Georgia in 2013 with an Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. Katie is in charge of medical intake on patients, recording the vital signs of patients, updating our website, mailing, and linking documents. She resides in Milledgeville with her husband, Zack and son, Bronson.
Debbie Johnson – Billing Specialist/Office Coordinator