Dr. Kela Henry is a Southern physician with strong ties to her community. Aside from running her successful practice, where she supports healthy diets, exercise and holistic healing whenever possible, Dr. Henry is passionate about the health of teenage girls and believes in giving back to organizations which focus on the education and empowerment of this demographic. She enjoys teaching and speaking with girls as early as their freshman year in high school, inspiring them to start thinking about the process of applying for college or vocational school. She discusses health issues such as hygiene, nutrition and the role self-esteem plays in their lives overall. She is also committed to helping teens to better understand the many consequences, both physically and emotionally, of consensual sexual activity.
Dr. Kela Henry has been a valued and respected primary care physician in the Gwinnett County area since 2003. She joined the Emory Healthcare System in 2011 and currently practices at Emory at Buford in Buford, Georgia. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice and the National Medical Association. She graduated medical school from the Medical College of Pennsylvania-Hahnemann School of Medicine (now Drexel) in 1999 prior to returning to her home state of Georgia and completing her residency program at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. While in medical school she earned two prestigious awards. The first was the Keystone State Medical Society Award, a component of the National Medical Association and Pennsylvania Medical Society for the state’s physicians and physicians in training. The second distinguished award was the Outstanding Young Women of America Award which is sponsored by leading women’s organizations throughout the country, honoring young women between the ages of 21 and 35 who give their time and efforts to the betterment of community, country, and profession.