Dr. Min-Jie Tan (Physician)

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Dr. Tan was drawn to Gwinnett Clinic because of the emphasis on putting patients first. He enjoys seeing walk-in patients and working at four offices — Snellville, Lilburn, Lawrenceville, and Johns Creek. A board-certified doctor, Dr. Tan takes special interest in women's health and neurology. Originally Hailing from China, he also enjoys speaking Chinese with patients during their appointments.

What first attracted you to Gwinnett Clinic, and why have you stayed for more than a decade?

“Dr. JJ Shah is straightforward and honest, and he explains his expectations,” he says. “That fosters a great working environment.”

Dr. Tan has seen the practice grow from three to 20 clinics.

“Dr. JJ and Dr. Meena are not only good doctors but good business managers,” he says. “They have a vision, and I trust them. That helps me to focus on taking care of the patients while they carry out a successful business.”

What is the key to a strong patient-doctor relationship?

“Putting the patient first. We take all patients, acute problems especially, and we try to treat them as best as we can.”

“Reliable care and quick service helps to build patients' trust,” he says.

“We have good relationships with our patients, and they come back to see us. Even if their insurance changes, they try to stick with us. I think they feel very comfortable with us.”

What do you enjoy about working in the primary care environment?

“I help patients to take care of their common problems, such as a cold, but I also see some unusual and challenging cases,” he says. “I like being alert and handling those challenges.”

Dr. Tan also appreciates the Lawrenceville location and the many specialty services it offers in one place.

“We can do more than many other primary care practices, such as blood work and scans,” he says. “We can get results back to the patients quickly and conveniently.”

What makes a good doctor and an effective medical team?

“A good doctor must have a great attitude, which means care and concern for the patients,” he says. “A good doctor also has great knowledge, which includes ongoing medical training and updating yourself on new studies.”

Teamwork with the office staff and medical assistants is also a must.

“Staff order tests and nurses perform them. Then the results must come back quickly,” he says. “We're all working together, and no one can drop their piece.”