Dr. Rick Spurlock

Weight loss and nutrition have interested Dr. Spurlock for many years. Becoming a weight loss MD has been a wonderful journey for him personally and professionally. His research into this field has shown that with the right diet and exercise along with weight-loss medication people can achieve long term, significant weight loss. “The happiness that my patients have makes every day awesome and rewarding!” Dr. Spurlock is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.

Dr. Rick Spurlock has been an Emergency Medicine Physician for 10 years. He completed medical school at the University of Miami, and spent his residency years training at Emory University which included extensive training at Grady Hospital. He has also worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Crawford Long (now Emory Midtown), Egleston and Hugh Spalding Childrens Hospitals and Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Spurlock has traveled to Haiti over 20 times to help deliver medical and surgical care to the rural poor including just after the devastating earthquake.

Medical Director of PhySlim and Weight Loss MD

Our philosophy

Healthcare is growing rapidly, and primary care/bariatricians are in need more than ever. Seventy percent of adults are overweight in America and thirty-five percent are obese. Obesity is now viewed as a disease by the American Medical Association, and is becoming an epidemic. High blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and heart attacks are linked to increased Body Mass Index (BMI) and obesity. Healthcare costs are rising at a rate faster than we one day will be able to pay for them. The time to act is now.

We are very excited to be a part of the Coweta community and look forward to serving you.



Carla Davis NP-C

She grew up in nearby Palmetto and has been a resident of Newnan since 2002. She graduated with honors from the Medical College of Georgia in 2001, earning her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She began her career as a RN at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. In 2003, she graduated from Emory University with a Master of Science in Nursing and became certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Carla has served as a health care provider in various specialties including primary care, chronic disease management, geriatrics, and aesthetic medicine. She joined the Physlim team in 2016.

“My goal as a provider at Physlim is to ensure that each of our patients has the knowledge and tools to improve their overall health and wellness. It is a privilege to be able to offer them support, guidance, and encouragement through their weight loss journey and celebrate with them as they reach their goals.”

Outside of work, Carla stays busy as a wife and mom to twin girls. She also enjoys reading anything and everything, hiking, and travel.