“A patient needs a doctor whom they can trust who will look out for their needs. Most of my patients have been in my practice for 15 – 30 years and I have enjoyed spending time with them, getting to know them. And I get a lot of help from my nurse, Tess. I certainly preach enough about diet and medication and exercise, but I also talk about their family and social situation. The better I know them, perhaps the better I can anticipate their medical needs. And now that I have grandchildren, they are having to see some of my pictures.”

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine

Education

Internship and Residency

Greenville Hospital System
Internal Medicine
Greenville, SC
1979 and 1981

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia
Doctor of Medicine
Augusta, GA
1978

Undergraduate School

University of the South
Bachelor of Science in English
Sewanee, TN
1974

Academic Appointment

FSU Medical School
Associate Professor
3rd-year medical student rotations
8 years

Personal Interests

Dr. Fenlon is not much of a hunter or fisherman but enjoys playing golf on Saturday mornings. He is interested in and well read on military history, especially the Civil War and World War II. On the outside of one of his exam room doors, he displays pictures of patients who are veterans, in their military uniforms, to honor and thank them. Dr. Fenlon is a big (and long-suffering) University of Georgia fan with football season tickets – occasionally he allows a Florida Gator to be a patient. He is proud of his Irish heritage, as you would expect from someone named Patrick. He has also started to acquire cute grandchildren.

Biography

Dr. Fenlon graduated from Thomasville High School in 1970, then the University of the South in 1974. He worked in the summers at Archbold Hospital as an orderly in both the Emergency Room and Operating Room. Dr. Fenlon then attended the Medical College of Georgia and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, SC.

For four years he served as an Internal Medicine Physician in the United States Air Force at the Blytheville Air Force Base and MacDill Air Force Base. In 1985, Dr. Fenlon moved back to his hometown of Thomasville, GA, and formed the private practice, Internal Medicine Associates.

In 1992 he helped form the McIntosh Clinic. He served as Chief of Staff of Archbold Hospital and was ACLS certified as an Associate Professor with FSU Medical School. His practice includes outpatient work in the McIntosh Clinic and inpatient work at Archbold Hospital. Dr. Fenlon is also the Medical Director of Camellia Gardens Nursing Facility and a Medical Director of Bethany Hospice.