Fred Mullins, M.D., FACS
President & Medical Director, JMSBC, Inc.
- Augusta College, Augusta, GA, 1985-1989
- B.S.-P.A., Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, Augusta, GA, 1989-1991
- M.D., Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, 1992-1996
- General Surgery, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg, SC, 1996-2001
- American Board of Surgery, 2002
More about Dr. Mullins
Dr. Fred Mullins, an Augusta native with family members in the medical field, has had an interest in the Joseph M. Still Burn Center from an early age. He graduated from Augusta College and went on to attend the Medical College of Georgia, earning a Bachelor of Science in the Physician Assistant Program. He worked with the burn center as a physician assistant for one year, during which he was mentored and encouraged to go on to medical school by Dr. Joe Still, the founder of the burn center and the owner of a private practice of physicians working in the burn center. Dr. Still inspired him to pursue the position of Medical Director when Dr. Still retired.
Dr. Mullins went back to the Medical College of Georgia and obtained his Medical Degree in 1996. He did his internship and completed his General Surgery residency at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in 2001, and returned to the private practice of Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc., as a burn surgeon.
Dr. Mullins became the Medical Director of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in July, 2004, when Dr. Still had to retire from active practice due to health problems. He also serves as President of Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc., which has five clinics in the Southeast: the original in Augusta, a full-service burn unit in Brandon, Ms., and outpatient clinics in Austell, Ga., Valdosta, Ga., and Charleston, S.C.
Dr. Mullins focus is to carry on the legacy of Dr. Still and continue to provide the best possible care to all patients. It is the policy of the Burn Center to never refuse patients, regardless of their personal circumstances. The continued trend of downsizing, lean budgets, and managed care in the medical community makes this both a challenge and a mission.
The Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga., is the largest unit in the country. A team of physicians and other specialists provide for the overall needs of the patient, not just the burn wounds. The unit is usually full, with helicopters flying patients in from throughout the Southeast. It is also not unusual for the Burn Center to fund patients from third world countries who need specialized care, including arrangements for housing and transportation. It addition, the Advanced Wound Management Center (part of the Burn Center) sees a multitude of outpatient burn and wound care patients daily.