Dr Donna C Haley

Dr. Donna C. Haley, the owner of a family practice in her hometown of Canton, Georgia, for the past 17 years, has continued to pursue her early interest in the areas of hospice and palliative care. She served as Associate Medical Director for Portsbridge Hospice in 2004-2005 and filled the same post for Vista Care Hospice in 2005-2006. Heartland Hospice also employed Dr. Haley as Medical Director of Inpatient and Outpatient services. Most recently, Dr. Donna C. Haley has performed the duties of Associate Medical Director for Community Hospice in Marietta.

Although she grew up in Canton, Dr. Donna C. Haley's career took her to many other places before she returned to provide care to families in her place of birth. Board certified, Dr. Haley has licenses to practice medicine in South Carolina and New Mexico as well as Georgia. She received her undergraduate pre-med training at the University of Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Zoology, and went on to attend medical school at Emory University. She volunteered for hospice work while earning her M.D. After an internship in internal medicine at Emory, Dr. Donna C. Haley sought further post-doctoral training in a family medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. This included a one-month rotation in obstetrics at the Alaska Native Medical Health Center in Anchorage, Alaska, and a second in family medicine with the Zuni-Ramah Indian Health Service in New Mexico.

For the next five years, Dr. Haley chose to practice medicine among Native American communities in New Mexico, attached to the U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps. Holding the rank of Lieutenant Commander, Dr. Haley treated patients at the Zuni Public Health Service Indian Hospital, the Santa Fe Indian Hospital, and the San Felipe Health Center in Pueblo. Her services included prenatal and pediatric care for more than 3,500 members of the traditional Native American community. In 1995, Dr. Donna C. Haley returned to Canton to open her family practice.