Our Providers

Providers that we rely on for Athens Digestive Healthcare Associates & Athens Digestive Endoscopy Center have more than 15 years practicing their medical specialty.

Dr. Asif Qadri, MD


Dr. Asif M Qadri is a physician who was initially Board Certified in Internal Medicine and then subsequently Gastroenterology and Hepatology. During his Internal Medicine (IM) residency, his excellent care of patients and medical knowledge led to him being named a outstanding first-year and second-year resident. Ultimately Dr. Qadri served as Chief Resident during the final year of his Medicine residency. After completing his IM program, Dr. “Q”, as he is commonly known, went on to complete a fellowship in Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology. He served as Chief Fellow during his last two years of training.

In 2008, Dr. Qadri and his family moved down to Georgia taking a job and helping build a local GI practice. Athens Digestive was created in 2014 by Dr. Qadri to serve the people of Northeast Georgia in a unique medical manner. By tailoring a care regimen for each individual, your GI health becomes his personal agenda. ADHA is proud to see his global care echoed by all the providers and staff at the practice. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Qadri, call us at 706-850-4985 or request a consultation online.

Sam Bennett, NP-C

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My name is Sam Bennett. I received my bachelor of science in nursing and my Master’s degree from Mercer University where I was an honor society member. As an RN I worked in the intensive care unit throughout COVID which was extremely difficult but provided valuable experience. As a nurse practitioner, I gained valuable experience in primary and acute care settings. My goal is always to provide the very best evidence-based care for my patients. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, playing golf, the outdoors, and trying new foods/restaurants.

Andrew Gonzales, NP-C

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Andrew graduated from Mercer University in 2020 with a Master of Science of Nursing and is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner. He has been with Athens Digestive Healthcare Associates since 2021. Prior to seeing patients as a provider he has worked in Gastroenterology as a Registered Nurse in the endoscopy suite. Outside of a passion for GI care, he enjoys music and art.

Kayla Yarbrough, NP-C

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Kayla Yarbrough joined Athens Digestive Healthcare Associates in March 2022. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of North Georgia in 2014 and worked as a Registered Nurse in outpatient surgery and hospice. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Alabama Birmingham in 2020. She is a board certified nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Kayla takes pride in doing everything she can to help her patients and is always willing to go above and beyond to ensure that her patients receive the best care possible.

Kayla is from Watkinsville, GA and graduated from Oconee County High School. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and being at the lake.