Dr. Paul Thaxton takes great pride in his 40-year tradition of providing and advancing healthcare in the Central Savannah River area of Georgia and South Carolina.
Even though he had been trained as a traditional, allopathic Ob-Gyn physician, over the years Dr. Thaxton saw more and more of his patients with quality of life issues and symptoms of chronic diseases that motivated him to seek answers to the dilemmas they were experiencing. He found that hormone imbalance, lifestyle choices, overweight and obesity are associated with many of his patients’ problems. To better understand these disease relationships, Dr. Thaxton began studying Hormone Therapy, Medical Bariatric and Functional Medicine with the intent of helping his patients not only live longer, but live healthier, more enjoyable, and more productive lives. In addition to being Board Certified in Ob-Gyn, Dr. Thaxton now is also Board Certified by the American Board of Bariatric Medicine and the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
Following successful weight loss, many of his patients began improving their self-esteem and started asking what else could be done to further improve their self-image. These requests inspired Dr. Thaxton to research numerous invasive and non-invasive options for body slimming. That is why he chose to offer Zerona, the world leader in non-invasive body contouring technology and the first ever FDA-cleared low-level laser for the purpose of fat reduction. He is the area's only certified and licensed Zerona physician.
Dr. Thaxton, a native Georgian, earned his BS degree in chemistry from the University of Georgia and graduated from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his internship at Eugene Talmadge Memorial Hospital, now known as MCG Hospital, and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at MCG. He was awarded the W.G. Watson award as most outstanding Chief Resident during his residency and started his private practice in Augusta in 1977.
In addition to his board certifications, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Georgia and has been honored with the Resident’s Teacher of the Year Award. He is also past president of the Augusta Ob-Gyn Society and has been honored in the annual Augusta Magazine Best of Augusta awards program several times. Dr. Thaxton has also been chosen by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America several times, most recently for 2009-2010
He and his wife Terri live in Augusta and have a son, a daughter and two grandchildren.