“My approach to medicine is that I treat my patients as I would treat my family and would want to be treated myself. This approach was shaped by the example that my father set as he practiced Orthopedic Surgery in Albany, GA and also by the Christian values instilled in me by my parents and my church family.”

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine



Carraway Methodist Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Birmingham, AL

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia – Augusta University
Doctor of Medicine
Augusta, GA

Undergraduate Schools

University of Georgia
Bachelor of Science in Zoology
Athens, GA

Oxford College of Emory University
Oxford, GA

Hospitals Affiliated With

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
Phoebe North Hospital

Professional Associations

American College of Physicians (ACP)

American Medical Association (AMA)

Dougherty County Medical Society (DCMS)

Medical Association of Georgia (MAG)

Personal Interests

Dr. McLendon’s hobbies include golf and hunting.


Like his father before him, Dr. Stephen McLendon views the practice of medicine as more than a profession.

“My father and I felt called to go into medicine,” he explained. Without the example of his father, however, he might have chosen another calling … one that ministers to souls instead of bodies. “I probably would have been a preacher.”

As a physician, he enjoys getting to know his patients and their families.