John A. Harsch, M.D.
A. Harsch, MD is a board Certified Internist. He received his Medical
degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri
in 1983. Washington University is currently ranked in the top 3 medical
schools in the US per US News & World Reports. Prior to attending
Medical School, he received an undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Science
in Physics) and Masters of Science Degree in Physics (1979) from the University
of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (1978). He also studied
at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia during 1975 -1976.
Dr. Harsch’s hospital training for both his Internship and Residency was received at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri from 1983-1986.
He has been licensed by the State of Georgia and has been board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine since 1986.
After completing his residency, Dr Harsch served in his first role as physician at Southside Healthcare Inc. in Morrow, Georgia from August 1991-1996. He served as Internist and ultimately Lead Physician at the Clayton County Satellite office. It was at Southside Healthcare that Dr Harsch met Dr William Osborne, and they quickly realized their shared passion for medicine and desire to serve the community. They dreamed of one day sharing a private medical practice where they could implement their ideals of caring for patients.
Dr. Harsch left Southside and formed what would become Harsch & Osborne, MD, PC, known as SE Primary Care Providers in 1991. With offices currently in Fayetteville and Stockbridge, Georgia, Dr Harsch cares for patients in the Stockbridge location most days, and one Saturday each month on a walk in basis at the Fayetteville location. Dr Harsch also cares for patients of the practice that are hospitalized (Southern Regional and Henry Medical) on a rotating basis.
Serving the community is an integral part of John Harsch. He has served on several community boards including, the Association for the Battered Women of Clayton County/Securus House, Noah’s Ark Rehabilitation Center, Clayton County commission on Children and Youth, United Way of Clayton County Advisory Board and Clayton County Chaplains Association. He has volunteered with Boy Scouts of America and as Volunteer Clinical Faculty at Emory University School of Nursing, Morehouse School of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr Harsch’s commitment to the community extends beyond his immediate surroundings. He has served on a Medical Mission trip to Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. He also traveled to Nigeria in 2006 and Malawi in 2007 to participate on medical mission work in areas where medical care is virtually nonexistent except for these trips.When not in the office or hospital caring for patients, Dr Harsch enjoys many other activities. His sense of humor is gracious and refreshing as demonstrated by this humorous and personal reflection of his personal life. “I was an avid soccer player until sidelined by arthritis in my hip at age 47. After getting seriously out of shape and developing what my wife lovingly refers to as paunch, I developed a passion for bicycling. I now cycle over 100 miles a week…. even compete statewide. So far, I have been last or nearly last in every event but that has not discouraged me yet. I also enjoy old time banjo, chess, politics, horse eventing and traveling and spending time with my wife, Mary Carol.”