Emory at Hillandale Family Medicine is proud to serve the families of Lithonia and surrounding areas. Our caring providers always take the time to listen to your concerns, as they truly have your best interests at heart. From the moment you make your appointment until you walk out the door, you will receive attentive service and individualized care from all of our healthcare professionals and staff.
Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician
Dr. Carmen Echols is a board-certified family medicine physician. She received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans; her medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan; and completed her residency and internship in Family Medicine at Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta, Georgia. Her most recent physician experience includes Dekalb Physicians Groups Flat Shoals Internal Medicine and Stonecrest Primary Care. She has served the DeKalb area for five years.
Dr. Echols' special medical interests include adolescent medicine, diabetes, hypertension, women's health, and integrative medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine, Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, and the Obesity Medicine Association.
Dr. Echols is a proud wife, mother, and dog-owner who enjoys doing volunteer community service, West African dance, outdoors activities, attending cultural events and festivals, traveling and gourmet cooking.
Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Susan Lee came to the United States from Korea when she was seven years old. She followed her mother's example when she graduated from Emory University School of Nursing with a bachelor of science in nursing.
After working as a nurse in the cardiology unit, Ms. Lee opted to go back to school, earning a master’s degree in nursing from Emory University. She specialized in family practice and became certified as a family practice nurse practitioner in 1995. Ms. Lee has been an integral part of Lithonia Primary Care since 1997.
A dedicated and hard-working nurse practitioner, Ms. Lee performs very detailed physical exams on her patients. She is prompt to respond to patient concerns and communicates test results as quickly as possible to reduce patient anxiety. Her patients' time is valuable to her, and she works hard to ensure that they are seen with little delay.
Having been with this practice for many years, Ms. Lee delights in being able to care for several members of the same family and watching children we take care of grow into adults and start having kids of their own. While she enjoys seeing her patients go through various stages of life, she particularly likes treating her teenage patients.Ms. Lee is married and has two sons. In addition to working at Emory at Hillandale Family Medicine and taking care of her family, she likes playing Bingo, Scrabble, and card games, and she reads at least two new books a month.
Board-Certified Physician Assistant
Ebonique Pillot has been a physician assistant at Kendrick Family Practice since 2013. She earned her bachelor of science in physics from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1996. Ms. Pillot was certified as an emergency medical technician in 2002 following studies at Medix School in Smyrna, Georgia. She then received her master’s degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta in 2004 and has been practicing as a board-certified physician assistant ever since.
Ms. Pillot enjoys teaching both patients and PA students. Her interests are in preventative medicine, focusing on reducing the risk of hypertension, high cholesterol, and kidney disease. She believes in a holistic approach to Western medicine. Promoting wellness starts from within, beginning with your thoughts, followed by consistent healthy actions. This will ultimately lead to a healthy lifestyle.
Ms. Pillot is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and Georgia Association of Physician Assistants.