“Nothing is more important than the health and well being of your family. Just as important is finding the right qualified professional who has the expertise to treat all your medical needs.

For more than 30 years, our staff of skilled professionals has been dedicated to providing comprehensive personal care to individuals and families in the metro Atlanta area. At McIntosh Trail Family Practice, we are intent on providing the highest quality service with the spirit of courtesy, compassion, and professionalism to you and your family.”

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine



Riverside Regional Medical Center – Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Family Medicine
Newport News, VA


Louisiana State University Medical Center
Family Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Medical School

Louisiana State University Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Undergraduate School

Louisiana State University
Bachelor of Science
Phi Kappa Phi
Baton Rouge, LA

Hospitals Affiliated With

Piedmont Henry Hospital
WellStar Spalding Regional Medical Center

Professional Associations

Aesthetic Practice Association

American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

American Medical Association (AMA)

American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)

American Society of Nonsurgical Aesthetics (ASNA)

Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP)

Georgia Medical Society
Member, Former President

International Society of Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons

Medical Association of Georgia (MAG)

Rotary Club International

Southern Medical Association (SMA)

Academic Appointments

Mercer Medical School
Clinical Assistant Professor

Emory University Medical School

University of Georgia Medical School

Personal Interests

Dr. Van and his wife, Vicki C. Van, M.D., have two children, David and Lauren, ages 28 and 23. During his free time, Dr. Van enjoys playing golf, outdoor water sports, and family activities. His son, David, graduated Summa Cum Laude in Biomedical Engineering and Business and is attending LSU medical school. His daughter, Lauren, attends Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business.


Dr. David Van, a board-certified family physician, is the founder and medical director of McIntosh Trail Family Practice. Dr. David Van and his wife, Dr. Vicki Van started McIntosh Trail Family Practice in 1987. Since 1987, Dr. Van has seen his practice grow into one of the largest family practices in metropolitan Atlanta. He attributes his practice’s success to its solid reputation as a provider of compassionate and quality health care, and his deep commitment to treating other families as he would treat his own.

With a commitment to the values of integrity, kindness, and well being of the patient, Dr. Van enjoys treating a variety of patients’ medical problems. His area of expertise and special interest include internal medicine, gynecological endocrinology, cardiology, dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and endocrinology.

A native of New Orleans, Dr. Van attended Jesuit High School, graduating with honors. He is a Phi Kappa Phi and an honor graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and an honor graduate of Louisiana State University Medical School, where he was elected to the Aesculapian Honor Society. After attending medical school, he continued his specialty training in family practice at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia.

Dr. Van has been selected as a ‘top doctor’ in Spalding County and has also been voted one of America’s ‘top family doctors’ for 2002 – present by the National Consumer Research Council. He has received teaching awards for his dedicated training of medical students and physician assistants. In addition, Dr. Van has received many academic honors, including the following:


  • National Honor Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Mu Sigma Rho
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Aesculapian Honor Society

Dr. Van is a diplomat of the Board of Family Practice and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He also serves as a clinical assistant professor at Mercer Medical School and as a preceptor for Emory University and University of Georgia medical schools. Mentor for Nurse Practitioner and PA programs.

Dr. Van is part of a group of individuals who founded the Hope Health Clinic, a volunteer medical clinic serving the needy in Spalding County. He has traveled to South America as part of a medical mission, and he also lends his support to medical missions in other parts of the world. He generously gives back to his local community through service in the Daybreak Rotary Club.


“DR. DAVID VAN SAVED MY HUSBAND’S LIFE LAST WEEK. He wasn’t satisfied with the comments of “no change since last year’s echo and nuclear stress test” and it’s probably “his asthma” causing his chest pain and extreme difficulty breathing. Dr. Van was able to get a heart cath done immediately. HIS DIAGNOSIS WAS EXACTLY AS HE PREDICTED! My husband had a 95% blockage in one artery and had a stint put in! Dr. Van gets answers and listens to the patient. If you are not getting help, go see Dr. Van!” – Brenda H.

“Extremely knowledgeable about multiple specialty areas in the medical field. This overall knowledge was helpful in identifying causes of medical problems. This creates a great deal of confidence that a patient has in his abilities. Dr. Van spent more time with me that other doctors and that gave me a better chance to ask additional questions and understand better my medical situation.” – Blane S.

“Dr. Van has been treating me for several years and I couldn’t be happier. He and his staff always treat me with respect and a truly caring attitude. No matter what my concerns are, Dr. Van takes the time to address them and always has the answer. His outgoing personality and great bed side manner are exceptional. I feel truly blessed that I have found a doctor who is willing to listen!” – Ray S.