Urgent Team Walk-In Urgent Care Welcomes New Family Medical Physician

ROME, GA (August 17, 2023) – Urgent Team Walk-in Urgent Care is pleased to welcome Jon Risley, MD, to its healthcare team in Rome.

In addition to walk-in urgent care, Urgent Team is excited to offer the full spectrum of primary care. Board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Risley has extensive experience in the urgent care sector, as well as family medicine.

“We are excited to have Dr. Risley join our team full-time,” said Ellis Harris, Urgent Team Division Vice President. “His vast experience diagnosing and treating patients will be a tremendous asset to our team in Rome.”

Risley graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University and completed his medical education at Wake Forest University. After residency at the University of Virginia, he practiced in a physician-short area in rural Georgia. He and his family then moved to Chad Africa where he served as a medical missionary and was the director of the Tibesti Medical Project for five years before a civil war in the area forced his family back to the U.S.

Since then, Risley has practiced general family and internal medicine through private practices, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and through the United States Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

He was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in 2003 and continues to serve as a Capt. in the Navy Reserve.  Throughout his naval career, he received numerous medals for his achievements, and has served as a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine, medical executive positions at the Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Camp Pendleton, Deputy Force Surgeon Fleet Forces Command Jacksonville, and most recently as the Force Surgeon for U. S. Naval Forces Korea.

Dr. Risley is an avid mountain biker, former marathon runner, and sports enthusiast. He’s been married for 33 years to his wife, Sarah, and has 14 children: five biological and nine adopted children.

Urgent Team Walk-in Urgent Care in Rome is open seven days a week and is located on Turner McCall Blvd. next to Chili’s. Walk-ins are welcome or for added convenience, patients can plan a visit online with Hold My Spot® or reserve a Telemedicine visit. Visit UrgentTeam.net for more information and hours of operation.



Urgent Team, has twenty locations in Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, is part of the Urgent Team Family of Centers, one of the largest independent operators of urgent and family care centers in the Southeast. The Urgent Team Family of Centers provides quality and affordable family healthcare at 85 locations under seven brands: Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Washington Regional Urgent Care, Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care, Physicians Care, Urgent Team, Sherwood Urgent Care, and Baptist Health Urgent Care.  Urgent Team’s convenient, walk-in centers provide a range of healthcare services including treatments for injuries and illnesses, occupational health and wellness care. Urgent Team offers 24/7 online scheduling with Hold My Spot®.  Urgent Team’s company headquarters are located in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit UrgentTeam.net.