Meet Our Doctor
Patrick MeEldrew M.D.
Dr. Patrick McEldrew opened Athens Family Medicine in September 2014. He enjoys spending time with each of his patients and is happy to be practicing in Limestone County.
Dr. McEldrew recently retired from the Navy after 33 years of military service. While enlisted he served at Navy Hospitals, clinics and aboard ships. Most of his enlisted service was as a deep sea diving medical technician. He was qualified to dive p to 300 feet using mixed gases and served with navy Mobile Diving and Salvage as well as Explosive Ordinance Disposal units.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida; he received a scholarship to the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Medical School. Upon graduation from medical school he completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the Navy Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. After internship he Attended the Navy Undersea Medical Institute’s Undersea Medical Officer Program at the Submarine base in Groton Connecticut and the Diving School in Panama City, Florida. As a Undersea Medical Officer he served with a Ballistic Submarine Squadron in Kings Bay Georgia then returned to residency and completed a Family Medicine Residency at the Navy Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Immediately after graduating residency he was assigned to the Second Marine Division in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. While with the Marine Corps the deployed to the Serra Nevada Mountains for extended Mountain/cold weather warfare training and later deployed for a year with the Second Marine Regiment to Anbar Provence Iraq. Half way through his next assignment at the Navy Hospital in Jacksonville Florida he was selected as an Individual Augment to join the 2nd Marine Logistics Battalion’s Surgical Support Unit assigned to Camp Fallujah Iraq. After returning from Iraq he was assigned as medical officer at the US Navy Support facility, British Indian Oceans Territory Diego Garcia. His final assignment was at Submarine Group 10 in Kings Bay, GA. On midnight the 31st of July he officially retired from the Navy then on the 3rd of August started working for the Athens Limestone Hospital.