One of Georgia's top doctors in his field was in Albany today.
Pediatric neurologist, Dr. Bernard Maria from the Medical College of Georgia was in town treating patients.
12-year-old Shannon Lindsey has Tourette syndrome but doesn't have a doctor nearby.
Her mother says they used to have drive to Atlanta to get treatment.
"He was great he was very warm, and kind and knowledgeable. He put her at ease. So we are really happy we are here," said Shannon's mother, Terrie.
"It's very difficult on families on to travel, to displace, to get away from work, to take care of other children, to bring their children to us. So we are working very hard on taking what sub-specialties we have to offer for our children's hospital and making sure that that is available here," said Dr. Maria.
Dr. Maria left Albany late today, but will be back treating more patients at Phoebe next month.