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At Optimal Performance Medicine in Woodstock, Georgia, Michael Skardasis, MD, gained a reputation as the doctor that takes his patients off medicine. After spending more than 12 years at North Georgia Internal Medicine, Dr. Skardasis experienced the power that good nutrition has on changing a person’s health.

Dr. Skardasis opened Optimal Performance Medicine in 2018. At his practice, patients come first, and he provides individualized empathic care focused on creating health. 

Dr. Skardasis was born and raised in Atlanta. After earning his bachelor of science from the University of Georgia in Athens, he went on to the prestigious Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta for his medical degree. Initially, Dr. Skardasis set out to pursue a career as a surgeon, but after two years of surgical training, he switched gears to internal medicine. He completed his residency at Grady Memorial Hospital, which became like a second home.

To expand the depth of his medical knowledge, Dr. Skardasis also spent time at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory University, and Emory University Midtown Hospital during his training, which he considers some of his fondest memories.

After completing his training, Dr. Skardasis spent time at the Kaufmann Clinic, working at both the Woodstock and Midtown locations, as well as North Georgia Internal Medicine. He also spent time working as a hospitalist at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia.

Dr. Skardasis is on a mission to create healthy people and take them off medicine. To schedule an appointment with the experienced physician at Optimal Performance Medicine, call today or book online.

Patient Portal

We are pleased to provide patients with secure, 24/7 access to their health records through the OPM Patient Portal. Patients can safely and easily:

  • Update insurance/demographic information
  • View summary of chart notes
  • Refill requests
  • Answering questions about surgery
  • Access relevant health education materials


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Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "My family has been seeing Dr. Skardasis for some time. He is very thorough and conservative in his treatment. He’s not one to order unnecessary tests or over prescribe."

    Nan R.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Skardasis is very low key but very, very competent and professional. If you're looking for a highly confident doctor who doesn't waste time make your appointment."

    Mike K.
  • Healthgrades

    "Reasonable wait time. Staff is friendly and helpful. His nurse is great. Dr. Skardasis listens, doesn't rush, and makes me feel like he truly cares about my health."

    Self -Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "There is no better physician anywhere. If a referral is needed to a specialist, he selects the best ones."

    Self -Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Skardasis is an excellent doctor. He has been my doctor for many years!"

    Self -Verified Patient