Care Team


Dr. Charles Wells and his wife Ellen are Macon natives. He attended the University of Georgia before completing medical school, internal medicine training, and neurology residency at Emory University. During his neurology training, Dr. Wells developed his subspecialty interest in sleep disorders. After returning to Macon and co-founding Neurology Associates, he established the first sleep laboratory in middle Georgia at the Medical Center in 1987. He later established sleep laboratories in several other cities throughout Georgia and abroad. He was one of the first board-certified sleep physicians in Georgia and established one of the first American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited facilities in Georgia.

Dr. Wells is active in clinical research and has been a principal investigator in more than 80 FDA sanctioned clinical trials, testing new medicines and diagnostic and therapeutic devices. He is board-certified in Neurology with subspecialty certification in sleep disorders and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.


Emily Battle is a native of Milledgeville and joined the practice in 2002. She has four years of experience with a local internal medicine practice before joining Sleep Practitioners. She graduated with a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Georgia College in 1992 before completing a Master of Science in Nursing at West Virginia University in 1999.


John Smith is a native of Macon and joined the practice as a physician assistant in 2015. He has prior experience in the practice of internal medicine, pain management and occupational medicine. He earned his Master of Physician Assistant degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 2011. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).


Heather Kimsey joined Sleep Practitioners in 2018. A Macon native, Heather completed a Master of Science in Nursing from Georgia Southern University in 2017. Prior to joining Sleep Practitioners, she worked as a registered nurse at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia for 4 years. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.