Floyd Medical Center announced a new psychiatrist on staff that began practicing this week. Dr. John Beckner has joined the staff of Floyd Behavioral Health and began seeing patients on Monday of this week. Beckner, along with his wife Corinne and their eight children have chose to call Summerville home. Beckner comes to Northwest Georgia from Ashland, Ohio where he served as the director of the Appleseed Community Mental Health Center. Dr. Beckner has treated chronic and acute mental illness in adult patients and has provided psychiatric services to the Ohio Correctional System and private nursing homes. Beckner graduated from University of Cincinnati and earned his medical degree at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Dr. Beckner was named as one of America’s Top Psychiatrists by the Consumers Research Council in 2007.