Steven Prater – A Clinical Electrophysiologist With 34 Years of Experience
Steven Prater has 34 years of clinical cardiac electrophysiologist experience. He graduated from University of South Alabama/ College of Medicine and now works with Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville.
Tom was a charming young boy born with Down syndrome who could only communicate using few syllables, yet still managed to win over everyone he encountered. He was funny, kind and full of life.
Early Life and Education
Steve Prater was an educator who dedicated his life to children and education. His love of teaching fueled his desire to learn, leading him to earn several degrees throughout his lifetime. Furthermore, Steve took great joy in playing golf – devoting two decades to the sport!
Roanoke Valley Golf Hall of Fame honored two local standouts this week: Lanto Griffin of PGA TOUR fame and Steve Prater, his longtime mentor and teacher. It was like two for one deal!
Prater was arrested at a local hotel room earlier this week and faces 22 major sex crimes charges, including three of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, one count of criminal attempt to rape a child, six indecent assault counts and three corruption of minor charges. He has been placed under $150,000 bail. He remains detained at Lancaster County Prison until this bail can be posted.
Prater earned honors on both the 1999 USA Junior Olympic softball team and was recognized with 2002 SEC Player of the Year honors, helping lead LSU to two Big Ten championships and helping guide her squad at University at Buffalo (UB) to two Big Ten crowns each. Furthermore, she spent three seasons as Head Coach at Hampton University doubling their win total every year during that tenure as well.
NFL records that he currently holds include most career FGs of 50 yards or greater, consecutive made FGs of 50+ yards, total FG yards, game-winning FGs with two minutes or less remaining in regulation or overtime and total game-winning FGs made within this range.
Dr. Steven Prater works as a Cardiac Electrophysiologist for GHI Braselton in Georgia and boasts 34 years of experience. His expertise covers Cardiomyopathy, Dilated Ventricular Tachycardia (VT), and Heart Disease claims.
Achievement and Honors
After his military service was complete, Prater began working at Hall Ambulance as an EMT and has risen through the ranks to become a paramedic field supervisor primarily serving Shafter but occasionally covering shifts for Bakersfield as well.
Mike Prater is father to four children; Janet Smith who owns and operates Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance; Dr. Jeff Prater practices internal medicine in Hazard; John Prater who studies geology; and Mike Prater who practices dentistry. All four attended Hazard Community & Technical College with him under his guidance, leadership and hard work and have found great success in their professional careers.
He holds a fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology from Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton/Gainesville.
Steven Prater was an ardent supporter of children and education. Together, with his wife Marilyn, they dedicated their lives to teaching and helping young people. Through the fund they established together, their legacy will live on.
He earned his medical degree at University of South Alabama / College of Medicine and has been practicing medicine for 33 years. Currently based at GHI Braselton and affiliated with Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville, Dr. Phelps accepts numerous insurance plans.
Anthony Win and Steven Prater of Salyersville, Kentucky and one sister Floice Kemp of Akron, Ohio survive her. Windle is also survived by seven grandchildren: Brandy Lasha Howard Marsillett of Akron; Chelsey NaSha Cole LeMaster from Chelsey’s NaSha Cole LeMaster’s; Dakota Douglas Prater Dalton Isaac Prater Annaleigh Rae Turley Corey Steven Watkins from Akron as well as Barnhart Missouri native Baylee Elyse Prater from Barnhart Missouri.
Family life for Steven and Julie includes raising two children; son Steven and daughter Julie both attend KAKE Academy. Together they are avid “Kansas Explorers,” having visited 40 of the 64 counties that comprise Kansas.
Steven Prater is known for being extremely generous. He has given numerous donations to local schools and other organizations, with an eye toward changing lives through education. Both his mother and father died of cancer in 2007 while their illness was still active; during that period of grief he founded the Marilyn and Stephen Prater Foundation for Education to provide academic assistance for children struggling academically by offering scholarship opportunities at high-quality public schools while funding teacher workshops and classroom materials for teachers.