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Mega-merger would bolster Blue Cross in Georgia

...pricing on pharmaceuticals.The Anthem deal ignited immediate concerns from medical groups in Georgia.The Medical Association of Georgia voiced concern Friday that such insurer consolidation "is only going to limit competition and the individual...
Parkinson's won't stop him, Isakson says

...patients remain very sharp," said Dr. E. Frank McDonald, a Gainesville neurologist and speaker of the Medical Association of Georgia's House of Delegates. "A lot of times, their speed slows down but not their accuracy."Medicine in...
GA BCBS president talks breach, physician contracts, ACA also still trying to amend contracts and rates with physicians that has riled many of them and led the Medical Association of Georgia to complain to Hudgens' office last year. The commissioner required the company to immediately rescind those...
Linda Womack

MILLEN, Ga. - Linda Gail Womack passed away on February 28, 2015 after a short illness. She was born in Millen, Georgia on December 1, 1951, the daughter of Robbie and Geraldine Womack. Her passion for life, family, friends and her work was felt by
Group launches Ga. patient safety effort

...could benefit from added advice on procedures in the wake of a $50 million investment in patient safety.The Medical Association of Georgia's insurance company, MagMutual, is pumping the money into assembling a database that draws from the company's...
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Jeremy Hays was named Konica Minolta's technician of the month for the Southeastern Region for July. He works for Pollock Co.
Newspaper finds more than 2,500 uninsured doctors

ATLANTA - More than 2,500 doctors in Georgia don't have malpractice insurance, according to a newspaper analysis of state data.
GOP lawmaker introduces Ga. medical pot bill

ATLANTA - An effort to bring medical marijuana to Georgia gained momentum Tuesday, as more than 80 lawmakers signed on to sponsor a bill introduced by a member of the Republican House leadership.
Several issues before lawmakers on Crossover Day

...Medical Review.Lawmakers studied the measure over the summer but it has not moved out of committee. The Medical Association of Georgia and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association oppose the reform, saying it will increase costs. Associated Press...
Stuart Prather Jr.

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Stuart Holmes Prather, Jr., M.D., 89, beloved husband of 58 years to the late Betty Woodward Prather, entered into rest on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Trinity Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM today, Wednesday,