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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...
P. Rao Kondur

...Anesthesia. He was very active in the Richmond County Medical Society, where he was past president and the Medical Association of GA. Rao enjoyed reading, riding his bicycle, and playing cards. In addition to his parents, he was preceded...
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...
Biz bits

Jeremy Hays was named Konica Minolta's technician of the month for the Southeastern Region for July. He works for Pollock Co.
Lawmakers study bill to overhaul medical malpractice system

...studying a Senate bill that would overhaul Georgia's medical malpractice system, as groups such as the Medical Association of Georgia and the State Bar of Georgia line up against it.A Senate subcommittee heard testimony Tuesday from groups...
Judge refuses to halt state health contract

...SHBP could lead to lower payments to them, especially with the level of savings that the state expects.The Medical Association of Georgia said it believes that awarding the contract to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia "will negatively impact...
Two major issues hang over Community Health

...vendor that fails to provide fair and reasonable payment for services provided to SHBP members."And the Medical Association of Georgia's CEO, Donald J. Palmisano Jr., said the doctors organization "has concerns with any action that stunts...
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,