Doctor’s Column: Why I became a ‘concierge’ physician Hot

Doctor's Column Jul 26, 2016 0

Editor’s note: Recently Georgia Health News revived its Doctor’s Column section, giving physicians the opportunity to write about important medical issues. The following column focuses on a growing trend in medical care. Dr. Juliet Mavromatis, an Atlanta physician, writes... Read more

Hospital privacy or hospital secrecy? Court case tests limits of openness

Feature Jul 18, 2016 0

A Georgia court case on public access to hospital records has sent tremors through... Read more

Schools become the front lines in the battle against bullying

Feature Jul 12, 2016 1

Jayvious Gilbert’s job isn’t easy. He’s a school nurse in an inner-city Atlanta neighborhood. Bullying among... Read more
Commentary: A bad deal for many diabetics
More than 1 million Georgians who have diabetes are at risk of developing chronic, debilitating nerve pain with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. DPN can cause...
Georgia hospital industry fires back at feds’ quality ratings
A federal health care agency Wednesday released its first overall star ratings for the quality of hospitals, and just two Georgia facilities earned the...
Nursing board chief’s removal delayed for year
The Georgia secretary of state says he is postponing his removal of the state nursing board’s executive director until August of next year. Secretary...
As feds file suit over insurance deals, Georgia postpones hearing
The state’s Department of Insurance on Thursday postponed next week’s hearing on the Aetna-Humana merger after federal antitrust officials filed suit to block the...
Commentary: A bad deal for many diabetics
More than 1 million Georgians who have diabetes are at risk of developing chronic,...
Georgia hospital industry fires back at feds’ quality ratings
A federal health care agency Wednesday released its first overall star ratings for the...
Nursing board chief’s removal delayed for year
The Georgia secretary of state says he is postponing his removal of the state...
As feds file suit over insurance deals, Georgia postpones hearing
The state’s Department of Insurance on Thursday postponed next week’s hearing on the Aetna-Humana...
Piedmont-United dispute shows no sign of resolution
Three weeks after their old contract expired, Piedmont Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare remain far apart...
Study projects expansion’s big impact on Georgia uninsured
Up to 5 million more Americans would have health insurance coverage if the 19...
As opioid epidemic surges, med schools try to keep pace
Americans are overdosing on opioids such as heroin and prescribed painkillers at epidemic rates, and the nation’s doctors appear to...
Georgia needs to put its foot down on ‘step therapy’ for diabetics
More than 1 million people in Georgia live with diabetes and are at risk for developing chronic, debilitating and...
Invest in our state by closing the coverage gap
My expertise lies in public health, not in finance or investments. However, it is my understanding that in order...
Don’t fall for the Arkansas model of Medicaid expansion
In ancient Greek mythology, Pandora opened a box just a little bit to see what was there and unleashed...

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