Mental illness in children is real – and treatable
When your child has a sore throat or fever, you probably don’t hesitate to take him or her to the doctor. You know that with the right medication and care, your child will probably make a full recovery — and the sooner the child is treated, the sooner he... Read more
Insurance mergers would be terrible for Georgia
The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) believes the pending Aetna/Humana and Anthem/Cigna mergers would have disastrous results for patients and physicians in this state. The new companies would control nearly 90 percent of the individual health insurance market in Georgia – the kind of monopoly that undermines our free... Read more
Dispelling the myths about dentists and HB 684
Recently the Georgia Legislature considered House Bill 684, which purportedly would have allowed greater access to dental care for Georgians in safety-net settings by allowing dental hygienists to perform cleanings without requiring that a dentist be present or an exam be given. Initially, the Georgia Dental Association opposed the... Read more
How deception killed a bill to help Georgians
Surveys and articles point out how Americans are cynical about politics and politicians and the double-dealing that goes on behind the scenes. But do Georgians know that their own local dentist may have played a key role in the latest double cross at the state Capitol? HB 684 would... Read more
Doctors in distress: Long hours, high patient load help lead to physician burnout
In the past few months, a specter has been haunting and unsettling the medical community and way beyond: the specter of the disruptive doctor. Recent media reports show a rising number of cases in which physicians are losing control, such as surgeons throwing instruments in the operating room and... Read more

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