Doctor’s Column: Why I became a ‘concierge’ physician
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 about her transition to “concierge medicine,” a style of practice... Read more
Summer is not a time off for ADHD treatment
It is a common misperception that once school is out for the summer, psychiatrists who treat attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder can slow down a bit. In fact, the summer months are a critically important time for ADHD treatment and shouldn’t be overlooked. We all believe that summer for kids should... Read more
Young victims of the opioid epidemic need specialized strategies
Just a few years ago, the words “opioid epidemic” would have raised moderate public concern at best. Now, not a day goes by without news reports citing the latest statistics on overdose deaths and the most recent political initiative to combat the raging trend in drug abuse. The numbers... Read more
Support your local quarterback — the primary care physician
I grew up in Georgia and always dreamed of playing high school football. Unfortunately, neither my DNA nor my mom shared that vision. But now, I’ll finally have my chance to play quarterback. This month, I will complete my medical training and begin practicing as a primary care physician... Read more
Big insurance deals are bad news
The past decade has witnessed dramatic consolidation in every dimension of the metro Atlanta health care market. Spurred by changes from the Affordable Care Act, hospitals are hastily marrying each other and buying up smaller medical practices in their quest to expand. Such activities tend to increase costs by... Read more

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