Recently the Department of Community Health decided not to move forward with a plan to improve health care access for the uninsured people of the state. Georgia officials said the plan was just “too costly, with administrative costs alone estimated at $3.5 million.” Georgia has among the highest rates... Read more
What physicians do isn’t normal. I remember leaving the soccer fields of Emory University, where I was an All-American player, to arrive in medical school to a room full of cadavers. That’s just not normal. Several years later, I was working as a resident in the emergency room at... Read more
Circumcision usually a beneficial step for newborn boys
Dr. Bob Wiskind has practiced general pediatrics in Atlanta for more than 20 years.   He was a longtime board member of Kids Health First, a pediatric IPA, and currently serves as president of the Georgia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. For thousands of years male infants have... Read more
Managing concussions in children and adolescents
Dr. Bob Wiskind has practiced general pediatrics in Atlanta for more than 20 years.   He was a longtime board member of Kids Health First, a pediatric IPA, and currently serves as president of the Georgia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Concussions can happen at any age if... Read more
Controlling mosquitoes and preventing West Nile virus
Dr. Mark Kishel is a pediatrician and an executive with more than 30 years of health care experience. He currently serves as managing medical director for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia. Read more

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