Newspaper investigates sexual abuse by physicians
The AJC on Wednesday began publishing a series of articles on patient sexual abuse by doctors. These are startling – and terrifying – stories of physician misconduct. The Atlanta newspaper reviewed more than 100,000 public documents from all 50 states, analyzing thousands of individual cases and interviewing patients, doctors and advocates across... Read more
Doctor’s Column: Helping young opioid addicts recover
The word “opioid” is not new, and neither are the drugs it describes. But what was once mostly a clinical term is now frighteningly familiar to average people as America grapples with an epidemic of opioid addiction. In a new GHN Doctor’s Column, Dr. Michael Fishman notes that Georgia’s... 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
Commentary: Make primary care a priority
Georgia ranks among the bottom 10 states in the number of primary care physicians per 100,000 population. And low payments for these doctors nationally led to a smaller percentage of general medicine residents choosing to practice primary care last year, notes Dr. Deep Shah, who’s about to begin a... 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

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