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Medical Column: To Exercise or Not Exercise - That is the Question

To Exercise or Not Exercise – That is the Question By: Dr. Madison Lamar “I think you should exercise more,” is a phrase many of us have heard during our visits to our doctor’s office. Primary care physicians and specialists alike voice this concern to their patients, but patients sometimes question how exercise actually does anything for their health. Many of us understand that simply sitting around is not good for us; but we remain uncertain about how much time and...



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Colquitt Regional Introduces Nurse Residency Program

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional recently introduced a Nurse Residency Program (NRP) that will support new graduates as they transition into their first professional role as registerenurses. This program will help new nurses further develop their knowledge through hands-on experience and sharpen the clinical skills needed for a successful nursing career. Colquitt Regional currently has 11 nurse residents that participate in the extensive 12-month program. These nurse residents are...



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Smith Completes Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency

Vereen Rehabilitation Center physical therapist Brandon Smith, PT, DPT, OCS, recently completed a residency in orthopaedic physical therapy through Mercer University, making him the latest staff member at Vereen to add a specialty to his credentials. “We are so proud of Brandon for completing this residency and achieving this accreditation,” said Colquitt Regional President and CEO Jim Matney. “Continuing education is an integral part of our culture at Colquitt Regional. We...



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Resident Spotlight: Arian Baker

Dr. Arian Baker knew exactly the type of residency program she was searching for – a smaller, community-based program set in a rural, southern area. Not only did Georgia South Family Medicine Residency check off all the necessary boxes, but the community made a perfect match for her as well. “After interviewing with the program directors I was taken on a tour of the hospital and the community and I fell in love with Moultrie,” said Baker. “Everyone I met was so warm and welcoming....



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Colquitt Regional Home Care Services Receives Patient Satisfaction Award

Moultrie, Ga. – Colquitt Regional Home Care Services has been named as a “Superior Performer” by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP). SHP awards this recognition based on Colquitt Regional achieving an overall patient satisfaction score that ranked them in the top 20 percent of all eligible SHP clients for the 2018 calendar year. “Colquitt Regional Home Care Services serves an essential role within our organization and community,” said Colquitt Regional President and CEO Jim...



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Colquitt Regional Awarded $750,000 for Psychiatry Residency Program

Colquitt Regional Medical Center recently announced it has been awarded a major grant to help address the shortage of mental health providers in the region. The hospital has been selected for a $750,000 grant, awarded over a three-year period, from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish a psychiatry residency program in Southwest Georgia. Colquitt Regional will work with Turning Point Hospital, a behavioral health hospital facility in the UHS health...



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Colquitt Regional Purchases New 3T MRI

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional recently obtained a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device that will allow for higher quality images and quicker exam times. The Siemens MAGNETOM Skyra Maximize 3T is an MRI scanner that will aid in producing scans for patients with concerns primarily in the areas of neurology, orthopedics, cardiology, and head, neck and spine. The benefits of this superior system will improve the patient experience immensely. The 70 cm opening allows for a less...



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Colquitt Regional Holds Fourth Annual Summer Internship Program

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional recently graduated its fourth class of interns who participated in the annual Colquitt Regional Summer Internship Program. The Summer Internship Program is designed to afford upcoming high school seniors the opportunity to explore a variety of healthcare options, along with a supplemental course focusing on math skills that are essential to anyone pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. “It is vital for the students in our area who are...



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Vereen Speech Pathology Introduces New Math Program

The Speech Language Pathology program at Vereen Rehabilitation Center recently implemented a new math program that will aid in the mathematical learning process of concepts and principles. The new program, called On Cloud Nine®, emphasizes mathematical reasoning and computation. This particular curriculum was chosen because it provides the missing link to ensure students retain the concepts that they are taught. “Our speech program has been effective in helping students in this...



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Georgia South Welcomes Fourth Class of Residents

Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program welcomed its fourth class of residents at the Colquitt County Arts Center on Tuesday night. The four incoming residents honored include Arian Baker, M.D., Ethan McBrayer, D.O., Jermaine Robinson, D.O., and Stephen Yarbrough, D.O. “This residency program is something we envisioned implementing for years,” said Kirby Smith, D.O., Georgia South program director. “It was such a fulfilling moment to welcome our fourth class of residents...



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Colquitt Regional Acquires New Cardiology Tilt Table

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional recently acquired a new tilt table. The tilt table, used in the Cardiology department, aids in diagnosing patients who primarily deal with frequent fainting spells and lightheadedness. Patients who come in for a tilt table test are strapped to the table. The patient starts lying on their back and then the table is tilted to a range of different angles, from 30 to 80 degrees. During the test, patients typically have an IV inserted and several...



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Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Graduates First Class of Residents

MOULTRIE, Ga. – The Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program celebrated the first class of graduates since the program’s inception in 2016. The ceremony took place at Colquitt County Arts Center, where the graduates were presented their diplomas. The graduates honored included Dr. Jessica Brumfield, Dr. Marco Hur, and Dr. Michael Magat. “We are proud to be celebrating our graduating class of residents at Georgia South,” said Colquitt Regional President and CEO Jim...