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Colquitt Regional Opens Inpatient Dialysis Unit

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional recently opened a new inpatient dialysis unit that will allow it to better serve patients who require dialysis services while hospitalized. This new unit will be utilized specifically for patients who suffer from chronic or acute kidney failure and need hemodialysis. This is a process where blood moves through a filter to remove any waste or extra fluid and returns to the body. “Having this new unit will positively impact the patient experience by...



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Breast Cancer Screening is More than a Pink Ribbon

By: Dr. Giselle Pineiro October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The American Academy of Family Practice says breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States with the most frequent diagnoses being among women ages 55 to 64, with the average age of death from the disease occurring at age 68. These facts should make breast cancer awareness important to all of us. What does Breast Cancer Awareness mean for you? That question is for both...



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Vereen Center Introduces Golf Performance Program

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Vereen Rehabilitation Center recently introduced a new golf performance program into its service line called Vereen SwingFit. Vereen athletic trainer and athletic training services coordinator Jaclyn K. Donovan, MBA, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS completed training for Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certification in July. At its core, the Titleist Performance Institute exists to help golfers improve their game while reducing golf-specific injuries. TPI is known globally for...



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Colquitt Regional Introduces New Heart Health Initiative

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional Medical Center recently announced it is implementing a new heart attack prevention and early detection initiative, making it the first hospital in the state to be affiliated with the National Heart Health Program. This internationally recognized program will focus on coronary calcium scoring, which is a noninvasive, five-minute heart test to check for the presence of calcium in the coronary arteries before a person develops symptoms of heart disease....



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Colquitt Regional Sees Early Rise in Flu Cases

MOULTRIE, Ga. – In the past two weeks, Colquitt Regional Medical Center has seen a steady increase in patients testing positive for the flu. In the last week of September, the Emergency Department treated 19 confirmed cases of the flu, more than doubling the number of positive flu tests the week prior. Of the 19 patients treated, 12 were diagnosed with “Type B” flu, five had both “Type A & B,” and two patients had “Type A.” Nine out of the 19 patients treated were four years...



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Medical Column: But Doctor, Do I Have to Get the Flu Shot?

Medical Column By: Dr. Kayla Batchelor “But Doctor, do I have to get the flu shot?” This is a question frequently heard by practitioners everywhere. The annual flu shot helps prevent the spread of a contagious disease that has possible fatal consequences. Since “flu season” is quickly approaching, your doctor may have already recommended you get this vaccination. When is “Flu Season?” Although influenza viruses are detected year-round, it is most common...



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Sterling Physician Group Welcomes Four New Providers

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Sterling Physician Group recently announced the addition of four new providers to its medical staff. Chad Klar, M.D., recently started as an emergency medicine physician at Colquitt Regional. Klar received his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from the University of Georgia, then earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He went on to complete his residency in emergency medicine at Palmetto Health in Columbia, South Carolina. Klar is...



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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...