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Diabetes - Know Your Numbers

Diabetes – Know Your Numbers By: Dr. Catie Duskin Diabetes is a common disease where it is important for you to “know your numbers.” Most of us are familiar with the disease called Diabetes Mellitus. We may know of a loved one dealing with the disease or may be dealing with it, ourselves. Diabetes affects our ability to control our blood sugar and can affect every organ system, especially our heart, kidneys, and nerves. If you suffer from diabetes or are at risk of...



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Georgia South is Making Exceptional Changes

Georgia South Family Medicine Residency is proud to announce a shuffling of the line up. We at Georgia South had the great pleasure to work with Cathy Beasley until her retirement in February. Mandy Clements has moved into the role of Graduate Medical Education Quality and Compliance Administrator, and will be assisting the program in maintaining its accreditation. Mandy has been instrumental in guiding Georgia South clinic to its new location, and in the incredible growth and...



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Athletic Concussion: What Cost the Win?

Athletic Concussion: What cost the win? Michael Magat, D. O. Family Medicine Residency Program, Colquitt Regional Medical Center Seventeen year old running back, Tony, goes down hard, helmet first into the ground, after a 25 yard run to the end zone. Dizzy and nauseated, he manages to collect himself giving high fives to teammates on his way back to the sideline. It is the start of his senior season and he is one of the top prospects in the state, so he tells...



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Colquitt Regional Awarded Recertification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission

Moultrie, GA –Colquitt Regional recently announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement for the second consecutive certification period. Certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care. Colquitt Regional underwent a rigorous onsite review...



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Resident Spotlight: Catie Duskin

Catie Duskin knew from a small age that she had a heart for the medical field. Growing up in Dawson, Georgia, Duskin had numerous impactful encounters with caring physicians, which inevitably led her to the medical profession. “I was a patient that received great care in specialty institutions as a child,” said Duskin. “I didn’t realize the value of primary care until I shadowed my father’s physician in Albany. He knew his patients so well and had the privilege of caring...



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Sizemore Receives Engineer of the Year Award

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional is proud to announce that Tim Sizemore, Director of Facility Operations and Safety Officer, was the recipient of the 2018 Georgia Society for Healthcare Engineers Engineer of the Year award. Each year, the of GASHE Board of Directors gather to vote on who they think is the member within the society who exemplifies leadership within the organization and their place of work. The Georgia chapter has a pool of over 140 members to choose from. Board...



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Vereen Center Celebrates National Athletic Training Month

Moultrie, GA – During the month of March, medical professionals all over the country celebrate National Athletic Training Month. Athletic trainers are highly-skilled individuals who work with athletes and coaches to aid in preventative and immediate treatment, emergency care and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. While March is the month for formal recognition, the Vereen Center is proud of the work done by athletic trainers all year long. The Vereen Center is home...



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Volunteers Donate Mock Crash Cart to Colquitt Regional

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional just fulfilled a vital nursing education need. The Staff Nurse Advisory Committee has developed and implemented a mock code program, which is an educational activity carried out on a mannequin in a controlled environment. The goal of this program is to educate and train staff and provide patients with the most competent and well-prepared nursing staff possible. In a generous contribution, Colquitt Regional volunteers donated the $3,500 code cart...



Colquitt Regional Sees Increase in Flu Cases

MOULTRIE, GA – After a seemingly mild 2018-2019 flu season, Colquitt Regional has seen a recent influx of flu cases. In the first week of March, the Emergency Department treated 66 confirmed cases of the flu. Of those, 56 patients tested positive for “Type A” flu and 55 of the flu-positive patients were under the age of 17. The cases confirmed at Colquitt Regional do not include any flu tests taken at outpatient clinics, but Sterling Physician Group clinics have seen a rise in...



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Colquitt Regional Acquires New Portable X-Ray Device

Moultrie, GA – Colquitt Regional recently acquired a specimen radiography system that will allow for on-the-spot inspection of biopsied breast and core tissue. The Kubtec XPERT® 40, also known as “Kubbie,” is a mobile, self-contained, shielded cabinet X-ray system. The Kubbie will primarily be used during breast surgeries that involve the removal of cancerous tissue. During these procedures, the unit is transported outside the operating room and plugged into a power source....



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Addressing ADHD and Learning Disability: What to do?

Addressing ADHD and Learning Disability: What to do? Marco Hur, D. O. Family Medicine Residency Program Colquitt Regional Medical Center, Moultrie, GA Parents understandably become concerned when their children do poorly at school. It is not uncommon for such problems to be attributed to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a condition becoming increasingly recognized in the general pediatric population. According to the U.S. government’s Center for Disease...



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Vereen Center adds Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Vereen Rehabilitation Center recently added hyperbaric oxygen therapy to the list of treatments provided in their Wound Care program. Hyperbaric oxygen chambers have been proven to speed up the healing process by using oxygen to stimulate angiogenesis, which is new blood vessel formation in tissue. “We have been researching hyperbaric therapy for a long time, and are proud to be able to offer this to our patients," said Colquitt Regional President and CEO Jim Matney. "The...