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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...



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Artificial Sweeteners: Good or Bad?

Artifical Sweeteners: Good or Bad? By: Dr. Theja Lanka Everybody would love to be healthy and body weight is a big part of that. It can be affected by everything from food to physical activity to sleep habits and can increase the risk of many medical problems including diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Most of us eat at least 2-3 times a day so it makes sense to focus on what we are putting into our bodies. Of the many ingredients in food, sugar is the easiest to...



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Colquitt Regional Presents 2019 Healthcare Scholarships

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional recently awarded the recipients of its healthcare scholarships at the third annual Scholarship Luncheon hosted by Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation. Since 1982, the Hospital Authority Board of Trustees has provided an annual scholarship to a citizen of Colquitt County pursuing a career in healthcare. This scholarship is also given in honor of an individual who has made a lasting impact on the medical field. Hospital Trustee Chairman Maureen...



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Resident Spotlight: Giselle Pineiro

Dr. Giselle Pineiro never seriously considered a career path other than one in healthcare. She knew from the age of 12 that she would become a doctor and that became her goal. Before arriving in Moultrie, Pineiro attended Nova Southeastern where she completed her Bachelor’s degree, followed by earning a Master’s degree from Barry University. She then went on to medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus in Suwanee, Ga. While completing...



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Medical Column: Why Does Diabetes Affect My Feet?

Why Does Diabetes Affect My Feet? By Dr. Valerie Sherrer “Doc, my feet are burning,” is a complaint I hear from my diabetic patients on a regular basis. Symptoms of burning, tingling, or decreased feeling in the feet are common presentations of a disease known as diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy can be described as a nerve pain that occurs in the peripheral portion of the body, meaning hands and feet. According to the American Diabetic Association 1.5 million Americans...



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New Pediatrician Joins Colquitt Regional Medical Staff

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional recently announced a new addition to its pediatrics staff. Dr. Bo Edwards, a Dublin, Ga. native, began at CareConnect Pediatrics in April 2019, in the office that was formerly occupied by Dr. Andy Wills. Edwards most recently practiced at Reddy Pediatrics in Athens, Ga. where he served as a pediatrician for two years. Prior to his time at Reddy Pediatrics, Edwards operated his own pediatric clinic for nearly 30 years in Watkinsville,...