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Georgia South Graduates Second Class

Georgia South Graduates Second Class MOULTRIE, Ga – Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program recently celebrated the second class of graduates since the program’s inception in 2016. The ceremony took place at Sunset Country Club, where the graduates were presented their diplomas. The graduates honored included Catie Duskin, D.O., Hematheja Lanka, D.O., and Valerie Sherrer, D.O. “We are incredibly proud of Dr. Duskin, Dr. Lanka, and Dr. Sherrer,” said Colquitt Regional...



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Testicular Cancer: What Do You Know?

By: Ethan McBrayer, D.O. One of the most privileged opportunities to have as a physician is educating the patients we treat each day. You see for a doctor, education can lead to prevention of medical diseases like cancer. According to an article published in the American Family Physician journal, testicular cancer is the most common solid tumor affecting males aged 15 to 34 years old. The American Cancer society predicts that this year over 9,000 new cases of testicular cancers will be...



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Colquitt Regional Breaks Ground on Radiation Oncology Center

MOULTRIE, Ga. - Colquitt Regional recently unveiled plans to begin offering radiation oncology to patients. This new service line will allow the Edwards Cancer Center to take a more comprehensive approach to cancer treatment, in addition to the current offering of chemotherapy and immunotherapies. Construction on the new center began in the middle of May and will be an expansion of the east side of the hospital in what presently serves as a parking area. The new $7.7 million, 6,900 sq....



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Colquitt Regional Urges Public to Remain Vigilant Against COVID-19

MOULTRIE, Ga – Officials at Colquitt Regional are urging members of the public to remain vigilant after a recent spike in COVID-19 positive cases. As of Tuesday, June 30, Colquitt Regional reported a total of 563 positive cases. 63 of those cases were confirmed over the last seven days. These numbers are not indicative of Colquitt County as whole. The numbers Colquitt Regional reports only reflects tests conducted at the hospital. The Georgia Department of Public Health reported...



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Georgia South Welcomes Fifth Class of Residents

Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program welcomed its fifth class of residents at Colquitt Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, June 16. The four residents who were honored include Jared Harris, M.D., Hyder Naqvi, D.O., Rickey Patel, M.D., and William Seemer, D.O. When Colquitt Regional started the journey of beginning a residency program, one of the goals was to recruit residents who have a passion for the underserved communities in South Georgia. Since its inception, Georgia...



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A Message To Our Employees From President and CEO Jim Matney

Memorandum To: Employees From: James L. Matney, President and CEO Colquitt Regional Medical Center CC: Administration, Hospital Authority Date: 6/24/2020 Re: Diversity in the Workplace Given the unrest so prevalent in our Country today, I wanted to take this opportunity to address you as a vital member of the Colquitt Regional family. I believe that one of our community’s greatest assets, and one of the things that makes it so special, is the shared belief that...



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Do You Know Stroke?

By: Arian K. Baker, M.D. Every 40 seconds in the United States, there is someone, somewhere, suffering a stroke. That amounts to over 795,000 people a year and it kills roughly 140,000 thousand Americans each year. That represents the fifth leading cause of death in the U. S. and is one of the country’s leading causes of disability What is a Stroke? A stroke is also known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA). It is a sudden interruption in blood flow, which can be caused either...



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Resident Spotlight: Jermaine Robinson

Dr. Jermaine Robinson, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida native, discovered the Georgia South Family Medicine Residency program at a Residency and Hospital Expo that he attended during his time in medical school. After speaking with one of the Georgia South residents, Robinson decided to make his way to Moultrie to complete an audition rotation. “I immediately became interested in the program and the city after Dr. Kayla Batchelor highly recommended it,” said Robinson. “It was during...



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Colquitt Regional Sees Rise in COVID-19 Cases

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional recently confirmed an increase in positive COVID-19 test results. Most of these tests were conducted in an outpatient setting with patients not requiring medical treatment or hospitalization. In the past five days, the number of positive cases identified by Colquitt Regional rose by 87. Of the positive cases confirmed, a large portion can be traced back to a concentrated group of farm laborers. “From the very beginning, we analyzed...



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Resident Spotlight: Dr. Stephen Yarbrough

While completing his third-year medical school rotations in Moultrie, Dr. Stephen Yarbrough knew there was something special about Colquitt Regional and Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program. Yarbrough was looking for a place with a rural setting and a diversified learning experience and that is exactly what he found at Georgia South. “As a third and fourth year medical student rotating in Moultrie, I fell in love with the area and the people,” said Yarbrough. “Colquitt...



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Colquitt Regional Earns 12th 'A' Hospital Safety Score

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional Medical Center was awarded its 12th consecutive ‘A’ when The Leapfrog Group announced the spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grades. Receiving an ‘A’ signifies that Colquitt Regional has achieved the highest national standards in patient safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents,...



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Colquitt Regional Updates Visitation Policy

Colquitt Regional recently announced several updates to its visitation policy. These updates come as the hospital continues to restore services that had been temporarily suspended in the wake of COVID-19. “As we reopen Colquitt Regional and the Sterling Physician Group clinics, we want to welcome back our families as part of the care team," said Colquitt Regional President & CEO Jim Matney. Colquitt Regional has implemented additional infection control measures that separate COVID-19...