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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,...



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Colquitt Regional Volunteers Donate Activity Chair to Vereen Center

MOULTRIE, Ga. – The Colquitt Regional Volunteers not only give of their time on a daily basis, but they are extremely charitable through their financial contributions as well. The Volunteers recently donated a $3,500 Rifton Hi-Lo activity chair to Vereen Rehabilitation Center. While the Rifton chair aids in a wide variety of needs in speech therapy, active learning and sensory processing challenges, the chair is particularly useful in treating therapy patients with feeding and/or...



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Canfor Donates $20,000 to Colquitt Regional

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Canfor Southern Pine presented Colquitt Regional Medical Center with a $20,000 check through participation in the Georgia HEART Tax Credit program. This financial support will significantly aid in funding future resources for a new education and training center, one of the hospital’s upcoming projects. This facility will offer simulation labs, classrooms and educational resources for clinical and medical staff along with physicians in the residency program. “We...



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Teacher Partnership Stipend Spotlight: CCHS Robotics Team

Colquitt County High School science teacher Vance Hurst was on a mission to bring more science and engineering opportunities to his students. Because of the Teacher Partnership Stipend offered by Colquitt Regional Medical Center, his dream became reality. Hurst was one of the lucky recipients of the stipend for the 2017-2018 school year. With the money earned, he was able to start the first ever robotics club at CCHS, an opportunity he has wanted to provide to students for...



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Colquitt Regional Celebrates National Hospital Week

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional celebrated National Hospital Week from May 13-17. To mark the occasion, Colquitt Regional Administration held various events throughout the week to help celebrate their employees. “National Hospital Week is all about celebrating our exceptional staff members,” said Colquitt Regional CEO and President Jim Matney. “The effort and dedication given by each and every person in our organization is extraordinary. Our successes wouldn’t be...



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Colquitt Regional Receives Tenth 'A' for Patient Safety

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional Medical Center was awarded another ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group for their spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Colquitt Regional’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’...



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EMS Receives New Powered Cot System For Ambulance

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional Emergency Medical Services department recently acquired a new powered loading system that will allow EMS workers to transfer patients with ease and speed. The loading system was purchased by the Colquitt County Board of Commissioners as part of a capital equipment contract with Colquitt Regional. The Stryker Power-LOAD, first obtained by Colquitt Regional in 2017, is a powered cot fastener system that features a battery-powered hydraulic system that...



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Sterling Physician Group Announces New Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Sterling Group Pulmonology recently announced a new service for patients with pulmonary conditions. Pulmonary rehabilitation is an exercise program that provides comprehensive care to COPD patients greater than 40 years of age. When referred to the program, patients will work with a team of healthcare professionals including a pulmonologist and a respiratory therapist. In addition to the physical component of the program, there are also education sessions that cover...



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Resident Spotlight: Madison Lamar

From a small age, Dr. Madison Lamar knew she wanted to practice medicine in a place near her hometown of Sale City, Georgia. Little did she know that she would end up only one county away during her residency. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Lamar attended medical school at DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University. As Lamar began to consider where she was going to complete her residency, Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program...



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Colquitt Regional Home Care Services Moves to a New Location

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional Home Care Services recently cut the ribbon on a new and improved location that will provide more space and resources to accommodate the growth they have experienced in patient volume. Colquitt Regional Home Care Services, previously located at 2516 Fifth Avenue SE, is now located at 415 Rowland Drive, in the building that was formerly Suzanne’s Quilt Shop. The facility is newly renovated and allows all of the home health, hospice, and private...