Walmart Health in Georgian seeking Primary Care Physicians to join newest health centers

Walmart, the Fortune #1 Company and the Nation’s largest private employer, is helping people save money and live better – and healthier lives. Walmart strives to be a center of wellbeing in the communities we serve, and we have a unique opportunity to provide access to affordable healthcare to millions of people. We need passionate […]

A brief review of CDC recommendations for prevention, screening, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases in the primary care setting for Georgia physicians

Alida Maria Gertz, MD, MPH, MSc, DTM&H Core Faculty, Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program Georgia has high rates of STDs. In 2018, by rate per 100,000 population, Georgia ranked #7 in chlamydia cases, #15 in gonorrhea, #4 in primary and secondary syphilis, and #10 in congenital syphilis U[1]U. In 2015, Georgia ranked […]

Member Benefit:  COVID19 Testing to Clinic Staff and Patients

To:         Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Members (Active and Life) Bako Diagnostics is a laboratory in Alpharetta with the capacity to offer COVID19 testing to clinic staff and patients.  COVID19 testing presents an opportunity for Georgia family physicians to deliver much needed testing to their staff, patients and broader community.  Family Practice is at the […]

GAFP and Department of Public Health Webinar: Patient Privacy Considerations in Family Medicine

Tuesday, June 11, 2020 Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Registration: Please follow this link to register. Webinar Objectives: Educate family physicians and staff regarding general health information and the law pertaining to minors and those transitioning to adults. Learn what exceptions apply to the general rules above? Discuss best practices for your medical practice. Presenter: David […]

COVID – 19 and Pregnancy                                                                                                           

Daniel H. Singleton, MD, MAS, FAAFP As the world grapples with the novel coronavirus, SARS – CoV – 2, we must consider the evidence-based care of pregnant and newborn patients.  Considerations include 1) changes in the delivery of routine prenatal care, 2) considerations of virus associated risks during pregnancy, 3) risk and mitigation around delivery […]