The Medical Association of Georgia's 'Top Docs' Show

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With more than 8,400 members, the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) represents physicians in every specialty and practice setting. MAG’s mission is to, “Enhance patient care and the health of the public by advancing the art and science of medicine and by representing physicians and patients in the policy making process.” MAG is a leader in the legislative and legal and third-party payer arenas. Top Docs is sponsored by MAG Insurance Agency, LLC.

Telemedicine
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The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses telemedicine from some key legal perspectives, and it features Dan Huff, Esq., who is a partner at Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC.  


Equity, inclusion & diversity in health care
04/08/2021

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses ways to promote equity, inclusion and diversity in the health care system, and it features LaKesha Davison, M.D., who is a pediatrician with Kaiser Permanente (KP) of Georgia.


Prescription Drug Deactivation Pouches
03/24/2021

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show was sponsored by Deterra Drug Deactivation Systems, and it addresses prescription drug deactivation pouches. 


Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action
03/10/2021

 The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses climate change and Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action (GCCA), which is a coalition of health professionals and stakeholder organizations that are concerned about the effects of climate change.


Health Care Fraud & Abuse
02/23/2021

The newest episode of MAG’s Top Docs show featuring Scott Grubman addresses health care fraud and abuse and what steps physicians and allied professionals can take to avoid becoming the subject of a government investigation.


Brain Tumor Care
02/15/2021

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses brain tumor care, and it features two board-certified and fellowship trained MAG members who are with the Brain Tumor Center at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital – including Erin Dunbar, M.D., and Jay McCracken, M.D.


2021 Georgia Legislative Session
02/08/2021

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ program addresses the 2021 state legislative session, and it features three MAG members who serve in the Georgia General Assembly – including Sens. Dean Burke, M.D. (R-Bainbridge), Kay Kirkpatrick, M.D. (R-Marietta), and Ben Watson, M.D. (R-Savannah). 


Humana
01/20/2021

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses Humana’s plans to expand its Medicaid business into Georgia, and it features Humana Medicaid Regional President Jocelyn Chisholm Carter, J.D.   


Resistencia a la Vacuna
01/08/2021

 La última edición del programa 'Top Docs' de la Asociación Médica de Georgia (MAG) aborda la necesidad crucial de que las personas se vacunen y las dudas sobre las vacunas, y presenta a Carlos del Rio, MD, FIDSA, profesor de la Escuela de Ciencias de la Universidad de Emory Medicina y decano asociado ejecutivo de Emory en Grady Hospital. 


Vaccine Hesitancy
01/08/2021

 The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses address the crucial need for people to get vaccinated and vaccine hesitancy – and it features Andrew Reisman, M.D., who is a family physician with the Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville, a member of the Georgia Composite Medical Board, and MAG’s immediate past president. 


Clarkston Community Health Center
12/18/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses the Clarkston Community Health Center (CCHC) – which delivers free primary care and dental care and mental health services and prescriptions to marginalized individuals and the refugee community – and it features Gulshan Harjee, M.D., a long-time MAG member and one of CCHC’s co-founders. 


VotER
12/14/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses VotER, which is a non-partisan and non-profit organization that encourages health care facilities to register health care workers, patients, and members of the community to vote. 


MAG Foundation’s Georgia Physicians Leadership Academy
12/08/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses the MAG Foundation’s Georgia Physicians Leadership Academy (GPLA) and its ‘Mission Advancement’ fundraising campaign – and it features Joy Maxey, M.D., F.A.A.P., one of the GPLA founders and a member of the GPLA Steering Committee, and Michelle Zeanah, M.D., F.A.A.P., a GPLA Steering Committee vice chair and a GPLA graduate.


Lung Cancer Screening
11/20/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses the crucial need for lung cancer screening – and it features Drew Moghanaki, M.D., MPH, the section chief of radiation oncology at the Atlanta V.A. Medical Center and an associate professor at the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University, and Michael R. Gieske, M.D., the east division physician director of primary care for the St. Elizabeth Physicians Group in Kentucky and the director of the low dose CT lung cancer screening program at St. Elizabeth Hospital.


MAG MRC medical student members
11/03/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show features two medical student members of the MAG Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) who were deployed during the COVID-19 pandemic.


2020 AMA Opioid Task Force Report
10/23/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s ‘Top Docs’ show addresses the American Medical Association’s (AMA) ‘2020 AMA Opioid Task Force Report.’


Andrew Reisman, M.D.
10/06/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s ‘Top Docs’ show is a special House of Delegates episode that features MAG President Andrew Reisman, M.D.


MAG 401(k) Plan
10/06/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s ‘Top Docs’ show is a special House of Delegates episode that addresses the MAG 401(k) Plan.


MAG Healthcare Solutions Plan
10/06/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s ‘Top Docs’ show is a special House of Delegates episode that addresses the MAG Healthcare Solutions Plan.


Donald J. Palmisano Jr.
10/06/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s ‘Top Docs’ show is a special House of Delegates episode that features MAG Executive Director and CEO Donald J. Palmisano Jr. 


Lisa Perry-Gilkes, M.D.
10/06/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s ‘Top Docs’ show is a special House of Delegates episode that features MAG President-elect Lisa Perry-Gilkes, M.D.


U.S. Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock
10/01/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show features Rev. Raphael Warnock, who serves as the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atanta and who is a Democratic nominee for one of Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats.


COVID, ‘interprofessionalism’ & workforce wellness
09/21/2020

The latest Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show is a special edition that is sponsored by MAG’s Physician Resilience Task Force – and it addresses COVID-19, “interprofessionalism,” wellness and resiliency, and the state of Georgia’s health care workforce. 


U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Doug Collins
09/16/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show features U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, who has represented Georgia’s 9th District since 2013 and who is a Republican who is running for the U.S. Senate seat that was held by Sen. Johnny Isakson. 


Promoting Resilience During a Pandemic
09/14/2020

The latest Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show is a special edition that is sponsored by MAG’s Physician Resilience Task Force – and it highlights steps that health care facilities and medical practices can take to improve the well-being and resilience of their workforces during a pandemic or other crisis. 


Improving wellbeing/resilience during crisis
09/08/2020

The latest Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show is a special edition that is sponsored by MAG’s Physician Resilience Task Force – and it addresses strategies that medical practices and facilities can employ to improve the wellbeing and resilience of their workforce during a pandemic or other crisis.


Healthcare Ready
09/04/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses Healthcare Ready, which is a non-profit organization that focuses on strengthening the nation’s health care supply chain before, during and after natural disasters and disease pandemics – and it features the organization’s executive director and president, Nicolette A. Louissaint, PhD.


U.S. Senate Candidate Jon Ossoff
08/31/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show features Jon Ossoff, who is a Democratic nominee for one of Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats.


Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
08/28/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses breast cancer from several important perspectives – including the new screening guidelines and the accessibility of screening mammograms – and it features Catherine Zhang, M.D., who is a transitional year intern at Northside Hospital Gwinnett. 


Underserved Communities
08/26/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses how physicians and the overall health care system can better serve patients who live in underserved communities, including immigrants and refugees – and it features Heval Kelli, M.D., a preventive cardiology physician with the Northside Hospital Cardiovascular Institute.


COVID-19 Developments from Leading Physicians
08/21/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses COVID-19 from a number of important perspectives – and it features Carlos del Rio, M.D., FIDSA, who is a professor at the Emory University School of Medicine and the executive associate dean for Emory at Grady Hospital, and Melanie Thompson, M.D., who is the principal investigator with the AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta (ARCA).


Georgia Board for Healthcare Workforce
08/18/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses the role of the Georgia Board for Healthcare Workforce (GBHW) – and it features GBHW Chair Antonio Rios, M.D., FACP, CPE, who is the chairman of the board of the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group in Gainesville.


Pain Specialist Addresses COVID-19
08/13/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses how COVID-19 from a number of important perspectives – and it features Travis Bailey, M.D., who is a board-certified anesthesiologist and a fellowship-trained interventional pain specialist with Valdosta Orthopedic Associates.


Health Care Disparities
08/10/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses health care disparities – and it features Emile Pinera, M.D. who is a board-certified internal medicine physician at Kaiser Permanente, the physician lead for equity, inclusion and diversity for the Southeastern Permanente Medical Group, and a faculty member at the new Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine in Pasadena, California.


COVID-19 & Denistry
08/05/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses how COVID-19 has affected dentistry – and it features Charles Chung, DMD, FAGD, who has a private dental practice in Marietta.


COVID-19 & General Assembly w/ Sen. Butler
07/29/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show features Georgia Sen. Gloria Butler (D-Stone Mountain) – the chairwoman of the Senate Democratic Caucus and the highest ranking female in the Senate – discussing COVID-19 and some of the key legislation that the General Assembly passed in 2020.


COVID-19 & Cancer
07/28/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses the link between COVID-19 and cancer from a number of important perspectives, including patient care, screening, and research – and it features Len Lichtenfeld, M.D., MACP, a deputy chief medical officer with the American Cancer Society (ACS).


MAG's Health Insurance Plan
07/21/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show is sponsored by Humana® – which provides health insurance for more than 13 million Americans – and it addresses the new MAG Healthcare Solutions Plan, which is already delivering significant savings on health insurance for eligible MAG member practices. It features Mike Ganoni, who is the channel development lead for association business at Humana®, and Tyler Davis, REBC®, RHU®, ChHC®, who is a senior account executive with Decisely Insurance Services, which administers the MAG plan.  


PhRMA’s efforts to combat COVID-19
07/13/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses what the U.S. biopharmaceutical industry is doing to combat COVID-19 – and it features Michael Ybarra, M.D., FACEP, FAPCR, a board-certified emergency physician who is a vice president and the chief of medical affairs at PhRMA, which “represents the country’s leading biopharmaceutical research companies and supports the search for new treatments and cures.”


Wellness And Resilience Within The Health Care Workforce
07/09/2020

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses ways to promote wellness and resilience within the health care workforce – and it features Keisha Callins, M.D., M.P.H., who is an OB-GYN with Community Health Care Systems in central Georgia and the chair of MAG’ Physician Resilience Task Force, and Tim Cunningham, R.N., DrPH, FAAN, who is the vice president of practice and innovation for Emory Healthcare.