Health Care

Telemedicine Tipping Point

The coronavirus has upended our world and caused a sudden pivot in many traditional practices, including the practice of medicine. In response to the surge in appointment cancellations due to patients’ fears of contracting the virus, physicians and other healthcare…

New Hope for Cancer Patients

Cancer. It’s perhaps one of the most feared words in the English language. A cancer diagnosis can be devastating to patients and their families, but in Georgia there is new hope in the fight against the state’s second leading cause…

2020 Top Doctors

Georgia Trend is excited to offer a new feature this month: the inaugural list of the state’s top physicians. These outstanding practitioners represent 56 specialties – from addiction medicine to vascular surgery – and can be found throughout Georgia, from…

The Children’s Hour

News on the child and adolescent mental health front is not good. Teen suicides are up – way up; anxiety and depression are increasing. The situation demands attention and solutions. It is not hopeless: There are positive steps being taken,…

Heart to Heart

Heart disease was once thought of as a man’s disease or an older person’s disease. But recent research confirms it is both of these – and a whole lot more. A large, multistate study published in the November 2018 edition…

Healthcare Hacks

“Because that’s where the money is.” That’s supposedly what outlaw Willie Sutton said when asked why he robbed banks. If he were alive today, he’d probably be a cyber criminal, and he might be breaching hospitals’ and healthcare systems’ technology.…

Banking on Breakthroughs

Labor Day weekend was a bit of a blur for Dr. Jorge Cortes. As the rest of the country celebrated the end of summer, he and his family trekked more than 900 miles for a new beginning, driving 14 hours…

A Study in Contrast

In an Albany clinic, Elois Edge, an experienced midwife, sees a woman in her 31st week of pregnancy who has had no previous prenatal care and begins the process of trying to catch her up. In a Macon hospital, Dr.…

Hooked in Georgia

Graham Skinner is a devoted husband and father of two with a successful career as a business development representative at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center, a residential treatment center for drug addiction and alcoholism located in scenic Ball Ground, north…