Kay Entrekin, MD Honored at Habitat for Humanity DeKalb’s Annual Event

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Pictured L to R: Mark Abrams, Daniella Singleton, Kay Entrekin and Bob Boyd.

Kay Entrekin, MD of Atlanta Gynecology & Obstetrics, P.C. was recognized along with three other individuals as outstanding volunteers who have done amazing work in the community. She received the Golden Hammer Award in honor of her work in helping to provide affordable housing to DeKalb County residents. She has served as a volunteer at Habitat for Humanity DeKalb for many years. The volunteer recognition event, “Blueprints, Bluejeans & BBQ” was held on June 24 at Three Taverns Brewery in Decatur.

Blue Cross / Blue Shield Now Covers 3 D Mammography

3D mammography

Blue Cross, individual, small group, and large group health plans now cover 3D mammography, which is available at both the Hillandale and North Decatur campuses.

Beginning August 1, National accounts will be covered.

Medicare and Cigna also covers 3D mammography as does UMR for DeKalb Medical employees. Patients whose insurance does not cover this enhanced service can pay $100 in addition to their insurance to receive a 3D mammography.

Will we still collect $100 from patients choosing 3D if they are not on the covered plans.

For more information about 3D mammography and insurance coverage, please contact Laurey Bryant at Cellphone: 404 272-7245, Office: 404 564-5400 ext. 4300 or Email: laureyb@radadpc.com.

 

 

 

Physicians Invited to Engage with the Community at the 2017 Decatur Book Festival!

AJC Book FestivalThe Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and DeKalb Medical is a sponsor again this year! The festival is Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3. If you would like to volunteer and take part in these exciting festivities, please email beth.jansa@dekalbmedical.org or call 404-501-7481.

We want to make sure DeKalb Medical is well represented, so please help us pass the word. All volunteers will receive a FREE DeKalb Medical T-Shirt and an opportunity to interact with visitors from across the country. The volunteer shifts are listed below, but we appreciate you taking even a couple of hours to be with us.

Available dates and times 

  • Saturday, September 2, 9:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 2, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 3, 11:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 3, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Gulshan Harjee’s Clarkston Community Clinic Partners with DeKalb Medical

Dr. Hargee WOW vanOn June 5, DeKalb Medical and the Clarkston Community Health Center partnered to provide free mammography screenings to community residents. Fourteen women received state-of-the-art digital screenings. Thank you to these great organizations for working to keep their community healthy!

To read an informative article about the Community Center and the DeKalb Medical partnership, click on the article written by the DeKalb Neighbor.

Foundation’s Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Operating Rooms

Operating room

The DeKalb Medical Foundation will host its 23rd annual Charles B. Eberhart Memorial Golf Classic Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek. Proceeds from this event will support improvements to the operating rooms at DeKalb Medical.

This year, for the first time, the tournament will offer one flight with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The event is expected to sell out quickly.

This event will benefit DeKalb Medical’s surgical suite renovation project. Improvements to the O.R. will include new equipment, such as tables, monitors and updated lighting. This new environment will streamline surgical procedures, reduce wait times and provide our patients with quality care supported by the most advanced technology.

Dee Keeton, chair of the annual tournament, is grateful for the support of the many participants and sponsors, and would like to especially express her gratitude to BakerHostetler and Bendin Sumrall & Ladner LLC, who are serving as title sponsors.

“We couldn’t do this event without the support of the community. Our title sponsors have given generously to ensure the success of this tournament,” she said. “DeKalb Medical is committed to providing specialized and personalized care for our patients, and we are excited that this tournament can help us better serve all those who turn to us for surgical needs.”

Contact the DeKalb Medical Foundation at 404-501-1344 for more information about registering a foursome or sponsorship opportunities. View the sponsorship brochure online at www.dekalbmedical.org/foundation/events. Course information and directions can be found on the course’s website, www.atlantaathleticclub.org.

DeKalb Medical named study site for clinical trial for Staph treatment

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DeKalb Medical is one of the first four study sites to be activated for a phase 2 clinical trial evaluating CF-301 in patients with Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteremia.  Adam Bressler, M.D. of Infectious Disease Specialists of Atlanta (IDSA), is the principal investigator in this trial which is a new concept in medicine that may someday replace antibiotics.

According to Robin Dretler, M.D., also with IDSA,  this is a groundbreaking study.  “In this study, we will treat staph infections at DeKalb Medical with the current standard of care antibiotics, but half will get an additional dose of a bacteria killing lysin from a recombinant (medically created) bacteriophage.”

95 DeKalb Medical Physicians Make Atlanta Magazine Top Doctors List

CONGRATULATIONS!

We are proud of each of our DeKalb Medical doctors. Dawn Mandeville, MD (pictured on the left ) was featured on one of the Atlanta Magazine covers.

“I feel very fortunate to be recognized for doing something that I love!” said Dawn Mandeville, M.D. She was one of four physicians featured on the Atlanta Magazine cover.

“Congratulations to all of these physicians on this well-deserved recognition,” said Bob Wilson, President and CEO of DeKalb Medical. “DeKalb Medical continues to attract many of the best physicians in Atlanta. They are invaluable partners in our commitment to earn our communities trust and deliver high-quality patient care.”

See complete list of our ‘Top Docs below.

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Last Name First Name Specialty 
Scott Andre Surgery
Gottlieb George Allergy & Immunology
Chandra Sandeep Cardiovascular Disease
Dorsey Anthony Cardiovascular Disease
Kirschbaum Paul Cardiovascular Disease
Suh David Cardiovascular Disease
Mayer Raoul Colon & Rectal Surgery
Storey Steven Diagnostic Radiology
Brown Darwin Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Jacobson David Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Costley Chad Family Medicine
Monett Robert Family Medicine
Najjar Omar Family Medicine
Stewart Steven Family Medicine
Parrish Charles Gastroenterology
Rausher David Gastroenterology
Stern Mark Gastroenterology
Suh Jung Gastroenterology
Boveri Joseph Gynecologic Oncology
Spann Cyril Gynecologic Oncology
Bressler Adam Infectious Disease
Dretler Robin Infectious Disease
Grossman Ilene Internal Medicine
Patten Steven Internal Medicine
Steinberg Anna Internal Medicine
Kunjummen Binu Interventional Cardiology
Bootstaylor Bradford Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Molina Richard Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Onyeije Chukwuma Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Yeagley Catherine Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Simpson Lijo Medical Oncology
Muro Karen Nephrology
Pimentel Juan Nephrology
Weissman Joseph Neurology
Bonk Catherine Obstetrics & Gynecology
Brown Pamela Obstetrics & Gynecology
Mandeville L. Obstetrics & Gynecology
Smith Dominique Obstetrics & Gynecology
Jacobson Michael Ophthalmology
Rivellese Mark Ophthalmology
Stallman Jay Ophthalmology
Conduah Augustine Orthopaedic Surgery
Hyman Jon Orthopaedic Surgery
Karsch Robert Orthopaedic Surgery
Traub Jeff Orthopaedic Surgery
Hargreaves Hilary Pathology
Antin Todd Psychiatry
DeMarini Thomas Pulmonary Disease
TenHoor Terri Pulmonary Disease
Balfour-Williams Tosha Radiation Oncology
Benton James Radiation Oncology
Holladay David Radiation Oncology
Botstein Gary Rheumatology
Lieberman Jefrey Rheumatology
Champney Michael Surgery
Quinones Michael Surgery
Falconer Walter Urology
Levinson A. Keith Urology
Rose William Vascular Surgery
Sulton Jacqueline Pediatrics
McKean Lawrence Allergy & Immunology
Dourron N Edward Reproductive Endocrinology
DiFrancesco Lisa Plastic Surgery
Woods Joseph Plastic Surgery
Futral Allen Urology
Chen Bert Urology
Elliott Norman Gastroenterology
Gouldman John Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
Hord Allen Pain Medicine
McCord Mark Radiation Oncology
Paxton William Nephrology
Randolph Erich Radiation Oncology
Rosenfeld Joseph Pediatrics
Srinivasiah Jayanthi Medical Oncology
Abarbanell Ginnie Pediatric Cardiology
Lloyd Michael Cardiac Electrophysiology
Martinez Enrique Gastroenterology
McConnell Michael Pediatric Cardiology
Sallee Denver Pediatric Cardiology
Videlefsky Neill Pediatric Cardiology
Allen Roosevelt Urology
Ambroze Wayne Colon & Rectal Surgery
Campbell Robert Pediatric Cardiology
Carter Richard Hematology
Chatoth Dinesh Nephrology
Cleveland William Nephrology
Durham Megan Pediatric Surgery
Lampert Scott Ophthalmology
Levitt Chad Radiation Oncology
Levy Alan Surgery
McDevitt Daniel Vascular Surgery
Sharma Atul Ophthalmology
Stahlman Jon Allergy & Immunology
Stillwagon Gary Radiation Oncology
Williams W Hamilton Radiation Oncology