Foundation Donor Spotlight: Tyler Reynolds, MD

Dr. TylerTyler Reynolds, MD, has spent his career helping people when they need it most—on the battlefield and in the operating room. After completing his general surgery training and a year of research in vascular surgery in California, Dr. Reynolds decided to concentrate on general surgery in a unique setting—by serving with the U.S. Air Force. After being stationed in Germany with his wife, Bethany, during which time they had their son, Levi, Dr. Reynolds deployed to Afghanistan and countries in Africa, where he served in an eight-person mobile surgical unit.

When his wife was accepted into a master’s program in Atlanta, Dr. Reynolds found a new home at DeKalb Medical. “I immediately felt it was a good fit. The smaller size reminded me of the tightly knit group of people I worked with in the Air Force while being large enough to support everything I want to do,” he said.

Dr. Reynolds said he most enjoys the chance to see a wide variety of cases at DeKalb General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, but also, because of the atmosphere, he really gets to know his patients and colleagues. To increase his impact, Dr. Reynolds and his wife also give at the Founders’ Circle level, which recognizes those who pledge $10,000 or more. “We truly believe DeKalb Medical is making a positive impact in our community,” he said. “The Foundation makes it very easy to contribute and be a part of a greater story.”

DeKalb Medical Physicians Group (DMPG) Updates

Update

Atlanta Neurosurgical Physician Goes Part-time

Murray D. Robinson, MD at Atlanta Neurosurgical has decided to reduce is schedule to part-time. Although he will no longer conducts surgeries, he will continue to see patients. His schedule is as follows: Mondays (Snellville office): 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays (Decatur office): 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Physician Assistant Joins DMPG Practice

Angie Rodriguez, MMsc, PA-c joins DeKalb Medical Physicians Group Atlanta Vascular Surgery. She is a certified physician assistant with special medical interests that include various forms of treatments for varicose veins including sclerotherapy, venous ablation and ligation of incompetent veins. She has a keen interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Dean S. Attaway Retires

Dean S. Attaway, MD of DeKalb Medical Physicians Group Killian Hill Primary Care has retired as of January 25, 2018.  Dr. Attaway has been practicing medicine for over 35 years.  We wish him best wishes in his retirement!

Medical Staff Meetings

February 2018

22        Multidisciplinary Committee, 7:30 a.m., 4040 Classroom, Women’s Center, 4th Thursday

22        System Credentials Committee, 5:00 p.m., Board Room or Auditorium, Monthly, 4th Wednesday

26        Professional Practice Evaluation Committee (PPEC), 6:00 p.m., DQI (N. Decatur), Admin Conference  Room (Hillandale), 4th Monday

28        Graduate Medical Education Committee, 8:00 a.m., Quarterly, 4th Tuesday

Continuing Medical Education

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

February 2018

12        Tumor Conference, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Stubbs Auditorium, North Decatur

16        Infectious Disease Conference, 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., Keeton Auditorium, North Decatur*Critical Care Conference, 12:15 to 1:15p.m., Hospital Theater, North Decatur*

19        Tumor Conference, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Stubbs Auditorium, North Decatur

20        Critical Care Conference, 12:15 to 1:15p.m., Hospital Theater, North Decatur*

23        Surgery Conference, Case Presentations 12:15 to 1:15p.m., Keeton Auditorium, North

26        Lung Conference, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Stubbs Auditorium, North Decatur           

To download the February 2018 calendar, click here: CME Calendar

Please note that the schedule may change. To check for late notice cancellations or the current week’s schedule, call 404.501.5638 and press “2” to hear an updated message. All conferences listed are approved for a maximum of one continuing medical education credit.

 *Conference webcast to Hillandale Board/Community Room

**Conference webcast to Classroom 0236, North Decatur

+ Physicians can request participation from individual personal computer or mobile device with more than one day notice

^Conference webcast to Theater at North Decatur

Continuing Medical Education

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

January 2018

11        Cardiology Conference, 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., Keeton Auditorium, North Decatur

15        Tumor Conference, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Stubbs Auditorium, North Decatur

16        Critical Care Conference, 12:15 to 1:15p.m., Hospital Theater, North Decatur*

19        Infectious Disease Conference, 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., Keeton Auditorium, North Decatur*

22        Lung Conference, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Stubbs Auditorium, North Decatur

23        Hillandale Primary Care Conference, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Board/Community Room

26        Stroke/Neuro Conference, 12:15 to 1:15p.m., Hospital Theater, North Decatur*

29        Tumor Conference, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Stubbs Auditorium, North Decatur           

To download the January 2018 calendar, click here: CME Calendar.

Please note that the schedule may change. To check for late notice cancellations or the current week’s schedule, call 404.501.5638 and press “2” to hear an updated message. All conferences listed are approved for a maximum of one continuing medical education credit. 

*Conference webcast to Hillandale Board/Community Room

**Conference webcast to Classroom 0236, North Decatur

+ Physicians can request participation from individual personal computer or mobile device with more than one day notice

^Conference webcast to Theater at North Decatur

 

Medical Staff Meetings

January 2018

10        QI Committee, 7:30 a.m., 4040 Classroom, Women’s Center, 2nd Wednesday

12        Physician Advisory Committee (PAC), 8:00 a.m., Board Room, 2nd Tuesday

17        Pediatrics, 6:45 p.m., Board Room or Auditorium, 3rd Tuesday

17        Podiatry, 8:00 a.m., Auditorium, Quarterly, 3rd Tuesday, except in January

17        Podiatry Residency Training Committee, After podiatry section meeting

22        Professional Practice Evaluation Committee (PPEC), 6:00 p.m., DQI (N. Decatur), Admin Conference  Room (Hillandale), 4th Monday

25        System Credentials Committee, 5:00 p.m., Board Room or Auditorium, Monthly, 4th Wednesday

25        Multidisciplinary Committee, 7:30 a.m., 4040 Classroom, Women’s Center, 4th Thursday

26        Cardiology Section, 7:00 a.m., Board Room or Private Dining Room, Quarterly, 4th Friday

31        GI Section, 12:15 p.m., Board Room or Private Dining Room, Quarterly

Physician Updates

Update

Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician Joins DMPG Practice

Laura Davidson, MD joins DeKalb Medical Physicians Group North Tucker Primary Care. She completed her BA in Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill followed by her MD at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Davidson also obtained the American Board of Internal Medicine’s added qualifications in Geriatrics. Dr. Davidson is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Geriatrics Society, DeKalb Medical Society, and Wilderness Medical Society.