Physicians

Congratulations to Emory’s 2015 Atlanta Top Doctors

Emory Top Docs 2015As our Emory Healthcare family continues to grow, so too does our ability to provide Atlanta and Georgia residents access to more Top Doctors. Atlanta magazine’s 2015 July issue features the annual listing of Top Doctors in the metro Atlanta area. We are proud to announce that of all the health systems represented in the listing, Emory physicians make up the majority – 58% to be exact!

We honor, celebrate and thank all of our physicians—and the care teams that support them—for truly making patient- and family-centered care their priority, and caring for YOU – our patients and families – each and every day. Congratulations to you all!

With our continuing expanded footprint, communities all over Atlanta and throughout Georgia have access to even more Emory Top Doctors. Big or small, major or minor, if you have a reason to seek medical care, you now have an Emory Healthcare facility and an Emory Healthcare Network physician close to home.

Find a Top Doctor near you at emoryhealthcare.org/topdocs!

 

Congratulations to Emory’s 2014 Atlanta Top Doctors

Top Docs 2014As our Emory Healthcare family continues to grow, so too does our ability to provide Atlanta and Georgia residents access to more Top Doctors. Atlanta magazine’s 2014 health issue features the annual listing of Top Doctors in the metro Atlanta area. We are proud to announce that of all the health systems represented in the listing, Emory physicians make up the majority with 154 doctors, those who practice at one of our over 200 Emory Healthcare provider locations as well as those who hold faculty positions at the Emory University School of Medicine.

We honor, celebrate and thank all of our physicians—and the care teams that support them—for providing outstanding care to our patients and families, and for truly making patient- and family-centered care their priority each and every day. Congratulations to you all!

And with our continuing expanded footprint, communities all over Atlanta and throughout Georgia have access to even more Emory Top Doctors. Big or small, major or minor, if you have a reason to seek medical care you now have an Emory Healthcare facility and an Emory Healthcare Top Doctor close to home.

You can view the full listing of the Emory physicians honored as Atlanta’s Top Docs on our website, by visiting: emoryhealthcare.org/topdocs.

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Remembering Dr. Jeffery Curtis

curtis-jefferyWords cannot express our sadness at the unexpected and tragic loss of our Emory family member, Dr. Jeffery Curtis, who passed away in a plane accident at the LaGrange-Callaway Airport last Saturday (February 22) in LaGrange, Georgia.

We welcomed Dr. Curtis and his expertise into our Emory Specialty Associates family in 2012 where he served as the medical director of Emory – The Doctor’s Office, which includes several primary care locations in the Southern Crescent, which are now known as Emory at Peachtree City, Emory at Eagles Landing, Emory at McDonough and Emory at Sharpsburg. He and his colleagues provided outstanding care to the community for more than 20 years.

Dr. Curtis will be greatly missed, but his legacy and commitment to his patients and community will live on through his incredible team of doctors and staff at these four locations.

Please join us in remembering Dr. Curtis and celebrating his life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, The Doctor’s Office family and all who were cared for by Dr. Curtis. He will be deeply missed by his entire Emory family, including faculty, staff and his many patients whose lives he touched.

Patients with questions about their care may contact 770-631-9999. If you would like to share your favorite memory of Dr. Curtis, or express your condolences to the family, please do so in the comments section below.

Remembering Dr. John “Jack” Culbertson

Dr. John Culbertson Jr.It is with great sadness we inform you that Dr. John “Jack” Culbertson passed away when a plane he was piloting went down in North Georgia. Words cannot explain our sadness at this unexpected and tragic loss.

Dr. Culbertson was a remarkable Emory physician for more than 25 years and served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Emory University Hospital Midtown. He was a member of multiple national societies, contributing to numerous publications and textbooks, and lectured nationally and internationally.

He was a steadfast and giving human being, and, for many years, dedicated his time to provide instruction and perform surgery at Navajo reservations. To quote his partner and friend Dr. Grant Carlson, “We are fortunate to have people like Jack Culbertson in the world. He always reminded us that life is special and should be treated as such. His easygoing demeanor and infectious smile will be missed.”

Please join us in remembering Dr. Culbertson and celebrating his life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by his entire Emory family, including faculty, staff and his many patients.

 

Patients with questions are welcome to call is Melissa Schuermann, Business Manager of the Emory Aesthetic Center at (404) 778-7243.

What Are My Options? Breast Augmentation Questions Answered

breast-augThank you to everyone who joined us for the live web chat hosted by Emory plastic surgeon, Dr. Felmont Eaves, as he discussed breast augmentation. Dr. Eaves answered many questions ranging from breast surgery options, to types of implants offered, to what to expect after surgery.

Below are just a few of the questions and answers from the Emory Aesthetic Center’s live chat:

Question: Dr. Eaves, what’s the general age range of women who come in for breast implants?

Dr. Eaves: That’s a great question. Sometimes there is a misconception that most of the women seeking breast augmentation are young and haven’t started having a family yet. We do see many patients like that, but actually we see even more women who are looking to enhance their look after having children. We’ll even see women later in life who have made the decision to embrace the change.

Question: If I plan to have children after surgery, can I breast feed, after implants?

Dr. Eaves: Excellent question. Even without breast implants, not every woman is able to breast feed easily and with comfort. That being said, most women with breast implants are able to breast feed normally, and this is OK from the standpoint of the FDA, too.

Question: What’s the average recovery time for a healthy woman?

Dr. Eaves: I always remind women that the recovery time needs to be framed as “to what point.” For example, most women are ready to drive a car in 3-4 days, and many return to work in a week or less. Running or other strenuous exercise, however, may take 3-4 weeks or more to feel comfortable, and often it is good to avoid heavy lifting for a bit longer.

If you missed this informative chat with Dr. Eaves, be sure to check out the full list of questions and answers on the web transcript. Be sure to visit our website at Emory Aesthetic Center for FAQs and breast augmentation before and afters.

If you have any questions for the doctor, do not hesitate to leave a comment in our comments area below.

Nearly 50% of 2013 Atlanta Top Doctors are at Emory

Atlanta Top Doctors 2013As our Emory Healthcare family continues to grow, so too does our ability to provide Atlanta and Georgia residents access to more Top Doctors. In 2011, more than 1/3 of all the doctors honored in Atlanta Magazine’s list of “Top Docs” were Emory physicians. By 2012, nearly half of the 315 physicians recognized as Atlanta’s best doctors practiced at one of our Emory hospitals or clinics. And now in 2013, again, nearly half of the physicians recognized as best in Atlanta, are those who practice at an Emory facility and/or who are Emory University School of Medicine faculty.

We celebrate, honor and thank all of our physicians—and the care teams that work with them—for putting the care in health care and making patient- and family-centered care their priority each and every day.

And thanks to our recently expanded footprint, communities all over Atlanta and throughout Georgia have access to even more Top Doctors who work tirelessly to advance medicine and further treatments.

Big or small, major or minor, if you have a reason to visit a hospital, you now have an Emory Healthcare facility and an Emory Healthcare Top Doctor close to home.

See the full list of Emory’s 2013 Atlanta Top Doctors!

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Become Aware of the Risks, Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

Dr. Fadi Nahab, stroke director at Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown, recently conducted a chat to address the signs and symptoms of stroke, as well as what you can do to decrease your risk. Dr. Nahab’s timing couldn’t be better. May is National Stroke Awareness Month – the perfect time to brush up on your knowledge of stroke and commit to reducing your own risk factors for stroke.

Stroke remains the country’s leading cause of disability. Fortunately, Emory Healthcare is committed to providing excellent stroke care throughout North Georgia. In fact, Emory University Hospital recently was named Atlanta’s first certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, while Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Saint Joseph’s Hospital all are certified Primary Stroke Centers.

Learning the Risk Factors, Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

Stroke is the number four cause of death in the United States, as well as the leading cause of adult disability. Though strokes do not discriminate against age or race, people who do not practice proper wellness are more susceptible in having one. While striving for optimal health can be a daunting task, the good news is that 80 percent of strokes can be prevented with the right combination of a healthy lifestyle and medical management.

Join Fadi Nahab, MD, stroke medical director at Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown, on Tuesday, April 23rd from noon-1pm to discuss how you can help both prevent and also spot the symptoms of a stroke in yourself or in others. Dr. Nahab also will address why every second counts when seeking help for a stroke.

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Celebrating Our Physicians on Doctors’ Day: Past, Present & Future

At Emory Healthcare, our team’s focus on providing truly patient- and family-centered care never takes a holiday. So, we make it a point to thank our awesome team of doctors for the work they do year round and around the clock, but we’re especially proud to recognize them on National Doctors’ Day.

Doctors’ Day marks the anniversary of Dr. Crawford W. Long’s contribution to medicine by performing the first administration of anesthesia. Each year on Doctors’ Day, we celebrate our physicians for continuing the tradition of advancing the delivery of high-quality health care and dedicating themselves to our patients and their families.

This year, we asked members of our community on Facebook to share with us which Emory doctors are most special to them. The feedback our patients and community shared honoring our doctors is truly heart warming. We’ve included screen shots of our community’s feedback below, or you can view the whole Doctors’ Day Facebook thread here.

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And, to make sure that we’re training the next generation of Atlanta’s top doctors, Emory Healthcare is launching a scholarship on behalf of the Emory Healthcare medical staff. Emory Healthcare will sponsor one or two Emory University School of Medicine students for all four years of their education. One in every four physicians in Georgia have been trained at Emory, so what better way to invest in the future and to ensure the legacy of our team continues for generations to come?

Join us in celebrating Emory Healthcare doctors this Doctor’s Day by giving your doctor a shout-out  in the comments field below!

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