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New General Surgeon

Aug 7, 2013 by Sallie Barker

Upson Regional Medical Center welcomes a new general surgeon to the area this week. Darryl Knight, M.D., joins Dr. Robert Solyomvari at Upson Surgical Associates August 12. Dr. Knight is originally from East Point, Ga., and earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Fort Valley State University before acceptance to the Morehouse School of Medicine. At Morehouse, he explored different facets of medicine, and was...

Tagged: surgery, morehouse, fort valley state university

Free Living Well Workshops in Thomaston

Jul 29, 2013 by Sallie Barker

People with chronic diseases often need more than medication to manage illness. That’s why Upson Regional Medic al Center and The Wellness Center have teamed with the Southern Crescent Area Agency on Aging to offer free chronic disease management workshops. Developed by Stanford University, the Living Well Program addresses healthy ways to cope with the frustrations of living with a chronic disease. The program is a s...

Foundation Makes Major Gift to Hospital

Jul 1, 2013 by Sallie Barker

The Health Foundation of Upson Regional Medical Center has made its first major gift since its inception in 2006- $100,000 to the hospital for the purchase of two surgical lasers. One is a urologic laser, especially designed to break up stones. The “YAG” laser can eliminate bladder and kidney stones regardless of composition plus perform soft tissue treatments — ablation, incision and coagulation. The second las...

Tagged: laser surgery, health foundation, community enterprises

Dr. Jenkins Adds Provider to Growing Practice

Jun 17, 2013 by Sallie Barker

Dr. John M. Jenkins, MD, a family practitioner in Thomaston, announced this week the addition of a new provider, board certified family nurse practitioner, Brandi Swatts. Nurse Practitioners play a very important role in communities large and small, caring for patients together with doctors. By increasing the access to quality healthcare, Swatts will help streamline patient visits and work closely with Dr. Jenkins to ...

Providers Trained to Communicate More Effectively about Childhood Obesity

May 31, 2013 by Sallie Barker

Georgia is facing a pediatric health and wellness crisis – with nearly a million Georgia children classified as overweight and obese and with many Georgia unable to do a push-up, walk a mile or even touch their toes. The health and wellness of Upson’s families is a priority to our medical community, which is why Upson Regional Medical Center partnered with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to offer their Str...

Tagged: childrens healthcare of atlanta, strong4life, childhood obesity, assessment