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2/19/17: Adam Mellis of Georgia Urology

This week, Dr. Adam Mellis of Georgia Urology joins us for a conversation about urological cancers and robotic/minimally invasive surgery.

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Dr. Adam Mellis of Georgia Urology

Dr. Mellis graduated with Highest Honors from Emory University with a B.S. in Biology, and received his Doctor of Medicine at Louisiana State University College of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed his Surgical Internship and Urology Residency at the University of Oklahoma where he also completed his Fellowship in Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery under the direction of the distinguished Uro-oncologist, Dr. Michael S. Cookson. He is an active member of the American Urological Association.

Originally from New Orleans, Dr. Mellis, who is fluent in Greek and Spanish, is pleased to make Georgia his new home. He enjoys spending time with his fiancé, traveling, and basketball.

In addition to general urology, Dr. Mellis has special interest and expertise in:

  • Urological cancers
  • Robotic and minimally invasive surgery
  • Reconstructive urinary surgery
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2/12/17: Dr. Arun Mohan and Evan Howell of ApolloMD

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This week, we’re joined in studio by Dr. Arun Mohan and Evan Howell of ApolloMD to discuss the future of healthcare and what it means to you.

Dr. Arun Mohan, MD, MBA

dr-arun-mohanPresident and Chief Medical Officer, Hospital Medicine & Population Health

As President and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mohan works with members of ApolloMD’s clinical operations team to optimize the provision of Hospital Medicine & Population Health. He holds overall responsibility for providing leadership, direction and administration of medical management, as well as the integration, coordination, and improvement of clinical care for hospitalist services at ApolloMD client facilities.

Dr. Mohan brings expertise in care model design, quality improvement, healthcare finance, and information technology. Previously he was a practicing hospitalist and held leadership roles at Emory Healthcare and Emory School or Medicine. As Medical Director of Care Coordination at Emory University Hospital led initiatives to increase patient flow and improve care coordination, leading to significant and sustained reductions in length of stay. He also played a key role in all regulatory and payer matters including determination of admission status, audits and denials. As Associate Vice-Chair for IT for the Department of Medicine, he led efforts to engage physicians in clinical IT efforts and use data and advanced analytics to drive performance improvement.

An accomplished clinical researcher, Dr. Mohan has developed, implemented, and evaluated new models of care as well as technologies to improve patient and physician decision-making. Dr. Mohan received the 2011 Milton W. Hamolskey Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine for his work related to the effect of healthcare reform on hospital finances.

Dr. Mohan received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and his MBA from Emory University Goizueta Business School, where he was a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow and received the Marion Luther Britain Award, the University’s highest student honor. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School. An active member of organized medicine, Dr. Mohan was previously on the Board of the American Medical Association Foundation. Dr. Mohan has received numerous awards for his work including being named one of Georgia’s “Top 40 Under 40” by Georgia Trend Magazine.

Evan Howell

evan-howellAs Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations and Chief Advanced Practice Clinician, Evan Howell works directly with ApolloMD’s operations teams and client facilities on all clinically-based process initiatives. He serves as an “internal consultant”, performing service line assessments, departmental throughput analysis, new process design/implementation, physical plant design/redesign, and patient satisfaction initiatives. He holds overall responsibility for providing leadership, direction and administration of medical management, as well as the integration, coordination, and improvement of clinical care for Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) services at ApolloMD.

Evan is Lean/6 Sigma certified and has practiced as a Physician Assistant for 17 years. He joined ApolloMD in 2004 as an emergency department PA and advanced his administrative and leadership roles from the local to national level. Evan brings expertise in process improvement, care model design, quality improvement, departmental design, APC integration/utilization, and patient experience.

Evan received his Masters of Medical Science and Physician Assistant degrees from the Emory University School of Medicine, where he graduated with highest honors. He is currently working on an MBA from The College of William and Mary’s Mason School of Business. In addition to his personal academic pursuits, Evan lectures to physician assistant programs and has established preceptorships for PA and NP students at partner facilities nationwide.

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2/5/17: Dr. Michael A. Quiñones

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This Sunday we will discuss the latest in cancer treatment and research with Dr. Michael Quiñones, one of Atlanta’s premier surgeons.

Dr. Michael A. Quiñones

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Dr. Michael A. Quiñones received his Bachelor and his Master of Science at Yale University, graduating with the highest honors possible. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School, also with cum laude honors.

He completed his surgery training at the Harvard Brigham and Women’s Hospital and completed an American Cancer Society Fellowship. He also was a Cancer Research Fellow at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, investigating the molecular biology of cancer.

Dr. Quiñones is published in nationally recognized journals and has consistently been named a Top Surgeon by the Consumers Research Council of America. He has also been a consistent Top Doctor in Atlanta magazine.

He is board certified, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, and a member of the Association of Academic Surgeons.

Dr. Quiñones is a leader in his field and has served as chief of general surgery, chief of surgery, vice chief of staff, and chief of staff. He has been on DeKalb Medical’s board of directors for ten years.

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1/29/17: Drs. John Burney and David Rudolph of Digestive Healthcare of Georgia

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This week we’re joined by Drs. John Burney and David Rudolph of Digestive Healthcare of Georgia.

Burney, III, John E. – M.D.

Education

University of Georgia
Athens, GA
B.S. – Microbiology

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Doctor of Medicine

Internship, Internal Medicine

University of Texas Southwestern
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Dallas, TX

Residency, Internal Medicine

University of Texas Southwestern
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Dallas, TX

Fellowship, Gastroenterology
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Dr. Burney chose a career in medicine because it was the natural match of his passion for biological sciences — he majored in microbiology as an undergraduate at the University of Georgia — with being a “people person.”

“I had to do something positive with all of the comments that I received from teachers growing up that I talked too much,” Dr. Burney quipped.

Dr. Burney decided to specialize in gastroenterology because of an influential mentor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Antonio M. Granda was an attending physician who was passionate about gastroenterology. Dr. Granda brought his medical students to his clinic so they could see patients with him.

“He made gastroenterology interesting and exciting and this, in turn, sparked a passion in me,” Dr. Burney said.

In his spare time, Dr. Burney has coached recreational basketball and has served on the board of a soccer club. He also volunteers and helps to run the soundboard during services at his church. He enjoys playing the guitar and bass guitar and is a big college football fan. Dr. Burney has been married for more than 25 years and has three children.

Place of Birth
Miami, FL

Rudolph, David S. – D.O.

Education

The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
B.S. – Biology

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Internship, Internal Medicine
Lankenau Medical Center
Wynnewood, PA

Residency, Internal Medicine
Lankenau Medical Center
Wynnewood, PA

Fellowship, Gastroenterology

Lankenau Medical Center
Wynnewood, PA

Place of Birth
Wynnewood, PA

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1/22/17: Drs. Keith Hanna, Michael McNeel and Keith West of Marietta Plastic Surgery

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This week we are discussing plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures with the physicians of Marietta Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Keith Hanna

guest-keith-hannaMarietta Cosmetic Surgeon, Keith Hanna, MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery with a passion for aesthetic surgery.

While Dr. Hanna is thoroughly trained in all aspects of plastic surgery, his particular interests focus on aesthetic facial plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery, and body contouring, as well as permanent hair replacement. By providing each of his patients with personalized care and advice, Dr. Hanna helps individuals like you achieve their aesthetic goals.

 
 
 

Dr. Michael J. McNeel

guest-michael-mcneelAtlanta Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Michael J. McNeel is proud to be one of the plastic surgeons who can help you achieve your goals at Marietta Plastic Surgery. His extensive knowledge about endoscopic plastic surgery makes him an ideal choice for certain forehead lift and face lift procedures, as does his training in reconstructive surgery. Dr. McNeel’s general knowledge of plastic surgery and dedication to your safety and health make him an exceptional plastic surgeon to perform any cosmetic surgery procedure.

 
 
 
 

Dr. Keith West

guest-keith-westMarietta plastic surgeon, Keith West, MD, FACS is dedicated to providing you with the plastic surgery solutions that will help you achieve your aesthetic and lifestyle goals. Whether you are looking for facial aesthetic surgery, breast surgery, or body contouring, Dr. West’s expertise and compassion makes him one of the outstanding members of our team of plastic surgeons.
Dedication to Local Service

Dr. West has been serving the greater Atlanta area since 1991, providing his expertise to patients and the community by serving as an active staff member and the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Kennestone Hospital. His dedication to patient care and safety makes him one of the foremost plastic surgeons in the greater Atlanta area, and his compassionate, caring treatment of patients exemplifies his dedication to your health and well being.

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1/15/17: Dr. Hamilton Williams

This week we’re joined by Dr. Hamilton Williams of Radiation Oncology of Atlanta.

Dr. Hamilton Williams of Radiation Oncology of Atlanta

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Dr. Hamilton Williams is a native of New Orleans, LA. He attended the Tulane University for both undergraduate and medical school, completing in 1988. He additionally holds an advanced degree in Physiology from Temple Medical School in Philadelphis, awarded in 1984. Following a post-doctoral residency fellowship year in Surgery at Columbia University Hospitals, St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Medical Center in New York, he completed his Residency in Radiation Oncology at the Downstate Medical Center, New York, where he was elected Chief Resident by the faculty. Dr Williams is a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology, Oncology and Physics (ASTRO), the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and several other professional and civic organizations.

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1/8/17: Dr. Lynley Durrett of McDaniel and Durrett

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This week, we’re discussing women’s health with Dr. Lynley Durrett of McDaniel and Durrett.

Lynley Durrett, MD

guest-lynley-durrettLynley S. Durrett, M.D. grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her B.A. Degree from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and her Medical Degree from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. She is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Durrett’s professional expertise includes minimally invasive and robotic surgery techniques, prolapse treatment, and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.

Dr. Durrett has three beautiful children, Laurel Grace, Lindsey Scarlett and Luke. She attends the Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. Her hobbies include ballet and various sports. She has two cats, Cosette and Larry.

Dr. Durrett is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), American Medical Association, Medical Association of Georgia, American Minimally Invasive Surgery Society, Atlanta OB/GYN Society, Georgia OB/GYN Society and American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, a society of physicians and scientists dedicated to enhancing the quality and extending the length of the human lifespan.

Dr. Durrett has been named one of Atlanta magazine’s Top Doctors in the practice of Gynecology for 3 years in a row.

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1/1/17: Dr. Frank Rasler of DeKalb Medical

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The Weekly Check-Up returns New Years Day when Dr. Feinberg is joined by Dr. Frank Rasler of DeKalb Medical.

Dr. Frank Rasler of DeKalb Medical

Frank Rasler MD, MPH, is an emergency physician at the DeKalb Medical Centers, with 30 years of patient care. He is also experienced in behavior modification and disease prevention, with training at the Centers for Disease Control and Emory University.

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12/18/16: Virtual Imaging and Dr. Hamilton Williams

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This week, we have a special three-hour show, from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, featuring Virtual Imaging and Dr. Hamilton Williams.

Dr. Jason Reingold of Virtual Imaging

Dr. Jason Reingold has returned to his hometown of Sandy Springs to start his practice as a Harvard trained cardiologist at Atlanta Cardiology and Primary Care. Dr. Reingold’s advanced and unique clinical and research training place him at the forefront of advanced care in the areas of preventative cardiology and women’s heart disease. He also employs the latest innovative techniques to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, arrhythmias and heart failure. Additionally, Dr. Reingold serves as a principal investigator for both office and hospital based clinical trials. Dr. Reingold is well published in the medical literature and is a frequently invited guest speaker and lecturer.

Dr. Hamilton Williams of Radiation Oncology of Atlanta

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Dr. Hamilton Williams is a native of New Orleans, LA. He attended the Tulane University for both undergraduate and medical school, completing in 1988. He additionally holds an advanced degree in Physiology from Temple Medical School in Philadelphis, awarded in 1984. Following a post-doctoral residency fellowship year in Surgery at Columbia University Hospitals, St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Medical Center in New York, he completed his Residency in Radiation Oncology at the Downstate Medical Center, New York, where he was elected Chief Resident by the faculty. Dr Williams is a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology, Oncology and Physics (ASTRO), the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and several other professional and civic organizations.

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12/11/16: Dr. Edan Shapiro of Georgia Urology

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Weekly Check-Up returns December 11 with Dr. Edan Shapiro of Georgia Urology.

Dr. Edan Shapiro of Georgia Urology

edan-y-shapiroDr. Shapiro is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed his residency in urology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Originally from St. Louis, Dr. Shapiro, his wife, a clinical psychologist, and their three young children are excited to make Georgia their new home. He enjoys sports, especially running and cycling.

In addition to general urology, Dr. Shapiro has a special interest and expertise in:

  • Minimally invasive treatment of kidney stones
  • Urinary control problems
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Laparoscopic and robotic surgery
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