Senator Kay Kirkpatrick, M.D. (R-Marietta) was officially sworn into her first term as a Georgia State Senator during a ceremony at the State Capitol in Atlanta on June 2, 2017.
“I feel incredibly blessed and humbled to have the opportunity to serve my fellow Georgians in the state senate,” said Sen. Kirkpatrick. “I am eager and excited to begin working with my new colleagues in the General Assembly as we look to create meaningful solutions to some our state’s most pressing issues.”
Sen. Kirkpatrick was joined by her husband, Thomas, and daughter, Sydney, as she was sworn in, marking the beginning of her tenure as a state senator. Sen. Kirkpatrick represents the 32nd Senate District, which includes portions of Cobb and Fulton counties.
Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick represents the 32nd Senate District, which includes portions of Cobb and Fulton counties. She may be reached by phone at 404.656.0150 or by email at email@example.com.
The GOS board has opened nominations from membership for the 2017 GOS Jim Funk, M.D., Distinguished Service Award. This award is presented to one who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to musculoskeletal-focused humanitarian activities and contributed significantly to improving the practice of Orthopaedic surgery. Nominees do NOT have to be GOS members nor do they have to be Orthopaedic surgeons. The nominee should simply meet the above criteria and be worthy of this distinguished service award.
When submitting your nomination, please provide a brief narrative as to why you believe your nominee deserves this award. Please make your nominations soon as they will no longer be accepted for the 2017 award after July 1, 2017. The Award will be presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society (October 5-8, 2017). It will be the 72nd anniversary so please save the date on your calendars!
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 17, 2017)—Georgia orthopaedic surgeon Daniel K. Guy, MD, became chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Board of Councilors (BOC) today at the organization’s 2017 Annual Meeting.
The BOC consists of more than 100 members elected by state and regional orthopaedic societies including Puerto Rico, the U.S. military, Canada, and four regional societies. The Board serves as an advisory body to the AAOS Board of Directors and committees. The BOC also manages the Academy’s relations with state and regional orthopaedic societies and conducts a wide range of programs to strengthen and support the societies.
Dr. Guy specializes in shoulder and hip surgery and sports medicine at Emory Southern Orthopaedics in LaGrange, Ga., and is on staff at WellStar/West Georgia Health System.
He received his Bachelor in Science from Murray State University in Murray, Ky. and earned both a Master of Science and Medical Degree from University of Louisville. Dr. Guy completed his Orthopaedic residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. After residency, he was selected to and completed an A-O Fellowship in adult reconstruction at the Inselspital in Bern, Switzerland.
Dr. Guy is a Fellow of the AAOS and currently serves on the Academy’s Board of Directors. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthpaedic Surgery and is a member of the Alpha Omicron Alpha Medical Honor Society. He is Past President and Board member of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society.
Dr. Guy enjoys traveling, sports, reading and outdoor activities. He and his wife Jill have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. He is an elder at First Presbyterian Church in La Grange, Ga.
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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
With more than 39,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is the world’s largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal care for patients, and is the authoritative source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related issues.
Most of the GOS Membership reading this article are aware of the Senior Residents Conference we started in the Spring of 2012. This conference to prepare our Residents for practice has been a major success under the leadership of Dr. Steve Kane and has grown yearly. This June we will host our 6th Conference and will have Orthopaedic Residents from at least 3 other states attending. To enhance the position of GOS with our Orthopaedic Residents in Georgia, this year we have had Board members meet with the Residents at each of the 4 Orthopaedic Residency programs in Georgia: Emory University, Atlanta Medical Center, MCG at AU, and the Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon. (At the printing of this Newsletter we have completed all but Eisenhower).
We have had a 4-fold purpose:
We are fortunate to have 4 exemplary Orthopaedic Residency programs in Georgia and we on your Board of Directors will continue to be committed to the enhancement of their education and preparation for future practice.
J. Wendell Duncan, MD
The GSES Annual Spring Conference – Fractures of the AC Joint, Clavicle Glenoid & Proximal Humerus will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta (Downtown). 6.50 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 credits available. Click here for more details.
(Marietta)—Republican physician and 30 year Cobb resident Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick announced Monday that she will run for State Senate district 32 to fill the vacancy left by incumbent Senator Judson Hill. Sen. Hill has announced that he will seek the open congressional seat currently held by Congressman Tom Price, who has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services.
“One of the leading issues facing our country is repealing Obamacare and bringing competition back into the health care business to reduce costs. As our next State Senator I will support Congressman Tom Price’s efforts to dismantle and repeal Obamacare,” said Dr. Kirkpatrick. “As a physician, I am uniquely qualified to help ensure that patient-doctor privacy is protected and that the quality of care improves.”
“As our next State Senator I also will work to prevent tax increases,” said Dr. Kirkpatrick. “Americans pay too much in taxes already and we need continued leadership on fiscal issues facing Georgians.”
Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick is an Orthopeadic surgeon and former President of Resurgens Orthopeadics. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and earned her medical degree from the University of Louisville.
She has served as president of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society and is Executive Director of the Resurgens Charitable Foundation She volunteers her time delivering pet therapy as a team leader at the Ronald McDonald House through the Happy Tails Pet Therapy Program.
She and her husband, Thomas, an emergency physician, have two adult children and live in the Ashebrooke subdivision. They are members of East Cobb United Methodist Church.
Some 75 physicians and 25 legislators attended the 2017 Georgia ‘Physicians’ Day at the Capitol,’ which took place on Wednesday.
“This was a great opportunity for physicians in every specialty and practice setting to deliver some critical messages to state lawmakers in a very unified and powerful way,” says Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) President Steven M. Walsh, M.D.
MAG Government Relations Director Derek Norton echoes those sentiments, stating that, “This year’s event was a big success. We had a large contingent of physicians who were able to discuss important issues with their state lawmakers in a very personal and powerful way.”
Dr. Walsh explains that, “Among the key issues we discussed with legislators were narrowing health insurance networks, the ‘surprise coverage gap’ that health insurers subject our patients to in ER settings, the need to support Medicaid physicians – especially those in the primary care and OB-GYN specialties – and ways to enhance the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program so it becomes an even more valuable tool physicians and other health care providers can use, and will embrace, to help fight the state’s prescription drug epidemic.”
Norton also emphasized that the number of physicians who attended this year’s event was up considerably from recent years, stating that, “It is a great sign in terms of momentum and what I hope and believe we will see in 2018 and beyond.”
In addition to MAG, the event was sponsored by Resurgens Orthopaedics, the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, the Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons, the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association, the Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists, the Georgia Orthopedic Society, the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, and the Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.
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