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December 11, 2018 M22 Laser & NuEra Tight

The M22 Laser and NuEra Tight offer a wide-range of options for patients, utilizing the latest science to treat skin and hair conditions in a timely and pain-free manner. Feel comfortable in your own skin this year. Call Longstreet Clinic today to create a personalized treatment plan and experience unparalleled results. M22 Laser The M22 […]

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December 11, 2018 Limited weather-related delays for Dec. 11

Longstreet Clinic will delay opening the following offices until 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11: All Pediatrics offices (Gainesville, Oakwood, Buford, Braselton and Baldwin) Mountain Internal Medicine (office of Dr. Weaver) and Habersham Internal Medicine (office of Dr. Bray) in Demorest All other Longstreet Clinic locations will operate under normal business hours. Thank you for your […]

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November 21, 2018 Thanksgiving 2018 closures

Longstreet Clinic Urgent Care in Gainesville will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, and be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. Normal hours resume on Friday, Nov. 23 (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.). Pediatric Urgent Care in Gainesville is closed today through Friday. Normal hours resume at 5:30 p.m. Monday. All Longstreet Clinic locations are […]

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November 2, 2018 Sports Injuries

Sports medicine is a branch of health care that researches and implements medical science in musculoskeletal issues resulting from the strenuous activity of exercise and sport. These include problems with tendons, muscle cramps, sprains or ligament damage, broken bones or fractures and shin splints. Injury Prevention We want to keep you in the game. While our […]

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October 1, 2018 FDA-approved Automated Breast Ultrasound is here

Longstreet Clinic is excited to announce the availability of a new, leading-edge screening option for women with dense breasts – the Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) from GE Healthcare. Longstreet Clinic is only the second provider in the state to offer this FDA-approved technology, and the only location within 60 miles of Gainesville- Hall County. When […]

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August 28, 2018 Former hospital executive gains new perspective (and new hip)

A few years ago, Tony Herdener, Northeast Georgia Health System’s (NGHS) former chief financial officer, thought he’d pulled a muscle in his leg. But in typical Tony fashion, the self-proclaimed handyman tried to work through it and keep going. He soon learned the pain he was having was a symptom of hip arthritis – a much larger […]

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August 15, 2018 Seven physicians named 2018 ‘Top Doctors’

Seven Longstreet Clinic physicians have been honored as 2018 Top Doctors in metro Atlanta. These doctors also were named to Atlanta magazine’s 2016 and 2017 lists and represent specialties across the medical spectrum: Alexander Allaire, M.D., Perinatology Michael Connor, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology Marti Gibbs, M.D., Family Medicine Richard LoCicero, M.D., Medical Oncology & Hematology […]

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August 1, 2018 Beloved pediatrician Everett Roseberry, M.D. retires after 40 years

A lot has changed since Everett Roseberry, M.D., began practicing pediatric medicine in Gainesville in 1978. “When I first started, office visits were $15,” said Roseberry, recalling a time when patients were billed directly, instead of through insurance. “We saw patients every day of the year, often in the ER, too.” Roseberry retired this week after […]

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July 30, 2018 Connie F. Osorio, M.D., joins Longstreet Clinic’s OB/GYN team

Longstreet Clinic is pleased to welcome Gainesville-native Connie Francia Osorio, M.D., home to its obstetrics & gynecology practice. She will see patients at both the Gainesville and Braselton offices. Osorio graduated from West Hall High School and went on to complete her bachelor’s degree at Berry College in Rome. “We could not be more pleased to […]

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July 27, 2018 State’s First Voyager MRI Now Open at Longstreet Clinic

The first in-house 1.5T SIGNA Voyager MR System in the state of Georgia is now open at Longstreet Clinic. The new system, manufactured by GE, promises sharper imaging, reduced exam times and rescans as well as enhanced patient experience through noise reduction, motion forgiveness and the elimination of breath holds. Longstreet Clinic radiologist David Kimball, […]

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July 23, 2018 Longstreet Clinic Pediatrics welcomes Dr. Jonathan Wood

Longstreet Clinic is pleased to welcome, Jonathan S. Wood, M.D., to its pediatric practice. He will see patients primarily at the Oakwood office. Wood completed his bachelor’s degree at Mercer University in Macon and earned his medical degree at Mercer’s School of Medicine. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Navient Health / Mercer University School […]

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June 26, 2018 Longstreet Clinic now offering ThermiVa

Longstreet Clinic Obstetrics and Gynecology is proud to announce the availability of a new leading-edge treatment for feminine wellness. ThermiVa was developed to treat the excessive stretching of the vaginal muscles from childbirth, as well as incontinence problems in aging women, vaginal dryness and skin laxity. The procedure is non-invasive and non-surgical. Three to four in-office […]

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May 6, 2018 FAQ: After Weight Loss Surgery

We’ve put together some of the most frequently asked questions we get about what to expect after surgery. How long do I have to stay in the hospital after surgery? Typically, the hospital stay for a laparoscopic gastric bypass or gastric sleeve is one night, with discharge being by dinnertime the day after surgery. Everyone […]

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May 6, 2018 Bariatric Support Groups

Longstreet Clinic’s Center for Weight Management recognizes that the choice to have bariatric surgery is only the first step in a life-long commitment to change yourself, your choices and even your mind. Support groups can help. Embarking on a weight loss journey alone is almost impossible — and unnecessary. We want you to succeed, and […]

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May 6, 2018 FAQ: Before Weight Loss Surgery

We understand that there is a lot of information to consider before embarking on on your weight loss surgery journey. We’ve put together some of the most frequently asked questions we’re asked prior to surgery. What are some of the usual tests before surgery? We always do certain tests: a complete blood count (CBC), urinalysis, […]

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May 6, 2018 Insurance Issues and Obesity Surgery

Insurance can be drawn out and frustrating for you, and our experience can help, but so much relies on your individual policy. Here are some common questions patients have concerning insurance. Will my insurance cover weight loss surgery? All carriers and all insurance policies have different coverage guidelines and different exclusions. You might try asking […]

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May 6, 2018 Do I qualify for weight loss surgery?

Candidates for weight loss surgery a Longstreet Clinic’s Center for Weight Management must meet certain criteria before a surgery date can be set. Here are some common requirements in order to qualify for weight loss surgery. No prior gastric bypass weight loss surgery. Patients who have had previous weight loss surgery must contact the clinical […]

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May 3, 2018 Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss in the morbidly obese, especially after the first 25 to 30 pounds, often results in dramatic improvement and even elimination of several severe health conditions. The immediate change in diet and the quick weight loss after gastric bypass makes it an especially powerful tool against these debilitating health conditions. With such improvement, weight […]

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May 3, 2018 What is ‘morbid’ obesity?

Defining morbid obesity falls to measuring your body’s mass through a calculation using your weight and height. The resulting number is your Body Mass Index (BMI) and reflects what is too little, normal and too much for your height. To be defined as morbidly obese, someone needs to be 100 pounds over their ideal body […]

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May 3, 2018 Risks of Gastric Banding Surgery

All surgical procedures have risks, and they are real, but the risk of serious complications from gastric banding is quite low. The risk of complications following gastric band surgery is similar to the risks following any major surgery on your digestive tract. Morbidly obese patients face added risks because of their body size. Complications Death Gastric/ Esophageal Perforation Nausea […]

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May 3, 2018 Adjustable Gastric Banding: Lifetime Commitment & Dietary Changes

Adjustable gastric banding helps you lose weight by limiting how much you can eat, reducing your appetite, and slowing digestion. But choices that can drastically affect your success are still up to you. The weight loss surgery makes it easier for you to follow healthy habits, but it will not solve your morbid obesity by itself. […]

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May 3, 2018 Advantages & Disadvantages of Gastric Banding

Each kind of bariatric surgery carries its own advantages and disadvantages. That’s why it’s important to discuss your weight loss options with your doctor to determine which solution is right for you. Below are known gastric banding advantages and disadvantages. Gastric Banding Advantages Compared to other weight loss surgeries, gastric banding: Can be reversed (though weight […]

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May 3, 2018 Risks of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

All surgical procedures have risks, and they are real. The risk of complications following this surgery is similar to the risks following any major surgery on your digestive tract. Morbidly obese patients face added risks because of their body size. The complications of gastric sleeve surgery are much less severe than those of intestinal bypass […]

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May 3, 2018 Advantages & Disadvantages of Gastric Sleeve

Every type of bariatric surgery carries its own advantages and possible disadvantages. That’s why it’s important to discuss your weight loss options with your doctor to determine which solution is right for you. Advantages of Gastric Sleeve Surgery The smaller stomach still functions normally, so you can tolerate most foods, just in small amounts Can […]

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May 3, 2018 Lifetime Commitment & Dietary Changes

After gastric bypass surgery, your body will force you to change many eating habits for the rest of your life. In the beginning, the small stomach pouch will only hold a few ounces of food at a time. You will initially follow a prescribed, progressive liquid and soft foods diet. By 6 to 8 weeks after surgery, […]

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May 3, 2018 Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery

The RNY both restricts food intake and interferes with absorption, resulting in more consistent weight loss. But because of the complexity, gastric bypass contains a higher risk of complications or side effects. Complications The complications of gastric bypass surgery are much less severe than those of intestinal bypass surgeries and are usually easily handled by a competent […]

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May 3, 2018 Advantages & Disadvantages of Gastric Bypass

Each type of weight loss surgery carries its own advantages and possible disadvantages. That’s why it’s important to discuss options with your doctor and your bariatric team to determine which solution is right for you. Advantages of Gastric Bypass Compared to other weight loss surgeries, gastric bypass offers: Greater overall weight loss due to the […]

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May 3, 2018 Life After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Below are some frequently asked questions and concerns for patients considering gastric bypass surgery. If you have additional questions, please contact your physician’s office. Can I drink carbonated beverages after surgery? Many patients find carbonated beverages uncomfortable from the gas they produce, which could also cause some expansion of the stomach pouch. We ask that […]

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April 11, 2018 Northeast Georgia Medical Center Surgeons Collaborate in National Program to Improve Patient Care

Two Northeast Georgia Medical Center surgeons are part of an elite group of surgeons from across the nation with a unique commitment to improving the quality of care for patients who undergo hernia surgery. Dr. Chad Copper, a surgeon with The Hernia Center at Longstreet Clinic, and Dr. Ron Lewis, a surgeon with Northeast Georgia Physicians […]

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April 9, 2018 Read and Run Event Focuses on Education and Health

United Way of Hall County (UWHC) will host its Inaugural Read and Run Half-Marathon/5K, Read-A-Thon and Expo on Saturday, April 14, at The Venue at Friendship Springs from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.  “This event is a way for us to reach everyone, no matter their age or athletic ability – especially those who are active […]

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January 5, 2018 Longstreet Clinic Now Offers ThermiVa

Longstreet Clinic Obstetrics and Gynecology is proud to announce the availability of a new leading-edge treatment for feminine wellness. ThermiVa was developed to treat the excessive stretching of the vaginal muscles from childbirth, as well as incontinence problems in aging women, vaginal dryness and skin laxity. The procedure is non-invasive and non-surgical. Three to four in-office […]

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October 25, 2017 Longstreet Clinic’s Dr. Frank McDonald Sworn in as President of the Medical Association of Georgia

Frank McDonald Jr., M.D., MBA, was sworn into office as the president of the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) during a ceremony that took place during the organization’s 163rd House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in Savannah on October 21. “I am truly honored and excited to be given the opportunity to serve my patients, my […]

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October 25, 2017 Longstreet Clinic’s Daling Selected as ‘Preceptor of the Year’

Kommerina Daling, M.D., a family physician with Longstreet Clinic Family Medicine in Oakwood, was recently selected as Emory’s “Preceptor of the Year” for the 2016-2017 academic year. The honor was given to Daling on behalf of the directors of the Adult Primary Care Clerkship and the students at the Emory University School of Medicine. According […]

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October 6, 2017 Very Low Calorie Program

The Very Low Calorie Program at Longstreet Clinic Center for Weight Management is a high-nutrition, calorie-controlled diet plan prescribed by a bariatrician. The physician and a registered dietitian work together to monitor your plan to ensure you are receiving essential nutrients while safely losing weight. The Very Low Calorie Program works best for individuals who […]

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October 6, 2017 Low Calorie Program

The Low Calorie Program at Longstreet Clinic Center for Weight Management is a high-nutrition, calorie-controlled diet plan prescribed by our bariatrician. The physician, along with a registered dietitian, work together to monitor your plan to ensure you are receiving essential nutrients while safely losing weight. The Low Calorie Program works best for individuals who have […]

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October 3, 2017 Abnormal bleeding (Periods)

A normal menstrual cycle is typically between 24 days and 38 days. A typical menstrual period lasts up to 8 days. What is ‘abnormal’? Bleeding in any of the following situations is considered abnormal uterine bleeding: Bleeding or spotting between periods Heavy bleeding during your period (menorrhagia) Menstrual cycles that are longer than 38 days […]

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October 3, 2017 Highpoint Medical Center Now Open in Braselton

Longstreet Clinic moved into its new home in Braselton, less than a mile away from its current offices, on Monday. The new office is located at Highpoint Medical Center at 1270 Friendship Road. This state-of-the-art facility will enable Longstreet Clinic to better serve its patients and their families, as well as enhance the patient-centered medical […]

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October 2, 2017 Pelvic Prolapse

Prolapse occurs when muscles and ligaments that support organs weaken, causing the surrounding organs to slip out of place. Prolapse often get worse over time and sometimes requires surgery. Pelvic organ prolapse can be tested by a bladder function test, a pelvic floor strength test an MRI or a gynecological ultrasound. Women often experience a […]

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October 1, 2017 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

The aorta is the body’s main supplier (vessel) of blood. As such, aortic health is essential to proper blood flow and life in general. What is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm? An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) occurs when a part of the aorta becomes weakened and begins to expand outward like a balloon. If this continues […]

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September 29, 2017 Spider Veins

Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, only smaller. Essentially, a spider vein occurs when a vein becomes weakened and there is a back-up of blood that causes the vein to break off and form a dead end. They rarely cause non-cosmetic symptoms. Signs These veins are located close to the surface of the skin […]

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September 29, 2017 Varicose Veins & Venous Insufficiency

Veins are blood vessels that transport blood from the body and back into the heart. As such, the blood moves against gravity, so when a vein becomes weakened, the blood begins to move backward. Called “reflux,” this is a type of venous insufficiency in which the valves have become compromised and can result in a […]

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September 27, 2017 Childhood Vaccine Schedule

An immunization schedule is designed to ensure children are receiving the proper vaccines at the best time, to protect them from potential infections and diseases. Immunizations help protect individuals from infections and prevent potential spreading of diseases that can cause serious health complications. Longstreet Clinic Pediatrics believes that immunizations are essential for disease prevention. Pediatric […]

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September 27, 2017 Immunizations

Vaccinations are one of the best ways to protect your children from critical illnesses and serious diseases. It is important that your child receives the recommended immunizations to protect their own health as well as the health of your family and peers. Infants are born with protection as they receive antibodies from their mother in […]

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September 27, 2017 Child Growth & Development

An important aspect of parenting is understanding the changes your child will encounter during growth and development. As children advance through a sequence of growth stages they may face several challenges and relatively common problems. Although no children are exactly alike, there are universally accepted theories of human development and growth patterns most share. Children […]

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September 27, 2017 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Take a moment and think about how many times you use your hands every day. Hundreds, right? Opening a door, writing a note, typing on a computer, driving a car – the list is endless. Now think of how difficult your daily life would be if you were forced to deal with pain whenever you […]

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September 22, 2017 Stroke

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and one of the leading causes of disability in the U.S., but the National Stroke Association believes that with more education and awareness, those grim statistics could be improved. Dr. Frank McDonald, a neurologist at Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville, says if a stroke does occur, knowing the […]

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September 22, 2017 Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease affects the lives of approximately one million people in the United States and over five million in the world. It is rare that younger adults suffer from Parkinson’s disease. It is men and women (primarily men) over the age 50, who are at great risk for developing this disease. One of the most […]

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September 22, 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a progressive neurological disease of the brain that leads to irreversible loss of neurons and the loss of intellectual abilities. This includes a decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. The decline of each of these can become so severe it can eventually impede social or […]

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September 22, 2017 Dementia

Dementia is the deterioration of mental abilities such as memory, thinking and reasoning. Although it typically occurs with men and women at an older age, cases of dementia have been identified in people under the age of 60. Activities of daily living or, ADL, such as driving, getting dressed and feeding can decline over time […]

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September 22, 2017 Headaches

A headache is a pain in the head or upper neck, and affects all of us with varying levels of pain. There are a variety of causes for a headache; so many in fact that the International Headache Society agreed in 2007 to update the classification system for headaches. This new classification system will enable […]

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July 31, 2017 Atlanta Magazine 2017 Top Doctors

For the second year in a row, we recognize the following physicians as 2017 Top Doctors: Alexander D. Allaire, MD PERINATOLOGY Amy Bullens-Borrow, MD ORTHOPAEDICS/SPORTS MEDICINE Eugene Cindea, MD PEDIATRICS Michael P. Connor, MD OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY Marti Gibbs, MD FAMILY MEDICINE Richard J. LoCicero, MD HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY Holmes B. Marchman, MD PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION Jeff Reinhardt, […]

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June 14, 2017 Welcome Charles B. Moomey, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S

Dev Mangalat, M.D., F.A.C.S, Suman Annambhotla, M.D. & Raquel Jones, M.D. WELCOME Charles B. Moomey, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. Vascular Surgery EDUCATION The University of Tennessee, School of Medicine, Memphis RESIDENCY General Surgery Residency The University of Tennessee, Memphis FELLOWSHIPS Trauma Research The University of Tennessee, Memphis VASCULAR SURGERY St. Louis University Health Sciences Center CERTIFICATION […]

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May 10, 2017 The Longstreet Clinic and Warner Summers Win Silver

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. is pleased to receive the Silver Award of Excellence in Healthcare for the new design and relocation of The Breast Center and The Department of General Surgery, given by the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. We are proud to offer state-of-the-art facilities with a more patient-centric design. We would like […]

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January 17, 2017 TLC Welcomes Abbie Bell, RD, LD

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. is pleased to welcome Abbie Bell, RD, LD, to the Diabetes Education/Medical Nutrition Therapy Department. Abbie is a graduate of Auburn University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science with a fifth year Dietetics Certificate. After graduation, Abbie completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of Virginia Health System. Abbie […]

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December 19, 2016 Dr. Alisa Davis Joins Comprehensive Care

After many years of hospitalist medicine, Dr. Alisa Davis is pleased to announce the transition of her practice to Internal Medicine – Comprehensive Care at The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. Beginning January 2017, Dr. Davis  will be welcoming new and returning patients to her practice on the Jesse Jewell Campus in  Gainesville. Dr. Davis is a graduate of the […]

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December 5, 2016 Relocation of Center for Women’s Health Office in Dahlonega

The Center for Women’s Health in Dahlonega has relocated to 23 Tipton Drive, where they will share space with Valley View Medical Center. The entire facility has been recently remodeled for both practices.  Patients will enjoy the convenient location, modern surroundings and access to plentiful ground level parking! Medical Care Provided Includes: Annual Well Women Exams Prenatal Care […]

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November 11, 2016 Gainesville Neurologist to Serve as MAG President

Frank  McDonald Jr. M.D., MBA. was elected to the position of president-elect of the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) at its House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in Savannah on October 15. He will begin a one-year term as MAG’s president at this time next year. “I am truly honored and excited to be given the […]

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September 12, 2016 Fellowship-trained Colorectal Surgeon Joins TLC

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. Department of Surgery is pleased to welcome Dr. Aycinena to their team of highly skilled surgeons offering decades of experience and compassionate care for their patients. Fernando Aycinena, MD, FACS, is a Board-Certified colorectal surgeon, who has brought his unique education and experience to patients in Gainesville/Hall County and Northeast Georgia. Dr. […]

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July 27, 2016 2016 Atlanta Magazine “Top Doctors”

Ten physicians from The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. were recently honored as this year’s Top Doctors in metro Atlanta. Drs. Alexander D. Allaire, Michael P. Connor, Jeff Reinhardt, Eugene Cindea, Marti Gibbs, Rob Richard, Holmes B. Marchman, Amy Bullens-Borrow, Karl D. Schultz, Jr., and Richard J. LoCicero were recognized for receiving this honor from Atlanta magazine in its July issue. These ten physicians represented nine of the […]

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July 15, 2016 TLC Neurosurgeon Betsy Grunch, MD, FAANS first in Georgia to perform artificial disc replacement with new technology

activL Artificial Disc Provides Patients with Movement Closer to the Natural Biomechanics  of the Healthy Human Spine so that they can return to their normal activities The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. (TLC) announces the successful implantation of a new artificial spinal disc replacement device by TLC Neurosurgeon Betsy Grunch, MD, FAANS and Vascular surgeon Dr. James Reeves of Northeast […]

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July 5, 2016 TLC congratulates Dr. Keshma Saujani for membership in AIMIS “300 Club”

    Congratulations  KESHMA SAUJANI, MD MEMBER OF THE AIMIS “300 CLUB”  Pictured – Dr. Keshma Saujani Center for Women’s Health The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. Gainesville GA Keshma Saujani, MD TLC congratulates Dr. Saujani on her recent selection for membership in the AIMIS “300 Club.”  Keshma Saujani, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., is a shareholder physician practicing at the Center […]

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May 31, 2016 Valley View Medical Center has a new location

In an effort to continually improve our services and patient experience, Valley View Medical Center and Valley View Weight Loss & Skin Care at The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. have relocated to a new facility at 23 Tipton Drive in Dahlonega. This new location will provide additional parking and exam space to accommodate our growing needs. Dr. Mulberry and […]

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April 29, 2016 Obesity Solutions Voted #1 Weight Loss Clinic in North Georgia

Obesity Solutions at The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. was voted “Best Weight Loss Clinic in North Georgia” by the Best of North Georgia 2016 Gainesville Times competition. With over 185,000 votes, we are proud to receive this award. Thank you to everyone who continues to support Obesity Solutions at TLC! When you visit Obesity Solutions, our physicians […]

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February 23, 2016 TLC Neurosurgeon Nabil Muhanna, M.D. inducted into the Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. is honored to congratulate Nabil Muhanna, M.D. on his induction into the Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame. Inductees are chosen annually based on their exemplary public service and community involvement in addition to their exceptional business accomplishments. The Gainesville Times lauded Dr. Muhanna as “both a neurosurgeon and inventor with 29 medical […]

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February 11, 2016 Center for Women’s Health welcomes new physician

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. is pleased to welcome Rebecca Bedingfield Ando, MD to the Center for Women’s Health. Dr. Bedingfield Ando earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia. She then completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Dr. Bedingfield Ando is an experienced OBGYN and comes […]

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January 6, 2016 David A. Bray, M.D. and Habersham Internal Medicine join The Longstreet Clinic, P.C.

We are pleased to welcome David A. Bray, M.D. and the staff at Habersham Internal Medicine to The Longstreet Clinic, P.C.! Dr. Bray has more than 32 years of medical experience and exemplary training, including his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia and completion of his residency training at Georgia Baptist Medical Center. His […]

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November 5, 2015 TLC celebrates its twentieth anniversary

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. (TLC), a primary care and multi-specialty medical group devoted to providing high quality care, celebrates its twentieth anniversary today. Since its founding in 1995, TLC has been recognized for demonstrating clinical excellence and best practices along with numerous certifications and awards. “The idea of doctors coming together was what it was […]

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November 5, 2015 Ellen Perkins Sanders, M.D. joins TLC

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., is pleased to announce the addition of Ellen Perkins Sanders, M.D. to Family Medicine – Oakwood. Dr. Sanders earned her bachelor’s degree at Pomona College in Claremont, California, and her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Additionally, […]

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July 23, 2015 Neurosurgeon Hazzard joins TLC

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., is pleased to announce that Matthew A. Hazzard, M.D., has joined its Department of Neurosurgery. Hazzard earned his medical degree from Indiana University after completing his bachelor’s degree at Spring Arbor University. He completed residency training in neurological surgery at Duke University, where he served as chief resident and completed an enfolded fellowship […]

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January 2, 2015 Mulberry earns national certification to perform DOT physicals

Michael J. Mulberry, M.D., a family physician at Valley View Medical Center in Dahlonega, recently was certified by the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. He is the only physician in Lumpkin County who currently holds the certification. The National Registry is a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program. All commercial drivers whose current medical […]

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December 15, 2014 Two TLC physicians elected to posts with the Medical Association of Georgia

Two physicians from The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., were recently elected to positions with the Medical Association of Georgia. Andrew B. Reisman, M.D., a family physician at TLC, recently was elected as Secretary for the Medical Association of Georgia. E. Frank McDonald, M.D., MBA, a neurologist at TLC, was elected as Speaker of the House of Delegates. The […]

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December 9, 2014 Vascular & Vein Specialists earns Vein Center accreditation

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., is pleased to announce that its Vascular & Vein Specialists practice in Gainesville is now the only IAC-accredited Vein Center in the state of Georgia. This recognition for superficial venous treatment and management by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission means that Vascular & Vein Specialists at The Longstreet Clinic has voluntarily undergone […]

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November 24, 2014 Obesity Solutions welcomes a new bariatric surgeon

Obesity Solutions at The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., is pleased to welcome bariatric surgeon Miguel B. del Mazo, M.D., M.S., FACS, to the practice. Dr. del Mazo completed his bachelor’s degree in biology at Johns Hopkins University. The Atlanta native returned home to earn a master’s degree in Applied Biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. […]

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September 29, 2014 TLC earns Vein Center accreditation

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., is pleased to announce that its Vascular & Vein Specialists practice in Gainesville is now an IAC-accredited Vein Center. This recognition for superficial venous treatment and management by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission means that Vascular & Vein Specialists at The Longstreet Clinic has voluntarily undergone a thorough review of its operational […]

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August 20, 2014 New Comprehensive Care program opens Sept. 1 in Gainesville

Our hours As of Sept. 1, 2014, hours for Comprehensive Care (Internal Medicine and Family Medicine on our Gainesville campus –Third Floor; Imaging, Pharmacy and Central Laboratory) will be: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Sunday: Noon until 8 p.m.

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July 31, 2014 Terrill is newest physician to join our Center for Women’s Health

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., is pleased to welcome Crystal A. Terrill, D.O., to the Center for Women’s Health. Terrill earned her bachelor’s degree at Auburn University and her medical degree at the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee. She completed her OB/GYN residency at the Medical College of Central Georgia, where […]

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July 29, 2014 Minimally invasive techniques can reduce spine surgery trauma

Back surgery. Two words that most patients don’t want to hear their doctors say. But thanks to advances in minimally invasive techniques, many procedures may not be as traumatic as some assume. “A lot of people who think about back or spine surgery still think of it as major surgery associated with a somewhat long […]

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June 9, 2014 TLC named ‘champion’ for state’s EHR incentive program

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., recently was named a 2013 Program Champion for the Georgia Medicaid EHR Incentive Program by the Department of Community Health. One of just two recipients in the state, the honor recognizes excellence in the following areas: •                Reporting Patient Volume according to CMS guidelines •                Furnishing excellent evidence of Adoption, Implementation […]

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April 30, 2014 Bush is newest surgeon to join The Longstreet Clinic

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., is pleased to welcome general surgeon Geary D. Bush, M.D., to the Department of Surgery. A native of Donalsonville, Bush completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Georgia before earning his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his surgical internship and residency at Mercer University School of Medicine/Medical […]

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April 14, 2014 Two established primary care practices will join TLC

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C.,  is pleased to announce that two well established and respected primary care physicians – W. Rhett Weaver, M.D., FACP, of  Mountain Internal Medicine and Michael Mulberry, M.D., of Valley View Medical Center – will join TLC. Weaver’s practice, Mountain Internal Medicine, is located on Austin Drive in Demorest. His busy practice has served […]

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March 31, 2014 Driskell joins TLC as newest certified nurse midwife

The Center for Women’s Health at The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., is pleased to welcome Amanda Driskell, CNM, as its newest certified nurse midwife. Driskell earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at North Georgia College & State University and her master’s degree in midwifery at Emory University. She joins TLC after working as a CNM at Roswell […]

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January 23, 2014 TLC thanks local firefighters for response

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., along with our partners at Medical Arts Properties, recently had the opportunity to thank three area fire battalions for their response to damage at our Oakwood Family Medicine office. The night of Tuesday, January 7, Hall County Fire Services Stations 4 & 5, along with Gainesville Fire Department Station 4, responded […]

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November 26, 2013 Pediatrician Malcom joins TLC with a few tricks up his sleeve

In many cases a trip to the doctor’s office doesn’t top the list of a child’s favorite things to do. Calming a fussy infant or distracting a toddler from an incoming needle are an everyday part of the job for pediatricians. The Longstreet Clinic’s newest pediatrician, Curtis D. Malcom, M.D., joins the Center for Pediatrics […]

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October 22, 2013 Collins honored with distinguished service award by state medical association

Mimi Collins, the CEO of The Longstreet Clinic (TLC) in Gainesville, received the Donna Glass Non-Physician Distinguished Service Award during the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) 159th House of Delegates meeting at the Lake Lanier Islands Resort in Buford on October 19. The MAG award honors a non-physician for contributions to the advancement and support of medicine. Collins […]

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October 16, 2013 Dr. Grunch is one of ’29 Women in Spine and Neurosurgery to Know’

Becker’s Spine Review’s recently released list of “29 Women in Spine and Neurosurgery to Know” includes Betsy H. Grunch, M.D., a neurosurgeon at The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. According to Becker’s, the list incudes women who are currently practicing orthopedic spine and neurospine surgery. Many of the women on the list have leadership roles within their organizations, participated […]

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October 9, 2013 Center for Pediatrics announces open house at new Baldwin office

The Center for Pediatrics at The Longstreet Clinic will host an open house at its new, expanded Baldwin office from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 16. A ribbon cutting with the Habersham County Chamber of Commerce will get the festivities under way at 4 p.m. The public is invited to tour the new office and […]

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October 1, 2013 Recognizing signs of PAD key to minimizing disease’s complications

By SUMAN ANNAMBHOTLA, M.D. Vascular & Vein Specialists at The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. It would be hard to find many people who don’t know that we’re in the midst of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an important tool to encourage the early detection of breast cancer. However, most of those same people probably didn’t know that […]

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August 20, 2013 Big Hearts. Little Scars. TLC surgeons offer the latest in minimally invasive GYN surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is quickly becoming the preferred method for treating many of the gynecologic problems women experience that require surgical intervention. These procedures can result in less post-operative pain and shorter recovery times for patients. “Minimally invasive surgery has many benefits compared to traditional procedures,” said Keshma Saujani, M.D., an OB/GYN with the Center for […]

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August 12, 2013 TLC welcomes neurosurgeon back home to Gainesville

Betsy H. Grunch, M.D., is proof of the saying that “life comes full circle.” The Gainesville native was just 13 when her life took an unexpected turn. Grunch’s mother, a Hall County Sheriff’s deputy, was critically injured in the line of duty. The accident damaged her mother’s C4 vertebrae, leaving her a quadrapalegic and unable to […]

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August 6, 2013 The Longstreet Clinic welcomes new vascular surgeon Annambhotla

Vascular & Vein Specialists at The Longstreet Clinic is pleased to welcome its newest vascular surgeon, Suman Annambhotla, M.D. He joins the practice of C. Dan Procter, M.D., FACS, and Dev Mangalat, M.D., FACS, who have more than 32 years of combined vascular surgery experience. Annambhotla is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and earned his medical degree […]

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July 18, 2013 Vascular & Vein Specialists’ Mangalat certified in phlebology

Vascular & Vein Specialists at The Longstreet Clinic is pleased to announce that Dev Mangalat, M.D., FACS, recently earned certification through the American Board of Phlebology. “With so many practitioners with varying degrees of experience in the field, it is vital for those physicians with a superior knowledge and experience base to be certified in order to […]

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May 21, 2013 TLC Family Medicine moves into expanded office in Oakwood

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., (TLC) continues to grow along with the healthcare needs of Northeast Georgia. TLC recently completed a 9,359-square-foot renovation of its Family Medicine practice on Fairbanks Drive in Oakwood. The project added almost 4,000 square feet to its former office. The $1.94-million dollar expansion took approximately six months to complete. TLC providers […]

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May 2, 2013 Center for Pediatrics’ five locations are now Patient-Centered Medical Homes

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., is pleased to announce its Center for Pediatrics locations Baldwin, Braselton, Buford and Oakwood have been certified as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home Programs by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). They join the Gainesville location, which was certified earlier this year. The Center for Pediatrics, with its 14 physicians […]

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April 1, 2013 TLC’s Center for Pediatrics designated a Patient-Centered Medical Home

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., is pleased to announce its Center for Pediatrics location in Gainesville has been certified as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home Program by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The Center for Pediatrics is the first pediatrics practice in Northeast Georgia to achieve this level of recognition. A patient-centered medical home is a […]

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February 23, 2013 TLC physicians represent Hall County for ‘Doctors Day’ at Capitol

On Jan. 30, the Medical Association of Georgia sponsored Doctors Day at the state Capitol, which was attended by more than 50 physicians from all around the state of Georgia. Hall County was represented by Dan Mullis, M.D., TLC general surgeon and president of the Hall County Medical Society; Andrew Reisman, M.D., TLC family physician and second […]

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January 17, 2013 New physician joins Family Medicine in Oakwood

The Longstreet Clinic is pleased to announce that Kommerina Daling, M.D., has joined the Department of Family Medicine in Oakwood. Dr. Daling earned her medical degree from Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and completed her family medicine residency at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. She joins The Longstreet Clinic after working as a physician […]

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December 13, 2012 Retirees and employees honored for their service

On Dec. 1, The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., honored at total of 62 retirees and employees for their years of dedication and service. Retirees: Vicki Griffin and Imojean Mull Thirty Years: Nita Boyd Twenty Years: Roxanne Carter, Rhonda Mealor and Jay Lynn West Ten Years: Cheryl Batcho, Lee Anne Jones, Pat Bowman, Jarrett Kiesel, Dana Davenport, Jennifer Lafond, Amy English, […]

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October 31, 2012 TLC physicians elected to key positions with MAG

ATLANTA – Two Gainesville area physicians were sworn into office in key leadership positions with the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG)during its annual House of Delegates meeting in Savannah on October 21. Andrew B. Reisman, M.D., was elected to the position of second vice president for MAG, while E. Frank McDonald, M.D., was elected to a […]

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October 30, 2012 The Longstreet Clinic welcomes two new neonatologists

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., is pleased to announce the addition of two fellowship-trained neonatologists, Kelly K. Adams, M.D., and Wendy L. Coto-Puckett, M.D. They join Cynthia Cabrera, M.D., and Armando R. Castillo, Jr., M.D., in practice. Dr. Adams earned her medical degree at Creighton University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at […]

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July 16, 2012 The Longstreet Clinic welcomes new internist

The Longstreet Clinic is pleased to announce that You Sun “Sunny” Nam, M.D., has joined the Department of Internal Medicine in Gainesville. Dr. Nam earned her medical degree from Yonsei University College of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Internal […]

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June 1, 2012 Longstreet Inpatient Medicine expands hospital-based care to Habersham Medical Center

In 1997, The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., began North Georgia’s first and only full-time, hospital-based inpatient service. Today that practice, Longstreet Inpatient Medicine, has grown to include more than 20 physicians dedicated to caring solely for hospitalized patients. Now, fifteen years later, inpatient medicine is considered one of the fastest growing medical specialties in U.S. history, with […]

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May 31, 2012 Vascular lab receives testing accreditation

Vascular & Vein Specialists at The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., is pleased to announce that it has been granted a three-year term of reaccreditation in Vascular Testing in the areas of Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing, Visceral Vascular, Peripheral Venous Testing and Peripheral Arterial Testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). The lab was reaccredited in January 2010 […]

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April 27, 2012 TLC neurologist McDonald graduates from Georgia Physicians Leadership Academy

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) Foundation announced that Frank McDonald, a neurologist at The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., in Gainesville, was one of 10 physicians from across the state who recently graduated from the fourth class of the Georgia Physicians Leadership Academy (GPLA). “The GPLA was established to develop physician leaders to improve health care delivery for […]

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March 26, 2012 The Longstreet Clinic again the first in area to achieve quality care recognition

Since its formation in 1995, The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., (TLC) has been committed innovation and driving improvement in health care. By embracing compassionate, evidence-based quality standards of care, the Clinic recently received recognition from two national organizations that measure and certify practices in key areas of performance, making it one of the first to achieve […]

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February 1, 2012 Statement on Pfizer’s birth control pill recall

You may have seen reports this morning about Pfizer’s recall of certain types of birth control pills due to a packaging error that could result in unintended pregnancies. The Center for Women’s Health at The Longstreet Clinic does not typically prescribe this particular type of pill to our patients. However, should you have any concerns, […]

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January 31, 2012 Doctors share images with secure software

A group of Gainesville doctors and clinics are using new secure software that makes it easier to share medical images. IConnect helps Community Health Alliance partners log into a site and see things like x-rays. CHA Chairman, Doctor Richard LoCicero, said they used to have to physically pick up data discs from other clinics and doctors. […]

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December 22, 2011 Dr. Charles Nash Named Medical Director of the Cancer Center at NGMC

Charles H. Nash, III, MD, an oncologist with The Longstreet Clinic Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology, has been named medical director of the Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC). Dr. Nash previously served as medical director of the Cancer Center from 2002 to 2005. As medical director, Dr. Nash will provide clinical and […]

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December 22, 2011 TLC is latest group to join Medical Association of Georgia

With more than 85 physicians, The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. recently joined the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG), according to MAG President Sandra B. Reed, M.D. MAG now has more than 6,500 members – up some 12 percent in the last year. “The Longstreet Clinic has cared for more than 145,000 patients in north Georgia in […]

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December 6, 2011 Primary care physicians recognized for quality heart and stroke care

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) recently announced that R. Philip Marler, M.D., F.A.C.P., Lajos Toth, M.D., F.A.C.P., Kenneth W. Fogarty II, M.D., Marti Gibbs, M.D., John N. Range, M.D., and Andrew B. Reisman, M.D., of The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., have received recognition from the Heart/Stroke Recognition Program for providing quality care […]

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November 4, 2011 TLC’s Stover elected as GAMSS Member Liaison

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., is pleased to announce that Jeanine Stover has been elected as the Georgia Association Medical Staff Services 2012 Member Liaison. Stover, a Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist, has been the Credentials Coordinator at The Longstreet Clinic for the past five years. According to GAMSS, the Membership Liaison works to promote the growth […]

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October 11, 2011 Department of Internal Medicine welcomes new nurse practitioner

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., is pleased to announce that Juli M. Dyer, FNP-C, has joined the Department of Internal Medicine as a certified family nurse practitioner. Dyer earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy […]

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August 2, 2011 Zimmerman joins Frank McDonald Neurology

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., is pleased to announce that Ashley W. Zimmerman, FNP-C, has joined Frank McDonald Neurology at The Longstreet Clinic as a certified family nurse practitioner. Zimmerman earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C., and her master’s degree from North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega. […]

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July 21, 2011 Want to share your pregnancy journey? Thanks to TLC physician, there’s an app for that

As an obstetrician and gynecologist at The Longstreet Clinic, Dr. Keshma Saujani interacts with pregnant women on a daily basis. As the mother of two, Saujani has walked in their shoes too, so she’s always looking for ways to improve the experience of her patients. Her idea? There’s an app for that. Tapping into the […]

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July 15, 2011 Awareness is key in recognizing stroke’s signs

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and one of the leading causes of disability in the U.S., but the National Stroke Association believes that with more education and awareness, those grim statistics could be improved. In order to accomplish this, May has been declared National Stoke Awareness Month. Dr. Frank McDonald, a neurologist […]

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July 15, 2011 TLC’s Jenkins honored with award for teaching excellence

The Center for Women’s Health at The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., is pleased to announce that W. Thomas “Tommy” Jenkins, M.D., was recently honored with the Alpha Omega Alpha Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award presented by the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Jenkins was selected for the award by his peers, faculty, staff and alumni. According to Dr. […]

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July 15, 2011 Jacobson recognized by South University

Ross L. Jacobson, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., a physician with The Center for Women’s Health at The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., recently was recognized by the South University Physician Assistant program for his dedication to training their students. “We are fortunate to have preceptors who give of their time and talents to help mold these students into the […]

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