DeKalb Medical Society
A Component of the Medical Association of Georgia and the American Medical Association
Sponsors Decatur Health Imaging

Mag Mutual Insurance Company


Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House
1815 Ponce de Leon Ave.
in the Frazer Center
Corner of Ponce de Leon
& South Ponce de Leon

DeKalb County
Public Health Director

Sandra Ford, MD
445 Winn Way
Decatur, GA 30031

Center for Disease Control
Thomas Frieden, MD, Director
1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 20222



"Best Practices in Care Transitions"

Wednesday, October 5
Petite Auberge Restaurant
2935 N. Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30329

Reception 6:00 | Dinner 6:30 | Program 7:00


Problems such as hospital readmission rates, medication errors, duplication of services and diagnostic errors illustrate the inadequacies that exist in a complex and fragmented healthcare delivery system. e National Transitions of Care Coali- tion (NTOCC) identi ed transitions of care as a major issue that can only be solved by working collaboratively toward the best clinical outcomes for patients. In this presentation, we will examine how the quality of care is a ected by communica- tion at transitional points in care. Using case examples and patient and family-centered.


Dr. Marshaleen King, Patient Safety Physician Consultant

Dr. King is a Pulmonary and Critical Care specialist on faculty at Morehouse School of Medicine. She completed residency training in Internal Medicine and a Faculty Development Program at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) following which she pursued fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. On completion of her fellowship, she returned to Morehouse to pursue a career in academic medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and a member of the American thoracic Society and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. While on faculty at Morehouse Dr. King worked to develop a patient safety and quality improvement (PS/QI) curriculum for the residency programs at Morehouse. Since then, she has participated in the implementation of the PS/QI program for residents at Morehouse and assisted residents in designing PS/QI projects. She is also Co-Director for the Intermediate Care Unit at Grady Memorial Hospital and participated in the development and implementation of the “Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program” (CUSP) for the unit.

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Save the Dates!

December 6, 2016

"All Politics Are Local"
DMS Legislative Reception
Petite Auberge
6:00-7:30 pm

Join us with our DeKalb County Legislatives and here their positions on healthcare and what we can expect under the gold dome for 2017 legislative session.

January 21, 2017

Casino NightDMS Annual Meeting and Casino Night
Druid Hills Golf Club

DMS/PCC Sponsored Nepal Medical Camp

Our Nepal team will be returning this year to serve the earthquake victims. The tentative date for departure is October 20. Those interested should contact Dr. Gary Botstein at

Video of last year's experience: Taksindu medical camp

We Have a New Address

Please make note: We've closed our PO Box in Tucker and have changed our address to:

Dekalb Medical Society
2152 Tanglewood Road
Decatur, GA 30033

Please update your records to reflect our new address.




Dekalb Medical Society Administrative Office
Dekalb Medical Society
2152 Tanglewood Road
Decatur, GA 30033
770-271-0453 Telephone     770-271-0634 FAX
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J. W. (Hank) Holderfield, Executive Director
Melissa Connor, Executive Assistant