Gwinnett Medical Center physicians serve as MAG’s ‘Doctor of the Day’ 

Among the physicians who served as a Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) ‘Doctor of the Day’ volunteer during the special session of the Georgia General Assembly that took place the week of November 12 were John Harvey, M.D., Blake Christianson, M.D., and Pedro Ramirez, M.D. Dr. Harvey is the director of the Residency Rotation Program at Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC), while Drs. Christianson and Ramirez are residents there.

MAG Doctor of the Day volunteers work in MAG’s Medical Aid Station at the state Capitol, where they provide free minor medical care to legislators and their staff members. 

“I was honored to have the unique opportunity to serve as a MAG Doctor of the Day volunteer,” says Dr. Christianson. “Having never been to a legislative session, it was incredibly informative. I especially enjoyed meeting fellow physicians who serve as members of the Senate and House of Representatives.”

Dr. Ramirez adds that, “Being MAG’s Doctor of the Day was an enlightening experience. It allowed me the opportunity to meet and greet key legislators. I felt great pride as a physician and a Georgian walking through the Capitol.”


From the left are Dr. Pedro Ramirez, Dr. John Harvey, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, and Dr. Blake Christianson. 


From the left are Sen. Dean Burke, M.D., Dr. John Harvey, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Dr. Blake Christianson, Dr. Pedro Ramirez, Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, M.D., and Sen. Ben Watson, M.D.

From the left are Dr. Blake Christianson, Dr. Pedro Ramirez, Dr. John Harvey, Rep. Wendell Willard, and Georgia Speaker David Ralston.