New ‘Top Docs’ show addresses meningitis & shingles 

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs Radio’ show addresses the meningococcal and shingles diseases and vaccines.      

The program features Eddie Richardson Jr., M.D., who is the medical director for the Lake Oconee Urgent and Primary Care Center in Eatonton – and a graduate of the MAG Foundation’s Georgia Physicians Leadership Academy. 

Dr. Richardson discusses… 

– The signs and symptoms of shingles and meningitis 
– The most likely patient populations to contract shingles and meningitis
– The ideal time for patients to get the shingles and meningitis vaccines
– The difference between the two shingles vaccines     

Dr. Richardson also gives an update on the recent measles outbreak.

In addition to his role at the Lake Oconee Urgent and Primary Care Center, Dr. Richardson serves as the medical director for Putnam General Hospital’s Hospitalist Program, the Amedisys Home Health Agency, and Harmony Hospice in Eatonton. Dr. Richardson also serves as an assistant professor at both the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and the Morehouse University School of Medicine – and he founded the Rejuvinate Your Sexy Everything Men’s Clinic and Spa in Atlanta. Dr. Richardson has a medical degree from Morehouse, and he completed his residency at The Medical Center in Columbus. It is also worth noting that Dr. Richardson was the Georgia Association of Family Physicians’ Family Physician of the Year in 2018.  

Between downloads and live listeners, MAG’s ‘Top Docs Radio’ show has now reached more than 440,000 listeners and viewers – which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. The program is supported with a grant from Alliant Health Solutions in memory of Tom Williams, its former CEO. 

In addition to the video recordings that are available on Facebook, the ‘Top Docs Radio’ show is available as a podcast on AppleGoogleSpotify, and Stitcher.

Resources

MAG ‘Meningococcal & Shingles Vaccines’ web page

CDC ‘Meningococcal Disease’ web page

CDC ‘Shingles Disease’ web page