MAG encouraging physicians to reinforce best COVID-19 practices with patients

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is encouraging physicians in the state to encourage their patients to take steps to protect themselves, their loved ones, and the community at large during the COVID-19 pandemic by wearing a mask when they are around other people, washing their hands on a regular basis, using hand sanitizers, and adhering to the six-foot social distancing guideline. 

“It is imperative for physicians to reinforce these messages to help control the spread of the disease,” says MAG President Andrew Reisman, M.D. “And it is clear that COVID-19 continues to present a very real risk to a large number of Georgians, especially the people who are in high-risk groups.” 

Dr. Reisman is also calling for his fellow physicians to encourage any patients who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms to contact their primary care physicians to discuss the need to get a COVID-19 test and, if applicable, the best test options. 

MAG will continue to work with the applicable authorities and stakeholder groups to obtain and disseminate the latest information on COVID-19 tests. 

MAG COVID-19 Resource Center