MAG endorsing Rich McCormick, M.D., for U.S. 7th district seat

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is endorsing Richard “Rich” McCormick, M.D., M.B.A., for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 7th Congressional District of Georgia.

“As an ER physician and combat veteran, Dr. McCormick is a proven leader who has the experience, skill set, and temperament we need to solve today’s most pressing problems,” says MAG President Rutledge Forney, M.D. “And he is the ideal candidate to tackle the health care system’s complex challenges, in particular.”

Dr. Forney adds that, “Dr. McCormick knows how to strengthen and solidify Georgia’s practice environment – including the need for tort reform, eliminating surprise bills, and reducing today’s oppressive regulatory burdens – which ultimately means Georgians will have more access to the physicians and medical care they need.”

Dr. Forney concludes that, “MAG is confident that Dr. McCormick is the best candidate for this office, and we are convinced that he will be a strong and effective advocate for the Georgians he represents, including both patients and physicians.”

Dr. McCormick is a MAG member, an emergency medicine physician at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, and a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy – having served as an officer and helicopter pilot in combat zones in Africa, the Persian Gulf, and Afghanistan. It is also worth noting that he is a graduate of the Morehouse University School of Medicine.

Go to for Dr. McCormick’s campaign website.