MAG honors Statesboro family physician for humanitarian efforts 

Loy “Chip” Cowart, M.D. – a family physician who is the medical director of the Candler Medical Group in Metter and the chief medical officer at the Candler County Hospital – is the recipient of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) Jack A. Raines Humanitarian Award  for 2020. The award honors a physician for their outstanding humanitarian contributions beyond the normal practice of medicine.

In nominating him for the award, Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) President Jeff Stone, M.D., emphasized that, “Dr. Cowart has been instrumental in the success of the Hearts and Hands Clinic, which provides free care for patients in Statesboro. At Hearts and Hands, he has been a volunteer physician for eight years and the medical director for five years. He has also mentored college students who are pursuing careers in the medical field.”

Dr. Stone also stressed that, “Dr. Cowart has proven himself a true leader in the medical community and a humanitarian who strives to bridge the gap between clinical care and community outreach.”

In addition to being a member of GAFP’s Board of Directors and Congress of Delegates, Dr. Cowart serves on the board of the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance and was on the Evans County Board of Health from 1997-2015.

Dr. Cowart has a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, and he completed his residency at the Anmed Family Medicine Residency Program in Anderson, South Carolina.

Dr. Cowart and his wife, Elizabeth Cowart, live in Statesboro. They have four children, including Lacy (Kyle) Kamppi, Chase (Taylor) Cowart, Chad Cowart, and Heath Waters.