MAG ‘Top Docs’ show on COVID-19 front line efforts

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show offers a unique glimpse into the crucial effort that is underway to care for COVID-19 patients in Georgia. It features Zoeb Bootwala, M.D., a board-certified internist and hospitalist at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins.

Dr. Bootwala discusses… 

 The most common symptoms he sees in COVID-19 patients
– The biggest challenges he faces caring for COVID-19 patients
– His interaction with the family members of COVID-19 patients
– How health care workers are handling the stress associated with COVID-19
– Whether there is enough PPE and other supplies
– The best ways for people to protect themselves from COVID-19
– Why “social distancing” remains so important
– Why older adults and those with chronic health conditions are at higher risk
– How the outbreak in Georgia compares to other parts of the country 
– His biggest fears about COVID-19 going forward

Dr. Bootwala has an undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta, a medical degree from the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, and he completed his residency at Mercer University. Dr. Bootwala has been a MAG member since 2014. 

Between downloads and live listeners, ‘Top Docs’ – which won an American Association of Medical Society Executives Profiles of Excellence Award  and a Health Information Resource Center Digital Health Awards award in 2019 – has now reached more than 900,000 listeners and viewers, which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

‘Top Docs’ 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, ‘Top Docs’ is available as a podcast on AppleGoogleSpotifyStitcher, and iHeart Radio


CDC COVID-19 website

Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Resource Center

The views of the guests who appear on ‘Top Docs’ are theirs and aren’t necessarily consistent with MAG’s policies or positions. Contact Tom Kornegay at with questions about MAG’s ‘Top Docs’ show.