New ‘Top Docs’ addresses Clarkston Community Health Center

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses the Clarkston Community Health Center (CCHC) – which delivers free primary care and dental care and mental health services and prescriptions to marginalized individuals and the refugee community – and it features Gulshan Harjee, M.D., a long-time MAG member and one of CCHC’s co-founders.

Dr. Harjee discusses…

– CCHC’s mission, services, staff, and eligibility requirements
– Why she left a successful practice to start CCHC
– Why free clinics in Georgia are so important
– How the new administration could affect free clinics
– CCHC’s volunteer liability coverage
– CCHC’s funding sources and budget
– How the pandemic has affected CCHC
– CCHC’s long-term vision
– How people can support CCHC as a volunteer or with a donation

Dr. Harjee is a board-certified internist and a certified civil surgeon. The former president of the DeKalb Medical Society founded First Medical Care, which is a primary care clinic in Decatur. Dr. Harjee also served on the Board of the DeKalb Medical Health Systems for 20 years. Dr. Harjee was born in Tanzania, but she escaped to Pakistan during the Idi Amin-era – later escaping to Iran during the war between India and Pakistan. She is the recipient of numerous professional and humanitarian and philanthropic awards, and she funds scholarships for high school students who are going into health care professions – as well as a scholarship at the Morehouse School of Medicine. She graduated from the Emory University School of Medicine. It is also worth noting that Dr. Harjee is a 10-year cancer survivor.

Between downloads and live listeners, ‘Top Docs’ has now reached nearly 1.8 million listeners and viewers – which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. MAG has won four awards for the show, including an American Association of Medical Society Executives Profiles of Excellence Award, an American Society of Association Executives Silver Award, and two Health Information Resource Center Digital Health Awards.

‘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.

MAG ‘Top Docs’ show on Clarkston Community Health Center

Resources

Clarkston Community Health Center website

Support Clarkston Community Health Center with donation

CCHC ‘Health Care is a Human Right’ overview

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