New ‘Top Docs’ features Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, M.D. discussing COVID-19

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show features Georgia Senator Kay Kirkpatrick, M.D. (R-Marietta) addressing her experience as a lawmaker and physician who contracted COVID-19, the latest on COVID-19 testing and antibody testing, what the MAG Medical Reserves Corps (MRC) has been doing during the outbreak, and when she believes the Georgia General Assembly will resume and what the state budget will look like.  

Senator Kirkpatrick discusses…

– Her COVID-19 symptoms and recovery
– COVID-19’s biggest risk factors – and if someone can get it twice
– If any of her family members or contacts have tested positive for COVID-19
– What someone should do if they think they have COVID-19
 Her advice to help people recover from COVID-19
– Whether she believes if Georgia has “flattened its curve”
 The latest on COVID-19 testing and antibody testing 
– The ongoing need for social distancing
– How the MAG MRC has been deployed during the outbreak
– The latest on the development of treatments and vaccines  
– Whether she believes there will be a “second wave”
– When the legislature will resume – and how COVID-19 will affect the state budget  

Senator Kirkpatrick represents the 32nd District, which includes East Cobb and Sandy Springs. She serves as the chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, and she is a member of the Senate Health and Human Services, Insurance and Labor, and Veterans, Military and Homeland Security committees. Senator Kirkpatrick is also a member of the Commission on Family Violence, and a legislative liaison to the Commission on the Holocaust. Senator Kirkpatrick was an orthopaedic hand surgeon in Atlanta for over 30 years – having served as Resurgens Orthopaedics’ president. It is also worth noting that she is a district coordinator for the MAG MRC.  

Contact Senator Kirkpatrick at kay.kirkpatrick@senate.ga.gov or 404.656.3932.

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

‘Top Docs’ is supported with a grant from Alliant Health Solutions in memory of Tom Williams, its former CEO.

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