Unequaled access to quality healthcare is one of South Georgia Medical Center’s main priorities, of which the system is making vast headway. Since officially organizing in 2020 SGMC’s Physician Network has more than doubled in its number of physicians and tripled in its number of specialties.
According to Jim Zacharias, SGMC Vice President of Network Development, this is a result of enhanced partnerships with outstanding long-time community physicians and recruitment of the very best doctors to join the region.
A physician needs analysis conducted in 2017showed 28 percent of adults in SGMC’s service area did not have a regular physician. This same report showed that the percentage of adults with high blood pressure, high body mass index, and diagnosed with diabetes in the area eclipsed both the state and national averages.
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