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Dr. Robinson celebrates 30 years of service

Many know Don Robinson, M.D., as Dr. Robinson.  Ask any person in this area if they know someone that was delivered by Dr. Robinson and they will probably tell you that he delivered them.  Dr. Robinson has served the community of Bainbridge for 30 years, tomorrow, Thursday, August 3.  Not only has his faith in God been the driving force in his practice, family and life, it has also been the inspiration for his continued work and involvement in his community.

Originally from Macon, Georgia, Don Robinson was a leader in high school and an ROTC Captain.  He was pre-med with a major in Biology at Mercer University.  He attended on a survivor-benefit and various scholastic scholarships.

After graduating from Mercer, Don married Mary and the newlyweds moved to Augusta.

Don Robinson attended the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where he studied straight through school, never taking a summer off.  He joined the Air Force on a military scholarship.

After Don graduated from medical school, his active duty was deferred until completion of his residency in Macon at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. During this time, Don Robinson lost his mother, but with his loss came the birth of his son, Talmadge Robinson (Tal).  After residency for his OB/GYN specialty, Don was called to active duty and the family shipped off to Rapid City, South Dakota. Don was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base for the better part of three years.

Don Robinson’s final tour of duty was at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Georgia, where his daughter Laura was born in 1986.

Dean Burke, now Senator Burke, was looking for a partner for his medical practice in Bainbridge. Don and Dean both attended the Medical College of Georgia and shared the same hospital for residency. Don finished active duty in 1987 and moved the family to Bainbridge to join Dr. Burke as a partner in private practice.

Dr. Robinson has served as the Chairman for the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce and along with former Secretary of the State of Georgia, Cathy Cox, helped to create and establish the Decatur 21st program which teaches leaders how to perform in the twenty-first century. 

Dr. Robinson also created and fostered the original driving tour of Historic Bainbridge.   His passion for photography is well-known and his work was displayed for years as a mural at the Welcome Center of Bainbridge.

With the former Bainbridge Running Club, Don was an active participant.  He proudly represented our community in 11 marathons at various sites, from Boston to Orlando, all after the age of 40!

According to his wife, Mary, and many other patients and leaders in the community, Dr. Robinson is not a doctor for any personal gain.  He is truly in medicine for all the right reasons.  Dr. Robinson has been serving wherever the Lord has led him. “Bainbridge has been great to Don, and he has established many lifelong friends with his colleagues, as well as his patients.” Mary said of her husband, “His medical practice is a ministry. He has been with his patients through lots of joy and pain.”

Dr. Robinson is very active in his church, Southwest Baptist of Bainbridge.  He also served in multiple capacities for many years as a member of First United Methodist Church of Bainbridge.

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MHM WELCOMES NEW SURGEON

Dr. George Myers, IV is a native of Macon and has made his home here in Bainbridge with his lovely wife Lindsay and son, George the V who they call “Cinc”. Dr Myers says he likes the small town tight knit community feel of Bainbridge. He also likes being close to family and the beach. He enjoys the outdoor life, spending time with family, hunting and fishing. He says if he could be outside all the time, he would. Although we have plenty of outdoors, gnats, and humidity for him to relish, we are thankful to have him inside at Amelia Medical Plaza where he is currently taking new patients. Dr. Myers is a surgeon, a graduate of the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies at Georgia Southern. He worked at Mercy Health in Toledo, OH where he completed his five year surgical residency.

We are very happy to have Dr. Myers join our team.

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Dr. Winston Price speaks at Phoebe Health Conference

Dr. Winston Price, Vice Chief of Staff from Memorial Hospital and Manor shared his “Advice for Students as Medical Careers are Pursued” in his address at their Closing Ceremony on August 4th at the Phoebe Health Conference Center in Albany Georgia. The program included the graduation of college 10 students who completed the Pathway to Med School program sponsored by SOWEGA. In his remarks Dr. Price challenged the students to “Perform, Inspire and Excel in everything that they strive to do” He asked them as future physicians to “not just accept the status quo but to take what is best in healthcare and make it better”.

Students had the opportunity to present their Research Projects to their family, friends, and distinguished guests at the ceremony. They will also go on to compete at the Annual Scientific Assembly of the GAFP in Atlanta in November.

Dr. Price stated that these bright students represent some of the future leaders in healthcare for SW Georgia in particular and for the nation in general. Among the graduates was the son of MHM Pharmacy Director, Ellen King. She was a “very proud mother” noted Dr. Price.

Also in attendance was the Honorable Mayor of Albany, Georgia, Dorothy Hubbard.


(L->R Legend) Pathway to Med School Class of 2017 with Dr. Winston Price
Ellen King’s (MHM Pharmacist) son, Russell King, is the 3rd from the left.

Connecting…
Students to Health Careers
Health Professionals to Communities
Communities to Better Health

http://sowega-ahec.org/recruit/pathway-to-med-school/

The Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center (SOWEGA-AHEC) is a community-driven, nonprofit organization whose goal is to improve access to healthcare by improving the number and distribution of healthcare providers in 38 counties in southwest Georgia. Our long-range goals are to cultivate a workforce that closely matches the state’s population in diversity, to assure that each community has enough practitioners in the right disciplines, particularly primary care, and ultimately improve access to healthcare.

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Decatur County Telehealth Contact Information

For general School Based Telehealth Clinic inquiries and information, please contact:
Misty Griffin – migriffin@dcboe.com or
April Aldridge – aaldridge@dcboe.com
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For general Telehealth Consultation inquiries and Appt. information, please contact:
Dr. W. Price Winstonp@mh-m.org

For specific school inquires, please contact:

Hutto Middle School Clinic
1201 Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
Bainbridge, Georgia 39817
Telephone: 229-248-2224
Website: http://www.boe.dcboe.com/4/home
Email: jenpowell@dcboe.com
Jennifer Powell, School Nurse

West Bainbridge Elementary School Clinic
915 Zorn Road
Bainbridge, Georgia 39819
Telephone: 229-248-2821
Website: http://westbainbridge.dcboe.com/
Email: temmons@dcboe.com
Tina Emmons, School Nurse

Potter Street Elementary School Clinic
725 Potter St.
Bainbridge, GA 39819
Telephone: 229-248-2253
Website: http://www.boe.dcboe.com/7/home
Email: myarbrough@dcboe.com
Meg Yarbrough, School Nurse

Elcan-King Elementary School Clinic
725 Louise St.
Bainbridge, GA 39819
Telephone: 229-248-2212
Website: http://www.boe.dcboe.com/3/home
Email: cesmith@dcboe.com
Cecilia Smith, School Nurse

John Johnson Elementary Clinic
1947 South West St.
Bainbridge, GA 39819
Telephone: 229-248-2215
Website: http://www.boe.dcboe.com/5/home
Email: migriffin@dcboe.com
Misty Griffin, School Nurse

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Rhett Colton

Birthday: August 1, 2017
Time of Birth: 4:57 PM
Weight: 8 lbs, 10 ozs
Length: 20.8 in

Proud Parents
Chris and Hayley

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Respiratory Department awarded the Laboratory Excellence COLA Award

Congratulations to the Respiratory Department team at MHM!

They recently were awarded the Laboratory Excellence COLA Award. Ed Newton, Respiratory Department Director, stated, “This award comes by teamwork and commitment from all employees in our area.” Thank you all for your hard work. The Respiratory Team at MHM consists of Pat Dean, Alison Green,
Chad Knight, Ed Newton, Greg Phillips, Leslie Brumby Stone and Renee Sykes.