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Athens Eye supports Habitat for Humanity

 

Dr. Gadlin, a native of Georgia, joins Athens Eye Associates as an Ophthalmologist.

Dr. GadlinScotty Gadlin senior photo graduated from the University of Georgia. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA.  During his time at the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Gadlin was awarded a membership into the Alpha Omega Alpha  Medical Honor Society. After medical school, Dr. Gadlin remained at the Medical College of Georgia where he completed his internship in Internal Medicine and his residency in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Gadlin has been trained in the latest techniques in cataract, glaucoma surgery, surgery of the eyelids, as well as the treatment of diabetes and macular degeneration. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Georgia Society for Ophthalmology and is excited to be back in Athens with his wife, Kassandra, and their two dogs. When not at work treating patients, Dr. Gadlin enjoys spending time with his family and friends, cooking, woodworking, and watching the Georgia Bulldogs. Dr. Gadlin is practicing in the Athens area with affiliations at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens Regional Medical Center, and the Surgery Center of Athens.

Athens Eye Associates will be accepting Spectera Vision Plans beginning January 1, 2015

Michael S. Jacobs, MD Graduates from AAO Leadership Development Program

On Monday, October 20th during the Society Presidents’ Recognition and Awards Session held in conjunction with AAO 2014 in Chicago, Dr. Jacobs was recognized for his participation in the Academy’s Leadership Development Program XVI, Class of 2014. Dr. Jacobs was among a select group of nineteen participants chosen for the LDP XVI, Class of 2014, from among a large group that was nominated by state, subspecialty and specialized interest societies. In January 2014, Dr. Jacobs took part in a 2 ½ day interactive session in San Francisco covering a wide variety of leadership and association management topics. The meeting also included a visit to AAO headquarters to hear from the 2014 Academy President Greg Skuta, MD and Academy Vice Presidents on key priorities for the Academy. Next was a trip in April 2014 to attend the AAO’s Mid-Year Forum in Washington D.C. where Dr. Jacobs visited Georgia’s Members of Congress and their staff to discuss issues important to the medical profession as part of Congressional Advocacy Day. During a special session on Capitol Hill, Dr. Jacobs and his LDP colleagues also heard from 2014 US Congressman Larry Bucshon (R-IN, 8th District) about building effective relationships with legislators and how best to advocate on behalf of patients. The LDP class also took part in honoring Congressman Bucshon as one of the Academy’s 2014 Visionary Award recipients for his sponsorship of truth-in-advertising legislation, the Truth in Healthcare Marketing Act. During the final LDP XVI session in Chicago, Dr. Jacobs heard from leadership of the AAO and the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology regarding global collaborative efforts and key priority issues for organized ophthalmology and was encouraged to put his leadership skills to good use.

Dr. Jacobs pictured with LPres Breakfast - Jacobs PlaqueDP classmates:

Aaron Weingeist, MD – AAO LDP XVI Director, Leadership Development Program

Daniel Briceland, MD – AAO 2014 Secretary for State Affairs / 2015 Senior Secretary for Advocacy

 

Congressional Visitor

TomGravesTom Graves, US Congressman representing Georgia’s 14th District (http://tomgraves.house.gov), paid a visit to Athens Eye Associates PC on March 24, 2014.  Dr. Jacobs met the Congressman earlier in the month during a trip to Washington, D.C., and the two realized they shared much in common- the desire to serve in the community, trail running as a way to escape the daily grind, and a love of Athens, Georgia.  During the nearly hour-long meeting at Athens Eye Associates, the two discussed many of the healthcare challenges facing the country.  The Congressman listened with interest to real life examples of the adverse impact increasing federal regulation have on private practices such as Athens Eye and the potential for interference on patient care. The doctors and staff of Athens Eye Associates are committed to continuing as advocates for the patients of our area by working with organized medicine and our state and national leaders to preserve the highest quality of medical care and continuing to deliver personal, professional and timely service to our community. Congressman Graves’ commitment to protecting quality healthcare and his interest in visiting Athens, Georgia is appreciated by all of us at Athens Eye Associates.

Athens Eye Associates has Representative in AAO Leadership Development Program XVI, Class of 2014

Michael S. Jacobs, M.D. was recognized at the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans for his selection to the Academy’s Leadership Development Program XVI, Class of 2014. Dr. Jacobs was among a select group of twenty participants chosen from among a large group that was nominated by state, subspecialty and specialized interest societies. The class also includes one international from Vietnam who is jointly representing the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology and the Vietnam Ophthalmology Society. The incoming LDP class had an Orientation Session in New Orleans where they were introduced to their classmates as well as heard project presentations from the graduating LDP XV, class of 2013. In January 2014, Dr. Jacobs will take part in a 2 1/2 day interactive session in San Francisco with a visit to AAO headquarters to hear from AAO physician leadership, including 2014 Academy President Gregory L. Skuta, MD, on a wide variety of leadership topics. Next will be a trip in April 2014 to attend the AAO’s Mid-Year Forum in Washington D.C. where Dr. Jacobs will have scheduled visits with Senators, Representatives and healthcare staff to discuss issues important to the medical profession. During an advocacy session dedicated to LDP XVI participants , Dr. Jacobs will also hear from a member of the US Congress about building effective relationships with legislators and how best to advocate on behalf of patients. The final LDP session for the class of 2014 will take place in conjunction with the Academy’s 2014 Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Athens Eye Associates collects eyeglass donations for the Lions Club’s Lions Recycle for Sight program.

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We are excited to announce that by volunteering at Mercy Health Center we were able to provide eye care for 29 patients last month.

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