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New ‘Top Docs’ addresses COVID-19/vaccine hesitancy   
The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show highlights ways physicians can encourage vaccine-hesitant patients to get vaccinated, and it features MAG members McLean Davies, M.D., and Lee Whitton, M.D. – transition year residents at Northside Hospital Gwinnett. 
The episode is part of MAG’s ‘Let’s help take this pandemic down’ campaign, which was designed to increase Georgia’s COVID-19 vaccination rate. 
Drs. Davies and Whitton discuss…
– Vaccine hesitancy
– The most common reasons people don’t get vaccinated 
– How physicians can educate their patients about vaccines
– The best time to discuss vaccinations during an exam
– A good sequence of questions to ask vaccine-hesitant patients
– Key points physicians should make when they discuss the need to get vaccinated
– How assertive physicians should be when they encourage their patients to get vaccinated
– What a physician should do when a patient refuses to get vaccinated
– How a practice can handle staff that refuses to get vaccinated
Dr. Davies has a degree in nuclear and radiological engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He will begin a residency in radiology at the University of Pennsylvania next year. He hopes to specialize in vascular and interventional radiology.
Dr. Whitton has a degree in biology from the University of Georgia and a medical degree from the Morehouse University School of Medicine. He will begin a residency in anesthesiology at Emory next year. He hopes to specialize in critical care medicine.
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The views of the guests who appear on ‘Top Docs’ are theirs and aren’t necessarily consistent with MAG’s policies or positions. Contact Tom Kornegay at with questions about MAG’s ‘Top Docs’ show.
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