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New ‘Top Docs’ features Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Au, M.D.  
The latest episode of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show features Michelle Au, M.D., MPH, an anesthesiologist with Emory-St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta and a graduate of the MAG Foundation’s Georgia Physicians Leadership Academy who is running for the Georgia Senate’s 48th District – which includes  Johns Creek, Duluth, and parts of Lawrenceville, Peachtree Corners, and Suwanee.
Dr. Au discusses…
– How her role at her hospital has changed since the COVID-19 outbreak started
– The biggest challenges she has faced caring for COVID-19 patients
– How well physicians and allied staff at her hospital are holding up
– Some of her biggest public health concerns related to COVID-19
– Whether her hospital has enough PPE and other supplies
– How Georgians can protect themselves from COVID-19
– COVID-19’s high-risk groups
– How Georgia’s outbreak compares to the rest of the U.S.
– Her biggest concerns about COVID-19 going forward
– How her campaign is progressing  
– How people can get involved and support her campaign 
Dr. Au graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College with a degree in psychobiology, while she received her medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of New York (CHONY) and a residency in anesthesiology at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University. Dr. Au also has a master’s degree in public health from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.
Dr. Au wrote a medical memoir that is entitled ‘This Won’t Hurt a Bit (And Other White Lies): My Education in Medicine and Motherhood,’ which was published by Grand Central Publishing, and she is working on her second book, which is a “hybrid memoir about the history of anesthesiology blended with personal clinical stories, aiming to shed light on a field of medicine relied on by many but understood by few.” She has written articles for The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, Slate, Medium, KevinMD, and Psychology Today.
Dr. Au lives in Johns Creek with her husband and fellow MAG member Joseph Walrath, M.D., with their three children.
Contact Dr. Au at or 770.405.9532.
Between downloads and live listeners, ‘Top Docs’ – which won an American Association of Medical Society Executives Profiles of Excellence Award  and a Health Information Resource Center Digital Health Awards award in 2019 – has now reached more than one million listeners and viewers, which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries.
‘Top Docs’ is supported with a grant from Alliant Health Solutions in memory of Tom Williams, its former CEO. 
In addition to the video recordings that are available on Facebook, ‘Top Docs’ is available as a podcast on AppleGoogleSpotifyStitcher, and iHeart Radio
New COVID-19 virtual COVID-19 ‘grand rounds’ set for Thursday 
Grady, Emory Healthcare, Piedmont Healthcare, and the Wellstar Health System are conducting a series of free, one-hour “Intersystem Virtual Grand Rounds” to discuss a variety of COVID-19 topics.
The next session will take place at 1:30 p.m. this Thursday, May 7 – and it will address antivirals, chloroquine, immune mediators, and convalescent plasma.   
Registration is required and limited to the first 300 registrants.
Free MAG Health Plan webinar scheduled for May 14 
Decisely Insurance Services will host a free 45-minute webinar for physicians and practice managers at 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 14 that will address the features and benefits associated with the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) new ‘Association Healthcare Solutions Plan’ – which is expected to deliver savings of up to 20 percent compared to standard small group plans, although savings will vary for each practice.
Decisely administers the MAG Association Healthcare Solutions Plan, which is available to MAG member practices that enroll five or more full-time physicians and practice staff – keeping in mind that every physician at the practice must be a MAG member for the practice to qualify for the plan.
The MAG Association Healthcare Solutions Plan features…
Medical, dental and vision plans from Humana®. 
– Customized plans, deductibles, co-pays, and cost-sharing. 
– HR technology and support that make benefits administration less time-consuming.
Humana’s Go365 wellness program, which rewards individuals for making healthy choices and can save practices even more in premium credits.
Decisely also offers “competitive prices [for health, dental and vision insurance plans] from Aetna and Cigna for practices with two to four employees.”
The webinar will address how the program works and how practices can get a quote. It will end with a Q&A session.
Contact Ryan Larosa at 678.303.9275 or with questions about the MAG Association Healthcare Solutions Plan.
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