‘Top Docs’ shows in English & Spanish address crucial need for vaccinations & vaccine hesitancy
The latest editions of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show address the crucial need for people to get vaccinated and vaccine hesitancy – including one version in English that features Andrew Reisman, M.D., and one version in Spanish that features Carlos del Rio, M.D., FIDSA.
Drs. Reisman and del Rio discuss…
– Whether today’s vaccines are safe
– What’s in vaccines and how they work
– Why it is crucial for people to get vaccinated
– How the vaccines for children have evolved over the past 30 years
– Whether there is any evidence-based link between vaccines and autism
– How the COVID-19 vaccines differ from common vaccines
– Reasons people don’t get vaccinated and how physicians can address those concerns
– “Herd Immunity”
Dr. Reisman is a family physician with the Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville, a member of the Georgia Composite Medical Board, and MAG’s immediate past president. He graduated from the MAG Foundation’s Georgia Physicians Leadership Academy in 2008. Dr. Reisman has a medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, and he completed his residency at the University of Maryland.
Dr. del Rio is a professor at the Emory University School of Medicine and the executive associate dean for Emory at Grady Hospital. In addition, he is the Hubert professor and chair of the Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health and a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. del Rio is a native of Mexico, where he attended medical school at Universidad La Salle. He completed his internal medicine and infectious diseases residencies at Emory University in Atlanta.
The Spanish-speaking episode is hosted by Georgia Board for Healthcare Workforce Chair Antonio Rios, M.D., F.A.C.P., CPE, who is one of the original physicians of Northeast Georgia Physicians Group in Gainesville. Dr. Rios has a medical degree from La Salle University in Mexico, and he completed his residency and fellowship at Emory University.
This is the first edition of the ‘Top Docs’ show to be recorded in Spanish.
Between downloads and live listeners, ‘Top Docs’ has now reached 1.8 million listeners and viewers – which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. MAG has won four awards for the show, including an American Association of Medical Society Executives Profiles of Excellence Award, an American Society of Association Executives Silver Award, and two Health Information Resource Center Digital Health Awards.
The views of the guests who appear on ‘Top Docs’ are theirs and are not necessarily consistent with MAG’s policies or positions. Contact Tom Kornegay at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about MAG’s ‘Top Docs’ show.