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New ‘Top Docs’ features Georgia Board for Healthcare Workforce chair  
The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses the role of the Georgia Board for Healthcare Workforce (GBHW) – and it features GBHW Chair Antonio Rios, M.D., FACP, CPE, who also serves as the chairman of the board of the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) in Gainesville. 
Dr. Rios discusses…
GBHW’s mission and vision 
– Why GBHW changed its name in 2019
– GBHW’s programs
– Who serves on GBHW – and how they’re appointed    
– How GBHW defines success
– GBHW’s relationship with medical schools and residency programs in the state
– How GBHW promotes residency programs and job creation in Georgia
– How budget cuts have affected GBHW’s programs
– Noteworthy trends in Georgia  
– The steps GBHW is taking to help ensure Georgians in rural or underserved areas have access to care
GBHW “strives to identify the health care workforce needs of Georgia communities and to meet those needs through the support and development of medical education programs.”
GBHW’s vision is to “see Georgia communities, especially in medically underserved areas, have improved access to needed physicians and other health care practitioners, thereby enhancing the health and wellbeing of Georgia's citizens.”
In his leadership role at NGPG, Dr. Rios oversees more than 250 physicians and more than 200 advanced practitioners and staff at over 80 locations. He is a member and a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and in addition to MAG he is a member of the American Medical Association, the National Lipid Association, the American Medical Group Association, and the American Association of Physician Leadership. It is also worth noting that Dr. Rios has been a volunteer (and a member of the Board of Directors) at the Good News Clinic in Gainesville since 1998. He is board-certified in internal medicine, and he is an American Board of Medical Management-certified physician executive. Dr. Rios has a medical degree from La Salle University in Mexico, and he completed his residency and fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta. 
Between downloads and live listeners, ‘Top Docs’ has now reached more than 1.6 million listeners and viewers – which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. MAG has won three 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 a Health Information Resource Center Digital Health Award.
‘Top Docs’ is supported with a grant from Alliant Health Solutions in memory of Tom Williams, its former CEO.
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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 with questions about MAG’s ‘Top Docs’ show.
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