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August 19, 2016
by Dan Pearson
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Fresh news!

ShareYes, here it is, the latest issue. Remember the name Ryan Heckendorn? He sent us a story of amazing weight loss exactly one year ago. In connection with our cover story (why is it so hard to lse weight – … Continue reading

July 15, 2016
by Dan Pearson
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Your paper has arrived

ShareA picture says a thousand words. This picture says ten thousand. Click to read some of them.

May 20, 2016
by Dan Pearson
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What’s black, white, and read all over?

ShareAnswer: The Medical Examiner, although to be fair, it also has blue, green, yellow, red… pretty much the whole spectrum. If you don’t believe that, click over to page 16 for proof. On that same page: where Pink Floyd and … Continue reading

May 16, 2014
by Dan Pearson
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Today’s smokin’ Examiner

ShareCan’t believe I didn’t post this first thing this morning here. It was online at bright and early, though. Just in time for Saturday breakfast, this issue’s cover story: how Victorians chowed down big time and didn’t suffer the … Continue reading

April 1, 2013
by Dan Pearson
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It’s like April Fool’s every day!

ShareI’d like to take this opportunity to thank the major advertisers in Augusta’s healthcare market for their support of the Medical Examiner. These are organizations – University Health System, GRU-slash-MCG, Doctors Hospital, Trinity Hospital and others – with HUGE advertising … Continue reading

March 5, 2013
by Dan Pearson
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Azziz: The Week So Far

ShareWell let’s see… on Sunday he was compared to Stalin in a bit of artistic hyperbole wrought by the inimitable Rick McKee in The Augusta Chronicle’s Opinion section (below). Today Dr. John Salazar writes, in the Chronicle’s Letters to the … Continue reading

January 30, 2013
by Dan Pearson
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Where’s the bone?

ShareWhat bone? The one that was thrown to the Augusta community when GRU announced that it heard the public outcry to Save The A. That they would include Augusta in the name of the new university formed by the consolidation … Continue reading

January 21, 2013
by Dan Pearson
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ShareUnlike perhaps any other person or organization in the large Augusta medical community, the Medical Examiner is everywhere. We visit more than 500 doctors offices at least twice a month, along with deliveries to 14 area hospitals. We see things. … Continue reading

November 16, 2012
by Dan Pearson
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TONIGHT medical history comes to life

Share Friends of the Medical Examiner Michael Wolff and Janis Ann Parks have teamed up to take a unique trip through the pages of Augusta’s medical history. Wolff is the entrepreneur behind Augusta Ghost Trolley, tours that began in October … Continue reading


November 7, 2012 by Dan Pearson | Comments Off on OBAMA TRIES TO SAVE THE A

He’s trying, but it isn’t going well so far.

One thing you can say for Dr. Ricardo Azziz: the man is tenacious. And he’s what is sometimes called a company man. That’s someone whose allegiance to his employer comes before personal beliefs or loyalty to fellow workers. Despite poll results (which he requested), he mounted a one man behind-the-scenes campaign to the regents to ensure Augusta would not be in the name of the merged universities. As a result, we have a proposed name that is universally despised. We know of exactly zero people not named Azziz who like it, unless their title is Regent. Despite that, Azziz is steadfast. “It’s a wonderful name that will brand this great institution across the nation.” Well sure, but brand it how? We have the suspicion that if Azziz told a patient he had terminal cancer, he might add, “This particular type of cancer has a wonderful name.”

The Medical Examiner has learned the clamor raised over the GRUA fiasco has reached all the way to the White House. President Obama took time out of his campaign schedule last week to meet with Dr. Azziz, who stubbornly maintained his allegiance to GRUA despite all the vocal opposition the name has faced. After the meeting ended without progress, Obama spoke to reporters. In this clip we obtained from the White House Press Office, the president tries to put a positive spin on the meeting, but if you watch carefully you can see subtle signs of his frustration over the situation here in Augusta.

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