GA-PCOM’s Petree Volunteers as ‘MAG Doctor of the Day’January 23, 2019
Assistant professor Kristie Petree, DO, provided medical care to legislators and staff
at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta.
Kristie Petree, DO, assistant professor of neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine at Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM), recently served as the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) “Doctor of the Day”
during the legislative session at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta.
Her day began in the Senate chambers where she was introduced by District 45 Senator
Renee Unterman. She then volunteered to work a full day in the Medical Aid Station
located on the second floor of the Capitol building where she provided free minor
medical care to legislators and their staff members.
“Serving as the Medical Association of Georgia ‘Doctor of the Day’ was an incredible
opportunity,” Dr. Petree said. “It was an honor to participate and provide care at
the Medical Aid Station and a privilege to represent osteopathic medicine in the community.“
The Doctor of the Day program is a non-political service that MAG provides for Georgia
legislators. Any physician licensed in Georgia, regardless of specialty, can serve
as a MAG Doctor of the Day volunteer. Physicians are covered by Georgia’s Good Samaritan
MAG relies on the generosity of physicians and pharmacists to furnish the Medical Aid Station with medicine. Among the most common medications
that are needed are amoxicillin, Benadryl, aspirin, Advil, Tylenol, Claritin, Robitussin,
Neosporin ointment and blood glucose test strips.
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About PCOM Georgia
Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science,
and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM
Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service
to the wider community. For more information, visit pcom.edu/georgia or call 678-225-7500. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center,
an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
For more information, visit pcomgeorgiahealth.org.
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