DeKalb Medical Society
A Component of the Medical Association of Georgia and the American Medical Association
Sponsors Decatur Health Imaging

Mag Mutual Insurance Company


Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House
1815 Ponce de Leon Ave.
in the Frazer Center
Corner of Ponce de Leon
& South Ponce de Leon

DeKalb County
Public Health Director

Sandra Ford, MD
445 Winn Way
Decatur, GA 30031

Center for Disease Control
Thomas Frieden, MD, Director
1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 20222



DeKalb Medical Society Casino Night

Celebrating Community Leaders Bob and Judy McMahan
and the Physicians' Care Clinic

Casino NightOn January 23, snow was bearing down on Atlanta but spared most of us and we received just a dusting of white. Not enough to keep the DeKalb Medical Society from hosting its Annual Meeting and celebration with a casino night fundraiser at the Ansley Golf Club. Decked in fine style DeKalb's physicians, spouse and medical community gathered to dine, converse, and have a little fun playing casino games. DMS President Kathy Elmore began our presentation noting our distinguished guests and medical community members that were present. Physicians' Care Clinic Chairman Dr. Gary Botstein and PCC Executive Director Carole Fortenberry gave us a progress report on the outstanding fundraising and accomplishments of the clinic in 2015. Dr. Michael Baron was awarded the PCC Volunteer of the Year. Dr. Baron logged over 270 hours of volunteer time at the clinic and urged his colleagues to do the same.

PCC Executive Director Carole Fortenberry and PCC Volunteer of the Year, Dr. Michael Baron.

Dr. Gary Botstein Honors Bob McMahan and his wife Judy (posthumously) with the Judy and Bob McMahan Community Citizenship Award.

In 1973, the Decatur Federal Savings and Loan Association initiated the Annual Julius McCurdy Citizenship Award to be presented to a DeKalb leader in the healthcare community for outstanding community service. Earlier this year, the DMS Board voted to change the name of the award to the Judy and Bob McMahan Award and present the award to the two of them. Judy McMahan passed away recently after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Bob McMahan and his family were presented the award and a moving tribute was given to Judy and Bob and all that they have accomplished for our community.

Former Julius McCurdy Award Winners.

The evening continued with more casino games including black jack, poker, roulette, craps and shouts of "bingo!" Winnings were then converted to dollars for the prize auction including a Yeti cooler, surface Pro, ipad Air, Bose headphones and a GoPro. Thanks to our sponsors: American Health Imaging, Affinity Bank, MAG Mutual, Georgia Nephrology, and Radiology Associates of DeKalb. Thanks also to Casino Chair Dr. Brian Levitt and his wife Kathy for planning such a great event.

Sponsors who donated prizes:

MAG Mutual
American Health Imaging
Radiology Associates of Dekalb
GA Nephrology
Affinity Bank
I Pad
Surface Pro 4
Go Pro Camera
Bose Head Phones
Yeti Cooler

2016 Officers and Board of Directors:

President Elect
Vice President
Past President
MAG Director
MAG Director
MAG Alternate Director
MAG Alternate Director
Director at Large
Director at Large
Chair, Commission on Patient/Physician Advocacy
Chair, Commission on Community Service
Chair, Commission on Legislative Activities
Chair, Commission on Membership Services
Kathryn Elmore, MD
Don Siegel, MD
Eric Erickson, MD
Qammar Rashid, MD
Andrea Juliao, MD
Stanley Sherman, MD
Andrea Juliao, MD
Kathryn Elmore, MD
Brian Levitt, MD
Robin Dretler, MD
Gulshan Harjee, MD
Roy Vandiver, MD
Gary Botstein, MD
Joseph Weissman, MD
William Hardcastle, MD

Previous Julius McCurdy Award Winners in Attendance were:

Roy W. Vandiver, M.D.
Gary R. Botstein, M.D.
Martha H. Crenshaw, M.D.
Stephen P. Leff, M.D.
J.W. (Hank) Holderfield
Gulshan S. Harjee, MD
Milton (Rick) Boden, M
Elma Steves, MD
Kenneth A. Hoose, Jr., MD
Beverly Hutchinson and William Hutchinson, MD
Don Siegel, MD

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John Cenerazzo
Program Director

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Dekalb Medical Society Administrative Office
Dekalb Medical Society
PO Box 2048
Tucker, GA 30085-2048
770-271-0453 Telephone     770-271-0634 FAX
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J. W. (Hank) Holderfield, Executive Director
Melissa Connor, Executive Assistant