Independent Practice

June 17th, 2015

The Atlanta Heart Group is an independent practice. We make decisions based on what is best for the patient. Some health care organizations tell their employed doctors where to refer patients. Ask your primary care doctor to refer you to the best doctor.  Select the “Read More” below to access the related article:   Boston Globe Article

 

Have you been diagnosed with high cholesterol or hyperlipidemia?

May 20th, 2014

The Atlanta Heart Group is currently enrolling patients that qualify to participate in a clinical trial to prevent cardiovascular events due to high lipid or cholesterol levels.

 

Are you over 18 years of age? Have you been diagnosed with high cholesterol or hyperlipidemia? Are you taking medications to control your lipid or cholesterol levels? If so, you may qualify to participate in a clinical research trial to prevent cardiovascular events due to high lipid or cholesterol levels. There is no charge for participation in this trial and subjects may be compensated for time and travel. Please inform our health care team if you are interested in becoming a potential candidate for this trial.

New Law’s Demands on Doctors Have Many Seeking a Network by Abby Goodnough

April 8th, 2014

“New Law’s Demands on Doctors Have Many Seeking a Network”

 

February Article

February 3rd, 2014

As hospitals buy medical practices, patients face thousands of dollars in new charges” by Arielle Levin Becker

 

Richard Coralli, MD – Critical Care Conference and Holiday wishes

December 2nd, 2013

In the month of December, Dr. Richard Coralli will be giving a lecture to the Medical Staff at Dekalb Medical Center titled “Frightful Mitral”.

The physicians and staff would like to extend our warmest thoughts, best wishes and a Very Happy and Heart Healthy New Year!

 

Independent Physician Practices: Cost Benefit to Patient’s

November 1st, 2013

The following articles depict a trend in the rise of healthcare cost incurred by patient’s in a hospital setting verses a private practice setting.

As hospitals buy physician practices cost rise, Medicare report finds by: Letitia Stein

This Emerging Trend in Medicine Threatens to Drive up Costs to Patients by: Dan Mangan

Hospitals Are Going On A Doctor Buying Binge And It Is Likely to End Badly by: Scott Gottlieb

Articles illustrating the changes in health care and the benefits of an independent practice

September 3rd, 2013

The advantages of an independent practice are many as illustrated by the following published articles.

The Doctor Won’t  See You Now. He’s Clocked Out by Scott Gottlieb

As doctors flock to hospitals, bills spike for patients by Ames Alexander, Karen Garloch and David Raynor

Hospitals Are Going On A Doctor Buying Binge, And It Is Likely To End Badly by Scott Gottlieb

Why Independent Physicians are Advantageous

August 1st, 2013

The Atlanta Heart Group is an independent physician and not employed by a Hospital System. Ask us why this is advantageous and important to the patient. Please review articles below:

Medicare Panel Urges Cuts to Hospital Payments for Services Doctors Offer for Less – by Robert Pear – New York Times 

As Doctors flock to hospitals, bills spike for patients; by Ames Alexander, Karen Garloch and David Raynor – Charlotte Observer

 

News From the Atlanta Heart Group

May 14th, 2013

The Atlanta Heart Group is an independent physician practice and not employed by a Hospital System. Ask us why this is advantageous and important to the patient.

Exciting news coming this fall

June 13th, 2012

We are excited to announce our new office space in the professional building at our Lithonia location on Dekalb Medical Center campus. This office will be opened in the fall of 2012. Dr. Dotson is presently seeing patients at our current location in Lithonia three days a week. With this opening of our new space in the professional building, we will be offering additional clinic days. We encourage those patients who live in the surrounding areas to utilize this facility. Donna Brown is available 5 days a week to assist you with your scheduling needs for this location.