GCMB Policy on Medical Misinformation and Disinformation

The Georgia Composite Medical Board issues this statement regarding its Policy on Medical Misinformation and Disinformation. The GCMB is in agreement with the statement from the Federation of the State Medical Boards with regards to the COVID-19 vaccine misinformation which states the following:

In memory of LaSharn Hughes

It is with deep sorrow that the Georgia Composite Medical Board announces the passing of LaSharn Hughes, our Executive Director, on October 28,2021. She was a strong advocate for the safety of the public and patients of the State of Georgia. Her knowledge and compassion were surpassed only by her devotion and dedication to the work the Board performs to keep Georgians safe. Our sincerest condolences to her family. She will be greatly missed.


The Georgia Composite Medical Board Staff has received several phone calls from multiple licensees stating that someone is calling and pretending to be an agent of the Medical Board. These calls are trying to obtain both personal information and or money. These calls are scams.

Information regarding your licensure number, issue date, expiration date, and address of record is available on the Board’s website. Your NPI number is also available on the Internet. The Board would not contact you by phone to obtain your personal information or money. We may contact you to set up a time that you can contact us and give you a valid call back number or schedule an in-person meeting. The Board is in Atlanta, GA and all phone numbers from the Board will have Atlanta area codes (404, 470, 678 or 770). It has also come to the Board’s  attention that the scam callers are “spoofing” the Boards number. If in doubt, please hang up and call the Board directly. Board staff is aware of these types of calls and will understand your need to verify their identity.

If you receive a call like this, please do not give any personal information or money and disconnect the call. If you need any additional information, please contact Jonathan McGehee, Director of Investigations at email address [email protected]

Georgia Composite Medical Board 2 Peachtree Street, N.W.,

6th Floor,

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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GCMB reviews internal policy regarding handling of sexual misconduct and boundary violations

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Board suspends doctor for felony indictments

The Georgia Composite Medical Board voted yesterday during its February meeting to accept an interim public consent order suspending the medical license of Kevin McCowan, M.D. (#053781).

Board takes action against physician allegedly linked to patient's death

The Georgia Composite Medical Board voted yesterday during its February meeting to accept the interim public consent order suspending the license of Narendra Nagareddy, M.D. (#046703) effective February 5, 2016.

Board chair urges caution to those traveling in Zika-affected countries

Georgia Composite Medical Board Chair Dr. Alice A. House urges those who have or will travel to countries affected by the Zika virus to consult their physician, especially pregnant women.

Georgia Composite Medical Board Surveys Physicians on Attitudes Regarding Physician Assistants

If you are a physician with an active Georgia license, please check your email inbox for a message issued on October 20, 2015 about an important survey regarding physician perceptions of PA certification and practice.