FAKE AGENT CALLS
The Board Staff has received several phone calls from multiple licensees stating that someone is calling pretending to be an agent of the Medical Board and trying to obtain personal information. 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. We would 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 located in Atlanta, GA and all phone numbers from the Board will have Atlanta area codes. (404, 470, 678 or 770) If you receive a call like this please do not give any personal information and disconnect the call. If you need any additional information, please contact Jonathan McGehee, Director of Investigations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellness/Professional Health Program Information
On November 1, 2012, the Georgia Composite Medical Board commended the Georgia Professional Health Program (Georgia PHP) for its ongoing efforts in implementing the state’s new program to help physicians and other health care professionals who develop addictive disorders.
The primary goal of the PHP is to ensure that the professionals who return to the practice of medicine do so only if they can practice with reasonable skill and safety. Although its partnership with the Medical Board began less than six months ago, the program has already begun its monitoring and treatment mission with licensees.
Click www.gaphp.org to learn how your support can make a difference for your colleagues, friends, and Georgia’s patients, or contact Georgia PHP by phone at 1-855-MY-GAPHP or by email to email@example.com.
Please read the attached announcement and brochure for further details.