Governor appoints new rural physician member to Board

On June 4, Gov. Brian Kemp appointed James W. Barber, M.D., to serve on the Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce. Barber replaces Mark Hanly, M.D., whose term expired.

A native of Georgia, Barber has lived in Coffee County for almost 15 years. After earning his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech and his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Barber is an orthopedic surgeon with Southeastern Orthopaedics who specializes in total knee replacements, sports injuries, arthroscopy, and bone/joint injuries. He enjoys using new innovating equipment and serves on numerous medical boards to help shape the future of healthcare for his patients.

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