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Board Certified in Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Vrabec has over 25 years of experience in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Vrabec received his degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed his residency at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.  



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Board Certified Emergency Medicine

Dr. Blasenak is a board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician with over 14 years of experience in Emergency departments across the Southeast, with much of the time spent working in Level 1 trauma centers.  In addition, Dr. Blasenak has significant administrative experience as the previous medical director at Hillcrest hospital in Simpsonville, SC and at EmergencyMD, an advanced Urgent Care clinical practice in the Upstate of South Carolina.  In his free time, Dr. Blasenak enjoys Olympic Weightlifting and attempting to keep up with his very active family, including 2 children ages 7 and 5.



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Dr. Gaddis received his degree from the Philadelphia college of Osteopathic Medicine. He has almost 10 years of experience including 3 years of experience in the Navy as a Naval Flight Surgeon.



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Dr. Magner is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He received his medical degree from Georgia Regents University. He is currently doing outpatient primary care and is an assistant professor of Family Medicine at GRU-UGA Medical Partnership in Athens, GA.



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Board Certified Emergency Medicine

Chief of Staff at Mountain Lakes Medical Center

Board Certified by American Board of Family Medicine

Residency- Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency (Phoebe Putney) Albany, Ga

Medical Education- Medical College of Georgia, class of 2010,

Undergraduate- BA Chemistry from University of West Georgia

From Douglasville, Ga

Resides in Athens, Ga (still haven’t been to a football game though)

It can surely be said I am a Georgia boy. I am proud that I attended all Georgia public schools. My family arrived in West Georgia just after the civil war. My father and grandfather worked at the now shuttered Ford plant in Hapeville, Ga.

You can remember me easily as the “tall red-headed doctor” and because my initials are MD.

We live in Athens and I have a one daughter in middle school and one in elementary. My wife works in physical therapy / home health. Can’t forget the 2 dogs, 2 cats and a bird. We love to camp and travel and eat all the local and unique foods along the way. We love to see live music whenever we can. I have a growing interest in the field of addiction medicine and volunteer a large portion of my free time in that field.

I love to get my hands dirty in the yard and doing jobs a doctor has no business doing but I just can’t help myself!



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Board Certified Emergency Medicine

Director of Emergency Services at Mountain Lakes Medical Center

Dr. Hollifield is a native of Rabun county. He graduated from Rabun County Health School in 1974 after working for Mize Ambulance Service and WGHC Radio as a staff announcer while in high school. He then attended the University of North Georgia and worked his way through college with Lumpkin County Emergency Services at night. He subsequently received his M.D. Degree from the medical College of Georgia, Augusta. Following internship and Residency, Dr. Hollifield served a three-year appointment as Medical Examiner for the State of North Carolina for Pitt, Edgecombe, Beaufort and Date Counties. He then returned to Rabun County and joined Ridgecrest Medical Group, practicing general medicine and emergency medicine with Drs. A.O. Findley and Rodney Utke.

He served in several capacities at Ridgecrest Hospital including Vice Chief of Medical Staff. He has served as an Attending Emergency Physician at Northeast Georgia medical Center for over 24 years, serving on several committees at NGMC. He also holds a faculty appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine for the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine. He is one of the founding members of the Georgia Emergency Department Services and is looking forward to being part of bringing GEDS’ award-winning Emergency Physician services to MLMC.