Chart & Stethoscope

MEET THE STAFF PHYSICIANS

 
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JASON BLASENAK

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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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BRETT MAGNER

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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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MICHAEL HOLLIFIELD

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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.