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Lisa Billars, MD Named TSPMG Chief of Neurology

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group is pleased to announce that Lisa Billars, MD has been named Chief of Neurology for Kaiser Permanente of Georgia.

Dr. Billars. will fill the role previously held by Cecily Cole, MD, who wants to concentrate on clinical medicine at this point. As our first Chief of neurology, she helped build and expand the department. We will miss Dr. Cole in this role, and I want to thank her for her time and devotion to the department.

Dr. Billars is a bright, energetic, well-spoken physician who is extremely well regarded by her neurology colleagues and the rest of the medical group. I have no doubt that, under Dr. Billars' leadership, the department of neurology will continue to forge ahead and thrive.

Dr. Billars received her medical degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine and completed her neurology residency and a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and sleep medicine at Emory University Hospital. She is Board certified in both Neurology and Sleep Medicine.  Prior to joining TSPMG in 2011, she was in private practice in Albany, NY.

 

Ann Igbre, MD, Named TSPMG Chief of Ophthalmology

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group is pleased to announce that Ann Igbre, MD has been named as our first Chief of Ophthalmology. She will lead our growing eye care department, which now offers a wide range of services in the Kaiser Permanente Gwinnett, Glenlake, Southwood and TownPark medical offices.

Since joining our organization, Dr. Igbre has been widely recognized as an excellent clinician and collaborator.  She is a very hard worker who cares deeply about quality and our integrated health care delivery model.  Under her guidance, TSPMG ophthalmology and optometry together will flourish to become a benchmark of care throughout Kaiser Permanente and the Atlanta market.

Dr. Igbre joined TSPMG in 2014. She received her medical degree from Temple University and completed her internal medicine residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center and a residency in ophthalmology at Temple University. She is Board certified in ophthalmology.

Please join us in congratulating Ann on her new role.

 

 


 

   

Anna Skold, MD Named Physician Lead for Medical Ethics

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group is pleased to announce that Anna Skold, MD, has been appointed as our first Physician Lead for Medical Ethics. In this role, she will serve as Kaiser Permanente of Georgia’s resource and representative on issues related to medical ethics. The creation of this role will help develop and recognize our Regional ethics activities and strengthen our involvement with the national ethics workgroup.

Dr. Skold will help represent our interests at the national level as part of KP’s Inter-Regional Medical Ethics Committee (IRMEC), which encourages pursuit of health for patients in a manner that honors biomedical, personal, social, and spiritual values. Locally, she is available to provide advice, education and guidance on medical ethics topics and to help clinicians address patient and organizational cases and issues. She will also review and create local and national policies that address issues of medical-ethical relevance and importance. We also envision her playing a key role with MAA, MAG, and other legislative and policy bodies, to support delivery of high quality ethical care to all members of our community.

Dr. Skold joined TSPMG in 2012 and is part of our Palliative Care team. Her experience will be especially valuable as she partners with other departments and initiatives to develop programs that document and respect individual’s choices around end of life care and more comprehensive advance care planning.

Please join us in thanking Dr. Skold for taking on this important role.

 


 

   

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