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OUT OF THE WHITE COAT Out and About Emergency medicine specialist has an adventurous spirit A native of Tampa, Fla., K. Carlton Buchanan Jr., MD, received his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Florida. He completed his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was named Resident of the Year in 1996–97. For more than 15 years, Dr. Buchanan has practiced medicine at Gwinnett Medical Center, working in the Emergency Department at GMC–Lawrenceville. Among his achievements, he has been chief of the ER for four years, chief medical information officer, interim chief medical officer and medical director of the ER, and in spring 2012 he was elected medical staff president. He jokes that eventually he will have held every job at GMC. Dr. Buchanan has a strong interest in stroke and cardiac care. Not only was he an original member of GMC’s specialty stroke team when it started in 1998, but he was also caring for the very first patient to receive the clot-busting drug tPA at the hospital system. And over the years, he has participated in a number of stroke research studies in the ER. He was also instrumental in bringing open heart services to Gwinnett, testifying during GMC’s appeal for a certificate of need. The Buchanan family even donated funds to help complete one of the heart catheterization labs, which is named in honor of Dr. Buchanan’s father. To learn about Dr. Buchanan’s life outside the white coat, see the next page. Meet K. Carlton Buchanan Jr., MD Practice: Gwinnett Emergency Specialists Specialty: Emergency medicine Medical school: University of Florida Years practiced: 16 (all at GMC) Birthplace: Warner Robins, Ga. The Buchanan family goes shark fishing. 54 FA L L 2 013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center

Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center
Phil’s Feature
Kind and Generous
How Can We Help?
Step It Up
Your Mightiest Muscle
Well, Well, Well
Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?
Is Your Shut-Eye Serving You Well?
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge
Anatomy of an ER Visit
Next-Gen Surgery
Attack from Within
Virtual Health
PrimeTime Health
Clear Passage
New Life with New Knees
Out of the White Coat
Transforming Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center