Take Control of Your Weight

SWL imageChoose to lose it by attending one of our surgical weight loss seminars. DeKalb Medical offers FREE, no obligation educational seminars where you can learn about your options. If you struggle with your weight, your health could be at an increased risk.

Don’t wait, visit http://www.dekalbmedicalweightloss.com or call 404.501.LOSE to register for a FREE seminar today.

2018 Seminar Dates

Wednesday, January 10

Thursday, January 25

Saturday, February 10*

Thursday, February 15

Thursday, March 1

Wednesday, March 14

Wednesday, April 11

Thursday, May 3

Wednesday, May 16

Thursday, June 7

Saturday, June 9*

Wednesday, June 20

Wednesday, July 11

Thursday, July 26

Wednesday, August 8

Thursday, August 23

Wednesday, September 12

Thursday, September 27

Wednesday, October 10

Thursday, October 25

Wednesday, November 14

Thursday, November 29

Wednesday, December 12

Dates are subject to change. Please visit our website for the most current schedule.

Seminars are approximately two (2) hours, starting at 4:00 p.m.

*Saturday dates listed above run from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

To download a copy of this information, click here, SWC Seminar.


Do You Have Flu Symptoms? If So, Stay Home

flu shot image.JPGIt is peak flu season! We encourage staff to stay home when experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Any staff member with Fever/Chills, Sore Throat, Cough, Body Aches, Fatigue, Headache, Runny Nose, Diarrhea, and/or Vomiting should not come to work until they are symptom free for 24 hours.

The public is also being asked through signage, the website and social media to not visit if they have any of these symptoms.

Please remember that good hand hygiene is key to preventing the spread of the flu!


DeKalb Medical Foundation Announces Construction Plans

At DeKalb Medical, we rely on the generous support of our donors to help us better care for our community. We appreciate your patience as we update our lobby wall to recognize the donors who support our organization. We are grateful to all of you who make a difference at DeKalb Medical.

The entire project will be completed on February 15. Elevator A will remain in operation throughout the project.

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Lunch and Learn: Tips for Achieving Your Best Health Despite Medical Challenges!

~ Lunch and  Learn~ 

Tips for Achieving Your Best Health Despite Medical Challenges!

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Wednesday, January 24 – 12 p.m.

Wellness Center Classroom

Wellness Coach Derek Jackson to Speak about His Own Healthcare Experience Managing Diabetes.

Bring your lunch and join us for this inspirational talk. 


Departments Recognized for Commitment to Clean Hands

Each month, the Infection Prevention team will recognize units or departments that show improved hand hygiene compliance. The #1 way to prevent hospital acquired infections is proper hand hygiene.

Hand hygiene should be performed by every one, every time you enter and exit a patient’s room or procedure area.

Departments that are leading the way in saving lives!

 Who’s our next champion?

clean hands collageUnit champions pictured from top left: 4400, Hillandale ED (2nd and 3rd picture) and North Decatur ICU. Although not pictured, Hillandale EVS was also recognized.

These units are being recognized for most improved hand hygiene scores. Their commitment to clean hands is exemplary and saves lives.

Remember to encourage your co-workers to clean their hands as they go IN and OUT of patient rooms. When everyone practices safe hand hygiene, we protect our staff, patients and families.

Clean hands saves lives.


WinWin! With You Applauds Atlanta Neurosurgical Associates; Jennifer Burkmar, MD; Mother & Infant Division; Michael Hartman, MD and Dr. Scott Steinberg, MD and staff


winwinWelcome to the WinWin! section. The employees listed below have been recognized by patients, peers and/or managers who want to showcase their wins. Please join us in applauding their great work. If you have a Win, we’d love to share and celebrate it. Send Wins to http://ow.ly/ZYwi307GSHY. 

Atlanta Neurosurgical Associates

Staff are being recognized for providing compassionate care.

Patient comment: “The staff at Atlanta Neurosurgical Associates went above and beyond during a recent surgery. Dr. Hartman, Chad Lewis, Marjorie and Tina all deserve kudos….they truly cared and jumped through some hoops before, during and after surgery. Thank You!”

Jennifer Burkmar, MD

Dr. Burkmar of DeKalb Medical Physicians Group Killian Hill Primary Care is being recognized for providing excellent care.

Patient comment: “I’ve been a patient of this group for 30+ years. I was seen by Dr. Burkmar several times while Dr. Anderson was my doctor. When he retired, I switched to Dr. Burkmar. As a man, I hadn’t been seen by many female doctors, but I felt very comfortable with Dr. Burkmar who always showed genuine concern for my health, made me feel at ease, didn’t rush me, and provided a very up-to-date approach to treatments & medications that has improved my life in the last 2 years significantly. She is excellent!” 

Mother & Infant Division

Staff are being recognized with a five star rating for showing compassion toward a returning patient . 

Patient comment: “This place always saves my life! Through my two pregnancies they were the best! Second child was lost but they still send letters to me because I kind of took it hard.”

Michael Hartman, MD

Dr. Hartman of DeKalb Medical Physicians Group Atlanta Neurosurgical Associates is being recognized with a five star rating from a satisfied patient. 

Patient comment: “Thank you for fixing my neck problems! I had to wait 20 plus years for relief. Thank you Dr. Hartman for recommending me for surgery! Life improved dramatically!”

Dr. Scott Steinberg, MD and staff

Dr. Steinberg and staff of DeKalb Medical Physicians Group Surgical Associates is being recognized with a five star rating for providing exceptional care.

Patient comment: “Dr. Scott Steinberg is amazing! Such a cool and personable dude. I just had RNY gastric bypass surgery on 12/26/17. I’m already feeling great. His staff are exceptional. They had my paperwork ready after I got out the hospital. I am sure I will have great end results. No wonder my main doctor told me to go to no one in metro Atlanta except this place. Again, an amazing doctor…with an amazing staff!”