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Fayette Medical Office Now Open To Patients

Fayette Medical Office Now Open To Patients

ATLANTA – (submitted by Kaiser Permanente) Kaiser Permanente members who live or work in Fayette County now have a more convenient location to receive health care. The Fayette Medical Office—Kaiser Permanente’s first location in Fayette County—opened to patients this week.  

The 6,400 square foot facility, located at 101 Banks Station in Fayetteville, is a part of Kaiser Permanente’s ongoing initiative to improve access to health care for its 240,000 members in Georgia. “This medical office allows us to better serve our growing Kaiser Permanente membership in and around Fayette County,” said Peter Andruszkiewicz, president of Kaiser Permanente of Georgia. “We look forward to providing quality, affordable health care to residents of these communities for many years to come.”

The Fayette Medical Office currently employs seven health care professionals, including Eddra Marchand, M.D. and Mark Becknell, M.D.

Students Learn the Importance of Handwashing

Mom always told you to wash your hands and she was right. After School Program (ASP) students at Peachtree City Elementary conducted an experiment showing the germs and bacteria that live on unwashed hands. Kids are always told to wash their hands, but many of them don’t understand why adults make such a big deal about it.           

Students in grades 2-5 took cultured samples of bacteria from their hands using Petri dishes. The samples came from dirty hands, hands washed with only water, and hands washed with soap and water. After a few days, the students saw the results that were described by one of them as “totally gross.” Students in the lower grades explored how germs can be spread from hands and surfaces through finger painting.