Several specialists have recently joined the Habersham Medical Center Medical Staff.   And the interesting thing is they are calling us!  We didn’t recruit them.  I’ve been recruiting physicians for a long time and it is a laborious and expensive process, so it is very rewarding to have physicians call me.  Our reputation for providing quality, award-winning care with personalized attention in a modern facility is growing rapidly and reaching expert physicians who are eager to join our team.  
Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Michael Lebow recently joined us from Gainesville.  He has already performed several vascular procedures at our hospital and is very complimentary of our surgical staff and modern outpatient surgery center.
Neurosurgeon, Dr. John Gorecki joined our team in September.  He also has a practice location in Buford, Neurosurgery Answer, and he is dedicated to providing patients with needed answers for problems and injuries involving the brain, spine or nerves. 
And, area residents needing to see an urologist can now make an appointment to see a physician with Gainesville Urology at their new Demorest location.  The urologists in this practice are Dr. Lawrence Lykins, Dr. Thomas Fassuliotis, Dr. David Woo and Dr. Ryan Fogg. 
Our medical community is growing, and we are attracting specialists with very impressive credentials.  For example, Dr. Lebow is board certified in not only vascular surgery but also general surgery, and he has published multiple professional articles and has spoken at national meetings on both arterial and venous diseases.  In addition, he served as an Infantryman in the United States Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and served in the United Nations Command in Panmunjom, Korea.
Dr. Gorecki’s previous experience includes Section Chief for Neurosurgery for Northeast Georgia Physicians Group and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery for Duke University Medical Center.  He also has had faculty appointments at Kansas University Medical Center and the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and is a published author and speaker. And, another interesting fact about Dr. Gorecki is that he is proficient in English, French, Polish and German.  He has written 34 professional articles and is a member of seven professional societies.
The specialists at Gainesville Urology also have impressive education and experience. Dr. Fassuliotis graduated from The Citadel, and Dr. Woo graduated from Stanford and Vanderbilt. Dr. Lykins served as president of the Hall County Medical Society and the Rinker/Witherington Urologic Society, and Dr. Fogg received extensive training at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia and participated in a pediatric urology medical mission trip to Ecuador.
These specialists are performing procedures at Habersham Medical Center that have never been offered at our hospital before like endovascular aneurysm repair and herniated disc surgery.
Adding these new specialties is another way we are providing expert care, right here at home.  The convenience is worth celebrating, and we hope you will join us in welcoming them to our community.  To view their complete profiles, contact information and Demorest office locations, visit www.habershammedical/news.com.

Jerry Wise
President and CEO
Habersham Medical Center       

Addresses:

Dr. John Gorecki - Neurosurgery Answer - 800 Austin Drive, Demorest, GA                      678-730-7796    

Dr. Michael Lebow - 590 Historic Hwy. 441, Demorest, GA   770-535-1948

Gainesville Urology - 800 Austin Drive, Demorest, GA  770-532-8438