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Pharmacist Adds Designation

BERLIN — The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) announced that Geoff Twigg, Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist at Apple Discount Drugs, has achieved Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®) status by successfully completing the Certification Examination for Diabetes Educators.

Candidates must meet rigorous eligibility requirements to be able to take the examination. Achieving certification status demonstrates to people with diabetes and employers that the health care professional possesses distinct and specialized knowledge, thereby promoting quality of care for people with diabetes. Currently, there are over 16,600 diabetes educators who hold NCBDE certification.

“Geoff is a vital to the Apple Drugs team,” said Apple Discount Drugs President Jeff Sherr. “This certification adds credibility to his services and counseling to diabetes patients, while bringing additional knowledge to the Diabetes Resource Center from his certification as an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist.”

Twigg was certified as an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist in December of 2011. Ambulatory Care Pharmacy practice addresses medication needs, the development of sustained partnerships with patients and the integration of pharmacy practice within the family and community. This is accomplished through direct patient care and medication management for ambulatory patients, coordination of care, patient advocacy, wellness and health promotion and patient education and self-management.

“Too many times patients with diabetes don’t understand the drugs they are prescribed,” said Twigg. “In addition to John Motsko’s training and counseling, I will inform diabetics about the effects, side-effects or interactions they may have with their medications to offer a more comprehensive plan for managing their disease.”

New Medical Appointments
BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital recently appointed four individuals to its medical staff.
David Vitberg, M.D. will be joining the Atlantic General Hospital telemedicine team.

Rabindra Paul, M.D., comes to Atlantic General Hospital specializing in medical oncology and hematology and oversees chemotherapy treatments at the new Outpatient Infusion Center at Atlantic General Hospital.

Michael Vest, DO, is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and will be joining the Atlantic General Hospital telemedicine team.

Mithil Gajera, M.D., is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and will be joining the Atlantic General Hospital telemedicine team.

New Agent Announced

BERLIN — Susan Megargee, broker/owner of RE/MAX Crossroads at the Beach, has announced Jeannie Betten has joined the team.

A consistent top producer, Megaree’s expertise, knowledge and dedication to excellence are valuable assets. She specializes in resort and residential properties on the shore, as well as having a strong track record in closing short sale transactions.

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