State leaders, including Gov. Brian Kemp, and health officials are urging Georgians to head back to their doctors for everything from elective surgeries, to checkups like colonoscopies, and mammograms, as well as other necessary care.
Dr. Robert Sinyard is the Chief Medical Officer at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. He says those elective procedures are not necessarily optional.
“There are a number of conditions out there that are time-sensitive, we consider very essential and to delay addressing that problem too long can definitely have consequences.”