Business Briefs: Gruber receives additional qualificationFrom Staff Reports
Dr. Michael P. Gruber of Georgia Bone and Joint has qualified for a Certificate of Additional Qualification in orthopedic sports medicine.
To be awarded a CAQ, a surgeon must complete a rigorous process, including a review of his practice, and an examination offered by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. To qualify to take the exam, an orthopedic surgeon must show significant sports medicine experience through a comprehensive analysis of his practice.
Gruber is on staff at Piedmont Newnan and Piedmont Fayette hospitals, as well as the Summit Surgery Center.
Gruber serves as a volunteer team physician to sports teams at local high schools and is a member of the Summit YMCA Board. He is actively involved in medical education as a preceptor for the Mercer University Physician Assistant program and is a volunteer physician for the Coweta Samaritan Clinic.
Dr. Gruber received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency training at Wake Forest University, where he served as a team physician to university and professional athletes. He has enjoyed providing the same level of care to athletes and non-athletes in our area for the past 17 years.
Dr. Gruber’s group practice, Georgia Bone and Joint, offers a full range of orthopedic care, including sports medicine, joint replacement, workers compensation, foot care, and outpatient surgery
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Reid interns at Panoply
Panoply Interior Design recently welcomed Rebekah Reid to its office in downtown Newnan.
Reid is interning at Panoply through the end of April. She is an interior design student at the University of Georgia and is an active member of the American Society of Interior Designers.
Originally from Columbus, Ga., Reid is new to Newnan and looks forward to becoming involved in the community.
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ST Hair holds grand opening at new location
ST Hair European Salon has moved to a new location at 931 Lower Fayetteville Road, Suites G and H.
A grand opening celebration will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be drinks and desserts, and everyone will be entered into a raffle for a gift basket, a cut, and color.
There will be cutting and styling demos by Sharon Tranter at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
The salon will also be hosting stella and dot jewelry from independent stylist Cindy Adams.
“We would love to invite you to ST Hair’s fabulous new location,” said Tiffany Bryan, salon director. “Come and experience the talents of the ST Hair stylists, who are led by Schqarzkopf National Platform Artist and Educator Sharon Tranter.
The salon was formerly located on Bullsboro Drive at Newnan Crossing Boulevard.
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Southern Crescent Women’s Healthcare opens on Poplar
Southern Crescent Women’s Healthcare has begun seeing patients in the new Piedmont Medical Plaza, located next to Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Poplar Road.
The office was formerly located in the Piedmont Physicians office in the Kroger Plaza on Newnan Crossing Boulevard.
The practice has three locations: Jonesboro, Fayetteville, and Newnan.
Services include, but are not limited to, annual women’s wellness exams, endometriosis treatments, many birth control options including in-office tubal ligation, urinary incontinence surgery, and laparoscopic services.
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Local candy Flavor of Georgia finalist
Cinnamon GODZ Candy, submitted by Denise Wilkin of Newnan’s GODZ Candy, was a finalist in the 2012 Flavor of Georgia Contest.
Cinnamon GODZ combines the salty taste of Georgia-grown peanuts with a sweet, creamy vanilla coating and a twist of cinnamon.
It was one of four finalists in the “confections” category.
The Flavor of Georgia contest is sponsored by the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development in partnership with the Center for Agribusiness Innovation, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Georgia Agribusiness Council, Walton EMC, Gov. Nathan Deal, and the UGA Department of Food Science and Technology.