Carrie Teegardin

Carrie Teegardin is on the investigative team. She is a graduate of Duke University and has won numerous national journalism awards. RELATED: Doctors & Sex Abuse, an AJC National Investgation

Latest from Carrie Teegardin

Are insurers stalling on Irma claims?
 Insurance regulators should publish running tallies on claims related to Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey so that consumers
            can determine if their insurer is doing its job, a leading consumer advocate says. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported this weekend that many victims of the recent storms may face difficulty getting...

Posted: 2 days ago

Insurance regulators should publish running tallies on claims related to Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey so that consumers can determine if their insurer is doing its job, a leading consumer advocate says. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported this weekend that many victims of the recent storms may face difficulty getting...
Irma victims now may face insurance struggles
 Jill Ebrecht stood outside her flooded Tybee Island home Thursday as workers hauled her soggy furniture into her yard. Like many houses on Tybee, Ebrecht’s home was extensively damaged a year ago by Hurricane Matthew. Now, Irma has left another trail of destruction. “Matthew messed me up,” she said as she took stock...

Posted: 4 days ago

Jill Ebrecht stood outside her flooded Tybee Island home Thursday as workers hauled her soggy furniture into her yard. Like many houses on Tybee, Ebrecht’s home was extensively damaged a year ago by Hurricane Matthew. Now, Irma has left another trail of destruction. “Matthew messed me up,” she said as she took stock...
More murders and new sex charges added in case against Clayton County psychiatrist
 Dr. Narendra Nagareddy, the Clayton County psychiatrist already facing murder charges in his patients’ overdose deaths, was
            in court Wednesday to face a new indictment. Nagareddy is now being accused of killing six patients who died of overdoses between 2011 and 2015. In the 71-count indictment
            issued last month...

Posted: 13 days ago

Dr. Narendra Nagareddy, the Clayton County psychiatrist already facing murder charges in his patients’ overdose deaths, was in court Wednesday to face a new indictment. Nagareddy is now being accused of killing six patients who died of overdoses between 2011 and 2015. In the 71-count indictment issued last month...
Governor fills doctor spots, but leaves consumer seat vacant at Georgia medical board
 For more than a year, a consumer’s voice has been missing from the deliberations at the Georgia medical board. Gov. Nathan Deal
               Photo credit: Miguel Martinez That’s because one of the two seats reserved for consumers on the 16-member medical board is vacant. Gov. Nathan Deal has
            failed to fill the seat...

Posted: 19 days ago

For more than a year, a consumer’s voice has been missing from the deliberations at the Georgia medical board. Gov. Nathan Deal Photo credit: Miguel Martinez That’s because one of the two seats reserved for consumers on the 16-member medical board is vacant. Gov. Nathan Deal has failed to fill the seat...
Georgia doctor fails polygraph on sex with patients, gets suspended
 The Georgia Composite Medical Board has suspended the medical license of Dr. Peter Ulbrich, a physician with a long history
            of sexual misconduct, according to a board order made public on Thursday. Ulbrich had already been disciplined by the Georgia medical board for sexual misconduct when another patient complained about
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Posted: 26 days ago

The Georgia Composite Medical Board has suspended the medical license of Dr. Peter Ulbrich, a physician with a long history of sexual misconduct, according to a board order made public on Thursday. Ulbrich had already been disciplined by the Georgia medical board for sexual misconduct when another patient complained about ...
$40 million swiped from bank accounts for “bogus discount clubs,” FTC says
 A group of marketers – including some based in Atlanta — swiped more than $40 million from the bank accounts of consumers
            for “discount clubs” that the consumers never agreed to join, the Federal Trade Commission says. The companies got in touch with consumers through websites and telemarketing calls that...

11:31 AM Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

A group of marketers – including some based in Atlanta — swiped more than $40 million from the bank accounts of consumers for “discount clubs” that the consumers never agreed to join, the Federal Trade Commission says. The companies got in touch with consumers through websites and telemarketing calls that...
Atlanta court urges “extreme caution” about new web app that promises to cut traffic fines
 The Atlanta Municipal Court is warning ticketed drivers to exercise “extreme caution” before using a new web-based app that
            promises it can get its customers lower fines on their traffic citations. A new Florida-based company called “TIKD” is advertising a service that claims it can reduce what its customers...

2:37 PM Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

The Atlanta Municipal Court is warning ticketed drivers to exercise “extreme caution” before using a new web-based app that promises it can get its customers lower fines on their traffic citations. A new Florida-based company called “TIKD” is advertising a service that claims it can reduce what its customers...
Medical board orders Georgia doctors to get training on opioids
 Every doctor in Georgia is now required to get training on proper prescribing of opioids, under a rule approved Thursday by the Georgia Composite Medical Board. “Almost everybody in the state knows we are in the midst of an opioid epidemic right now,” said Dr. E. Dan DeLoach, a plastic surgeon from Savannah who is the chairman...

7:50 PM Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

Every doctor in Georgia is now required to get training on proper prescribing of opioids, under a rule approved Thursday by the Georgia Composite Medical Board. “Almost everybody in the state knows we are in the midst of an opioid epidemic right now,” said Dr. E. Dan DeLoach, a plastic surgeon from Savannah who is the chairman...
Medical board sending Georgia’s doctors to opioid training
 Every doctor in Georgia must get training on proper prescribing of opioids under a rule approved Thursday morning by the Georgia Composite Medical Board. “Almost everybody in the state knows we are in the midst of an opioid epidemic right now,” said Dr. E. Dan DeLoach, a plastic surgeon from Savannah who is the chairman of the...

3:01 PM Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

Every doctor in Georgia must get training on proper prescribing of opioids under a rule approved Thursday morning by the Georgia Composite Medical Board. “Almost everybody in the state knows we are in the midst of an opioid epidemic right now,” said Dr. E. Dan DeLoach, a plastic surgeon from Savannah who is the chairman of the...
Georgia doctor’s license suspended in sexual misconduct case
 A Georgia doctor with a history of sexually violating patients has had his license suspended after he was found to be a threat
            to the public. The Georgia Composite Medical Board on Monday suspended the medical license of Dr. Narendra M. Patel after a board-ordered
            assessment at Vanderbilt University determined that...

6:43 PM Tuesday, Aug. 01, 2017

A Georgia doctor with a history of sexually violating patients has had his license suspended after he was found to be a threat to the public. The Georgia Composite Medical Board on Monday suspended the medical license of Dr. Narendra M. Patel after a board-ordered assessment at Vanderbilt University determined that...
The mysteries of auto insurance pricing
 With auto insurance costs spiking, Georgia drivers looking for a better deal may be focused on avoiding accidents and speeding tickets. A clean driving history, after all, is what insurers are looking for – right? These days, not so much. Insurers mine all sorts of personal information that has a huge influence on how much individuals...

3:30 PM Friday, Jul. 28, 2017

With auto insurance costs spiking, Georgia drivers looking for a better deal may be focused on avoiding accidents and speeding tickets. A clean driving history, after all, is what insurers are looking for – right? These days, not so much. Insurers mine all sorts of personal information that has a huge influence on how much individuals...