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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

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Secrecy of public hospital records at issue in Ga. Supreme Court case
 The Georgia Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a high-profile case that will determine whether Northside Hospital can keep its business secret — even though it operates a hospital that is owned by the public. The case is being closely watched because it could influence the public’s ability to access the records of public...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Georgia Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a high-profile case that will determine whether Northside Hospital can keep its business secret — even though it operates a hospital that is owned by the public. The case is being closely watched because it could influence the public’s ability to access the records of public...
Credit scoring firm slapped with $3 million fine for deceit
Credit scoring giant Experian was fined $3 million by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Thursday for deceiving people about the use of credit scores it was selling to consumers.

11:43 AM Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

Credit scoring giant Experian was fined $3 million by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Thursday for deceiving people about the use of credit scores it was selling to consumers.
Elite youth sports: Are they hurting our kids?
Whether it’s soccer or gymnastics, baseball or basketball, kids around Atlanta spend hours on club sports, trying to become the elite athletes of their age group.

3:00 PM Monday, Mar. 20, 2017

Whether it’s soccer or gymnastics, baseball or basketball, kids around Atlanta spend hours on club sports, trying to become the elite athletes of their age group.
CTCA gets a second bill dropped at Georgia legislature
State Rep. Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, introduced legislation Wednesday night to help for-profit Cancer Treatment Centers of America escape its cap on Georgia patients.

5:20 PM Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

State Rep. Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, introduced legislation Wednesday night to help for-profit Cancer Treatment Centers of America escape its cap on Georgia patients.
Cancer hospital wants new deal from state lawmakers
 With a new wave of advertising and a new bill at the Georgia General Assembly, Cancer Treatment Centers of America has re-ignited its ongoing turf war with the rest of Georgia’s hospitals. The “destination cancer hospital” is again seeking to change the terms of a 2008 legislative deal that permitted the cancer-only...

9:31 PM Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

With a new wave of advertising and a new bill at the Georgia General Assembly, Cancer Treatment Centers of America has re-ignited its ongoing turf war with the rest of Georgia’s hospitals. The “destination cancer hospital” is again seeking to change the terms of a 2008 legislative deal that permitted the cancer-only...
Georgia police fundraiser: Where did the money go?
 People across Georgia are getting telephone calls from a deep-voiced solicitor who sounds sort of like a real person, and a little like a computer. He’s calling, he says, on behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police- Georgia State Lodge. The group needs money, he says, to pay for bulletproof vests, to help families of officers injured...

5:00 AM Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017

People across Georgia are getting telephone calls from a deep-voiced solicitor who sounds sort of like a real person, and a little like a computer. He’s calling, he says, on behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police- Georgia State Lodge. The group needs money, he says, to pay for bulletproof vests, to help families of officers injured...
Feds indict former Georgia-based Tenet exec in kickback case
A former Tenet Healthcare executive was indicted last week on criminal charges for his role in a high-profile kickback case involving North Fulton Hospital and Atlanta Medical Center.

7:50 PM Wednesday, Feb. 01, 2017

A former Tenet Healthcare executive was indicted last week on criminal charges for his role in a high-profile kickback case involving North Fulton Hospital and Atlanta Medical Center.
Sandy Springs podiatrist accused of drug-dealing still licensed by Georgia
 Dr. Arnita Avery-Kelly has an active license to practice podiatry in Georgia, even though she is facing federal criminal charges that she handed out addictive opioids to patients who didn’t need them. Medical doctors are often forced to stop practicing – at least temporarily – if they are facing serious criminal charges...

12:00 AM Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

Dr. Arnita Avery-Kelly has an active license to practice podiatry in Georgia, even though she is facing federal criminal charges that she handed out addictive opioids to patients who didn’t need them. Medical doctors are often forced to stop practicing – at least temporarily – if they are facing serious criminal charges...