Carrie Teegardin

Reporter

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

‘Dancing doctor’ objects to emergency license suspension
 Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte, the “Dancing Doctor” whose medical license was suspended this month, filed an objection to the emergency suspension in court on Thursday, seeking restoration of her ability to practice medicine. In two filings in Fulton County Superior Court, Davis-Boutte seeks a court review and temporary restraining...

Posted: 2 days ago

Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte, the “Dancing Doctor” whose medical license was suspended this month, filed an objection to the emergency suspension in court on Thursday, seeking restoration of her ability to practice medicine. In two filings in Fulton County Superior Court, Davis-Boutte seeks a court review and temporary restraining...
It’s consumer beware for cosmetic surgery in Georgia
 » Part 2 of 2 (read Part 1 here) The goals were beauty and confidence, but the results were disfigurement, disability or death. In 2013, Dr. Nedra Dodds, who was trained as an ER doctor, performed liposuction and fat injections on a 37-year-old, April Jenkins, who screamed during the surgery, “It’s tearing. It&rsquo...

Posted: 26 days ago

» Part 2 of 2 (read Part 1 here) The goals were beauty and confidence, but the results were disfigurement, disability or death. In 2013, Dr. Nedra Dodds, who was trained as an ER doctor, performed liposuction and fat injections on a 37-year-old, April Jenkins, who screamed during the surgery, “It’s tearing. It&rsquo...
Patients at risk in Georgia cosmetic surgeries
 Cosmetic surgeries may be particularly risky in Georgia where doctors can perform in-office surgeries with little oversight and few safety requirements, according to a joint investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News. In 2013, Dr. Nedra Dodds performed liposuction and fat injections on 37-year-old April Jenkins...

Posted: 26 days ago

Cosmetic surgeries may be particularly risky in Georgia where doctors can perform in-office surgeries with little oversight and few safety requirements, according to a joint investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News. In 2013, Dr. Nedra Dodds performed liposuction and fat injections on 37-year-old April Jenkins...
Do your homework before cosmetic surgery
 » Read series: Parts 1 and 2 here It’s consumers beware when it comes to cosmetic surgery in Georgia. The state has virtually no limits on which doctors can do cosmetic surgery, where they can do it, and what they say in their advertising, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News found...

Posted: 26 days ago

» Read series: Parts 1 and 2 here It’s consumers beware when it comes to cosmetic surgery in Georgia. The state has virtually no limits on which doctors can do cosmetic surgery, where they can do it, and what they say in their advertising, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News found...
Woman left brain damaged after cosmetic surgery just weeks before wedding
 With her wedding just two months away, Icilma Cornelius arrived at the office of Dr. Windell Boutte in metro Atlanta to prepare for her special day. >> Read more trending news  The 54-year-old bride-to-be came to the doctor’s full-service medical spa and cosmetic surgery center for Botox and another anti-wrinkle...

Posted: 27 days ago

With her wedding just two months away, Icilma Cornelius arrived at the office of Dr. Windell Boutte in metro Atlanta to prepare for her special day. >> Read more trending news  The 54-year-old bride-to-be came to the doctor’s full-service medical spa and cosmetic surgery center for Botox and another anti-wrinkle...
Woman left brain damaged after cosmetic surgery
 » Part 1 of 2 (read Part 2 here) With her wedding just two months away, Icilma Cornelius arrived at the Lilburn office of Dr. Windell Boutte to prepare for her special day. The 54-year-old bride-to-be came to the doctor’s full-service medical spa and cosmetic surgery center for Botox and another anti-wrinkle treatment...

Posted: 27 days ago

» Part 1 of 2 (read Part 2 here) With her wedding just two months away, Icilma Cornelius arrived at the Lilburn office of Dr. Windell Boutte to prepare for her special day. The 54-year-old bride-to-be came to the doctor’s full-service medical spa and cosmetic surgery center for Botox and another anti-wrinkle treatment...
Former Georgia doctor sentenced in Wyoming sex abuse case
 A former Georgia ob-gyn was sentenced Friday to serve 20 to 30 years in prison for sexually assaulting patients in Wyoming, according to the Casper Star-Tribune. Dr. Paul Harnetty, who had faced allegations of misconduct in Georgia, was convicted earlier this year of sexually assaulting two patients in Wyoming. A total of six patients testified...

6:49 PM Saturday, May. 05, 2018

A former Georgia ob-gyn was sentenced Friday to serve 20 to 30 years in prison for sexually assaulting patients in Wyoming, according to the Casper Star-Tribune. Dr. Paul Harnetty, who had faced allegations of misconduct in Georgia, was convicted earlier this year of sexually assaulting two patients in Wyoming. A total of six patients testified...
Still forgiven: Doctors & Sex Abuse — AJC National Investigation
 A new national investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has uncovered 450 cases of doctors who were brought before medical regulators or courts for sexual misconduct or sex crimes in 2016 and 2017. In nearly half of those cases, the AJC found, the doctors remain licensed to practice medicine, no matter whether the victims were patients...

3:45 PM Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018

A new national investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has uncovered 450 cases of doctors who were brought before medical regulators or courts for sexual misconduct or sex crimes in 2016 and 2017. In nearly half of those cases, the AJC found, the doctors remain licensed to practice medicine, no matter whether the victims were patients...
Jury quickly says ‘not guilty’ in Georgia elections case 
 It took a South Georgia jury just 20 minutes to find Olivia Pearson not guilty.  But the speedy verdict last month came at the end of a case that dragged on for years and came to be viewed by some as a blatant attempt to intimidate minority voters in a rural region of Georgia.  Pearson -- the first black woman to be elected to the...

3:00 PM Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018

It took a South Georgia jury just 20 minutes to find Olivia Pearson not guilty.  But the speedy verdict last month came at the end of a case that dragged on for years and came to be viewed by some as a blatant attempt to intimidate minority voters in a rural region of Georgia.  Pearson -- the first black woman to be elected to the...
Clayton County psychiatrist re-indicted again in murder case
 The unusual murder case against Dr. Narendra K. Nagareddy has taken another turn. The Clayton County psychiatrist who stands accused in the overdose deaths of patients has been re-indicted — again. The Clayton County district attorney’s office first indicted the doctor on a slew of charges in 2016, including the overdose...

8:14 PM Sunday, Mar. 11, 2018

The unusual murder case against Dr. Narendra K. Nagareddy has taken another turn. The Clayton County psychiatrist who stands accused in the overdose deaths of patients has been re-indicted — again. The Clayton County district attorney’s office first indicted the doctor on a slew of charges in 2016, including the overdose...
Bill would suspend sexually abusive doctors in Georgia
 Doctors who sexually assault a patient would face a required license suspension or revocation under a new bill introduced at the Georgia General Assembly.  House Bill 1000, sponsored by Rep. Scott Holcomb, D-Atlanta, would also require the state’s health care professionals to report a physician they believe has committed a sexual...

12:37 AM Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

Doctors who sexually assault a patient would face a required license suspension or revocation under a new bill introduced at the Georgia General Assembly.  House Bill 1000, sponsored by Rep. Scott Holcomb, D-Atlanta, would also require the state’s health care professionals to report a physician they believe has committed a sexual...