“We recognize the significant contributions that physicians and medical support services continually make to our community—physically, economically and socially”, says  Alex Habersham, publisher of the Macon Middle Georgia Black Pages and Resources Guide.

“Consequently, the editorial section of the Black Pages 2010-11 edition will feature African American physicians from throughout middle Georgia. Not only will this edition help to acknowledge the contributions of African American physicians, it will also increase the exposure for the physicians being featured,” added Habersham.

As black consumers become more conscientious about the impact of the two billion dollars they spend annually, they are making a more conscientious effort to spend those dollars with the individuals and businesses that demonstrate recognition and appreciation for local black consumerism.

The recognition of physicians and the related health care support services providers is particularly pertinent in view of the recent passage of national health care reform in this country.  Habersham says it is more important now than ever before that African Americans become aware of the outstanding African American physicians currently practicing medicine in middle Georgia.

Each edition of the Black Pages has featured, as its central theme, a specific segment of the community. The previous two editions highlighted African American power couples (husband and wife teams that are both self-employed) and African American women in business.

“We appreciate the recognition that the Black Pages is affording our members”, says Dr. Warren S. Hutchings, CEO of the Middle Georgia Medical Society, Inc.” I am encouraging all members to take advantage of the exposure offered through this publication. Since first being published in 1991, the Black Pages has proven to be one of the most effective means of disseminating information to the region’s African American community.”

“It is very significant that the Black Pages has chosen health care as the central theme for its 2010-11 edition,” states Dr. Julian Earls, President of the Middle Georgia Medical Society. “In addition to highlighting area African American physicians and related health care providers, the upcoming edition will also give a historical perspective of medical practices in middle Georgia, including features on pioneers such as Dr. C. W. E. Dyer, George Johnston, Sr. and the former St. Luke Hospital in Macon.”