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Local physician nationally certified as a medical director
Statesboros Stephen Jordan first in area to earn designation
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            Statesboro physician Stephen M. Jordan, M.D., was designated a certified medical director in long term care by the American Medical Directors Certification Program (AMDCP). Dr. Jordan, who specializes in internal medicine and is board certified in his field, is one of only 2,200 U.S. physicians and 63 in Georgia to have earned this certification. He has been in private practice in Statesboro since 1975.

            “Dr. Jordan is a great asset to senior care medicine in Southeast Georgia, especially in the long term care setting,” said Perry Kemp, executive director of the Georgia Medical Directors Association. “He is involved in all aspects of his patients’ needs to achieve their best possible health and quality of life outcomes.”

            According to program officials, the certified medical directors program enhances medical direction throughout the long-term care continuum (including nursing homes, hospice and assisted living) and reinforces the leadership role of the medical direction providing quality care. The program recognizes the dual nature of clinical and management roles and includes comprehensive courses covering both areas.

            Federal regulations and changes in the healthcare environment have established the role of the medical director as central to the delivery of quality care, according to AMDCP information. Dr. Jordan is the first person in Bulloch County to earn these added credentials.

            Dr. Jordan is a Georgia native. Born in Sylvania, he graduated from University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minor in physics. He attended the Medical College of Georgia and did his internal medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and The Medical College of Georgia (MCG). He continued his training with a cardiology fellowship at MCG. Dr. Jordan served as chief of cardiology at Darnell Army Hospital in Ft. Hood, TX, from 1973-75, leaving the Army with a rank of major. Dr. Jordan currently serves as medical director for four nursing homes in Bulloch and surrounding counties.