Athens Regional Health System
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Occupational Health Medical Director

Brian Forrester, M.D., MPH, FACPM, FACOEM, is the medical director for Regional FirstCare Occupational Health in Athens. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia, with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, and obtained his doctor of medicine degree at Emory University in Atlanta.

Dr. Forrester completed his residency in occupational medicine at Johns Hopkins University, concurrently earning a master of public health degree in occupational health and safety. He is the only physician practicing in the Athens area that is both residency-trained and board certified in occupational medicine.

He served in the U.S. Navy as an undersea medical officer, practicing diving medicine and radiation health. Dr. Forrester is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Georgia in the College of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences.

Regional FirstCare Occupational Health
485 Highway 29 North
Athens, GA 30601

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