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Preceptor
  • Medical Students and Physician Assistants Program
  • US Srugical Preceptor/Teacher for Pelvic Prolapse Operations using Tunneler and Tape for Vaginal Suspensions.
  • Dalton State Colege Srugical Technology Program
  • Steering Committee for the creataion of the Preceptor Development Manual throughout the state of Georgia
  • Wake Forest University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine: Medical Students and Physician Assistants Program
  • Medical College of Georgia (Medical Clerkship Preceptor Program)
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Proctor/Teacher for Advanced Pelvic Surgery.
  • Bard Urological Division Proctor/Teacher for Urogynecological Surgery.
  • Radford University: Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Emory School of Medicine: Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Kennesaw State College: Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Emory School of Medicine: Nurse Practitioner Program
  • NC State University, School of Veterinarian Medicine: Advanced Laparoscopy
  • Surry Community College: Nursing Program
  • Award for Career Internship Program as "Business Partner of Elkin City Schools."
Examiner
  • Faculty Judge for Ob/Gyn Chief Residents Scientific Research Presentations (Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology's 20th Annual Resident Alumni Meeting) at Medical College of Georgia
  • Pre-Oral Boards (Chicago, New York, Newark - Kaplan/Compass and Dr. Wall.) St. Louis Faculty
  • Clinical Professor of the Medical College of Georgia (For Reference call Andrew Albritton, MD at 706 721-3217)
  • Faculty member of the AmericanCardiovascular Research Institute
  • Faculty of the Academy for Healthcare Education; 330 Madison Avenue, 21st Floor; New York, NY 10017
  • Staff member Kaplan Board Review Course - Chicago (Oct. 12-15, 00) Reference contact 312-258-0855 Dick Nelson ext. 4278 or Christa Hanzlik ext. 4272.
  • Faculty member in the Women & Menopause Educational Initiative (Parke-Davis) - speakers panel per postgraduate courses with Embryon in Palm Beach, Fla. (Jan. 14-16, 2000).
  • Faculty member in Women’s Health Series: Updates on Oral Contraceptives and on Antifungals sponsored by Pfizer, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia (November, 2001)
  • Postgraduate Faculty Member of TCC (Gynecology Professor/Speaker)
  • Medical Director of Surgical Technological School at Dalton State College; University System of Georgia; 213 North College Drive; Dalton, Georgia 30720-3797 Reference - Carolyn Jenson or Tom Summers at 706 272-4557.
  • Very Select Faculty (1 of 20 pelvic surgeons from United States) of Ethicon Endo-Surgical and the Ob/Gyn Department of Emory University School of Medicine invited to preceptor, publish, and educate gynecologists regarding pelvic surgery in Philadelphia, PA (919 234-2127) 2/02
Consultant
  • Novo Nordisk in c/o Genesis Healthcare: Role of Hormone Therapy in Menopause Management Today. Bluff View Inn, Chattanooga, TN. August 3, 2004.
  • Lilly Pharmaceutical Company regarding Raloxifen.  Washington, D.C. June 1-3, 2001
  • GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Company regarding "Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy" and the use of Zofran in Ob/Gyn patients.  Santa Fe, New Mexico.  April 26-28, 2002.
  • Pharmacia Company regarding"Detrol for DI and Activella as HRT", Dalton, Georgia.  April 30, 2002.
  • Berlex Pharmaceutical Company regarding Yasmin and ClimaraPro at "HRT and the Menopause - New Options for a New Generation".  Atlanta, Georgia September 13-15, 2002.
  • Ethicon Endosurgical, Inc. for development of MIVH and Instrumentation for advanced surgery
  • Trinity Educational Consultant for Trinity College and Theological Seminary on going
  • Lilly Pharmaceutical Company regarding Raloxifen
  • GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Company - Chairman of the ACOG Advisory Educational Symposium in New Orleans
  • GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Company - Chairman of the National Advisory Board
  • OrthoMcNeil Pharmaceutical Company regarding Elmiron in the Treatment of Interstitual Cystitus
Speaker
  • Speaker and Preceptor for MIVH throughout U.S.A. Since 2002
  • Instructor for "Updates in Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery" University Hospital (SUNY Upstate Medical Center) State University of New York Health Sciences Center, Laparoscopic Training Center; Syracuse, New York (9-20-04) teaching Gyn Surgeons "Hands-On" Course
  • Faculty Speaker for East Tennessee State University, J. H. Quillen College of Medicine, September 10, 2004
  • Faculty speaker for "Minimally Invasive Vaginal Hysterectomy". Don Schula’s Steakhouse in Tampa, Florida, August 25, 2004.
  • Faculty speaker for "Minimally Invasive Surgery for the Female Patient". Sullivan’s Steakhouse in Charlotte, N.C., August 19, 2004.
  • Speaker/ Faculty Expert for the topic "MIVH: The Newest Most Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy". Oceania Restaurant in the Majestic Hotel. Ocean Grove, N.J., August 9, 2004.
  • Speaker for the topic "MIVH: The Newest Most Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy". East-West Bistro. Athens, Georgia, July 26, 2004.
  • Speaker/preceptor "MIVH: Grand Rounds Presentation" Sacred Heart Hospital. Pensacola, Florida, May 15, 2004 (Preceptor for Attendings Drs. Door, etc. and most residents).
  • Speaker regarding "MIVH: The Newest Most Minimally Invasive Type of Hysterectomy". The University Club, Jacksonville, Florida, April 6, 2004 (Also was preceptor that morning at Orange Park Hospital for Charles Wilson, M.D.)
  • Speaker for Hamilton Bradley Wellness Center regarding "Advances and Issues in Women’s Health Care"; Dalton, Georgia - Reference Mandy Parker
  • Speaker for Academy for Healthcare Education for 1.5 hours CME regarding "Clinical Issues for OB/GYNs in the Management of PONV and Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy"; at Morton’s Steakhouse, Atlanta, Ga. on January 16, 2003. Reference—Christy L. Murdolo (212 490-2300)
  • Speaker for Hamilton Medical Center 1 hour CME Active Physician Staff Meeting - "Prevention and Management of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting and Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy" on February 6, 2003. (Sarah Russell 706 272-6000)
  • Speaker for National Speakers Bureau/GlaxoSmithKline regarding "Clinical Issues for OB/GYNs in the Management of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in relation to MIVH" at Grand Rounds-Tulane Medical School; New Orleans, LA. -February 20, 2003.
  • Speaker for Georgia/Whitfield Nurse Practitioner Association regarding "Clinical Screening and Treatments for Urinary Incontinence" at Whitfield County Health Department; Dalton, Georgia.
  • Speaker for National Speakers Bureau/GlaxoSmithKline regarding "Clinical Issues for OB/GYNs in the Management of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting" at Grand Rounds - King/Drew Medical Center; Los Angeles, Ca 90059.- March 6, 2003
  • Speaker for Ethicon Endo-surgical, Inc. regarding "MIVH" at Dinner Meeting and Grand Rounds for Erlanger Medical Center Ob/Gyns in Chattanooga, TN - March 13 & 14, 2003. (Preceptor for pelvic surgeons on March 14, 2003 in the Operating Room.)
  • Speaker and Chairperson of ACOG Symposium for "Issues in the Management of Nausea and Vomiting in the OB/GYN Clinical Practice"; Wyndham New Orleans at Canal Place on April 27, 2003.
  • Speaker/Faculty of PONV Annual Advisory GSK meeting at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, CA. (May 16-18, 2003) Also on National Speakers Bureau.
  • Speaker/Faculty of MIVH at Ralph & Kacoo’s Restaurant in Baton Rouge, LA (June 5, 2003)
  • Speaker/Faculty of MIVH at Jimmy’s Steak & Seafood Grill in Winchester, VA (June 9, 2003)
  • Speaker/Faculty of MIVH at Maggiano’s in McLean, VA (June 10, 2003)
  • Speaker/Faculty Expert for PONV and N & V of Pregnancy at Moorehouse School of Medicine Atlanta, Georgia - June 24, 2003
  • Speaker/Faculty Expert for PONV and N & V of Pregnancy - Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. - July 18, 2003
  • Speaker/Faculty Expert for PONV and N & V of Pregnancy - University of Florida College of Medicine, Pensacola, FL. - July 18, 2003
  • Speaker/Faculty Expert for PONV and N & V of Pregnancy - Mercy Hospital and medical Center, Chicago, IL -August 14, 2003
  • Speaker/Faculty Expert for PONV and N & V of Pregnancy - Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI - September 29, 2003
  • Faculty speaker expert for the CME-approved national CD-ROM "Issues in Management of Nausea and Vomiting in the OB/Gyn Clinical Practice"
  • Speaker/Faculty Expert for PONV and N & V of Pregnancy - St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond in Staten Island, NY - October 21, 2003
  • Speaker/Faculty Expert for PONV and N & V of Pregnancy- Washington Hospital Center of Washington, DC - November 4, 2003
  • Speaker for Pfiezer, "Ob/Gyn Clinical Pearls and Vaginitis"
  • Key Speaker for Dalton State College Graduation Commencement -2001.
  • Speaker for Novogyne, "Urinary Incontinence-Diagnosis, Management, and the Role of Transdermal Estrogens"
  • Speaker for Milex, "Pelvic Prolapse-Etiology, Classification, Diagnosis, Pessaries, and Surgical Management".
  • Speaker for GlaxoSmithKline. "Hyperemesis gravidarum and PONV (Post Op Nausea and Vomiting)"
  • Speaker at the Florida C.P. Association Symposium. "Ob/Gyn Etiologies of Back Pain", "The Gynecologic Exam", and "Clinical Pearls of Ob/Gyn". Ft. Lauderdale, FL. June 28-30, 2002.
  • Speaker Cornerstone Medical Associates for Pharmacia & Upjohn "Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Prolapse, Pessaries, and the use of tolterodine tartrate and ERT" May 14, 2002
  • Speaker/Participant in CME Published Monologue, "Advances in the Ambulatory Management of Nausea and Vomiting in Obstetrics and Gynecology Symposium" in Charleston, S.C. 8/24/02
  • Speaker for Solvay Pharmaceuticals, "The Benefits of Estrogen/Androgen Therapy Over Estrogen Alone" at Cellar Restaurant.
  • National Speakers Bureau for "Clinical Issues for OB/GYNs in the Management of Nausea and Vomiting CME Initiative."
  • Speaker for Hamilton Medical Center CME Active Staff Physicians- "Minimally Invasive Vaginal Hysterectomy" on October 24, 2002.
  • Speaker for ACRI (American Cardiovascular Research Institute) regarding "Prevention and Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis" and "MIVH- the better way to perform hysterectomy" at "Keeping Women Healthy-Practical Strtegies" Meeting on 11-09-02 at Ritz Carlton on Lake Oconee, Atlanta.
  • Speaker for Vanderbilt Medical School Ob/Gyn Residency Program -"Advances in Gyn Surgery- The Newest Hysterectomy Procedure, MIVH" November 15, 2002.
  • Speaker for Pharmacia regarding "Clinical Screening and Treatment for Urinary Incontinence".  Meeting on 11-18-02 at Barnsley Gardens, Adairsville, Georgia.
  • Speaker for Hamilton Medical Center Surgical Staff - "MIVH-Protocols and Procedures to Accomplish the 5 Minute Outpatient Hysterectomy." December 10, 2002
  • Key Note Speaker for Dalton State University Graduation - December 10, 2002
  • Speaker for GlaxoSmithKline regarding "Clinical Issues for OB/GYNs in the Management of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting" at Arnaud's Restaurant, 813 Rue Bienville, New Orleans 
  • Speaker for Tulane Medical School regarding "PONV Issues for OB/Gyns"
  • Lecture and Speaker for CME and Pharmaceutical Companies.
  • Speaker for Wyeth Ayerst, "Hormone Replacement Therapy". (Contact Linda Allen at 1-800-2234-9929 ext8550 if need reference)
  • Speaker for Novartis, (Update on the Treatment for Osteoporosis". (Contact Chris Sims at 1-800-656-5660 ext 12752 if need reference)
  • Guest speaker/Minister since 1970 for numerous churches throughout North Carolina and Georgia (list can be provided) regarding "Medical Aspects of the Crucifixion" and "Miracles - Do they still happen?"
Urogynecological
  • Advanced postgraduate training via Niall Galloway M.D. at Emory University. (Dr. Turrentine is certified to order and use Collagen and Durasphere for periurethral injections for SUI and ISD and is also very experienced performing sub urethral sling procedures)
  • University of Louisville Medical School - Advanced Pelvic Hands on Anatomy Course with Fresh Cadavers for training in Advanced Pelvic Surgery and Preceptor Training
  • Medical Education and Research Institute in Memphis, TN. Incontinence & Vaginal Prolapse Sling Surgery including the use of IVS Tunneling Device
  • Interstim Certified via Medtronic Gastroenterology and Urology
Aviation
  • Air America Pilot and Air America Foundation Member
  • Air America Eagle Squadron - Certificate of Appreciation for Service under Fire
  • Private pilot license with seaplane rating @ 25 years experience.
  • Team leader for Operation Touch Missions. (Flew into and set up jungle clinics for medical and dental services in Honduras, Dominica, Belize, Guatemala, etc…Pulled over 700 teeth in two weeks in Dominica; performed dental, obstetrical, surgical, and general medical care during other missions.)
  • Angel Flight Volunteer Pilot - Georgia Chapter of the American Medical Support Flight Team
  • Aviation Medical Examiner 1982-2007 (25 year commendation)

Ministerial Qualifications
  • Education
    • Trinity Theological Seminary
    • Doctor of Ministry, summa cum laude
      • Reference : Roger Blanchard (229 567-4730) or
        Roger Williams (336 351-5250
      • Ordained Minister (Faith Christian Fellowship Intl. –
        Tom Watt 770-944-9201)
      • Omnicron-Psi Honor Society (2004)

2001 to 2004
Liverpool & Canterbury, England
and Newburgh, Indiana, USA
  • Certified Premarital, Marital, and Family Counselor Minister
    • T-JTA PPI Act #33962
2004
Experience  
  • Guest Preacher
 
    • Marriage Ceremony for Ansley Wiegand & Geoffrey Crisler
May 17, 2008
    • Marriage Ceremony for Allyson Caldwell & Patrick Keating
March 18, 2006
    • Northside Drive Baptist Church of Atlanta
      (Funeral Sermon for Mother: Betty Ann Turrentine)
January 28, 2005
    • Marriage Ceremony for Jan Rodgers & Sgt. Russell Wilson
November 23, 2004
    • Hickory Grove Baptist Church (Sunday AM service)
March 28, 2004
    • CD cut at Pyramid Studios for publication
      "Teaching the Old Testament" & "Teaching the New Testament"
February 11, 2003
    • Rhonda First Baptist Church of Rhonda, NC
April 8, 2001
    • Mineral Springs United Methodist Church of Dalton
Lent Sunday, 2000
    • Fellowship Baptist Church of Dalton, GA
1999
    • First Baptist Church of Elkin, NC
April, 1998
    • New Hope Baptist Church of Greensboro,
      NC (PM service)
Palm Sunday, 1998
    • Amazing Grace Baptist Church (AM service)
Palm Sunday, 1998
    • First Baptist Church of Elkin, NC
March, 1998
    • First Baptist Church of Jonesville, NC
1998
    • New Hope Pentecostal Church of New Hope, NC
1997
    • Dayspring Baptist Church of Dobson, NC
1997
    • Calvary Baptist Church of Roaring River, NC
1997
    • Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Elkin, NC
1997
    • First Baptist Church of Elkin, NC
1989
    • First Presbyterian Church of Elkin, NC
1988
    • Northside Drive Baptist Church of Atlanta, GA
1970
  • Prayer Leader
 
    • National Day of Prayer, Elkin Park, Elkin, NC
March 7, 1998
  • Young Life Advisory Board of Dalton, GA
1999 to 2000
  • Chairman of Board Dalton’s Women’s Enrichment Center
2006 to present
SCUBA Qualifications
  • Certifications
    • PADI Divemaster (# 191483)
    • SSI Elite Gold Diver {Level 9 (#638408)}
    • PADI Instructor Emergency First Responder (Adult, Child, and Infant CPR, AED, and Oxygen Administration #DM-191483)
    • SSI and PADI Master Diver (SSI # 638408 and PADI #0410035332)
    • Rescue and First Aid Diver (PADI#0404049818 and SSI # 638408)
    • Advanced Open Water Diver (PADI Cozumel #9907565969)
    • NASDS International Certification of Safe Scuba Diving (#7951)
    • Advanced Lifesaving and Water Instruction Certification
    • Specialties
      • Search and Recovery Diver (Program Code #W-330 S. C. College 8-12-87)
      • Search and Recovery Diver (SSI #632151)
      • Heli-Diver – Sea and Air Rescue (PADI Australia #0604A14766)
      • Helicopter Rescue Awareness (PADI Australia #0604A14774)
      • Cavern Diver (PADI #0506094331)
      • Intro to Cave Diving (NACD #CA-2093)
      • Basic and Full Cave Diver (NSS-CDS / NACD)
      • Ice Diver (PADI #0510084178 including experience with Argon Gas)
      • Wreck Diving Specialist (SSI #632151)
      • Dry Suit Diver (PADI #0510084176)
      • Drift Diver (PADI Cozumel #9907566839)
      • Deep Diver (PADI #0403096943 and SSI # 638408)
      • Advanced Buoyancy Control Diver (SSI #632151)
      • Altitude Diver (PADI #0410015157)
      • Equipment Specialist (PADI #0405064645)
      • Underwater Hunting and Collecting Specialist (PADI #0602099162)
      • Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver (PADI #0510084175)
      • Underwater Photographer (PADI #0510084177)
      • Underwater Naturalist (PADI #0511006243)
      • Night Diver (PADI Turks & Caicos #0506014583)
      • Enriched Air Nitrox Max 40% O2 Diver (PADI #9907565841 and SSI # 638408)
      • Advanced Nitrox Diver (Technical Diving International)
      • Evolution and Inspiration Rebreather (Technical Diving International)
      • National Geographic Diver (PADI #0510084188)
    • Experience
      • Cave diving with Trimix (Helium blend) & Tri-County Police Rescue Dive Team and independent consultant for many police and firefighter units through north Georgia.
      • Seaplane Pilot (#027357) with over 30 years experience including mission trips.
      • Writer, Videographer, and Photographer for www.badassdivers.com
      • 30 years of experience, including many international dive sites;
        • Alaskan Arctic Expedition, Indian Ocean Sites, and Red Sea.
        • Multiple Pacific Ocean Sites (Australia, Philippines, Great Barrier Reef, Micronesia including Truk Lagoon, and Solomon Islands.)
        • Caribbean (Caymans and Sister Islands, Roatan, Honduras, Belize, Dominica, Bonaire, Cozumel, Jamaica, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, and others)
        • Caverns, Ceynotes, and Caves of Florida and Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
Foreign Medical Experience
  • Operating room technician (CORT) in Vienna, Austria (1974) and in Atlanta, Georgia (1973).
  • Medic and OR Tech (Front Lines) - Mozambique (1974)
  • Dublen, Ireland- National Maternity Hospital (1 week study of Active Labor Management)
  • Ostend, Belgium- Obstetrical and Waterbirth Center (2 weeks L+D Experience in fall of 2000)
  • Medical Missions in various countries with Operation Touch (Honduras, Guatemala, Dominica, Costa Rica, etc.).
Other Miscellaneous Experience
  • Competition Advanced "Hands-On" Driving Course Completed (X2)
  • Ordained Minister (Faith Christian Fellowship International – Tom Watt 770 9449201)
  • High School Teacher in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Astronomy Brandon Hall School, Dunwoody, Georgia (1974 - 1975)
  • Teacher - Surgical Technology and Obstetrics -Dalton State College, Dalton, Ga. (2002)
  • Coach Track, Cross Country, and Intramural at Brandon Hall School, Dunwoody, Ga. (1974-75)
  • Swim Team Physician; Dalton High School; Dalton, Ga. (2001) and Registered U.S. Masters Swimmer as an unattached competitor (Contact Coach Charles Todd, Dalton High School)
  • Trinity College and Theological Seminary. Doctor of ministry.