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Bagwell, Charles Andrew (Drew), M.D.
CRH Surgical Group
1309 Ocilla Road, Suite A
Douglas, GA 31533
B.S. in Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (1991)
Masters in Health Administration, Harvard University, Boston MA
Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta GA (1995)
Graduated from Coffee High School!
Internship in Surgery: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta GA (1996)
Residency in Surgery: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta GA (2001)
Chief Resident, Surgery: (2000-2001)
He was the recipient of the American Heart Association research scholarship.
Board Eligible with the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Bagwell is trained in advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques. His General Surgery practice includes diagnosis and treatment for thoracic, vascular and abdominal disorders including disease of the digestive system, lung disease, breast cancer, hernia repair, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids and reflux disorders.
After training as a general surgeon, Dr. Bagwell returned to hometown Douglas to do what he loves best: surgeries for hernias, gallbladder, and breast (including biopsies, lumpectomies, and mastectomies).
Dr. Bagwell attended South Georgia College in Douglas, then earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Georgia. In 1995, he received his MD degree from the Medical College of Georgia, where he also did six years of surgical internship and residency, rising to Chief Administrative Surgical Resident in 2000-2001.
In fall 2001, he joined CRMC. He quickly became active in medical center affairs, and at various times in the past has served as hospital board member, president of the Physicians Practice Group Board, and chairman of the Surgical Committee, among other activities. He currently is a member of the CRMC Medical Executive Committee and the information technology (IT) initiative of Stratus Health Care, a regional hospital alliance.
After practicing for a decade, Dr. Bagwell decided that physicians needed more input into how health delivery systems operate and how they could meet patient needs more effectively and efficiently. He was accepted into the Harvard University School of Public Health’s prestigious master’s program in healthcare management, tailored specifically for physicians. He never slowed his busy surgical practice but for two years he spent a long weekend every six weeks and a month each summer in classes in Boston. In 2014 he received a Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MS-HCM).
Dr. Bagwell is a member of the Medical Association of Georgia and the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE). He received research funding from the American Heart Association and published articles on arterial spasm and other aspects of surgery.
Outside of work, Dr. Bagwell enjoys spending time with his wife, two young children, and his extended family in Douglas. He began teaching himself how to cook and bake as a high school student and continued throughout medical school and surgical training. He says cooking is excellent stress relief. His family and friends simply say the results – especially his signature spaghetti – are delicious.