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Navicent Health Physician Named One of Asias Top Young Leaders

Avinesh Bhar, M.D. - one of the newest physicians to join Navicent Health Physician Group - has been selected as one of 33 professionals from 24 countries to join the 2016 Class of Asia 21 Young Leaders.

Asia 21 is a network of young leaders representing the public, private and nonprofit sectors chosen through a highly competitive process based on outstanding achievement, commitment to public service and proven ability to ""make the world a better place."" Dr. Bhar, along with other members of the 2016 Class and select Asia 21 alumni, gathered at the recent Asia 21 Summit, held December 8-10 in Seoul, to share best practices in leadership and public service.

""It's a humbling experience, being in the company of truly exceptional individuals. It is my goal to use this platform to be a disruptive voice in the current healthcare conversation, and move the conversation from one that is healthcare or industry-focused to one that is focused on the individual and his or her health,"" said Dr. Bhar.

""At Navicent Health, we pride ourselves on keeping the patient at the center of all we do as we navigate the individual toward health and wellness. Dr. Bhar's vision for care is very much in line with the values of Navicent Health, and we are privileged to welcome such a bright young mind to our team of expert physicians,"" said Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President and CEO of Navicent Health.

Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Dr. Bhar joined Navicent Health Physician Group in November from Mercer University School of Medicine, where he served as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. Dr. Bhar moved to Macon in 2013 after completing a sleep medicine fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis and his internal medicine residency at New York Medical Center of Queens. A native of Kuala Lumpur, Dr. Bhar is currently pursuing his executive Masters of Business Administration at the University of Chicago's Booth Business School.

Dr. Bhar specializes in the treatment of asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, insomnia, lung cancer, narcolepsy, parasomnia, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary infections, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and other pulmonary and sleep disorders. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Bhar, please call (478) 633-6272. You may follow Dr. Bhar at @AviBhar.

Navicent Health Physician Group is a multispecialty physician-led group of more than 150 physicians serving the region. To learn more, please visit

About Navicent Health

Navicent Health was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate the Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities in their mission of providing a comprehensive continuum of high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services to the region. Navicent Health has 830 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes. The health system includes The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a nationally recognized tertiary teaching hospital; Children's Hospital, Navicent Health, the region's only dedicated pediatric hospital; Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health, a rural critical access hospital; Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health, the region's oldest and most experienced rehabilitation provider; Pine Pointe, Navicent Health, which provides palliative and hospice care in homes and in its facility; Carlyle Place, Navicent Health, the area's first continuing care retirement community; Navicent Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Navicent Health; as well as diagnostic and home care services. For more information, please visit

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