Retirement Notice

After 44 years practicing psychiatry, Dr. Hege has retired on August 27, 2022. He is grateful for all the patients that chose to have him as their provider.  He would like to express his appreciation for his patients and wish them a bright and happy future.

If you have an emergency and are seeking help, the Peachford Hospital can be reached at (770)455-3200. Additionally, the Georgia Crisis Center can be reached at 1-800-715-4225.

For previous patients of Dr. Hege’s requesting medical records, please visit  and follow the instructions to complete your request. Cariend is a medical records custodian and will manage your records for the next 10 years after your last appointment date. Cariend is not a medical provider and does not handle billing, medications, or referrals for the closed practice. Requesters should be prepared to complete the Records Release Authorization Form and provide a copy of a government issued photo ID, as required by the HIPAA laws.  

If you do not have access to a computer or internet, Cariend can be reached by phone at 404-991-7080. Please note the HIPAA laws do not allow medical records to be released based on a phone or email request.

If you prefer to mail your completed Authorization Form and Government- issued photo ID:

Cariend ROI
PO Box 1866
Thomasville, GA 31799-1866

If you have questions about the process, Cariend can also be contacted via email at however, you should not send sensitive information or request documents through email.