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Through an agreement between PQA and Augusta University Medical Associates (AUMA), we are able to provide our clients with a wide range of professional medical services. Dr. Richard Schwartz, MD, Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia, leads a highly qualified team of board-certified physicians, nurses, and medics to ensure the health and safety of PQA clients.

Experience and Specializations

Dr. Schwartz’s team has provided medical support for many events, including some of the most significant sporting events in the US. Additionally, the team has extensive experience providing worldwide medical support for:

  • Executive travel
  • Dignitary protection
  • Law enforcement
  • On and offshore expeditions
  • Humanitarian missions
  • Disaster response

The team includes board-certified physicians with specialty training in areas including:

  • Emergency medical services
  • Critical care
  • Tropical medicine
  • Pediatric emergency medicine
  • Wilderness medicine
  • Tactical medicine
  • Disaster medicine
  • Hyperbaric chamber operation
  • International medicine


AUMA provides 24/7 coverage of telehealth services, giving clients immediate access to a comprehensive range of medical specialty consultants. Our telehealth services include a dedicated, secure line, facilitating medical consultation via telephone or real-time video. We will also coordinate with local physicians or clients’ primary care physicians when necessary.

Our Medical Services Team

Dr. Richard Schwartz

Medical Director

Dr. Jedidiah Ballard

Medical Services

Dr. Ian Wedmore

Medical Services

Dr. Daniel Kaminstein

Medical Services

Dr. Taylor Haston

Medical Services

Dr. Andre Pennardt

Medical Services