A respected psychiatrist who treats patients out of North Georgia Psychiatry — the practice she founded — Dr. Dana Sibilsky has devoted herself to meeting the needs of patients by adhering to an exceptional standard for care and compassion. With experience in both emergency and clinical settings, Dr. Sibilsky is able to draw on over 20 years of experience working with patients across a diverse range of situations and circumstances. A longtime advocate for compassionate care and understanding in all facets of the medical field, Dr. Sibilsky has made North Georgia Psychiatry the standard-bearer when it comes to the consistently exceptional treatment of patients.
What is your hobby?
I have many hobbies, but skydiving is my favorite at the moment.
How did you get started with this hobby? What inspired you?
On a whim, I decided to go skydiving with some friends and couldn’t believe how invigorating it was to jump out of a plane.
Tell us what you love about it.
It instills an overwhelming sense of confidence, as though there is no challenge that could ever get the best of you. It’s akin to total fearlessness.
Are there any groups you’re a part of or events that you attend related to your hobby?
Yes, there is a group of intermediate and advanced skydivers that I am a part of, and I am actually considering the possibility of meeting the jump requirements for wingsuit flying.
Have you had to invest in equipment and if so, please share some of the things you’ve bought.
At first, I rented most of the equipment. When I knew this was a serious hobby, I invested in a jumpsuit, an altimeter, an AAD, a chute and all of the necessary safety gear.
Where do you buy most of your supplies?
I get most of my supplies from Skydive Georgia, but some of the equipment I still use was passed down to me from several of my fellow skydivers. My altimeter, for example, was given to me by one of my instructors after I progressed to solo skydiving.
Are there any good books for beginners?
Yes, but there is no substitute for working hand-in-hand with a knowledgeable skydiving instructor.
How has this changed your life?
It’s really emboldened me to try things that may not conform with my own self-perception, which has really broadened my horizons beyond the previous limits of my imagination.
What advice do you have for others starting out with this hobby?
Speak to experienced skydivers with the goal of finding a really great instructor to work with at first.
Are there any other hobbies you have?
There are quite a few, but I guess it’s kind of fitting that my confidence in being able to successfully jump out of a plane has inspired me to learn how to fly one.