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Latest News


Nov 2018

5 Things You're Overlooking About Your Medications

By: Mireillee Lamourt | Tags: Gainesville Pharmacy

More than 3.7 billion drugs are ordered from doctors’ visits each year. Those of us with preexisting conditions or long-term health struggles may understand the necessity of having a good relationship with your local pharmacy. However, not all of us do.

Overlooking small details when it comes to your medications may cause health complications, longer recovery times and additional health care expenses. SIMEDHealth’s pharmacist, Lynn Bennett, took the time to help us all understand the importance of what we may be overlooking about our medications.


Oct 2018

Video: This is Why Mammograms Are Important

By: Mireillee Lamourt | Tags: Dr. Heather Carpenter, video

"Breast cancer doesn't follow any rules," said Radiologist Dr. Heather Carpenter

During October we often see company initiatives to cover everything in pink in support of breast cancer awareness and survivors. We sometimes even see our favorite football players decked out in pink on the NFL field. But we don't often talk about the steps women need to take in order to catch and cure breast cancer early on.


Oct 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Cholesterol

By: Mireillee Lamourt | Tags: Shelley Roque MD, Primary Care

We hear it all the time: high cholesterol causes health problems. According to the CDC, 78 million U.S. adults (nearly 37%) have cholesterol levels where experts recommend cholesterol medicine or had other health conditions putting them at high risk for heart disease and stroke. We know that too much cholesterol is bad, but what exactly is cholesterol and how can we keep it under control?


Oct 2018

Dr. Ariane Harris Joins SIMEDHealth Rehabilitation Medicine

By: Mireillee Lamourt | Tags: Dr. Ariane Harris, Rehabilitation Medicine, Interventional Pain Management

SIMEDHealth is proud to welcome our newest Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician Ariane Harris, MD!

A native of Gainesville, FL, Dr, Harris earned her undergraduate and MD degree from the University of Florida. Dr. Harris completed both her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and her Fellowship in Interventional Chronic Pain at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. While there, she served as both chief resident and academic chief resident.