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School Tips for Parents

School is starting soon, and it’s important for both parents and children to feel prepared for the change in routine that comes from starting a new school year. 
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Enter the SIMED Healthy Kids Coloring Contest

It’s time to head back to school, and SIMED is thrilled to announce our 2017 Kids Coloring Contest for children 11 years old and under to promote healthy living.
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Wellness Tips for Healthy Living

Maintaining wellness is important at any age. Even people who may feel physically fit and healthy can benefit from following general wellness rules. 

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Hepatitis: Everything You Need to Know

Did you know about 300,000 Floridians are infected with Hepatitis C? Of those, about 210,000 people will develop chronic liver disease.

SIMED Welcomes Dr. Tina Brar

SIMED would like to take this opportunity to welcome Tina Brar, MD to the SIMED Arthritis Center.  Dr.

8 Tips to Avoid Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

The summer sun can be intense in Florida, especially in Alachua County, Lake County and Marion County, and every year people are seen by Southeastern Integrated Medical (SIMED) physicians for heat-

SIMED offers a new BasicMed physical program and Comprehensive Medical Examination of small plane pilots

ATTENTION SMALL PLANE PILOTS

SIMED First Care Urgent Care is excited to announce our new BasicMed physical and Comprehensive Medical Examination of small plane pilots.

THANK YOU

SIMED would like to thank all of our Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners for their compassion, dedication and efforts towards improving health for our patients.

Salute To All Nurses

SIMED would like to thank all of the nurses who care for our patients and the families who support them.

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SIMED Welcomes Dr. D'Wan Carpenter

SIMED is excited to welcome D’Wan Carpenter, DO to our Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Divisions in Ocala and Chiefland.  Dr.

Hurt on the Job? Do you know what to do?

Dr. Martin, a physician at SIMED Urgent Care, states that over 50% of his patients are visiting due to work related injuries.

What is Your Heart Score?

Do you find yourself asking “How healthy is my heart?”Finding your Heart Score is a step in the right direction to managing your health and wellbeing.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Welcome 2017!

10 Ways to Stay Healthy

10 Ways to Stay Healthy

Staying fit and active can have a very positive impact on your overall health.

Get some relief this Ragweed Season

Get some relief this Ragweed Season

Fall is just around the corner. As the season changes we trade I the sweltering hot days of summer for the cooler, crisp days of autumn.

Be prepared this year with Immunization & Vaccines

Be prepared this year with Immunization & Vaccines

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) The goal of NIAM is to increase awareness about immunizations across the lifespan, from infants to the elderly.

College Safety Survival Guide

College Safety Survival Guide

The start of a new college semester can be a very exciting time in a young adult’s life.

Essential Facts to Know About Diabetes

Essential Facts to Know About Diabetes

Diabetes is not uncommon in America. According to the American Diabetes Association, about 10% of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Arthritis 101: What You Need To Know

Arthritis 101: What You Need To Know

Arthritis is a disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country.

Summer Time Tips

Summer Time Tips

Summer is a time for fun, relaxation, vacations and being outdoors.

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month

Remember getting checked for scoliosis in elementary school? Did you ever realize how important it was getting that exam?

SIMED Primary Care physician, Dr. Robert Balbis, uses his global perspective to provide input on World Immunization Week.

World Immunization Week

This week is World Immunization Week. Even though certain vaccinations have been developed, they have yet to become readily available in some countries.

SIMED Celebrates Lab Week!

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual celebration of the licensed professionals who play vital role in many aspects of health care.

April is STD Awareness Month and Dr. Scott Wilson of First Care, SIMED’s walk in urgent care center provides valuable information on sexual health.

STDs, and What You Need To Know

The CDC estimates there are 20 million new sexually transmitted infections in the United States each year.

In honor of Brain Awareness Week, we sat down with SIMED Neurosurgery’s Dr. Steven Reid to discuss seven fascinating facts about brains.

7 Fascinating Facts about Brains

To our knowledge, the brain is the most complex organized matter in the universe. We know of nothing as complex in anyone's experience.

SIMED Primary Care physician Rakesh Sharma, MD recently provided insight into March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month.

Colon Cancer Early Detection Can Save Your Life

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month.  Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the 2nd leading cause of death from cancer.  E

Sleep and Heart Health | SIMED Health

Sleep and Heart Health

According to the National Sleep Foundation over 18 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder.

Women and Heart Disease - Could You Be At Risk?

Women and Heart Disease - Could You Be At Risk?

Each year, heart disease, kills over 400,000 American women, which is "approximately the same number of women as the next three causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer," according t

What is your heart score?

What is Your Heart Score?

Do you know how healthy your heart is? Are you ever worried that your lifestyle is negatively affecting your overall health?

SIMED Primary Care physician Tenley Noone, MD breaks down how dehydration affect us and some useful tips on how to prevent dehydration.

Summer Hydration Tips 101

In these hot and humid Florida days, staying hydrated is more important that ever.
SIMED Primary Care explains how we can manage "Exertional Heat Illness" and reduce our risk during the growling dog days of summer.

Beat the Heat!

Living in Florida means we are no strangers to hot and muggy days especially in the summer months, but as the temperature climbs so does our risk of heat illness.

SIMED Celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual celebration of the laboratory professionals who play a vital role in every aspect of health care.  Since they often work behind the scenes, few pe

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus.

Mammograms and Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed malignancies in American women and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women.

Sleep Apnea Awareness Week

Sleep Apnea, a condition that has several causes and many side effects, but is easily diagnosed and treated at the SIMED | Sleep Center.October 6-13 is National Sleep Apnea Awareness Week.