As of yesterday, April 1, 2018, Southeastern Integrated Medical, PL (SIMED) and Digestive Disease Associates of North Florida have combined practices to form a new health care system known as SIMEDHealth, LLC.
“The creation of SIMEDHealth will provide a stronger foundation by which our combined efforts will allow us to do more for our patients, employees, and communities. By combining our efforts and resources we will be able to go farther than either of us could individually towards enhancing the health in our region, and doing so as stewards of the rising healthcare costs,” said Daniel M. Duncanson, M.D, the Chief Executive Officer of SIMEDHealth.
For patients, this transition will be seamless. You will continue to see your doctors in the same locations and your healthcare records and appointments will automatically be integrated into the new SIMEDHealth healthcare system.
Formed in 1987 and headquartered in Gainesville, SIMED has been leading the North Central Florida healthcare region through the transformation towards measurable higher quality and accountable care. Our independent multi-specialty healthcare system also has locations in Ocala, Chiefland, Lady Lake, McIntosh and Lake City.
DDA is the only independent, full-service Gastroenterology medical practice in Gainesville with clinics in the Medical Arts building on the HCA/North Florida Regional Medical Center Campus. DDA was founded in 1979.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to partner with SIMED and be able to provide more resources for our staff and physicians. It is important for physician practices to work together to continually develop themselves so they can provide patients and the community with needed services,” said Scott Johnson, Practice Administrator of DDA.
As this transition takes place, you will start to see our new logo on forms, business cards, our website and more.
After months of planning and hard work, all of us at SIMED are filled with joy, anticipation, and excitement to begin this new journey as SIMEDHealth and even more excited to take you along with us.