Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with Dr. Payam Chini

SIMEDHealth Gastroenterologist, Dr. Payam Chini, explains what some symptoms are for colorectal cancer and what SIMEDHealth is doing to increase screening rates. 




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Video: This is Why Mammograms Are Important

"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.

The CDC states that "cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease. One of every four deaths in the United States is due to cancer." In this video, Dr. Carpenter discusses the importance of annual mammogram screenings, detecting breast cancer and even debunks some common mammogram myths. Watch below:



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The SIMEDHealth Imaging and Radiology department has certified technologists and radiologist to help ensure high quality, efficient imaging.
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Video: SIMEDHealth new pulmonologist, Dr. Allison Buel

Allison Buel, D.O., M.P.H. joined the SIMEDHealth family on August 13, 2018. She recently sat down and gave us some more details about her military background, bedside manner and gave a few messages for her patients. Check out the video below to learn more:

After graduating from the University of Florida, Dr. Buel earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University and completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at Wright-Patterson Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. She completed a Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship at the San Antonio Uniformed Health Services in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Buel has also had a distinguished military career. She served as a Major in the United States Air Force where she earned an Aerial Achievement Medal for her role in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Resolute Support while stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan.

Dr. Buel is triple Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. She is able to diagnose and treat a variety of pulmonary conditions and will be available to see patients in our Gainesville and Chiefland office locations. Click here to request an appointment with Dr. Buel, or call SIMEDHealth Pulmonology at (352) 375-0302.

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