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SIMED Health Series Presents "Back to Basics" with Jesse Lipnick, MD
September 16, 2014
SIMED Health Series Back to Basics

To RSVP for this event, please call us at (352) 224-2200 or
email us!

What is Asthma?
September 15, 2014
What is Asthma?
Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.

For some people, asthma is a minor nuisance. For others, it can be a major problem that interferes with daily activities and may lead to a life-threatening asthma attack.

Asthma can't be cured, but its symptoms can be controlled. Because asthma often changes over time, it's important that you work with your doctor to track your signs and symptoms and adjust treatment as needed.
For more information on Florida Medical Research or Asthma related clinical trials contact our Resarch Department at (352) 333-3885

or CLICK HERE for an online appointment request for one of our Florida Medical Research Trials or Dr. Elders SIMED Primary Care Office.
SIMED Primary Care | Timothy Elder, MD
Timothy Elder, MD

SIMED Health Series Coming in September
August 24, 2014
SIMED is pleased to announce the return of our educational Health Series.  Beginning in September, SIMED will host weekly seminars on a variety of topics including back pain, arthritis, stroke and headaches.

These seminars are FREE and open to the public.  Seating is limited, so please call (352) 224-2200 to reserve your space today!

SIMED Health Series
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Are you prepared for the Ragweed Season?
August 18, 2014
SIMED Allergy & Asthma | Ragweed AllergiesFall, the time of year where we get to enjoy our seasonal change is just around the corner. We trade in the sweltering hot, dog days of summer for the cool crisp days of autumn. The leaves change, the days get shorter and the nights get longer. The Fall season brings many changes to not only our weather but to the environment surroundings as well.

At SIMED Allergy & Asthma the Fall season means Ragweed Season for our patients and a significant increase in allergic reactions. Ragweed usually begins in the late part of summer around the Labor Day holiday and it peaks in mid September and last up to November. For some people, pollen is a nuisance, for other it really interferes with daily living such as having a constant runny nose. constant sneezing especially in the morning, itchy eyes wihich you cannot scratch enough. Some may also even develop asthma symptoms.

What could you do if you have Ragweed Allergy?
One possible way is to minimize outdoor activities early in the morning, stay indoors in air-conditioned environment, and wash off quickly when you come indoors. If avoidance is not possible, you may try over the counter antihistamines good for itchy eyes, itchy nose, & sneezing but you need to take them on regular, preventive basis during your individual pollen season which may vary from weeks to months. Steroid nose sprays are one of the best medications available for nasal congestion which used to require a prescription.

If medications do not work or you are not "a


SIMED Patient Portal
June 2, 2014
The SIMED Patient Portal is a unique way for you to view you health information, request appointments, request prescription refills or search for billing information on your patient account all at the click of a button.  The Patient Portal is secure and contains your health information from all of your SIMED doctors. You can even download and print out your health information from the comfort of your own home.

To begin using the Patient Portal you will need to visit your SIMED physician's office and request your PIN#.  PIN numbers are unique and may only be used once to setup your personal portal account.  For security reasons, and to ensure that only you have access to your portal account, PIN numbers may not be given over the phone or via email.

Once you have your PIN# you can click on the
PATIENT PORTAL link here or on the button found on the right hand side of this website to register.

We've put together this brief video to show you some of the things you can do with your new patient portal account.


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