July 27, 2015
With the increase in the number of Urgent Care clinics which have opened many patients see this as a unique alternative to their healthcare. They are able to be seen without an appointment (although the payoff is that there might be an extended wait depending on how many other patients had the same idea), and many Urgent Care centers offer a variety of services.
Employers also look to Urgent Care centers to help employees who have been injured on the job. Employers are able to have their employees examined, treated and are able to have more direct lines of communication with the provider so they can work together to make sure the employee is recovering and back to work as quickly as possible.
Urgent Care centers are a great alternative to busy Emergency Rooms. They're outpatient medical clinics (in most cases) and are able to charge non-ER rates. Urgent Care centers can also offer basic preventative treatments such as some vaccinations and medications for travel, flu shots, sports or employment physicals and more. At First Care (SIMED's Urgent Care Center) we have the added benefit that if you are unable to be seen at your Primary Care doc
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A Board Certified allergist-immunologist is a physician specially trained to diagnose, treat and manage allergies, asthma and immunologistic disorders. Each allergist has completed an additional 2 (or more) years of training in allergy and immunology with an accredited training program. Most are certified in internal medicine, pediatrics (or both) and have passed the examination given by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.
The Allergist-Immunologist is uniquely trained in the following:
- Allergy testing (skin test, in vitro studies)
- History - Allergy test evaluation
- Broncho provocation testing (eg. exercise and methacholine)
- Environmental control instructions
- Inhalant immunotherapy
- Venom immunotherapy
- Food and drug challenges
- Drug desensitization
- Atopic patch testing
- Evaluation of immune competence;
- Education (disease, medication, and monitoring)
- Management of chronic or recurrent conditions in which an allergy is not always identified (rhinosinusitis, conjunctivitis, asthma, cough, u
June 22, 2015
Three of SIMED's finest employees and one exceptional division were presented with SIMED's Starfish Customer Service Awards by members of Administration. Over 25 individual employees were nominated based upon the comments and feedback we received from the Customer Service surveys, online Patient Surveys and nominations by their SIMED colleagues. The three individual winners were selected based on the example they have demonstrated in customer service and patient care.
The Starfish individual winners are:
Latoya Sheffield, Clinic Assistant - SIMED Rehabilitation Medicine, Gainesville
Sharon Bush, Clinic Assistant - SIMED Rehabilitation Medicine, Gainesville
Laura Fryling, Pharmacy Tech - SIMED Community Pharmacy, Gainesville
In addition, based upon the number of responses received and top rated scores including "Would Recommend", one division was selected overall for best Customer Service.
The winning Divisional award is presented to SIMED Arthritis Center Gainesville!
The Starfish Award is part of SIMED's commitment to Customer Service based upon the FISH! philosophy which encourages organizations to:
- Provide amazing service that makes customers want to come back again and again.
- Build a culture where employees love to give their best every day.
- Build effective leaders who inspire through their example.
- Improve teamwork and build trust.
|(L to R) Leah, Susie, Trina, Belinda, Latoya, Erica, Amanda, Kathy, Christine, Michele, Renee
||(L to R) Gary R., Renee C., Sharon B., Latoya S, Christine B
|Congratulations to all of our winners!|
|(L to R) Gary R., Laura F., Christine B., Renee C.
April 26, 2015
Take the next step to reconnect!
The Reconnect Study is a clinical research study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a “take as needed” investigational medication for [premenopausal] women with decreased sexual desire.
You may qualify if you:
- Have experienced a decrease in your sexual desire over time
- Feel distressed about this decreased sexual desire
- Have been in a committed relationship for at least six months
- Have not yet gone through menopause
For more information and to see if you qualify please contact:
June 2, 2014
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.