December 5, 2013
- Is it staffed by a Medical Doctor and is that Doctor on-site? Are they available to you when you're being treated?
- What services do they provide? Will you need to make additional trips for labs, radiology services (x-ray, MRI, etc..)?
- What type of Urgent Care center are they? Some are affiliated with Hospitals or are considered an extension of an Emergency Room which can affect your deductibles, co-pays or other insurance benefits. Check before you go.
- Is my injury appropriate for an Urgent Care center? Not all injuries or illness are right for an Urgent Care center setting. For example, if you experience chest pains, you should call 911.
Click here for information on First Care of Gainesville or call (352) 373-2340 for hours of operation.
November 22, 2013
You can also help us recognize our outstanding SIMED employees by nominating them for our Starfish Employee Recognition Program if they've done something to Make Your Day while you were visiting a SIMED location.
It's easy! There are 3 ways to nominate any SIMED employee:
- Through the Online Patient Survey
- By Requesting a paper nomination form at any SIMED location
- By telling any SIMED manager!
October 1, 2013
|Flu Season is here! Are you prepared? Flu shots are now being provided at all Southeastern Primary Care locations. Contact your Primary Care Physician for more information about how YOU can get your flu shot or ask about it at your next appointment!
Short on time? First Care of Gainesville, our Urgent Care clinic in Gainesville is offering Flu Shots to our walk-in customers. First Care is open Monday through Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm. No appointments are necessary. Come in today for your flu shot and be ready this flu season.
For more information on where we are offering Flu Shots please contact:
First Care of Gainesville at (352) 373-2340.
Southeastern Primary Care at (352) 224-2225
Ocala / McIntosh
Southeastern Primary Care at (352) 401-7575
Southastern Primary Care at (352) 490-5100
The Villages (Lake Sumter Landing) & Lady Lake
Southeastern Primary Care at (352) 753-6886
|You can also check with any SIMED location about receiving your Flu Vaccine.|
March 20, 2013
SIMED has been recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more.
“Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities at SIMED. We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite,” said Daniel M. Duncanson, MD, CEO. “We’re committed to providing the best workplace environment possible. The positive attitude and energy created by employees becoming healthier and more fit will transcend throughout the worksite producing positive results for them personally and for SIMED overall.”
The Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping worksites make their employees’ health and wellness a priority.
American employers are losing an estimated $225.8 billion a year because of healthcare expenses and health-related losses in productivity, and those numbers are rising. Many American adults spend most of their waking hours at sedentary jobs. Their lack of regular physical activity raises their risk for a host of medical problems, such as obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. Employers face $12.7 billion in annual medical expenses due to obesity alone. The American Heart Association is working to change corporate cultures by motivating employees to start walking, which has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity.
For more information about the Fit-Friendly Worksites program and how it is helping to improve the health of Americans by focusing on an activity that is convenient, free and easy visit startwalkingnow.org.
November 15, 2012
SIMED is pleased to announce that our Southeastern Primary Care and SIMED specialty physicians, as well as SIMED ancillary services, are participating Tier 1 providers in the GatorCare Network.
Many of you have contacted our offices inquiring about your Primary Care Physicians and other members of your healthcare team. SIMED Primary Care providers will be able to continue to see you under the GatorCare Prime Plus and GatorCare Premium plan options.
If you are an existing patient, we thank you for allowing us to continue as partners in your health care. If you are a new patient under the GatorCare Network, we look forward to helping you with your healthcare goals.
To schedule an appointment with any of our SIMED providers, you may request an appointment online or contact one of our offices directly.
If you have questions regarding your plan or would like more information about SIMED, please call us at (352) 224-2200.
We invite you to learn more about the GatorCare Network by visiting their website at www.healthplan.ufl.edu.