November 25, 2014
SIMED November Holiday Hours:
- Wednesday the 26th open regular hours
- Closed for Thanksgiving Day
- Black Friday open from 8am till 2pm.
November 21, 2014
- Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men and women. In the past 35 years, the lung cancer death rate has fallen 21% among men but has increased 116% among women.
- Cigarette smoking is linked to about 90% of lung cancers.
- People who smoke are 15-30 times more likely to get lung cancer or die from lung cancer. Even smoking a few cigarettes a day or smoking occasionally increases the risk of lung cancer.
- Secondhand smoke also causes lung cancer. In the United States, 2 out of 5 adults who don't smoke and half of all children are exposed to secondhand smoke.
- 7,300 people who never smoked died from lung cancer due to second hand smoke.
- Other risk factors include Radon, Asbestos, Arsenic, Diesel exhaust and some forms of Silica and Chromium.
- Lung cancer is stigmatized and is sometimes called "Invisible Cancer."
- Lung cancer is a very deadly disease and 50% of people with lung cancer die within one year of being diagnosed.
- Only 16% of patients diagnosed with lung cancer are still alive after 5 years, compared with over 90% of breast and prostate cancer patients.
- Symptoms of lung cancer usually do not become apparent until the cancer is
November 19, 2014
November 10, 2014
Diabetes Mellitus is a growing American epidemic. This common metabolic disease is due to glucose (sugar) being at a high level in the blood stream over a prolonged period of time. Untreated Diabetes can result in damage to many organs and systems resulting in long term, and often life-threatening body changes. We have recently interviewed SIMED Primary Care’s Daniel Duncanson, MD about this issue.
- "Type 1 Diabetes is also known as "juvenile diabetes" and "insulin-dependent diabetes." Seventy percent of Type 1 Diabetics are diagnosed prior to the a
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.