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.
June 15, 2015
SIMED is honored to announce that we have been recognized as a Fit-Friendly Worksite for 2015. The Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program is an award given by the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. initiative. It is intended to be a catalyst for positive change in the workplace across America and right here in North Central Florida. It recognizes worksites for making the health and wellness of their employees a priority.
We have been recognized at the Gold level, which means that:
- We offer all employees physical activity support at the worksite.
- We promote a wellness culture at the worksite.
- We embrace at least nine criteria as outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.
As a Fit-Friendly Worksite, we are corporate trailblazers who have adopted the spirit of the initiative and have the vision to try improving the health and wellness of employees and the worksite. This is the third year in a row that SIMED has been recognized and we are proud to continue on our path towards workplace wellness.
We would like to offer special thanks to all of our employees who practice healthy lifestyles and are making positive healthy changes every day!
June 8, 2015
Our Board Certified physicians offer a variety of non-surgical treatment solutions to back pain, joint pain, musculoskeletal injuries and more.
A physiatrist is a medical or osteopathic physician specialist who focuses on medical conditions that can interfere with function, specializing in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). Their focus is on diagnosing, treating, preventing and mitigating the effects of illnesses that can cause disability. Their goal is to restore a patent’s function and their reintegration into all aspects of life, including the medical, social, emotional, occupational and vocational aspects. Their mission is to promote a person's quality of life and improve functional outcomes for individuals limited by disease, trauma, congenital disorders or pain.
What Do Physiatrists Treat?
This specialty cares for patients of all ages with acute and chronic conditions. Common conditions that are treated include:
- sport injuries
- work injuries
- personal injuries
- musculoskeletal problems like back and neck pain
- pinched nerves
- osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia
May 18, 2015
Migraine headaches affect about 13% of Americans every year, approximately 17% of women and 6% of men. Some may have mild or infrequent migraines, while other migraine sufferers may be dramatically impacted by their migraines. Migraines are estimated to have a cost of $17 billion annually including doctor visits, medications, and lost productivity. Headaches should be evaluated by a physician.
May 1, 2015
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.