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SIMED Closed for Independence Day
July 1, 2015
SIMED Starfish Award Winners Announced
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.
Congratulations to each of our outstanding employees!

SIMED Arthritis Center | SIMED Health SIMED Rehabilitation Medicine | SIMED Health
(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
SIMED Pharmacy | SIMED Health Congratulations to all of our winners!
(L to R) Gary R., Laura F., Christine B., Renee C.

What is a Physiatrist?
June 8, 2015
SIMED Rehabilitation Medicine practices what is known as Physiatry or Physical Medicine. Physical Medicine is centered around the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of disabling diseases, disorders, and injuries.

Our Board Certified physicians offer a variety of non-surgical treatment solutions to back pain, joint pain, musculoskeletal injuries and more.

Rehabilitation Medicine | SIMED
What Is a Physiatrist?

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
  • pain
  • musculoskeletal problems like back and neck pain
  • tendinitis
  • pinched nerves
  • osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia
They also treat people who have experienced catastrophic events resulting in:
  • paraplegia
  • quadriplegia
  • t


SIMED Welcomes Rakesh Sharma, MD
May 1, 2015
SIMED is pleased to announce that beginning June 1, 2015, Rakesh Sharma,MD will be joining SIMED Primary Care. Dr. Sharma is currently accepting new patients.  To schedule your appointment, please call (352) 224-2225.

Rakesh Sharma, MD

Doctor Linda Grover of SIMED Womens Health with a New Research Study for Premenopausal Women
April 26, 2015
Reconect Study for Premenopausal Women | SIMED Research | SIMED HealthIs decreased Sexual Desire affecting your Connection?

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:

SIMED Research
(352) 333-3885

SIMED Patient Portal
June 2, 2014
The SIMED Patient Portal is a unique way for you to view your 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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