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Spine Health Month

Men's Health Month

Highlighting Men's Health Month with Dr. Gabirele Demori

Tips To Achieve Better Sleep

May is better sleep month and the perfect time to prioritize and achieve better sleep! 

Arthritis Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

May is Arthritis Awareness Month and SIMEDHealth Rheumatologist, Dr. Rodriguez, discusses the different types of arthritis, arthritis causes, symptoms, and treatment options.


Facts About STDs

The Facts About Sexually Transmitted Diseases From SIMEDHealth

Tips for healthy feet

Take a step towards healthier feet! SIMEDHealth Podiatrist, Cynthia McDonald, discusses common foot problems, causes of foot pain, and effective ways to relieve discomfort.


Parkinson's Disease

Neurologist Dr. Justin Yancey, discusses the symptoms and treatment options for Parkinson's disease.





Heart Month

February is American Heart Month; a great time to focus on your cardiovascular health!

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room

Chest pain, respiratory difficulties, stomach pain, broken bone; Do you visit the ER or an urgent care center?

Flu Vaccination Week with Dr. Martin

Urgent Care physician Calvin Martin, MD discusses the flu and ways to protect yourself and those you love!

Breast Cancer with Dr. Jenny Chen

Family Medicine Physician, ​Dr. Jenny Chen discusses the risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment for breast cancer.



Immunization with Dr. Kamal Singh

Classes resume for fall semester, and the flu season is right behind it. August is Immunization Awareness Month and we heard from Dr. Kamal Singh about vaccines. 


Minority Mental Health with Markus Dietrich, LMHC

July is observed as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, and we discussed these struggles with SIMEDHealth Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Markus Dietrich.


Viral Hepatitis with Dr. David Lefkowitz


The most common cause of hepatitis is viral hepatitis.


1. What is hepatitis? What are the differences between the types of hepatitis?

Taking Control of Your Health with Dr. Anubha Gupta

SIMEDHealth Primary Care is happy to welcome Dr. Gupta to the team! To learn more about her, watch the video below, then scroll down to read her tips on healthy aging. 


Human: The World Within

SIMEDHealth is proud to be sponsoring the PBS series Human: The World Within. Turn in every Wednesday at 10 pm starting April 28th. Check out the trailer below: 


Testing for COVID-19

In the fight against COVID-19, testing is key. But there are several types of tests that can be confusing for those who don’t know the difference.

Living with Multiple Sclerosis

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, nearly 1 million people are living with MS in the United States.

Thank You.

SIMEDHealth CEO, Dr.

The COVID Coach

Since March, the world has been feeling the effects of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Social distancing and stay at home orders have lessened most people’s social interactions and time outside.

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis affects about 1 in 10 women during their reproductive years.

Caring For Our Caregivers

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, about 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older in the last 12 months.

American Heart Month with Dr. Jenny Chen

Did you know 1 in 3 deaths are caused by cardiovascular disease every year in the United States? February is American Heart Month and aims to shed light on the dangers of cardiovascular diseases.

Do You Know What Thyroid Disease Is?

An estimated 20 million people in the United States have thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association.

Tips to Avoid The E.R. During the Holidays

Did you know emergency room visits increase during the holiday season? In some areas, there is a 10-15% increase around Christmas and New Year's Day.

How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

The holiday season is all about family, friends, fun, and usually food. It is essential during your holiday gatherings to remember to also watch out for your health.

Should I Get My Flu Shot?

In the 2016-2017 season, the flu vaccine prevented 5.3 million people from getting influenza. The first week of December is National Influenza Vaccination Week.

Getting Tested and Treated for COPD

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the fourth-ranked cause of death in the USA and the second leading cause of disability.

Five Myths About Breast Cancer: Busted

October, most associated with pumpkins, and changing temperatures, is also commonly associated with the color pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

High Cholesterol: Protecting You and Your Children

About two-thirds of adults say they have had their cholesterol checked within the last five years, according to the CDC. However, about 33.5% of American adults are living with high cholesterol.

The Invisible Illness

83% of people with Celiac Disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Every year on September 13th, we celebrate Nation Celiac Disease Awareness Day to share knowledge on this invisible illness.

Get to Know Our New Rheumatologist, Dr. Danielle Desa!

One of the last of our new doctors to start this month is rheumatologist, Dr. Danielle Desa. She is a University of Florida alumni completing both a residency and fellowship at UF Health as well.

Health Myths: Busted

Myths are often created to give an answer to something we couldn't explain. But even after the tales are disproven, they continue to be prevalent.

The In's and Out's of Allergies

Having an allergy is a prevalent disorder, as many as 30% of adults and 40% of children are living with an allergy.

Everyone Deserves a Massage!

One may think of getting a massage as a relaxing activity done at a day spa, which is true, but getting this form of therapy done regularly could help with other mental and physical ailments.

Living With Scoliosis.

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month, and we talked to interventional pain management and rehabilitation medicine physician Dr.

The ABC's of CBD and THC

CBD oils have been gaining lots of attention lately for being natural products with effectiveness in medical conditions.

What is Lupus?

Over 5 million people around the world are affected by this disease with 16,000 new cases each year.


More than 26 million Americans have asthma according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but do we know what it is?

We Strive For Immunity

World Immunization Week is an annual week-long event the last week of April that promotes the benefits of vaccines in the hopes that we continue to protect all people from dangerous diseases.

We Need to Talk About Stress More Often

Stress is something we all experience throughout the course of our lives, but sometimes stress can get out of control and be an all-consuming feeling.

SIMEDHealth Update

12 PM Update: The power has been restored and we are taking patients. Our elevators are not still down but we have made accommodations for mobility impaired patients.

Caffeine: Should We Quit?

Ah, caffeine. The substance we all love to love. March is Caffeine Awareness Month and with 54% of Americans over the age of 18 consuming caffeine on a daily basis, awareness is important.

National Sleep Awareness Week

Everyone needs sleep. Humans spend roughly 33 years of their lives sleeping. Without sleep, we can’t function and without quality sleep, we can’t function to the best of our abilities.

SIMEDHealth is Having a Job Fair!

On Saturday, March 2nd, SIMEDHealth is having a job fair for full time, part time, and PRN positions in Gainesville, Ocala, Chiefland, and Lady Lake/The Villages.

VIDEO: SIMEDHealth Women's Health Gets New Technology

SIMEDHealth Women’s Health has taken a step forward with the acquisition of a device called the EndoSee. This new technology makes the hysteroscopy procedure quicker, easier, and more effective.

Why Your Phone May Be The Reason You Can't Sleep

According to the National Sleep Foundation, at least 95 percent of people use some kind of electronic device — TV, a computer, a phone or a tablet — within an hour of bedtime. 

VIDEO: Should You Go to The ER for Broken Bones?

Fun fact: not all broken bones are the same. In this edition of E.R. or Urgent Care, Dr. Martin explains when you should go to an emergency room or urgent care for broken bones injuries.

SIMEDHealth ACO Saves Medicare over $2 million!

Thanks to the hard work of our Integrated Care Alliance team, we saved Medicare over $2 million in 2017! This announcement comes after Medicare released it's 2017 expenditure reports. The report also details quality scores. This is the third year in a row that SIMEDHealth has received a quality score above 90 percent.

New GFAA Gallery and featured Artist: Peter Senesac

Peter Senesac’s painting style lives somewhere between impressionism and abstract. Towing the line between what appears in the natural world and what appears in a dream.

What's the Deal with Detoxing?

Each summer, we all start to hear about the latest tends on how to get that great summer body. Quick and easy ways to lose weight are plastered all over magazines and television.

When You Should and Should Not Go To An Emergency Room

It’s 10:30 at night. After turning the television off, you head down stairs for a late-night snack. You stumble in the dark to find the light switch, miss the handrail and fall down a few steps.

Summer Safety Tips for the Whole Family

We all love summer. Kids and teens that don’t have to be in school during the summer are perhaps the happiest this time of year.

Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is becoming a household name. Although this condition is most associated with those who have served in the military, anyone can have PTSD.

The Migraine Treatment You Could Be Missing

38 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraines, according to Of those 38 million, 11 million people say their disability is due to migraines.

Depression: Tips to Help Friends and Family

Many people have dealt with depression or know someone who has struggled with it. This can make everyday tasks difficult to perform and take the fun out of hobbies and passions.

The Hidden Health Benefits of Berries

Spring and summer is officially berry season. Not only are berries delicious, they’re readily available and can be added to almost any meal.

Sleep Troubles? It May Be Your Sleep Hygiene

We all know what it feels like when you don’t get enough sleep. You’re sluggish, yawning, drowsy and reaching for an extra cup of coffee throughout the day.

Summer Time Tips to Ease Arthritis

Normally presented in the form of joint swelling, stiffness, and pain, arthritis affects 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. and is the leading cause of disability.

SIMEDHealth Team Members Walk Over 1,000 Miles!

SIMEDHealth has always encouraged and incentivized its employees to live healthier lives. For the past 5 years, the Family Fitness Festival has helped to emphasize this.

SIMEDHealth Reflects During Patient Experience Week

This year during patient experience week, SIMEDHealth wants to highlight some of the work we’ve done and continue to do to give our patients the highest quality of experience and care.

Healthy Feet Tips for Foot Health Awareness Month

The average person takes 4,000 to 6,000 steps a day. That adds up to over 100,000 miles (the circumference of the Earth 4 times) over the course of a lifetime.

5 Ways to Feel Less Stressed

According to the American Institute of Stress (AIS), 73% of the population regularly experiences psychological symptoms due to stress.

colon cancer,

Are You At Risk For Colon Cancer?

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. This is the third most diagnosed cancer in the United States and the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths.

How Important Are Your Kidneys?

March 8th officially marks World Kidney Day and we here at SIMED want to let everyone know just how important your kidneys are for your overall health.

Simed Opens Clinic of The Future

Over one month ahead of schedule, SIMED has completed the renovation of its primary care clinic. The new offices of Dr.

The Gainesville Fine Arts Association (GFAA) showcases their art at the SIMED medical hub in Gainesville.

View SIMED GFAA Art January 2018

If you haven’t yet had a chance to browse all the GFAA art at the Gainesville SIMED hub, you can view the art for the first quarter of 2018 at the links below.

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Get the Facts about Drug and Alcohol Use

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is a health observance week to clarify the truths and myths about drug and alcohol use.

Weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight are important to avoid health problems

Weight Loss Tips for Healthy Weight

January 18 – 24 is Healthy Weight Week, and at SIMED, we want to help make sure you reach and maintain your healthy weight.

SIMED Health Goals 2018 Project New Year's Contest Campaign

Enter SIMED New Year's Contest!

To celebrate the New Year and help you accomplish your New Year’s resolutions, we are launching the SIMED Health Goals 2018 Project.

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AIDS: Learn Symptoms, Prevention, More

On December 1st, we celebrated World AIDS Day by bringing awareness to AIDS, a virus that impacts people all over the world and from all walks of life.

Tips to Treat Your Common Cold

Common Cold: Guide to Treatment and Medication

As we approach winter, you might have noticed people coming down with the common cold. You might even experience symptoms like a cough, sore throat, or runny nose.

Thanksgiving turkey flat design doctor office closed announcement

Thanksgiving Closures: SIMED Hours for Holiday

We would like to wish all our patients a very happy Thanksgiving.  All SIMED offices will be closed Thursday so our staff can spend the holiday with family and friends. 

Elderly people doing tai chi outside

Tai Chi for Arthritic Patients: VIDEOS

Tai Chi is a meditative martial art that features slow, gentle movements and deep breathing. It is a series of exercises that flow from one to the other with an emphasis in proper posture.

NIAID image of woman using an asthma inhaler

COPD: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Almost 15.7 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD, but more than half of adults with breathing problems do not realize they have COPD when diagnosed.

Woman with a hard hat on and cleaning gloves getting ready to work

Healthy Home Tips: Is Your Home Safe?

You love your family and your home want what’s best for your children’s safety, but you might not realize the dangers hidden in your house.

Woman sleeping peacefully in her bed while smiling

Sleep Tips for a Better Night's Slumber

November is National Sleep Comfort Month, and sleep comfort has become more important than ever as many people today struggle with sleep related issues.

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Cooking Hacks for Healthy Heart

We know our patients love cooking and eating, so we spoke with our resident chef in Gainesville, SIMED ARNP Michelle Green, about how to make great tasting healthy foods. 
Two Heart Shaped Bowls of Healthy Fruit

Healthy Eating Tips for the Heart

We understand the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. September is National Cholesterol Month, and September 29th is World Heart Day.
school supplies, stick figures waving, SIMED wishes everyone good luck for school

School Tips for Parents

School is starting soon, and it’s important for both parents and children to feel prepared for the change in routine that comes from starting a new school year. 
Balloons and Confetti on Flyer announcing the SIMED Healthy Kids Coloring Contest

Enter the SIMED Healthy Kids Coloring Contest

It’s time to head back to school, and SIMED is thrilled to announce our 2017 Kids Coloring Contest for children 11 years old and under to promote healthy living.
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Wellness Tips for Healthy Living

Maintaining wellness is important at any age. Even people who may feel physically fit and healthy can benefit from following general wellness rules. 

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Hepatitis: Everything You Need to Know

Did you know about 300,000 Floridians are infected with Hepatitis C? Of those, about 210,000 people will develop chronic liver disease.

SIMED Welcomes Dr. Tina Brar

SIMED would like to take this opportunity to welcome Tina Brar, MD to the SIMED Arthritis Center.  Dr.

8 Tips to Avoid Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

The summer sun can be intense in Florida, especially in Alachua County, Lake County and Marion County, and every year people are seen by Southeastern Integrated Medical (SIMED) physicians for heat-

SIMED offers a new BasicMed physical program and Comprehensive Medical Examination of small plane pilots


SIMED First Care Urgent Care is excited to announce our new BasicMed physical and Comprehensive Medical Examination of small plane pilots.


SIMED would like to thank all of our Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners for their compassion, dedication and efforts towards improving health for our patients.

Salute To All Nurses

SIMED would like to thank all of the nurses who care for our patients and the families who support them.

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SIMED Welcomes Dr. D'Wan Carpenter

SIMED is excited to welcome D’Wan Carpenter, DO to our Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Divisions in Ocala and Chiefland.  Dr.

Hurt on the Job? Do you know what to do?

Dr. Martin, a physician at SIMED Urgent Care, states that over 50% of his patients are visiting due to work related injuries.

What is Your Heart Score?

Do you find yourself asking “How healthy is my heart?”Finding your Heart Score is a step in the right direction to managing your health and wellbeing.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Welcome 2017!

Get some relief this Ragweed Season

Get some relief this Ragweed Season

Fall is just around the corner. As the season changes we trade I the sweltering hot days of summer for the cooler, crisp days of autumn.

Be prepared this year with Immunization & Vaccines

Be prepared this year with Immunization & Vaccines

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) The goal of NIAM is to increase awareness about immunizations across the lifespan, from infants to the elderly.

College Safety Survival Guide

College Safety Survival Guide

The start of a new college semester can be a very exciting time in a young adult’s life.

Essential Facts to Know About Diabetes

Essential Facts to Know About Diabetes

Diabetes is not uncommon in America. According to the American Diabetes Association, about 10% of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Arthritis 101: What You Need To Know

Arthritis 101: What You Need To Know

Arthritis is a disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country.

SIMED Primary Care physician, Dr. Robert Balbis, uses his global perspective to provide input on World Immunization Week.

World Immunization Week

This week is World Immunization Week. Even though certain vaccinations have been developed, they have yet to become readily available in some countries.

SIMED Celebrates Lab Week!

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual celebration of the licensed professionals who play vital role in many aspects of health care.

In honor of Brain Awareness Week, we sat down with SIMED Neurosurgery’s Dr. Steven Reid to discuss seven fascinating facts about brains.

7 Fascinating Facts about Brains

To our knowledge, the brain is the most complex organized matter in the universe. We know of nothing as complex in anyone's experience.

Sleep and Heart Health | SIMED Health

Sleep and Heart Health

According to the National Sleep Foundation over 18 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder.

Women and Heart Disease - Could You Be At Risk?

Women and Heart Disease - Could You Be At Risk?

Each year, heart disease, kills over 400,000 American women, which is "approximately the same number of women as the next three causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer," according t

What is your heart score?

What is Your Heart Score?

Do you know how healthy your heart is? Are you ever worried that your lifestyle is negatively affecting your overall health?

SIMED Primary Care physician Tenley Noone, MD breaks down how dehydration affect us and some useful tips on how to prevent dehydration.

Summer Hydration Tips 101

In these hot and humid Florida days, staying hydrated is more important that ever.
SIMED Primary Care explains how we can manage "Exertional Heat Illness" and reduce our risk during the growling dog days of summer.

Beat the Heat!

Living in Florida means we are no strangers to hot and muggy days especially in the summer months, but as the temperature climbs so does our risk of heat illness.

SIMED Celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual celebration of the laboratory professionals who play a vital role in every aspect of health care.  Since they often work behind the scenes, few pe

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus.

Mammograms and Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed malignancies in American women and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women.

Sleep Apnea Awareness Week

Sleep Apnea, a condition that has several causes and many side effects, but is easily diagnosed and treated at the SIMED | Sleep Center.October 6-13 is National Sleep Apnea Awareness Week.