Better measurements equal better health care

By Sharon Pound, Knoxville News Sentinel Special Publication When you’re a patient at the doctor’s office, how do you measure quality? Most people just want the doctor to fix their problem, as quickly as possible. From the moment patients walk through their doctor’s front door, maybe even the moment they call to make an appointment, […]

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Knoxville Weight Loss Surgeon Discusses New Clinical Study On Prevention of Nutritional Deficiencies after Bariatric Surgery

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies often occur in bariatric surgery patients who do not take the necessary amount of nutritional supplements after surgery. Dr. Stephen G. Boyce of the New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery recently co-authored a clinical study examining the benefits of simplifying the vitamin supplement regimen of bariatric patients. Knoxville, TN – Weight […]

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Elevate to Alleviate Varicose Vein Pain

5 Simple Ways to “Get A Leg Up” If your legs look like a road map with raised purplish topography, you may have varicose veins. Varicose veins come in many forms but are typically enlarged, twisted veins that may appear as a series of knots just below the skin. Veins are responsible for pushing blood […]

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Patient Experience Paramount for Premier Surgical Director of Surgical Services

East Tennessee Medical News There have been a lot of sleepless nights in the past year for Steve Ross, RN, Director of Surgical Services for Premier Surgical Associates. Ross has been heavily involved in the planning and construction details of Premier Surgical’s new office-based procedure center on Papermill Drive in west Knoxville. It’s a new, […]

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Today’s Big Q: what do doctors do for hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids will affect approximately half the population by the age of 50. While hemorrhoids may only be a temporary issue for some, many may suffer from persistent hemorrhoid issues. Whether as a result of a job requiring many hours of sitting or some other risk factor, those at increased risk of persistent hemorrhoids may find […]

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Critical Steps to Amputation Prevention

Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia and non-healing wounds are difficult to treat and at a high risk for amputation. The Vascular Intervention Team at the Premier Surgical Limb Preservation Center in Knoxville believes successful prevention lies in early referral, rapid restoration of blood flow, and proper ongoing care. Critical Limb Ischemia, also known as CLI, […]

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What to expect after hemorrhoid treatment?

If you’re researching hemorrhoid treatment options, like infrared coagulation (the #1 hemorrhoid treatment recommended at Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville), you may be wondering what to expect after your hemorrhoid treatment. Expect relief from your hemorrhoid pain The primary motivation many of our patients have for seeking treatment is hemorrhoid pain.  Giving  them relief […]

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When should I consider hemorrhoid treatment?

Hemorrhoids are a common ailment, which will affect about 50% of the population before the age of 50. Hemorrhoid remedies like creams and ointments are widely available, but they are not effective at actually treating the source of hemorrhoids. Fortunately, your options don’t stop there. At Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville, we offer nonsurgical […]

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8 Signs and Symptoms You May Be at Risk of Limb Loss

The most common reason for amputation of a limb is peripheral artery disease, or poor circulation. Peripheral arterial disease is a dangerous hardening of arteries restricting blood flow putting you at risk for serious complications. Without adequate blood flow, cells within the limb are deprived of oxygen normally found within the bloodstream. Without this vital […]

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Back on his feet with vein treatment!

Held hostage by severe pain in his legs, James “Eddie” Bilbrey of Rockwood could only bear to stand for 30 minutes before needing to find a seat. His once daily routine of walks and exercise vanished. Even though he was not diabetic, many of his symptoms pointed to diabetic neuropathy. After consulting doctor after doctor […]

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