Healthy Skin in the Winter

Winter can be fun, but the cold weather is not always fun for the skin. Low temperatures and humidity can rob the skin of its moisture, leading to dryness and dullness. Many think that summer months are the time to take extra care of your skin, but it’s also important not to neglect it in […]

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Knox Woman Grateful for Compassionate Emergency Surgery

From Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Health & Lifestyles Polite and considerate, task oriented and intelligent, Marilyn Roddy of Knoxville has a habit of putting others first. It’s no surprise that she quietly kept going even though she wasn’t feeling well this past March. Through dinner preparations, serving the meal and even as night came […]

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Dr. Reisser Joins Premier Surgical

General and Vascular Surgeon J. Randolph Reisser, MD, FACS, has joined Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville. Dr. Reisser is serving patients at Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center, and at Premier Surgical’s offices in Maryville and on Papermill Drive in Knoxville. Dr. Reisser has practiced in the Knoxville and Maryville area for more than 20 years […]

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Premier Patient Survey

At Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville, we want to make sure each patient has the best possible experience and outcome when visiting our facilities. One way we are able to improve patient experience is through our feedback survey. These 18 questions give patients a chance to tell us about their experience with their surgeon, nurse, […]

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Healthy Tips for Every Age

Every September is recognized as Healthy Aging Month. A lot of health issues can be prevented by incorporating healthy habits in your lifestyle. Here’s a quick guide on how to stay healthy at every age! In your 20s Your 20s is a period of major changes. At this point, you may be living on your […]

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Have You Signed Up for Patient Portal?

Did you know that as a patient at Premier Surgical in Knoxville, you can have access to your health records through our patient portal? The patient portal allows you to conveniently access your records anytime, anywhere. The patient portal also makes it easier for you to pay bills, set and manage office appointments, see your […]

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Gallbladder Disease and Treatment at Premier Surgical

If you’re experiencing pain in the mid- to upper right section of your abdominal area, unexplained fever, jaundice (yellowish discoloration of skin and sclera), and unusual stool or urine, then you may be experiencing gallbladder issues. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ located just under the liver. This four-inch organ is responsible for storing bile, […]

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Hernia Awareness Month

A hernia is a condition characterized by a protrusion of an organ into an opening. It can be an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. Hernias usually occur in the abdomen although they can also occur in the belly button, groin, and upper thigh areas. It is estimated that about […]

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Stroke Awareness

Stroke remains one of the top causes of death and disability in the United States. It is estimated that about 795,000 people suffer from stroke each year. About 600,000 of these are first time attacks. What is stroke? Stroke (also known as ‘brain attack’) occurs when the blood flow to a certain part of the […]

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Why Dr. Thurman Chose General Surgery

Dr. Joseph Thurman explains why he chose to specialize in General Surgery. “What drew me to general surgery is the ability to intervene immediately and to fix the problem. I treat everyone like they’re a family member or someone I’ve known for a long time. This isn’t me making a decision for the patient, it’s […]

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