Is Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Right for You?

From Tennova Healthcare October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Tennova Healthcare is using the occasion to call attention to the role of genetic testing in the fight against the disease. Genetic testing has quickly become a more mainstream practice—both for human interest about one’s ancestry, and for the purpose of understanding how that […]

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Dr. Thurman Joins Premier Surgical Associates

Premier Surgical Associates is proud to welcome general surgeon Joseph B. Thurman, M.D. to its surgical practice. He will be based at the group’s Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center office, located on Clinch Avenue near downtown Knoxville. Dr. Thurman will focus on acute care cases and laparoscopic surgery.  “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Thurman […]

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Importance of Suncreen

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, over 9,000 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer  Studies have shown that repeated and unprotected sun exposure can lead to development of skin cancer. One study […]

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Health Screenings Guide

Most medical conditions have a better chance of successful treatment if they are found and diagnosed early on. This is why medical screenings are very important. Medical screenings are tests, or physical exams, that aim to detect diseases often before any symptoms appear. For adults, the following health screenings are recommended: Breast Cancer Screening Breast […]

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Regular Self-Checks

Eating healthy, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly are important for maintaining a healthy life. However, it is also important to do regular health checks that can help you detect diseases early-on. A health check is an assessment of your current health status. While regular health checks are typically done by your primary health care […]

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Have you seen our new Patient Portal?

As you know, few things in life matter more than your health and the health of your loved ones…now there’s a new, easier way to manage what’s most important. Premier Surgical is excited to announce that we have a new patient portal called MyHealthRecord.com. MyHealthRecord.com allows you to view your health record and connect to […]

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How Premier Hernia Center Handles Your Hernia

An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from hernias. A hernia occurs as a result of muscle weakness and strain. This can be due to aging, trauma, damage from a previous surgery, or caused by a congenital defect. While not all hernias will cause symptoms, some commonly experienced symptoms are: pain, the feeling of heaviness, and […]

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Colon Disease – Surgical Options

Colon Disease The colon, also known as the large intestine, plays a vital role in the body. The muscles that line its walls make it efficient in removing water, salt, and some nutrients from digested food. This process also helps in the formation of stool. Because of the billions of bacteria inside the colon, it […]

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Easy Steps To Prevent Varicose Veins

At Premier Vein Clinics of Knoxville, many patients with varicose veins want to know how they can prevent more veins from developing, or how they can prevent the ones they have from getting worse. The first step to an action plan for preventing or managing varicose veins is to understand the common risk factors that […]

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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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