GERD Awareness Week

GERD Awareness Week November 20th marks the beginning of GERD Awareness Week. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects up to 40 percent of American adults. Here’s what the physicians of Premier Surgical Associates would like you to know about this common...

Hemorrhoid Awareness Month

Hemorrhoid Awareness Month November is Hemorrhoid Awareness Month. It is the ideal time to consider seeking medical treatment if you have pain and discomfort in the anal area. Hemorrhoids are common, with about 1 in every 20 adults in the U.S. suffering from them....

Treatment Options for Thyroid Cancer

Treatment Options for Thyroid Cancer The thyroid is an organ that produces hormones that play a role in the various functions of your body. Your thyroid can help control how fast your heart beats, how your metabolism functions, and how digestion works. This organ,...

Premier Parkwest Welcomes Dr. Beierle

General Surgeon Shannon Beierle, MD, FACS, has joined the Premier Surgical Associates office at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Dr. Beierle has been a  partner physician with the Premier Surgical office in Cleveland, TN, since 2019. Dr. Beierle will serve as a...

Don’t Be Spooked by Hemorrhoid Treatments

Don’t be Spooked by Hemorrhoid Treatments Hemorrhoids are rarely serious, but they can cause a great deal of discomfort and cause people to feel embarrassed to seek treatment. During the spooky season, don’t be frightened or shy away from treating your...

Liver Cancer: Risk Factors, Screenings and More

Liver Cancer: Risk Factors, Screenings and More Each year in the United States, about 36,000 Americans are diagnosed with liver cancer. What is liver cancer? When cancer starts in the liver, it is called liver cancer. Located in the upper right side of the abdominal...