Reflecting on Reflux

Attorney finds relief from acid reflux with help from physicians and surgery It wasn’t a nightmare that was waking Nina Harris up. It was a lump in her throat. “I felt like I had a wet wad of cotton in my throat all the time,” says the Maryville woman. “I would wake up gasping because […]

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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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General Surgery is a Family Affair for Two Knox Brothers

Growing up, brothers Dr. K. Robert Williams and Dr. Kristopher B. Williams of Knoxville, never imagined they would one day both be physicians, must less – that they would be General surgeons working in the same practice and occasionally in the same Operating Room. “When we were little kids, I was going to be a […]

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New Premier Vascular Surgeon Enjoys Getting to Know Her Patients

Growing up, she was one of the few girls in her Biology class who actually enjoyed dissecting pigs. “I thought Biology was great and always knew I would do something in science,” explains Deanna Nelson, MD, a vascular surgeon who recently joined Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville. In college she developed an interest in surgery […]

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Patient “Relieved” to Have Hemorrhoids Treated without Surgery

It’s a common problem people seldom talk about, but something that affects at least half the population by age 50: hemorrhoids. And, many people like Sarah of Knoxville, live with hemorrhoids for years or even decades out of fear that the treatment may be a painful, uncomfortable ordeal. “I had hemorrhoid problems since I was […]

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Life gets better every day – Rogers finds Knoxville surgeon for life-changing procedure

Moments of joy can come from the strangest of circumstances. Lori Rogers’ laundry is a perfect example. She was going about the mundane task of folding clothes when she stopped to look at a pair of her shorts. She held them up, and that’s when she got that little burst of happiness. “Never in my […]

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Dr. Mejia of Premier Surgical: Serving through Surgery

From Shopper News The importance of service and helping others was instilled in Jose Luis Mejia, MD, FACS, at an early age. As the son of a politician and owner of a newspaper in the South American country of Ecuador, Dr. Mejia saw how his father served the community. But it was his uncle, who […]

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Knoxville Medical Mission: Serving with Surgery

For more than two decades, Dr. Willard Campbell of Premier Surgical Associates has been a respected surgeon at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Dr. Campbell has cared for and performed general and vascular surgeries on thousands of patients in the Knoxville region over the years. He loves being a surgeon and serving the people of […]

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Premier Surgical Associates Presents eWellness Prize to Farragut Intermediate

Farragut Intermediate School is being recognized for having the highest percentage of Knox County School staff members participate in the school system’s eWellness program. Premier Surgical Associates’ CEO Kevin Burris presented Farragut Intermediate School principal Reggie Mosley and five teachers with an award check for $500 Monday. “Premier Surgical congratulates Farragut Intermediate staff for making […]

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Physician Spotlight: Marcus A. Barber, MD, Vascular Surgeon

From East TN Medical News By Kimberly O’Neal Wilson A calm, steady approach is Dr. Marcus Barber’s prescription for life and medicine. The Knoxville vascular surgeon says when he’s not in the operating room or busy seeing patients at Premier Surgical Associates, it doesn’t take a lot to recharge his batteries. “I’m pretty low key […]

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