White Joins Premier Surgical as Human Resources Director

Premier Surgical Associates has named Tom White, PHR, as Director of Human Resources for the group’s Knoxville area and Cleveland, TN, offices.  White is taking over the role with the retirement of Nelda Sparkman, who has served as Premier’s Human Resources Director since 1997. White has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare Human […]

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What are anal skin tags?

Anal skin tags are very common. They are small bumps in the anal area. They can be sensitive to touch but rarely cause pain.  What causes anal skin tags? We rarely notice it but the skin around our anal area is looser compared to the skin on other parts of our body. This is for […]

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2 Weeks to Freedom: Breast Conservation & Partial Breast Radiation are Game Changers

From Parkwest Health & Lifestyles Early detection not only saves lives. It can also give a breast cancer patient a shot at a better quality of life. Working together, Parkwest Medical Center and Parkwest Comprehensive Breast Center offer a plan that can dramatically alter a patient’s cancer story. Treatment only takes about two weeks, and […]

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Gallbladder pain or heartburn?

You are finished eating a meal when you suddenly feel some discomfort. Feeling sick after eating a meal, especially a large meal, can indicate a problem in the digestive tract.  Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and biliary colic are some of the most common problems that can cause pain and discomfort after eating.  Could it be […]

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Health Tips For Healthy Aging Month

Aging is inevitable but how you age is another story. It’s completely up to you!  At Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, we believe that healthy aging is a holistic approach. It’s not just about physical health; it’s being healthy and well in these areas – mental, physical, and emotional. We love to see […]

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September is PAD Awareness Month

September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. PAD is a condition that affects about 18 million Americans, about 160 to 180,000 of that are predicted to have a limb amputated this year.  What is PAD and what causes it? PAD occurs when there is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries such as those serving […]

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Don’t be ashamed to get help!

Hemorrhoids are very common. In fact, about 15 million Americans have them. Unfortunately, not everyone with hemorrhoids seeks help.   Feeling Embarrassed with Hemorrhoids The bleeding, the itchiness, and all other things that come with hemorrhoids are no fun. It’s also no fun admitting to other people that you have them.  Understanding the Embarrassment Since we […]

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Meet Dr. Beierle!

 Premier Surgical Cleveland is proud to present the newest member of our physician team – Dr. Shannon Beierle.  Dr. Beierle is a general surgeon. She treats a variety of conditions, from hernia to cancer.  Let’s get to know her more.  What’s your background? “After graduating from Biometric Engineering at Texas A&M, I went to […]

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Gallbladder Disease and Diet

Located just below the liver, the gallbladder is a small yet vital organ. It stores and concentrates bile, a brownish-yellowish enzyme produced by the liver. It also secretes bile into the small intestine to aid in digestion.  Your Diet Impacts Your Gallbladder Health Diet plays an important role in keeping the gallbladder healthy. If you […]

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Jobs that put you at greater risk for a hernia

It is estimated that about 5 percent of the population has a hernia.  What is a hernia? A hernia is a condition characterized by an organ pushing through an opening in a muscle or tissue that holds it in place. The abdomen is the most common site of the hernia, but it may also appear […]

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