What You Should Know About Carotid Artery Disease

According to the National Institutes of Health, strokes affect over half a million people each year, and are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 30% of strokes are caused by carotid artery disease. “The hallmark of carotid disease and the reason we fix it, is stroke prevention,” says Dr. Deanna […]

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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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