Wash your hands!

Handwashing is one of the simplest yet one of the most effective ways to prevent communicable diseases. How do germs get into our hands? Fecal matter (feces) from other people and animals are usually the sources of germs like E. coli, Salmonella, and the norovirus which causes diarrhea and respiratory infections.  If people who use […]

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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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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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Quit smoking before surgery!

Smoking does more harm to the body than what one could have imagined. From the skin to the blood vessels, smoking can have detrimental health effects. It is for this reason why surgeons often recommend smoking patients to quit this habit before surgery.  What are the effects of smoking on patients having surgery? Several studies […]

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Premier Surgical Welcomes Surgical Associates of Cleveland

Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville is pleased to announce a merger with Surgical Associates of Cleveland, TN. As of June 1, 2019, the Cleveland-based practice is changing its’ name to Premier Surgical Cleveland, but the office’s location and contact information will stay the same. The group’s three general surgeons, Eston K. Wenger, MD, FACS; Jason […]

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