Know Your Risk: Radiologist Undergoes Breast Cancer Treatment

Parkwest Health & Lifestyles Lindsay Luttrell, MD, is a Knoxville radiologist who reviews and interprets diagnostic imaging tests such as CTs, X-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds and mammograms. She often helps her patients understand the results and implications of their imaging tests. Dr. Luttrell has practiced general radiology for a decade. She is also a runner, cyclist, […]

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Meet Dr. Sung Lee!

From hemorrhoids to rectal and bowel diseases, Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland, TN has a team of specialists who can help you. Our colorectal surgical team is growing and we’re happy to welcome Dr. Sung Lee! Dr. Lee is one of our Colon and Rectal surgeons at our Premier Surgical Fort Sanders Regional […]

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Sevierville Woman Back in the Garden After Robotic-Assisted Surgery

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Jean Beam of Sevierville thought she just had acid reflux. She knew this was probably a side effect from a hiatal hernia that she’d had for years, but one day she began vomiting non-stop, prompting a visit to her nearest emergency room. “I knew I had a hiatal […]

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Fast Stroke Treatment Puts Trucker on Road to Recovery

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles After a sudden stroke at a truck stop in East Tennessee, trucker Dave Foster of Arizona underwent a carotid endarterectomy at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville earlier this year.  The 67 year old is home in Arizona now, happy to be alive and grateful for his […]

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Physician Teamwork Scores a Win for Former Pro Baseball Star

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles After a rewarding career in professional baseball, Ty Taubenheim, 38, was ready to step off the pitcher’s mound and follow a new path. He chose the field of nursing and began his career with his first job as an emergency department nurse at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center […]

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Month

Premier According to cancer.org, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. For this year, it is estimated that there will be over 103,000 new cases of colon cancer and about 45,000 new cases of rectal cancer in the country. Colorectal Cancer Screening There’s no sure way of preventing colorectal cancer, […]

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What You Need to Know About Kidney Disease

Your fist-sized kidneys are important for your overall health. They are responsible for filtering waste products and excess water from your body. They also play a vital role in the regulation of pH, salt and potassium, absorption of vitamin D, and production of a hormone that regulates the blood pressure and controls the production of […]

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Cancer Treatment at Premier Surgical

The physicians of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, are experienced in performing cancer surgery. What is cancer surgery? Cancer surgery is basically a type of surgical procedure used to treat cancer. Traditionally, surgeons perform cancer surgery by removing all of cancer, including the healthy surrounding tissues. In many cases, lymph nodes in […]

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Prompt Surgery to Remove Cancer Gives Woman Continued Quality of Life

Parkwest Health & Lifestyles Unexpected Diagnosis Barbara Kimmett, 72, of Farragut Kimmett came to the emergency department at Parkwest Medical Center one morning in February 2018 with a bowel obstruction. She wasn’t too concerned because it was something her mother had experienced as well. “When they told me I had a bowel obstruction I thought, […]

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Family Matters: Double Mastectomy Puts Patient at Ease

After her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis, healthcare professional Velvet Giddens  sought genetic testing for the breast cancer gene mutation known as BRCA. When the test came back positive, indicating a high risk of developing cancer herself, she underwent a preventive mastectomy, or surgical removal of both breasts. “It’s a double-edged sword when you become the […]

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