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SIMED's tenets are: Respect, Trust and Fairness.
Southeastern Primary Care will demonstrate:
Respect for your patient confidentiality and your wishes in how you would like to direct your healthcare needs.
Trust is reliance on another person to do the right thing at the appropriate time. We have a team of providers who have complete trust in each other. Your provider has a tremendous amount of support from peers and ancillary staff, this equates to confidence in our practice and in caring for you.
Fairness is how we care for our patients regardless of race, color, creed, religion or financial status.
Your primary care providers strive to give patients accessibility and accountability. We are in good standings in our respective specialties and continue to educate ourselves in the latest consensus recommendations and technologies.
All of our providers see patients in the office or clinic setting. Some of our providers also care for our patients in the hospital setting (in-patient), nursing homes and specialty rehab care setting. This gives us the best opportunity to care for our "patient family." Our providers are in communication with our inpatient physicians and we work together to improve your health.
SIMED providers will see you at any of our convenient locations in North and Central Florida to include: Gainesville, Chiefland, Ocala, McIntosh and The Villages.
Your primary care provider is a part of a team of enthusiastic individuals coordinating your health care. Our ancillary staff excel in making your appointments timely and convenient, your referrals expedient, your billing needs efficient and your questions answered in a timely fashion. Our ancillary staff allows your physician to focus on you and not all the intricacies of the ever changing health care model.
By choosing a Southeastern Primary Care Provider you will be in essence adopting a team of individuals have respect for the importance of your health to you and the trust that together, as a team, we can provide you the quality health care you and our communities deserve.
We look forward to serving you now and in the future.
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December 8, 2014
Diabetes Mellitus is a growing American epidemic. This common metabolic disease is due to glucose (sugar) being at a high level in the blood stream over a prolonged period of time. Untreated Diabetes can result in damage to many organs and systems resulting in long term, and often life-threatening body changes. We have recently interviewed SIMED Primary Care’s Daniel Duncanson, MD about this issue.
- "Type 1 Diabetes is also known as "juvenile diabetes" and "insulin-dependent diabetes." Seventy percent of Type 1 Diabetics are diagnosed prior to the age of 30 however it can be diagnosed at any age. Only 5 - 10 percent of diabetics have this type."
- "Type 2 Diabetes Also known as "adult onset diabetes" or “non-insulin diabetes.” Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of Diabetes, affecting ninety percent of those diagnosed, and the frequency has been increasing over the last two decades."
- "Gestational Diabetes Developing during pregnancy, Gestational Diabetes results from increased hormone production of pregnancy causing less efficient use of insulin. Fortunately this type of diabetes often resolves with completion of the pregnancy."
- "With type 1 diabetes, the pancreas produces little to no insulin. Type 1 Diabetes is always treated with insulin, either through injections or through an insulin pump."
- "Type 2 Diabetes is commonly associated with being overweight as the lipid (fat) cells result in a resistance to insulin so there isn’t enough insulin available to effectively control the glucose levels. Type 2 is treated with proper diet and exercise."
- "Women with Gestational Diabetes are at increased risk of developing future Type 2 Diabetes, these types is generally limited to pregnancy."
August 13, 2014
August 11, 2014
- Require information about the amount of “added sugars” in a food product.
- Update serving size requirements to reflect the amounts people currently eat.
- Present “dual column” labels to indicate both “per serving” and “per package” calorie and nutrition information for larger packages that could be consumed in one sitting or multiple sittings.
- Require the declaration of potassium and vitamin D, nutrients that some in the U.S. population are not getting enough of, which puts them at higher risk for chronic disease. Vitamin D is important for its role in bone health. Potassium is beneficial in lowering blood pressure. Vitamins A and C would no longer be required on the label, though manufacturers could declare them voluntarily.
- Revise the Daily Values for a variety of nutrients such as sodium, dietary fiber and Vitamin D.
- While continuing to require “Total Fat,” “Saturated Fat,” and “Trans Fat” on the label, “Calories from Fat” would be removed because research shows the type of fat is more important than the amount.
- Refresh the format to emphasize certain elements, such as calories, serving sizes and Percent Daily Value, which are important in addressing current public health problems like obesity and heart disease.