New Guidelines Give Physicians Roadmap for Obesity Treatment

March 20, 2014, by Mark A. Colquitt, MD, FACS, FASMBS
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The November 2013 release of new guidelines for the management of overweight and obese patients by the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Associates, and the Obesity Society is a significant step forward in fighting America’s obesity epidemic. (more…)

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Close Cousins: Screenings Encouraged for both Peripheral Arterial & Coronary Artery Disease

February 27, 2014, by Richard M. Young, MD, FACS
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As a vascular surgeon in East Tennessee where there is a high prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and coronary artery disease in the population, my cardiologist colleagues and I routinely share many of the same patients. (more…)

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Recognizing & Treating PAD Now, Can Prevent Dangerous Health Problems Later

July 10, 2013, by Richard M. Young, MD, FACS
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is most often seen in individuals who smoke, have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a strong family history of coronary disease, or a combination of these risk factors.

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Recognizing & Treating PAD Now, Can Prevent Dangerous Health Problems Later

July 29, 2012, by Richard M. Young, MD, FACS
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is most often seen in individuals who smoke, have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a strong family history of coronary disease, or a combination of these risk factors.

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New Patient Education Portal Provides Reliable Information

January 21, 2011, by Kevin Burris, CEO

The Internet contains a vast amount of medical information – some of it good, some not so good. We recognize that many of our patients conduct their own health-related research, and we encourage them to do so. We also know that it is important for patients to conduct that research in venues that provide reliable, accurate information. That’s why we’ve taken the step of adding a patient education portal to our website. (more…)

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