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Medical Memoirs: Dr. Brian Patrick on a life of serving others as a family practitioner

Dr. Brian Patrick, a recently relocated family practice physician and a Polk County Medical Association member, says joining the team at Trinity Medical Group was an easy decision. He was

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Local professionals talk Affordable Care

In your opinion, how has the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affected the inner-workings of your hospital, practice, or organization to-date? “It’s made a big difference, especially in primary care. Now

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Submitting your news, events, and research Findings

Recently, I’ve received quite a few inquiries from local practices on how to submit their events or news for publication in our health magazines. Whether you’re trying to reach your

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Deadline for buying insurance under the Affordable Care Act is approaching

It’s March, and the deadline to enroll in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act is swiftly approaching.  At the end of last year, the deadline was delayed to

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Staying plugged in

On February 27, we held a very informative seminar for our members and local industry professionals.  Over dinner at Grasslands Country Club, attendees were able to here from experts on

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Community update on influenza

Awareness should continue as the 2013-14 season winds down On February 20, 2014, we celebrated the 125th anniversary of public health in Florida. At the end of the 19th century, a

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A new in-office solution for trigger finger

Lakeland hand surgeon’s invention contributes to lower healthcare costs Improving care and saving money always has been important to physicians, but this concept has taken on new meaning since the

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On the Pulse: New Locations, Positions, Credentials, and More

Winter Haven Hospital (WHH) has once again earned the coveted Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), signifying excellence in nursing. The credential is the highest honor given

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Ask a Nurse: Dental plaque & arterial plaque

Have you ever wondered what the dentist scrapes off of your teeth when you go in for your annual cleaning? Several studies over the past few years have found some

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Pop Quiz: Establishing a solid oral care foundation

Will your child have a future Filled with healthy smiles? Teeth add to your smile, allow you to enjoy delicious foods, and rip apart that plastic wrap off your new