Bartow Regional Medical Center to Expand

BARTOW, FLA. — Bartow Regional Medical Center is expanding to meet the needs of a growing population.  The BayCare Board of Trustees approved a plan on June 4, that will take the hospital from a 72-bed hospital to 90 beds, along with enhancing its emergency, catheterization lab and surgical services departments.  “Bartow Regional Medical Center […]

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Watson Clinic Welcomes Two Additional Primary Care Physicians

provided by WATSON CLINIC Lakeland, FL – Watson Clinic is pleased to welcome two new additions to their team of expert physicians. Ravi Patel, MD is a Family Medicine specialist who serves patients from Watson Clinic Main at 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland. Dr. Patel received his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean in

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Healthy Aging

While aging is a fact of life that one cannot escape, there are specific measures that can be taken to ensure the best possible vision as you age. The following lifestyle modifications can help delay or prevent certain eye diseases.   Regular Eye Examinations One of the most important things you can do is schedule

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Hands-On Experience

Florida Poly Researchers Develop Technology to Train Surgeons by PAUL CATALA In the past, doctors and surgeons in training would have to work on a dummy or mannequin or perhaps a donated cadaver to get hands-on training for future surgeries.  When those aspiring surgeons are learning to perform delicate operations in orthopedic surgery such as

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Striking a Balance

BayCare Chief Nursing Officer Using Circumstances to Shape Collaborative Approach to New Role by TIM CRAIG A pair of close-up medical experiences helped shape a young Misty Holland into a medical professional who is set to make a difference in Polk County health care. Holland, who was appointed as the Vice President of Patient Care

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The Success Formula

For Medical Practices, Lease Negotiations Go Beyond Location by TIM CRAIG The classic adage in real estate is “location, location, location.” However, for small medical practices looking to lease, renew or purchase, it can be a little more complicated. “Leases and lease renewals are not typically conducted on a level playing field. After all, the

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On the Pulse

Despite Trying Times, Polk County Healthcare Personnel Rise to Top With Recognitions, New Positions Summer is winding down, but the healthcare providers of Central Florida are still going strong. Despite the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, those working at hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, and medical centers are staying on their toes to provide

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