Miles H. Sharpe, Jr, MD

By Miles H. Sharpe, Jr, MD

Hypertension affects over 25% of the United States population.  It is one of the major risk factors for heart disease and strokes.

What is Hospital Medicine and how does it affect you?

Captains of the ship: Hospitalists coordinate the care of patients in the hospital

By Uday Tata, M.D., Hospitalist

In the past, care for hospitalized patients was provided by their primary care physicians who would round on them once a day and be on call. As medical knowledge evolved and research data showed earlier and timely interventions are instrumental to better outcomes, hospitals moved to providing dedicated doctors for the hospitalized patients, who are available to see patients anytime of the day. This has shown tremendous improvement in safety, quality metrics and better morbidity outcomes and this prompted the American Hospitals to institute Hospital Medicine as a service they provide.

I can’t do it on my own! 
I have tried so many times and
can’t lose the weight and keep it off!
I need Help!”
Dr. Suraj Menachery
General/Bariatric Surgery
Eastside Center for Surgical Weight Loss

Yes, you CAN prevent cervical cancer!
Janice Hammond, M.D., FACOG
Gwinnett Gynecology
1800 Tree Lane, Suite 300
Snellville, GA 30078

More than 1 million people in the United States get cancer each year. But did you know certain types of cancer can be prevented? Cervical cancer is almost completely preventable, and in this article we’ll review some strategies.

Dr. Shane Smith M.D.

“What about my aching knee?”

Dr. Shane Smith, M.D.,
Athens Orthopedic Clinic
1553 Janmar Road Snellville GA 30078
(Phone) 770-274-0007

As an orthopedic surgeon, this is one of the most common complaints I hear from patients. Many knee problems occur during sports or recreational activities, work-related tasks, or home projects. Knee problems may also manifest due to injury, disease, overuse, or just every day wear and tear. Knee issues affect people of all ages from children to the elderly, and most everyone will experience knee problems at some point in their lives.

Takki A. Momin, MD, Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon  Diplomate, The American Board of Surgery
Control vascular disease risk factors
By Takki A. Momin, MD
Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon 
Diplomate, The American Board of Surgery

Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States, leading to 130,000 American deaths each year.  Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke.  Stroke caused from carotid artery disease can be prevented with early diagnosis and treatment.