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Affinity Physicians for Women Sponsors Sunset Tifton Reception

Affinity Physicians for Women (APFW) was one of the sponsors of the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce’s Sunset Tifton business after-hours reception on Sept. 7. This event, open to all Chamber members, was held at the Spring Hill Country Club in Tifton. APFW had an information table and display with brochures and promotional items. Pictured (left to right): Tammy Hall (APFW Practice Manager) and Joy Davis (Community Relations Coordinator with Tift Regional Health System). APFW provided a gift card for a door prize drawing.

 

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Announcements

Affinity Clinic welcomes a New Gastroenterologist

Affinity Clinic welcomes new gastroenterologist Ali Esmaili, M.D., who will work alongside fellow gastroenterologist George Yared, M.D. and advanced practice providers Cynthia Ingram, FNP-C, Sarah Jordan, FNP-C, Cindy McNeese, FNP-C and Jerry Sullivan, PA at Affinity Clinic.

Board certified in gastroenterology, Dr. Esmaili is available for the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases of the digestive tract. Dr. Esmaili will provide consults and conduct colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures at Affinity Clinic and Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC).

Dr. Esmaili earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He completed an internship and residency program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He followed with a fellowship in transplant hepatology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Esmaili is accepting new patients. Please call 229-391-4100 to make a referral or to schedule an appointment 

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November - Time to Fight Against Diabetes

November 1, 2017 by Molly Huff

It's November, and that means it's National American Diabetes Month. This is a time to raise awareness of diabetes prevention and control. In the United States, more than 25 million people are living with diabetes and 79 million more are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Affinity Health encourages you to help promote awareness and if you feel you are at risk or possibly suffering, please make an appointment with one of our physicians.

 

Over time, if it’s not controlled, type 2 diabetes can cause serious health problems like heart disease, stroke, and blindness. You may be at risk for type 2 diabetes if you:

  • Are age 45 or older
  • Are overweight
  • Have a parent, brother, or sister with diabetes
  • Are African American, Hispanic or Latino American, American Indian, Asian American, or Pacific Islander
  • Have had diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)
  • Have had a baby with a birth weight of more than 9 pounds
  • Have high blood pressure or cholesterol
  • Exercise less than 3 times a week

 

You can do a lot to lower your chances of getting type 2 diabetes by:

  • Watching your weight
  • Eating healthy
  • Staying active
     

To read more about diabetes and join in the fight against it, visit the American Diabetes Association's website.  

 

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Affinity Clinic, a multi-specialty clinic, provides adult and pediatric patients across South Georgia with medical care in a variety of areas including Cardiology, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatric & Adolescent MedicinePulmonary Medicine & Critical Care, and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

The Aesthetic Center at Affinity offers patients the latest in medical grade skin care. From microdermabrasion and vein treatment to laser hair removal, photofacials, BOTOX and more our certified laser assistant and licensed skin specialist provides patients with personal attention and quality care.