May 15, 2023

Let’s talk about anxiety

Anxiety is real I had my first panic attack just before medical school. I was going through a traumatic event and stressed about how that would affect my medical school journey, suddenly it occurred to me, “what if I can’t go to medical school?” It’s those what-ifs that get you – and suddenly it snowballs […]

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May 5, 2023

Portion Swapping: One small bite for mankind

Written by: Nathan E. Boys, DO | Family Medicine Resident (PGY-1) Dave is 49 years old. Dave is obese, has high blood pressure and high cholesterol. He was recently told by his physician that losing weight would help improve his blood pressure and cholesterol. His physician recommended he make adjustments to his diet by implementing portion swapping. Dave […]

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May 3, 2023

Mental Health Awareness Month Is Every Month

PGY-1 Emergency Medicine resident Dr. Leyanet Gonzalez shares why you should prioritize mental health this month and every month! I always knew I wanted to be a physician. “Soñar no cuesta nada” – a phrase my parents consistently reminded me of growing up – translates into, “It doesn’t cost anything to dream.” They taught me […]

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April 18, 2023

We are all learners

As a K-5 certified teacher for the past seven years, 31-year-old Gainesville resident Michelle Ingram, can spot a fellow teacher a mile away. “My insurance brought me to NGPG Family Medicine for a check-up, but Dr. Freund made me stay,” says Michelle. Dr. Shany Freund, a Family Medicine resident, has been practicing at NGPG Family […]

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April 11, 2023

STIs: What are they & how can I prevent them?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are incredibly common. In fact, nearly 20 million people in the United States get an STI each year. Sexually transmitted infections, also known as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. There are over 20 types of sexually transmitted infections, which […]

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April 5, 2023

Finding Fitness Success in Unexpected Places

PGY-3 Internal Medicine residents Dr. Celine Fadel and Dr. Abdullah Asreb reveal their secrets for a successful fitness journey below! Tell us about yourselves, where you’re from and how you got into medicine. Dr. Fadel – I’m from Virginia Beach, Virginia and completed my higher-level schooling in Blacksburg, Virginia. I made the choice to pursue […]

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April 3, 2023

Observing Ramadan as a Resident

Learn from Internal Medicine resident Dr. Schaza Rana about a day in the life of a Muslim resident during Ramadan! Hi, I’m Dr. Schaza Rana, one of the interns from the Internal Medicine Residency. Along with being a doctor, I’m a proud, practicing Muslim. Allow me to teach you about the holy month of Ramadan […]

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March 1, 2023

A Peek into Team-Based Nursing Models and Hospice Simulations

The NGHS Center for Simulation and Innovation provides cutting-edge clinical training using realistic simulations. Read more below about two of these exciting offerings: the team-based nursing model and hospice simulation! Team-Based Nursing Improves Patient and Staff Satisfaction A team-based nursing care model provides staff opportunities to work as a team and care for a shared […]

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February 28, 2023

Managing Population Health

Learn from Northeast Georgia Health System’s Chief of Population Health, Dr. Antonio Rios, about what population health is and why it’s important to both patients and physicians. As the Chief of Population Health at NGHS, I frequently get the question, “What is population health?” Dr. David Kindig, a pediatrician at the University of Wisconsin, said, […]

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