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Annual Skin Cancer Screening For Prevention, Detection and Treatment

Dermatologist Dr. Tremaine, Skin Wellness Physicians. SUBMITTED PHOTO

By Anne Marie Tremaine, M.D. Your spouse has spotted a new mole on your back; you wonder how soon, or if, you really need to see the dermatologist. My mission is to motivate you to make your next appointment soon. I’m not the only one concerned about skin cancer awareness. In 2014, the U.S. Surgeon General determined skin cancer was ... Read More »

Dr. Tremaine Joins Skin Wellness

Submitted Skin Wellness Physicians is pleased to welcome Anne Marie Tremaine, MD, board-certified dermatologist, fellowship-trained in laser and cosmetic dermatology, to their practice. Dr. Tremaine graduated magna cum laude from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. After receiving her Doctorate of Medicine at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, Dr. Tremaine completed her residency in clinical research and ... Read More »

Memory Loss and Aging Program

Submitted The Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise is sponsoring a Memory Loss and Aging Program, Wednesday January 27, 2016 at the Rose History Auditorium, 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. Joseph Shega, M.D. will lead an open discussion of memory loss and aging. Dr. Shega will address such issues as risks and methods to reduce risk of memory loss. ... Read More »

XMuscle Pain Turned Out to be Pancreatic Cancer

Haley Sams-Casey had been experiencing chronic pain in her left abdomen for months. She thought it was simply a pulled muscle, until the pain got so bad that she went to the emergency room. She was turned away twice, with nothing more than pain medications, until she finally went to a third hospital and got a shocking diagnosis. At just ... Read More »

What You Need to Know About Thyroid Cancer


By Leela Lavasani, M.D. The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland that sits over our trachea as it enters our chest. Each lobe of this gland is on average 3-5 cm. in height and 2 cm. in width. Thyroid nodules are growths that occur within the gland, which are very common. Fifty-percent of women over the age of fifty ... Read More »

The Atrial Fibrillation Epidemic Discussed at the Next Health Plus Lecture

IBERIABANK, a 128-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, and Physicians Regional Healthcare System will continue the Health Plus Lecture Series with the discussion of irregular and rapid heart rates on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 at the Marco Island branch of IBERIABANK at 605 Bald Eagle Drive. A welcome reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation starting at 6:00 p.m.   The lecture titled, Atrial Fibrillation: An Epidemic will ... Read More »

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Announces Official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at new Naples Campus October 26

This is not a public event due to limited space, but media are invited to attend. Media members interested in attending should contact Natali Latorre at nlatorre@med.miami.edu Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Naples is celebrating its official Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, October 26th at 5:00 p.m. at 3880 Tamiami Trail North, conveniently located near the downtown ... Read More »

NCH Among Top Ten Hospitals in Florida

The Cerner Smart Room 
incorporates the latest technologies to improve patient care and clinician

Submitted The NCH Healthcare System has been recognized as one of the top ten hospitals for 2015-16 in Florida by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 26th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. “The U.S. News and World Report ranking of the NCH Healthcare System has ... Read More »

NCH Healthcare System “High Performing”


Submitted U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals has unveiled the broadest expansion of its analysis of hospital quality since it began ranking medical centers 25 years ago. The new Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings cover nearly every hospital in the country and evaluate each one in five common surgical procedures and medical conditions that account for ... Read More »

Dr. James Orr Appointed Chair

Medical Director of Florida Gynecologic Oncology, a division of 21st Century Oncology, James Orr, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., has been appointed to serve as the Chair of the Florida Board of Medicine. In this role, Dr. Orr will direct the actions of the board, ensuring the Florida Board of Medicine’s goal of ensuring that the 68,000 Florida physicians continue to maintain their ... Read More »

Free Lecture on Pancreatic Cancer

21st Century Oncology, the nation’s leading provider of integrated cancer care, is pleased to announce a complimentary lecture about pancreatic cancer on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Northern Trust Bank, 8060 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919. The event is open to the public and a light dinner will be served. Pancreatic cancer is a deadly disease, affecting ... Read More »

Straight Talk


Straight Talk Allen S Weiss, M.D. President & CEO NCH Healthcare System We have a multitude of “stars” at NCH, and at the recent Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) 26th annual meeting in Orlando, NCH stars had a major presence, with 58 colleagues attending and the following 40 presenting. Additional authors and a picture gallery of our folks can be found on http://www.nchmd.org/IHI-2014. ... Read More »

Are Your Hidden Food Allergies Making You Fat?


FITNESS DIVA Crystal Manjarres Crystal@PinkIslandFitness.com I know what you’re thinking—not another excuse as to why we are overweight. Many people dismiss the new rule of thought that an obesity gene exists, and frown upon those who should “just exercise and eat right” to lose weight. Although I disagree, I do understand where they are coming from as fads, gimmicks, and ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Bruce W. Novark, M.D.


I am writing this letter in support of Victor Rios, candidate for our Marco Island City Council. I  know Victor to be an honest & trustworthy hard working citizen.  He is fiscally knowledgeable, responsible, and is committed to making sure the City spends our tax money for programs we “Need to Have”—not on those “Nice to Have”. He has attended a high percent of City ... Read More »

NCH Announces Opening of First NCH Concierge Medicine Practice

The NCH Healthcare System announces the opening of NCH Concierge Medicine. This new personalized health assessment and health management program offers increased access to a personal physician. Robert Hanson, M.D., Family Medicine, and Jesse Haven, M.D., Family Medicine, are the first physicians to join the NCH Concierge Medicine practice. Drs Hanson and Haven have been providing care to local patients ... Read More »

Prostate Cancer Survivor Urges Men to Get Screened


Submitted Although September — Prostate Cancer Awareness Month — has come to a close, men must remain vigilant, and that is the message of Robert Dean. When the 58-year-old had a routine PSA test for insurance purposes, he never thought he would have abnormal results. Dean was healthy and had no symptoms, but in 2010, he was diagnosed with prostate ... Read More »

New Physician Joins Florida Gynecologic Oncology

Florida Gynecologic Oncology, a division of 21st Century Oncology, is pleased to announce the addition of Gynecologic Oncologist Samith Sandadi, M.D., MSc., to its practice. Florida Gynecologic Oncology provides high quality, personalized care to women with complex gynecologic problems and suspected diagnosed cancers of the female reproductive tract. Dr. Sandadi will be joining the team of distinguished physicians at Florida Gynecologic ... Read More »

New Board at Marco Urgent Care Center

Submitted The NCH Healthcare System recently announced the election of new officers and board members for the Marco Urgent Care Center Board of Trustees. Incoming Chairman Kevin M. Fitzgerald said, “It is a privilege and an honor to serve as the chairman of this dedicated group of community leaders who strive to ensure that quality-driven, patient-centered care is provided to ... Read More »

Neighborhood Orthopedic Care at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard


To Your Health Scott Lowe CEO, Physicians Regional-Collier Blvd One the most common reasons for a visit to our Emergency Room at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard is a very specific yet unexpected event—one that can happen to anyone at anytime: falling. According to the National Safety Council, falls are the cause of 8.9 million trips to emergency rooms in the United States ... Read More »