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Find out more about Aiken’s choice for quality healthcare. Turn the page for our centers and services, and look for these resources throughout the Medical Directory: Aurora Pavilion Behavioral Health The Vein Center at Aiken Regional Physician Listing by Specialty Southside Imaging Services 5 11 18-19 Back Cover

You can also request a free DVD and General Services Brochure that give you a look inside the hospital. Just visit aikenregional.com and scroll down to “Request Information” on the right-hand side.

302 University Parkway • Aiken, SC 29801 • 803-641-5000
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Physicians are on the medical staff of Aiken Regional Medical Centers, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Aiken Regional Medical Centers. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.

Diabetes and Nutrition Teaching Center
Both adult and pediatric patients receive nutritional education, disease-specific self-management sessions and constant reinforcement through personal patient contact. The American Diabetes Association recognizes the education service of the Diabetes and Nutrition Teaching Center as meeting the national standard for diabetes self-management education.

CENTERS AND SERVICES AT AIKEN REGIONAL
Cancer Care Institute of Carolina
High-quality cancer treatment is available right here in Aiken. The Cancer Care Institute of Carolina offers integrated cancer treatment and advanced technology in a comfortable facility. The Institute is one-of-a-kind in the CSRA, offering both radiation oncology and hematology/oncology services, plus support services for cancer patients and their families.

Location: 420 Society Hill Drive, Suite 200, Aiken

803-293-0023 Aurora Pavilion Behavioral Health Services
Help for mental illness or substance abuse is close to home. We provide individualized assessment and inpatient and outpatient treatment for adults, children, adolescents and seniors who have behavioral, emotional and substance abuse problems.

Location: 111 Miracle Drive, ARMC campus

Location: 655 Medical Park Drive, ARMC campus

803-641-7850 Cardiovascular Institute of Carolina
Look no further than the Cardiovascular Institute of Carolina at Aiken Regional for advanced cardiac care. The cardiology staff provides patients with individualized treatment plans that can include diagnostic testing, medication, surgery and rehabilitation. The Cardiovascular Institute also offers health screenings and education to help you stay heart-healthy.

803-641-5900 Sleep Evaluation Center
Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? The Sleep Evaluation Center can help. Patients undergo sleep studies that gather data on how you breathe and sleep, which can help your physician identify a sleep disorder and determine treatment options.

Location: 3rd Floor, ARMC main building

803-641-5370 Emergency Department
You can rely on the Emergency Department at Aiken Regional for 24/7 care provided by 100 percent board-certified physicians. We focus on making your emergency department experience as smooth as possible, with patient-friendly bedside registration and a commitment to low wait times. We’re prepared with our helipad to get you here as quickly as possible.

Location: 5th Floor, ARMC main building

803-641-5280 Joint and Spine Center
Patients who have had total hip or knee replacement surgery will find specialized care here. A week-long recovery plan includes the patient’s physician, nurses, physical therapists, “coach” and case manager. By participating in group therapy in addition to individualized therapy sessions, patients benefit from sharing their experience with others.

Location: Emergency entrance, ARMC main campus

Location: 4th Floor, ARMC main building

Palmetto Pediatric Center
Palmetto Pediatric Center provides inpatient and outpatient services for infants, children and adolescents. Children can get routine healthcare as well as care when they’re sick. Inpatient services include the newborn nursery and inpatient admissions. Pediatric inpatient services are located on the hospital’s 4th floor.

803-641-5470 Wound Healing Institute of Carolina
If you have a wound or sore that has not begun to heal within a month, the Wound Healing Institute of Carolina can help. We offer some of the most advanced wound care therapies available today, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The institute’s specially trained staff tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs.

Location: 60 Physician Drive, ARMC campus

803-641-KIDS Bariatric Surgery
Laparoscopic gastric banding surgery can work wonders with long-term weight-loss and management necessary to live a longer and healthier life. Our comprehensive approach includes preoperative counseling, support groups and nutritional counseling.

Location: 100 Aurora Place, ARMC campus

803-643-2090 Women’s LifeCare Center
The Women’s LifeCare Center is a source of knowledge, care and comfort for women of all ages. Services include gynecologic care, breast surgery, treatment of menopause and osteoporosis, estrogen replacement therapy and more. The childbirth center gives newborns and their parents a strong start in life, with advanced clinical expertise and warm, personal attention.

Location: 2nd Floor, ARMC main building

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Southside Imaging Center
Residents of Aiken’s southside now have convenient access to advanced diagnostic services, including digital mammography, open MRI, multislice CT scans, ultrasound and other services.

Location: 2nd Floor, ARMC campus

Location: 430 Society Hill Drive, Aiken (The Village at Woodside)

803-641-5800 Women’s LifeCare Diagnostic Services
A range of diagnostic services in one location can help make a woman’s healthcare more manageable. Services include mammography, bone densitometry, stereotactic breast biopsy and routine X-rays. And we have all-digital mammography for faster, more comprehensive results.

803-502-5020

The Vein Center
Healthy legs can mean a healthier life. The Vein Center at Aiken Regional offers several procedures to treat venous disease, including sclerotherapy, ligation/phlebectomy and VNUS Closure™.

Location: 400 Medical Park Drive, ARMC campus

Location: 2nd Floor, ARMC main building

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Physicians are on the medical staff of Aiken Regional Medical Centers, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Aiken Regional Medical Centers. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.

302 University Parkway • Aiken, SC 29801

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Understanding allergy treatments
Millions of people across the globe suffer from allergies, many of which rear their ugly heads during the spring season. Such a reality can quickly spoil the excitement of the nice weather. Although there is no cure for allergies, individuals who do suffer from allergies have a host of treatment options at their disposals. Some are over-the-counter medications while others require prescriptions. Each type of medication works differently, and allergy sufferers may find it interesting and beneficial to understand the different ways some of the more common allergy treatments work. AntihistAmines Some of the more well-known over-the-counter antihistamines include Benadryl, Claritin and Zyrtec. Prescription antihistamines include Clarinex and Livostin. When an allergy sufferer is exposed to an allergen, cells within the body’s immune system release a substance called histamine, which then attaches to receptors in the blood vessels as well as additional receptors. As a result, the blood vessels enlarge and histamine’s attachment to other receptors causes swelling, itching, changes in secretions, and redness. However, when an allergy sufferer takes an antihistamine, the medication blocks the histamine receptors, preventing the symptoms in the process. Though antihistamines are effective, they can also cause drowsiness. Allergy sufferers should look for non-sedating antihistamines, which may require a prescription. DecongestAnts Some of the more recognizable decongestants are Sudafed tablets or liquid and Zyrtec-D. Each of these is an over-the-counter decongestant. Prescription decongestants like Claritin-D are often combination medications, which means they contain both an antihistamine and a decongestant. When an individual is having an allergic reaction, the tissues in the nose swell as a result of contact with the allergen. This swelling results in fluid and mucous production, and swelling in the blood vessels of the eyes also occurs, which causes the redness of the eyes many allergy sufferers experience during spring. Decongestants work by shrink-

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melatonin and Anti-Aging
Melatonin is a supplement widely used to combat jet lag and alleviate short-term bouts of insomnia. There is also evidence that melatonin as a regular dietary supplement could have antioxidant effects and help slow down the aging process. Melatonin is a hormone produced in the pineal gland of the body. Due to its light-transducing ability, the pineal gland is sometimes called the “third eye.” Light absorbed through the retina is relayed to the brain and thusly the pineal gland. The onset of darkness triggers the pineal gland to release melatonin into the bloodstream, which helps to induce sleep in individuals. Younger people, especially children, produce a large amount of melatonin, which is generally why babies can sleep so much. This ability to fall asleep quickly and sleep deeply has benefits for the growing body, allowing cells to rejuvenate and the body to grow and heal. As individuals age, melatonin production decreases. This can be why many older adults have difficulty falling asleep or seem to need less sleep. Study after study indicates that lack of sleep can lead to myriad health problems, including mental health deficits, added stress, heart disease, and others. Each of these conditions can contribute to the aging process. It makes sense, then, that getting frequent and restful sleep can help turn back the clock. But that isn’t the only benefit of melatonin, say experts. According to “The Aging Clock: The Pineal Gland and Other Pacemakers in the Progression of Aging and Carcinogenesis,” by Walter Pierpaoli M.D., Ph.D., melatonin is the “Master Hormone-Modulating Molecule.” It is the regulator of almost all hormones in the body in addition to regulating the circadian cycles. Dr. Pierpaoli has found that “aging”is a degenerative condition of the body, not just the passing of years. Resetting the body’s age clock can slow down the symptoms of aging. When the pineal gland of an old animal is transplanted into a young animal, studies show that the young animal slows down and systems of the body function as if it were older. The reverse also applies. Dr. Pierpaoli surmises that melatonin sends a message of “youth” throughout the body, keeping the body healthy and strong. With this reasoning, melatonin may also help stimulate the immune system, which can promote better overall health, including fending off certain diseases of old age. These include cancers and even dementias. Clinical trials have shown that melatonin can diminish the effects of hormones that trigger certain cancers, including breast cancer and prostate cancer. According to “Melatonin and the aging brain,” by Stephen Bondy and Edward Sharman, “Melatonin has potential utility both in slowing normal brain aging and in treatment of neurodegenerative conditions. This is reinforced by the low cost of melatonin and its very low toxic hazard.” Research is still ongoing into the many benefits of melatonin. While it is best not to start any supplement program without first asking a doctor (especially if a person is pregnant or has other medical conditions), those who want to take melatonin should look for the synthetic variety. These are made from plant material to mimic melatonin produced in the body. Animal-based melatonin can contain diseases and other pathogens. A relatively small amount of melatonin is needed to produce large effects. Consult with a specialist on the right amount to take for desired results.

Sleep is essential to the body and can help stave off effects of aging. Melatonin supplementation can assist in triggering a restful night’s sleep.

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hobbies for arthritis sufferers
Individuals with arthritis are often stuck between a rock and a hard place. Doctors want people to exercise to keep up the range of motion in affected joints. However, even some limited movements can cause pain and suffering to those with arthritis. Furthermore, individuals with arthritis may shy away from the activities they once enjoyed because the pain is simply too overwhelming. Instead of simply sitting on the couch watching television, there are a number of different things arthritis sufferers can do to pass the time and reconnect with past hobbies and interests. It might just take a little re-outfitting of the tools that are needed to participate. gArDening Gardening is a popular pastime for people of all ages. But the repetitive motions of digging and tilling as well as gripping a multitude of tools can take the joy out of the hobby. People with arthritis can make some changes. Raised garden beds or container gardening eliminates the stooping and bending associated with traditional gardening. With containers, individuals can place the containers on a counter or table and do all the work at a comfortable height. Choosing low-maintenance plants is another option. Plants that don’t require as much pruning or repotting are good for those with arthritis. Also, look for tools with larger grips and handles to be easier on arthritic hands. crAfting Many people with arthritis find the fine-detail work they grew accustomed to is not very comfortable with arthritis. Instead, there are many other crafts that can be practical. Ceramics are one craft where the activity can also be the exercise. Using a pottery wheel or handmolding doughs and other modeling media can be a way to stretch and work the hands and fingers. Using paintbrushes equipped with wider grips can make painting possible. Mural painting is another option. Again, those with arthritis can choose tools with wide handles to make grasping easier. Large designs on walls or canvases will be easier to handle than smaller pieces. cooking Cooking and baking is an art form that can be enjoyed by anyone. Furthermore, with ergonomic spoons, ladles and other kitchen tools, it has never been more convenient or less labor-intensive to be an accomplished home chef. Baking and pastry creation is one area where people can show off creative skills. For those who love to bake but have trouble kneading and working dough, food processors, bread machines and kitchen stand mixers can take the work out of those processes. Cooking is not only a rewarding hobby but also an activity that can benefit the household. Having arthritis doesn’t mean a person has to give up on the activities he or she enjoys. It merely involves a few tweaks that can still make these hobbies enjoyable.

Container gardening is a hobby arthritis sufferers can enjoy.

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healthy additions to your daily diet
According to a report from the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Committee, heart disease figured to cost the United States in excess of $315 billion in 2010 alone. While there’s no single cause of heart disease, a person’s lifestyle can greatly reduce or increase his or her risk for heart disease. One of the best ways a man or woman can reduce the risk for heart disease is to watch what he or she eats. A poor diet can cause obesity and high cholesterol and increase a person’s risk for diabetes. In a 2008 report, the National Center for Health Statistics noted that 33.9 percent of adults in the United States could qualify as overweight or obese in 2005-06. In addition, high blood pressure affected 30.5 percent of adults during that same time period. Being overweight or obese and having high blood pressure are risk factors for heart disease, and all can be controlled by adults who commit to changing their diets. Though there are risk factors for these conditions besides poor diet, maintaining a healthy diet is a big step for adults looking to reduce their risk of heart disease as well as a host of other ailments. When added to a diet, the following foods can help health-conscious men and women live healthier lives. • Almonds: Almonds can help men and women control their weight and improve their heart health. What’s more, almonds, which are a good source of protein, fiber and vitamin E, might help reduce a person’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease. • Coffee: The medical community has varying opinions on coffee, but when consumed in moderate doses, coffee might help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and, for men, Parkinson’s disease. Coffee might also help improve memory and mood, but adults should consult with their physician for advice as to the medical benefits of coffee. • Grapes: Grapes are a great source of vitamin C and potassium. Grapes also provide a good dose of quercetin, which could help men and women strengthen their immune systems. • Ginger: Men and women with arthritis might want to consider adding more ginger to their diets. Ginger has been linked to reducing arthritis pain, and can also help calm an upset stomach and quell nausea. • Kale: Kale is often mistaken for spinach. While spinach is healthy, too, kale is among the many green vegetables that pack a powerful and nutritious punch. Kale is a strong source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and lutein. In addition, kale is a good source of zeaxathan, which can help reduce the incidence of certain cancers and help maintain eyesight. • Pecans: Like almonds, pecans are a good source of vitamin E, particularly a type of vitamin E known as gamma tocopherol. Pecans are also full of antioxidants, which can strengthen the body’s immune system. • Sweet potatoes: Some might scoff at the notion that a food with the word “sweet” in its name can actually be healthy. However, sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin A and vitamin C, and they’re also high in fiber. Sweet potatoes are also a great source of lycopene, which may help fight heart disease and even certain cancers.

Some foods can reduce risk for heart disease, other ailments
When it comes to getting healthy, men and women can look to several foods that may reduce their risks for a host of ailments, including heart disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women. But adults should consult with their physician before making any changes to their daily diets.

Grapes are a great source of vitamin C and potassium and could help men and women strengthen their immune systems.

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The Vein Center at Aiken Regional

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Healthy legs will carry you a long way.
It isn’t just about looks. Unsightly veins often pose health risks, too. The Vein Center at Aiken Regional Medical Centers offers multiple therapeutic options for the treatment of venous disease performed by experienced healthcare professionals in a warm, friendly environment.

Sclerotherapy | Ligation/Phlebectomy VNUS™ closure for treatment of saphenous vein reflux

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Physicians are on the medical staff of Aiken Regional Medical Centers, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Aiken Regional Medical Centers. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.

Thomas P. Paxton, MD
Board Certifications: General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
302 University Parkway • Aiken, SC 29801
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Rocky L. Napier, DMD
Pediatric Dentist
143 Trafalgar Street SW, Aiken, SC 803.641.1000 • Every child should have their 1st dental visit no later than12 months of age. • Specializing in infants, toddlers and small children.
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Helping People Breathe a Little Easier...
Expert Diagnosis & Treatment Specializing in the Following Areas: • Asthma • Bronchitis • Shortness of Breath • COPD/Emphysema • Cough • Intensive Care • Sleep Apnea • Pneumonia Nicholas J. Sanito, D.O. Miroslav B. Zotovic, M.D. • Pulmonary Fibrosis Both Dr. Sanito and Dr. Zotovic are Board Certified in Internal • Lung Cancer Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care Medicine and • Tuberculosis are Fellows of the American College of Chest Physicians. • Sarcoidosis Procedures: • Pulmonary Function Testing • EKG • Pulse Oximetry • Overnight Oximetry • Sleep Study • Bronchoscopy • Exercise Testing • Thoracentesis • Allergy Testing AS07-511867

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North Augusta, SC 29841 (803) 279-7666 www.CovenantFamilyAllergy.com
Some of the conditions Dr. Clark evaluates & treats: • Food/Drug Allergy • Eye/Nasal Allergy • Sinus Problems/Infections • Asthma • Chronic Cough • Eczema • Bee Sting/Ant Sting Allergy • Anaphylaxis • Urticaria/Hives • Angioedema/Swelling • Contact Dermatitis/Poison Ivy

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R. LEE GRANTHAM, M.D.
BOARD CERTIFIED OPHTHALMOLOGIST Comprehensive Eye Care & Exams To Patients Of All Ages!

Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Care for the Entire Family!

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5 ways to squash stress
Just about everyone at some point in time has experienced stress. Some suffer from stress powerful enough to have profound effects on daily life and personal health. A variety of strategies, from medication to meditation, can be effective at relieveing stress. Stress is not something easily defined. That’s because what is stressful to one person may roll off of another’s back. Various situations can trigger emotional responses in people. Very often these responses can escalate into stress that affects blood pressure, anxiety levels, mood, sleep patterns, and eating habits. The American Institute of Stress lists 50 different common signs and symptoms of stress. A few of those symptoms include: • Frequent headaches • Grinding teeth • Neck ache • Back pain • Heartburn • Obsessive behavior • Overreaction to small annoyances • Increased anger or frustration • Rapid or mumbled speech • Social withdrawal • Excessive gambling or impulse buying • Chest pain and palpitations • Excessive anxiety or worry Stress can have distinct effects on health. There are a number of physical disorders and emotional effects that have been linked to stress. Heart attacks, hypertension, immune system disorders, anxiety, and depression have all been linked to excessive stress. Reducing stress has become a priority for many people looking to avoid health problems. There are many strategies people can take. Here’s a look at five of them. 1. Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR):A person starts from the face and works down the body by tensing all of the muscles in specific areas while inhaling and holding breath. Then he or she relaxs the muscles while exhaling. 2. Guided imagery: With the help of a recording or one’s own imagination, a person pictures a relaxing scene with a possible guide answering profound questions. 3. Laughter: Laughing reduces the level of stress hormones, like epinephrine, dopamine, cortisol and others. It also increases endorphins. Laughter is a good distraction and also a mild workout. It contracts the ab muscles and works out the shoulders. 4. Music:Music can be used in many ways to reduce stress. Soft, peaceful music may help induce meditation and imagery. Upbeat music can get a person dancing, where the physical activity loosens muscles and relieves stress. 5. Sex: Sex can boost mood, reduce bood pressure, promote relaxation through touch and provide a physical workout. All of these factors are good for reducing stress.

Stress can take over a person’s life. Making strides to reduce stress can improve physical and emotional health.

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taking control of kids’ weight issues
Many parents are having conflicts with their children, and they’re not over doing homework or cleaning their rooms. The disagreements are about food and how many of today’s youth need guidance about what they eat because of pronounced weight gain. Research indicates that in the United States 1 out of 3 children is now classified as overweight or obese. With less time spent exercising and more time spent in front of the television or with gaming consoles, children are packing on the pounds. Furthermore, with the harried pace many families keep -- including two-income households where there may not be ample time to prepare healthy, lower-fat meals -- fast food and convenience items have become the norm. According to reports from ABCNews, a young child who is obese has a 50 percent chance of becoming an obese adult if he or she is not given help. This also puts the child at risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes as an adult if the situation is not changed before adulthood. Experts advise against putting a child on an adult diet. Children have different nutritional needs and there needs to be enough food to fuel a growing body. Another thing that parents often contend with is picky eaters who are not apt to simply cut one thing out of a diet and replace it with a healthier alternative. A smarter idea is to consult with a pediatrician or a nutritionist who specializes in pediatrics. He or she can present a meal plan that fits with the dietary needs of the child but is also healthy enough to promote weight loss. Adult diets may harm a child’s health because they limit certain things that a child needs to process vitamins and minerals, such as certain levels of fat. One of the best things to do is to get children moving. Regular exercise is an ideal way to burn off the calories and fat that is not needed. Implement daily activities, such as taking walks, playtime in the yard and sports games so that kids are moving instead of sitting in front of the television. Here are some other ideas that may work. • Limit electronics use so that kids will have to get their fun from physical activities. • Don’t make a big deal about body weight. A 12-year study at Standford University found that parents who are very controlling about food put too much pressure on their children to be thin. This can lead to eating disorders. Parents who push diets may have children who are overweight years later. • Eat regular meals as a family. Eating meals together instead of grazing and snacking can promote better eating habits. • Remove unhealthy foods from the home. Kids will eat what is convenient. If there are no unhealthy snacks around, they’ll have to choose from others, like fresh fruits and low-fat items. • Serve meals from the stove. Portion out food items onto each person’s plate instead of putting a large quantity of food in the middle of the table. This can help regulate portion sizes and prevent overeating. • Don’t make everything offlimits. Have a few “splurge”items around so that kids won’t feel deprived. Low-fat frozen yogurt can satisfy like ice cream. Lower-fat cookies can replace the unhealthy kind. Chances are kids won’t even realize they’re eating healthier. • Skip sodas and sugary drinks. Encourage children to drink water, fruit juices and low-fat milk instead of filling up on sugary drinks. Parents can make their children feel loved and supported no matter their weight. Taking an interest in a child’s health involves being aware of eating and food issues that can lead to obesity.

Guiding children on the right eating paths can help prevent adult obesity later on in life.

Established in 1975
Raymond D. Hesse, MD T. Mark Meyer, MD David S. Keisler, Jr., MD FACP- Gastroenterology William T. Besson III, MD Danijela S. Zotovic, MD, Ph.D
• The longest established Internal Medicine Group in Aiken County •All physicians BOARD CERTIFIED • Collectively over 100 years of Internal Medicine Experience In addition to Internal Medicine (hypertension, diabetes mellitus, obesity, high cholesterol, etc), we also offer expertise in Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Opthalmology, Nutrition, and Women’s Health. Conveniently located in Aiken Medical Complex Adjacent to Aiken Regional Medical Centers Accepting new patients 410 University Parkway, Suite 2500 Aiken, SC 29801 - 803-648-7888
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Allergy...from page 4
ing the swollen nasal tissues and blood vessels. This helps relieve the swelling, mucous secretion, redness, and congestion. Many allergy sufferers prefer nasal sprays and eye drops to relieve symptoms. However, such medications, which often require a prescription, can only be used for a few days. Use beyond a few days can actually make allergy symptoms worse. Not all men and women can use decongestants to relieve their allergy symptoms. That’s because decongestants may raise blood pressure, essentially making them off limits to those who already have high blood pressure. Additional potential side effects of decongestants are insomnia, irritability and restricted urinary flow. When considering a decongestant to relieve allergy symptoms, men and women should consult their physician before buying any products. steroiDs Thanks to professional sports, many people shudder at the mere mention of the word “steroids.” However, steroids used to treat allergies are corticosteroids and not the anabolic steroids athletes use to build muscle. Steroids used to treat allergies can be nasal (Flonase, Nasonex), inhaled (Flovent, Alvesco), eye drops (Alrex and Dexamethasone), or oral (Prednisone). Steroids work by reducing inflammation and swelling. Steroids can be highly effective in treating allergies, and work for seasonal and year-round allergies as well as skin allergies. When prescribed a steroid to treat an allergy, it’s important for men and women to continue to take the medication daily as directed, even if the symptoms of the allergy have disappeared. This can be as long as two weeks. Though highly effective, steroids do come with significant side effects. When taken orally, shortterm steroid use can cause weight gain, high blood pressure and fluid retention, while long-term use can result in muscle weakness, bone-thinning osteoporosis and even diabetes. When taking inhaled steroids, men and women might suffer from coughing, hoarseness or even develop a yeast infection in their mouth. Even though spring is commonly referred to as allergy season, men and women have a host of allergy treatment options to try. Before committing to any treatment, it’s best for a person to examine each option to determine which is the best fit for him or her.

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CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Dr. Ansermo Arthur received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Bridgeport Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine, and performed his cardiology fellowship at Brown University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Aiken Cardiovascular Associates, he was director of cardiology services at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center. He is board certified in Pediatrics, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. He specializes in the interventional treatment of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular disease.

ANSERMO L. ARTHUR, M.D., F.A.C.C.

CAROLINA HEART & VASCULAR CENTER AIKEN CARDIOVASCULAR ASSOCIATES
137 Miracle Drive NW • Aiken, SC • 803.641.4874
www.carolinahvc.com
Allergist ..................................20 Audiology................................20 Cardiovascular Disease........ 20-21 Cardiovascular Surgery.............21 Chiropractor ....................... 21-22 Colon & Rectal Surgery .............22 Compounding ..........................22 Dentistry .................................22 Dermatology ............................23 Endocrinology .........................23 Family Practice ................... 23-24 Gastroenterology......................24 General Surgery .................. 24-25 Gynecology Women’s Health ......................25 Internal Medicine.....................26 Nephrology .............................26 Neurology .......................... 26-27 Nutrition .................................27 OB/GYN............................. 27-28 Oncology .................................28 Ophthalmology ........................28 Orthodontics ...........................28 Otolaryngology ........................29 Pain Specialty ..........................29 Pediatrics ................................29 Pharmacy ........................... 29-30 Physical Therapy .....................30 Plastic Surgery .........................30 Podiatric Surgery .....................30 Pulmonary Care .......................31 Urology ...................................31 Vein Surgery ............................31 Wound Care ............................31

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
DAVID W. CUNDEY, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Dr. David Cundey received his education at La Salle College and Temple University School of Medicine. His residency and cardiology fellowship were completed at the University of Michigan and the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Cundey is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiovascular CT. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of heart and vascular diseases, including acute heart attacks and strokes.

CAROLINA HEART & VASCULAR CENTER AIKEN CARDIOVASCULAR ASSOCIATES
137 Miracle Drive NW • Aiken, SC • 803.641.4874
www.carolinahvc.com

ALLERGIST
MATTHEW T. CLARK, MD MPH FACAAI FAAP
Dr. Clark graduated from the University of Georgia in 1991 with a B.S. in Biochemistry. He then graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1995. He then went on to serve as a medical officer and flight surgeon in the United States Navy. While in the Navy, he completed an internship in Family Medicine in 1996 and a residency in Aerospace Medicine in 1999. He also earned his Master in Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1998. He is Board Certified in Aerospace Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, and he is a certified FAA Civil Aeromedical Examiner. Dr. Clark moved to North Augusta in 2003 to complete pediatrics training at the Medical College of Georgia. He finished this training in 2006 and is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. After completing his pediatric residency, Dr. Clark stayed at the Medical College of Georgia to complete a fellowship in pediatric and adult allergy, asthma and immunology. He finished this training in 2008 and is Board Certified with the American Board of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He is a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Dr. Clark, his wife Katherine, and their seven children are thankful to the Lord to live, work and play right here in North Augusta!

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
GREGORY L. EAVES, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Dr. Gregory Eaves received his education at the University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. His residency and cardiology fellowship were completed at the Greenville Hospital and Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Eaves is board certified in Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease.
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1810 Knox Avenue, Suite B • North Augusta, SC 29841 • 803.279.7666

COVENANT FAMILY ALLERGY HEARING/AUDIOLOGY

CAROLINA HEART & VASCULAR CENTER AIKEN CARDIOVASCULAR ASSOCIATES
137 Miracle Drive NW • Aiken, SC • 803.641.4874
www.carolinahvc.com

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Dr. Weems Pennington, III obtained his undergraduate education at Furman University, and attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed his internship, residency and cardiology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Pennington began his private practice of cardiology in Augusta, Georgia in 2007, and moved to Aiken to join the Carolina Heart & Vascular Center in September, 2010. Dr. Pennington is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cardiac and peripheral arterial and venous disease. He also performs treatment procedures for specific adult congenital cardiac abnormalities.
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SHERRI LITTLE, AU.D.
Dr. Sherri Little received her Clinical Doctorate of Audiology degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences, her Masters of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee and her undergraduate degree from West Virginia University. In addition to working in private practice, Sherri has worked at Dwight David Eisenhower AMC, Walter Reed AMC, and the world renowned Shea Clinic in Memphis, TN. During her oversees tour, Sherri worked for the Department of Defense Schools. Sherri is a South Carolina licensed Audiologist. She is also Board Certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. With over 26 years of experience in the field of Audiology, Sherri has acquired expertise and skills that make her widely knowledgeable in the areas of digital hearing aid evaluation and fitting, all aspects of diagnostic Audiology, and hearing conservation.

DR. WEEMS PENNINGTON, III

39-A Varden Drive • Aiken, SC • 803.641.6104

137 Miracle Drive NW • Aiken, SC • 803-641-4874 www.carolinahvc.com

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HEARING ASSOCIATES OF SOUTH CAROLINA

CAROLINA HEART & VASCULAR CENTER • AIKEN CARDIOVASCULAR SURGICAL ASSOCIATES

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CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
IDRIS S. SHARAF, M.D., F.A.C.C
Dr. Idris Sharaf received his education at Dow Medical College. He completed his internship, residency, and cardiology fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Sharaf began private practice in Aiken in 1999 at MedSouth Specialties and joined Aiken Cardiovascular Associates in 2003. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular diseases.
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Chiropractor/Nutrition Scott E. Bauersfeld, D.C.
Dr. Bauersfeld received a degree in business from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL and his doctorate in chiropractic from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. He is an active member in the Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity, as well as raising money through health screenings for Helping Hands. Dr. Bauersfeld believes that the power that made the body heals the body. Chiropractic frees the pressure on your nervous system in order for your body to heal itself. He utilizes many techniques to specifically adjust the spine and extremities to their optimal position. Electric stimulation, traction, laser, x-ray, custom orthotics, and science based nutrition are also used to provide a comprehensive healing process.
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CAROLINA HEART & VASCULAR CENTER AIKEN CARDIOVASCULAR ASSOCIATES
137 Miracle Drive NW • Aiken, SC • 803.641.4874
www.carolinahvc.com

1028 Richland Ave., E, Aiken, SC • (803) 648-0172

ADVANCED CHIROPRACTIC

THORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
THOMAS P. PAXTON, M.D. , F.A.C.S.
Dr. Thomas Paxton received his education in Tennessee, had extensive further training in Chicago and at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Paxton specializes in cardiac, lung and general thoracic surgery, and peripheral vascular/dialysis access surgery. He has a special interest in surgical treatment of lung cancer and venus disease.

CHIROPRACTOR W. Bradford Combs LMT, DC
Dr. Combs completed his undergraduate degree from Augustana College in Rockford, IL. and his doctorate from the Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City. With his interest in the musculo-skeletal system he also obtained a massage therapy degree from Bodyworks Institute in Falls Church, VA. By combining the protocols of Chiropractic and Massage the time required to return patients to a pain-free status is reduced. His state-of-the-art facility offers comprehensive x-rays, mechanical traction, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and a variety of techniques that accommodate patients’ differing needs. Dr. Combs’ philosophy is: “We respect your time. You will not wait for your scheduled appointment.” The office accomplishes this no wait policy by not double booking appointments. AS02-514480

137 Miracle Drive NW • Aiken, SC • 803-641-4874 • www.carolinahvc.com

CAROLINA HEART & VASCULAR CENTER AIKEN CARDIOVASCULAR SURGICAL ASSOCIATES
THORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
L. Dieter Voegele, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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COMBS CHIROPRACTIC CARE
3438 Whiskey Road • Aiken, SC • 644.9600

CHIROPRACTOR
DR. ANDREW HOPKINS
Dr. Hopkins is a graduate of Sherman College of Chiropractic and is a board certified Chiropractic Neurologist. In 2002 he was recognized as Chiropractic Neurologist of the Year by the American Chiropractic Association. He has been in practice in Aiken since 1991. Combining chiropractic manipulation, progressive therapy and neurological applications, Dr. Hopkins specializes in the treatment of pain, movement difficulty, and imbalance. Dr. Hopkins resides in Aiken with his wife Victoria and their three children. AS31-516156

Dr. Dieter Voegele received his education at the University of California at Berkeley and attended medical school at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Thoracic Surgery and specializes in thoracic, vascular and cardiovascular surgery.

CAROLINA HEART & VASCULAR CENTER AIKEN CARDIOVASCULAR SURGICAL ASSOCIATES
137 Miracle Drive NW • Aiken, SC • 803.641.4874
www.carolinahvc.com

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37 Varden Drive (off Hitchcock Parkway)• Aiken, SC • 644.7897

HEALTHSOURCE OF AIKEN CHIROPRACTOR

CHIROPRACTOR
DR. BEVERLY ALLISON
Dr. Beverly Allison graduated with honors from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, S.C. She has practiced chiropractic for 15 years and moved from Spartanburg to Aiken along with her four children in 2008. She is proficient in several hands-on techniques including upper cervical toggle. Dr. Allison believes everyone should have their spine checked periodically to ensure proper function of the nervous system and maintain spinal balance. Techniques are gentle enough to check infants and geriatric patients. Dr. Allison uses Surface Electromyography (developed by NASA engineers) and X-Ray for spinal analysis. AS04-513543

Dr. Dan Jolich graduated with honors from Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, GA and has been practicing in Aiken for eight years. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Jolich practiced at Margaret J. Westin Medical Center from 20052006 and is also on the list of providers for Veterans Hospital for the treatment of veterans. Dr. Jolich has been active in the community for many years with the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs, Chamber of Commerce, as well as performing lectures and participating in health fairs. He believes in educating people about a healthy and natural lifestyle. He is proficient in several techniques used to correct the spine ranging from hands on to hand held instruments. Dr. Jolich uses all diagnostic tools including X-Ray and Surface Electromyelography. Dr. Jolich resides in Aiken with his wife Kira and his two sons, Luka and Nicholas. AS04-513544

DR. DAN JOLICH

AIKEN CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATES
425 Laurens Street • Aiken, SC • 641-9191

AIKEN CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATES
425 Laurens Street • Aiken, SC • 641.9191
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Dr. Jordan was an honors graduate from Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, GA. She has been in practice in Aiken since 1994. She specializes in handson spinal adjustments as well as the “latest” technology - the ProAdjuster. A tool developed by NASA engineers for use in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal subluxation, or improper motion of vertebrae. This hand-held instrument turns into an adjusting tool, making the adjustment more effective and last longer, with no twisting or cracking. Call now for an appointment to determine if you may be a candidate for chiropractic care. AS07-514264

CHIROPRACTOR Dr. Julie A. Jordan

DENTISTRY
DR. ALAN MYERS, DMD
Dr. Alan Myers graduated from Augusta State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and then attended the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry where he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. While in dental school Dr. Myers was involved with the American Student Dental Association and participated in the MCG Law Day program during which he took trips to the capitol building to discuss important issues of dentistry with state politicians. Also while at MCG, Dr. Myers donated both his time and clinical skills to perform needed dentistry in the countries of Ecuador, Bulgaria, and France. Dr. Myers is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the South Carolina Dental Association, and the Aiken Dental Society. AS31-514267

186 Fabian Drive • Aiken, SC • 649.4747

JORDAN FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC

CENTER FOR IMPLANT & AESTHETIC DENTISTRY
1391 Silver Bluff Road • Aiken, SC 29803 • 803.648.9461 www.aikendental.com

COLON & RECTAL SURGERY
Dr. Jakubs received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and earned his medical degree at Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, OH. He did his internship in General Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH and his residency in General Surgery at the Indiana University/Purdue University program in Indianapolis, IN. He then completed his Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Dr. Jakubs joined Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates in 2005. Dr. Jakubs is Board Certified in General and Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons. His specialties focus on medical, endoscopic, laparoscopic and open surgical treatment of diseases involving the colon, rectum, and anus.

Edward J. Jakubs, Jr., M.D.

CHARLOTTE C. WIEDENMAN, DMD
Dr. Charlotte Wiedenman is a class of 2000 graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Wiedenman joined Dr. George Crawford and the team at Aiken Dental Associates in 2009 after working in Atlanta and San Francisco. She is a member of the American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association and Aiken County Dental Society. Dr. Wiedenman’s husband Boyd works at the SRS and they have three young children. In her free time, she is active in the Junior League, participates in community service and plays tennis and golf. Dr. Wiedenman enjoys the diversity of seeing patients from their first tooth through their seasoned smile. AS04-514857

DENTISTRY

410 University Parkway, Suite 2100 • Aiken, SC 29801 • (803) 648-1171

COLON & RECTAL SURGERY ASSOCIATES, P.C.

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AIKEN DENTAL ASSOCIATES
117 Trafalgar Street, SW • Aiken, SC 29801 • 803.648.8319

COLON & RECTAL SURGERY
Virginia B. Winburn, M.D.
Dr. Winburn received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina and earned her Medical Degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Winburn’s residency in General Surgery was completed at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital & Clinics, Augusta , Georgia. She received her fellowship training in Colon & Rectal Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Winburn was employed by the Medical College of Georgia for eleven years as an Associate Professor of Surgery prior to joining Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates in 2002. Dr. Winburn is Board Certified in General Surgery as well as Colon & Rectal Surgery. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Her specialty focuses on medical, endoscopic, and surgical treatment of diseases involving the colon, rectum, and anus.

DENTISTRY
TALMADGE D. WILKINS IV, DMD, FAGD
Dr. Wilkins is a graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. Before studying dentistry, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University. After dental school, Dr. Wilkins completed a general practice residency followed by training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia. He is the former assistant director of the Medical College of Georgia’s General Practice Residency where he still maintains an appointment as an Instructor in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation. Dr. Wilkins performs all types of general dentistry, to include restorative, cosmetic, implant, sedation, Botox, orthodonics and family dentistry. His office is truly a “ONE STOP SHOP” for all your

dental needs. Dr. Wilkins and his wife, Leah Wilkins, who is also a dentist, reside in Aiken County with their son, Witt and their daughter, Loren. AS31-513096

COLON & RECTAL SURGERY ASSOCIATES, P.C.
410 University Parkway, Suite 2100 • Aiken, SC 29801 • 803.648.1171

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CENTER FOR IMPLANT & AESTHETIC DENTISTRY
1391 Silver Bluff Road • Aiken, SC 29803 • 803.648.9461 www.aikendental.com

MEDICAL COMPOUNDING/PHARMACIST
ZOOM H. HEATON, RPH., CDE
Zoom founded TLC Medical Centre in 2003 and through the years has added additional services: • Pharmacy • Medication Therapy Management • Diabetes Education/Management • Home Medical Equipment • Medical Compounding • Vaccinations: Seasonal and H1N1 Flu, Shingles, Pneumonia and Meningitis Zoom and the staff treat individuals with respect and dignity and make every effort to accommodate special needs.
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190 Crepe Myrtle Dr. • Aiken, SC 29803 • 803.648.7800

TLC MEDICAL CENTRE, INC.

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ENDOCRINOLOGY
R. BAUER VAUGHTERS, III, M.D.
Dr. Vaughters received his education at the University of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his board certification in Internal Medicine at Wake Forest University’s Baptist Hospital. Dr. Vaughters is also board certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism after completing his fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia. His focus is osteoporosis, thyroid disease and diabetes including performance of thyroid ultrasound and DXA bone density studies. Dr. Vaughters grew up in Aiken and is the son of Dr. Ray B. Vaughters, Jr. of Aiken. He resides with his wife, Deedee, and three children, Ford, Ellen and Henry. Visit his website at aikenendocrinology.com. AS07-512506

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526 Richland Avenue W., Aiken, SC 29801 • 803-648-3130

R. BAUER VAUGHTERS, III, M.D.

DERMATOLOGY

FAMILY PRACTICE

Margaret Fitch, M.D. Stephen M.Rozier, PA-C
Dr. Fitch attended Sweetbriar College and the University of Georgia for undergraduate studies. At the Medical College of Georgia she completed her internship in Internal Medicine and her residency in Dermatology, where she was honored to be named Chief Resident. She is licensed in Georgia and South Carolina. She is a past Physician of theYear for Aiken County and Woman of the Year. She is a current or past board member of the Augusta Symphony, Aiken Symphony Guild,Augusta Ballet and the Morris Museum of Art. She specializes in skin cancer and cosmetic dermatology. Stephen attended Mercyhurst College in Erie,PA on a rowing scholarshipstudying sports medicine, and he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in psychology at Augusta State University. He earned his master’s degree graduating Magna cum Laude from The Medical College of Georgia’s Physician Assistant program and is board certified. Stephen specializes in medical and surgical dermatology, and as a portrait artist, he has a special interest in cosmetic dermatology. Stephen is also a professional ballroom dance instructor and performer with his wife Brandie, and they have recently become the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl Ava Lilliana.
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MAE JEAN ENGLEE, M.D.
I have been practicing medicine in Aiken/Graniteville for 7 years. I came to practice in Aiken after medical residency at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN and established the practice in Graniteville. My family has enjoyed living in Aiken, South Carolina. I am also medical director of Anchor Health and Rehab of Aiken. We specialize in physical and occupational rehabilitation as well as focusing on wound care and nutrition. In 2009 we were awarded a 5-Star CMS rating and small business of the year. I have enjoyed treating patients in my practice and at Anchor Health and Rehab of Aiken. AS31-512998

AIKEN DERMATOLOGY & SKIN CANCER CLINIC, P.A.
1520 Two Notch Road • Aiken, SC • 649.3909

GRANITEVILLE FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER, LLC
1 Hickman Street • Graniteville, SC 29829 • 803.663.922

DERMATOLOGY
JOHN R. COOK, M.D.
Dr. Cook graduated from North Georgia College and the Medical College of Georgia. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Dermatology. Formerly Chief of Dermatology at Eisenhower Medical Center, Dr. Cook is on the adjunct faculty at MCG, and has practiced in Aiken since 1993. Dr. Cook specializes in diseases of skin, hair, nails, skin cancers and melanoma, rashes, allergies and cosmetic dermatology. Medicine, surgery, laser including the new Fraxel Laser, Juvederm, Collagen, Botox and other new treatments for aging skin are available at Southern Dermatology.
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FAMILY PRACTICE
Dr. Tam attended college at Clemson University. He went to medical school at the Medical University of SC and completed his residency at Richland Memorial Hospital. He joined Family MedCenters of Aiken in 1990. He is married and has two children. Dr. Tam is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice. Dr. Tam is assisted by his three Nurse Practitioners at both the downtown and southside Family Medcenter locations. Two locations bringing good health closer to you. From an industrial standpoint, FMA has the capacity and experience to perform pre-employment, annual, DOT and executive physicals, as well as treatment of worker’s compensation injuries. We currently provide a variety of services for over 250 area industries and businesses - we welcome the opportunity to serve others in need of industrial or occupational medicine services. AS04-514387

HENRY W. TAM, M.D.

2110 Woodside Executive Court • Aiken, SC • 644.8900

SOUTHERN DERMATOLOGY

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FAMILY MEDICINE
STEPHEN C. YOUMANS, M.D.
Dr.Youmans is a graduate of The Citadel. He earned his Masters degree at the University of South Carolina and then went to medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He completed his residency at Richland Memorial Hospital and as a team physician for the USC Gamecocks. He resides in Aiken with his wife and their two young sons. Dr. Youmans offers personalized care for patients of all ages. Call us for an appointment to join our health care family. Same day appointments are available. Taking new patients.

JORDANN A. BURNS, MSM, PA-C
Jordann received her undergraduate degree from Berry College in Rome, Georgia and then went on to receive her Master's Degree of Science in Medicine from Trevecca Nazarene University's PhysicianAssistant Program in Nashville, Tennessee. She is board certified and accredited by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Jordann is interested in all aspects of primary care including adult and pediatric medicine, occupational medicine, women's medicine, and geriatrics. Some of Jordann's favorite pastimes include spending time with family and friends, traveling, and running.

Dr. Udani received her undergraduate degree in Gujarant, India and achieved her medical degree at Pramukhswami Medical College in Kramsad, India. Dr. Udani’s residency was completed at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, SC. She has been practicing in Aiken since April, 2007, as a Primary Care Physician. Dr. Udani is Board Certified, and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She resides in Aiken with her husband and two daughters.

Dr. Bela Udani, MD

Dr. Kulik earned her undergraduate degree at Grand Valley State University of Michigan and her medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Kulik’s residency in Family Medicine was accomplished at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. She has been in practice in Aiken since October of 2006. Dr. Kulik is Board Certified, and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She resides in Aiken with her husband and her daughter who recently graduated from UGA.

Dr. Ann Kulik, MD

Dr. Kulik and Dr. Udani’s focus is to provide quality care for people of all ages. Our practice opened December 17, 2007 and we are delighted and proud of the response of the community to our opening. The staff is family oriented and strive to provide compassionate and understanding medical care to every member of the family. Office Hours are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. AS31-514441

191 Centre South Boulevard • Aiken, SC 29803 • Ph: 648-8804 • Fax: 648-8815
(located behind SRP Credit Union on Silver Bluff Road)

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UNIVERSITY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES OF AIKEN
5110 Woodside Executive Court • Aiken, SC • 803.643.0588 Same Day Appointments Available

Gastroenterology
Ayaz Chaudhary, MD, FACG
Dr. Ayaz Chaudhary received his Medical Degree from Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan. He completed his Internal Medicine residency from Queens Hospital Center affiliate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. He came to Augusta, GA in 1998 where he completed his fellowship in gastroenterology from the Medical College of Georgia. He worked as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Gastroenterology. Currently in his private practice since 2007. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He performs specialized procedures including EGD, Colonoscopy, ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound. Dr. Chaudhary treats GI problems including Reflux, IBS, IBD, Hepatitis and Pancreatitis.

Frank Michael Vasovski, D.O.
Dr. Vasovski continues into his 25th year of general medical practice in Aiken, South Carolina. His practice is limited to outpatient primary care and he is accepting new patients. In 2010 he ran unsuccessfully for a US Congressional seat but remains politically active as the chairman of the Aiken County Tea Party.

General Out Patient Primary Care 410 University Parkway, Suite 1520 Aiken, SC (803) 649-4446

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AYAZ CHAUDHARY, MD, FACG
GENERAL SURGERY

FAMILY PRACTICE
DR. RAY VAUGHTERS, JR., M.D.
Dr. Vaughters graduated from Southern Methodist University and Tulane University Medical School. He did an internal medicine residency at the Evanston Hospital program of Northwestern University and at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He is board certified by the American board of Family Medicine. For an appointment, please call (803) 649-2501.

Allison Jill Buchanan, M.D.
Dr. Buchanan earned her medical degree at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, GA. Internship and Residency followed at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Buchanan came to Aiken from Augusta, GA, where she was the Administrative Chief Resident in General Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia. Her specialties include breast, gastrointestinal and hernia surgery, as well as hemodialysis access. Dr. Buchanan, husband Brian and stepdaughter Lilly reside in Aiken. Family time tops her list of personal interests, and she enjoys her church family as well. Fun activities include running, hiking, camping, mountain biking, wakeboarding and snow skiing.
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39-D Varden Drive • Hitchcock Office Park • Aiken, SC 29803 • 803.649.2501

RAY VAUGHTERS, JR., M.D.

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410 University Parkway, Suite 2310 • Aiken, SC 29801 • 803.648.1318

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GENERAL SURGERY
Frank Y. Chase, M.D.
Dr. Chase earned his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed his residency in general surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Chase joined Aiken Surgical Associates the first of 2008. He states that he joined the medical staff at Aiken Regional because the hospital is focused on continually improving the healthcare it provides. Dr. Chase is Board Certified in Surgery. Dr. Chase and his wife, Laura, have four children – Audrey, 12; twins Julia and Eliza, 8; and Hudson, 7. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, skiing, hiking and Christian theology.
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GENERAL SURGERY
Robert C. Terry
Dr. Terry earned his undergraduate degree from Clemson University and his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his internship at the Greenville Hospital System in South Carolina before beginning his military career as Commander of the Troop Clinic at U.S. Army’s Fort Gulick in the Panama Canal Zone. After his return from Fort Gulick, he returned to the Greenville Hospital System for a residency in general surgery. Dr. Terry and his wife, Susan, came to Aiken where he joined the Aiken Surgical Associates staff in September 2006 after more than 24 years practicing in North Carolina. Dr. Terry specializes in vascular, thoracic, general surgery and laparoscopic surgery. AS07-512579

410 University Parkway, Suite 2310 • Aiken, SC 29801 • 803.648.1318

AIKEN SURGICAL ASSOCIATES, LLC

AIKEN SURGICAL ASSOCIATES, L.L.C.
410 University Parkway, Suite 2310 • Aiken, SC • 803.648.1318

GENERAL SURGERY
LUCIANO FISZER, MD
Dr. Fiszer received his medical degree from Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina . He finished his internship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NY and completed his general surgery residency in New Orleans. With special interests in advanced laparoscopic and weight loss surgery he pursued additional training, completing a Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at the University of South Florida. In September 2010, Dr. Fiszer moved to Greenwood, SC, joining Premier Surgical Services PA, where he provides general surgery and weight loss options to Greenwood and its surrounding counties. With the recent opening of an office in Aiken, the practice will offer endoscopic incisionless surgery for reflux as well as multiple weight loss surgical options to this community. 302 University Parkway • Aiken, SC • 866-850-8932 (by appointment only) 105 Vine Crest Court, Ste. 500 • Greenwood, SC • 864-227-8932

GYNECOLOGY & WOMEN’S HEALTH
Cindy G. Besson, M.D.
Dr. Besson was born in Athens, Georgia and grew up in Thomasville, Georgia. She graduated from the Medical College of Georgia, where she also completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She began her OB/GYN practice in Aiken in January 1992. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Besson is also a Certified Bone Densitometrist. Women’s Health Associates offers special care for women, including ultrasound, digital mammography, bone densitometry, hormone therapy, infertility treatment, colposcopy and hysteroscopy, evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence, and surgical treatment. She and her husband, Dr. William Besson, have two sons. AS07-512601

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121 Aurora Place • Aiken, SC • 803.648.0803

WOMEN’S HEALTH ASSOCIATES

GYNECOLOGY & WOMEN’S HEALTH
Charlene Felkel, FNP
Charlene Felkel received her undergraduate Nursing degree from the Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston and earned her Masters Degree in Nursing from the University of South Carolina at Columbia. She has a national Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has a special interest in Women’s Health, Menopause and Bio-Identical Hormone therapy. Mrs. Felkel has two married sons. She & her husband reside in Aiken.
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Dr. Frei attended college at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. and attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. Upon his completion of his general surgery residency at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center he moved to Aiken and joined the Aiken Surgical Associates staff in July 1995. Dr. Frei specializes in general surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He and his wife, Mary, are the parents of four children – Will Connor, Katie Lane, Caroline and Kyle. He is a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. His favorite pastimes are spending time with his family, recreational sports and traveling.
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WAYNE T. FREI, M.D.

AIKEN SURGICAL ASSOCIATES, L.L.C.
410 University Parkway, Suite 2310 • Aiken, SC • 648.1318

410 University Parkway • Suite 2300 • Aiken, SC 29801 • 803.649.6366

MAGNOLIA MEDICAL CENTER

GENERAL SURGERY
Edward J. Rapp II, MD, FACS
Dr. Rapp graduated from Duke University with a degree in BioMedical Engineering. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University, and then completed his postgraduate residency training in Phoenix. Upon completing his medical training, Dr. Rapp served the US Air Force for five years and is a veteran of Desert Storm. He moved to Greenwood, SC in 1994 and has evolved his practice to focus on advanced minimally invasive surgery in all applicable areas of general surgery as well as cancer surgery. Dr. Rapp opened an office of Premier Surgical Services, PA in Aiken in 2010 where he concentrates on all facets of weight loss surgery and endoscopic incisionless surgery for reflux. He is board certified in General Surgery. 302 University Parkway • Aiken, SC • 866-850-8932 (by appointment only) 105 Vine Crest Court, Ste. 500 • Greenwood, SC • 864-227-8932

GYNECOLOGY & WOMEN’S HEALTH
MARGO J. MUÑIZ
Dr. Muñiz was born in Warrenville, Illinois. She completed her undergraduate at Purdue University. Dr. Muñiz received her degree in Pharmaceutical Science. She received her minor in Nuclear Medicine/Pharmaceutical Science. Dr. Muñiz attended South Illinois University of Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Carolina. Her areas of interest include urogynecology and menopausal health. She offers personalized consultations and treatment in gynecology, obstetrics, women’s health, menopausal medicine and female bladder problems.

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INTERNAL MEDICINE
William T. Besson III, M.D.
Dr. Besson is a lifelong resident of Aiken County. After graduating valedictorian from Clemson University, he attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine where he received his medical degree. He received his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics where he did rotations at MCG, VA and University hospitals. Dr. Besson then joined Aiken Internal Medicine Associates PA in 1995. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He has served as a member of the Board of Governors at Aiken Regional Medical Centers where he has also served as Chief of Staff. He and his wife, Dr. Cindy Besson, have two sons. AS07-511782

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Danijela S. Zotovic, M.D., PH.D.
Dr. Danijela Zotovic received her medical degree from the Medical School at the University of Belgrade in Serbia, graduating in the top 1% of her class. She completed residency training in Opthalmology at the Eye Hospital at the University of Belgrade and became Board Certified in 1993. She then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, NY, where she subsequently served as Chief Resident and became Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1999. Dr. Zotovic moved to Aiken in 1999 and joined Aiken Internal Medicine Associates. Dr. Zotovic received her Ph.D. degree in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College in Birmingham, AL in June of 2008. Her dissertation was on the topic of high cholesterol treatment. She enjoys reading, traveling and playing the piano. She and her husband, Dr. Miroslav Zotovic, have four children and reside in Aiken. AS07-511792

410 University Parkway • Suite 2500 • Aiken, SC 29801 • 803.648.7888

AIKEN INTERNAL MEDICINE

410 University Parkway • Suite 2500 • Aiken, SC 29801 • 803.648.7888

AIKEN INTERNAL MEDICINE NEPHROLOGY

INTERNAL MEDICINE
ALYSSA M. DEGNAN, D.O.
Dr. Degnan is board certified in Internal Medicine. She has special interests in Women’s Health issues, Diabetes and Gastrointestinal diseases. She received her training at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. She completed an osteopathic internship at the Frankford Hospital in Philadelphia and residency in Internal Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital/Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She subsequently served as the chief resident at the Pennsylvania Hospital/Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Degnan is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Degnan was an All-American basketball player, Division III, in 1993. Her interests include physical fitness, aerobics, interior design, theater, gardening, and cooking. AS31-514461

Francis DiBona, M.D.
Dr. DiBona attended college at the University of Pennsylvania. He went to medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his residency at University Hospital, University of Michigan. His Nephrology Fellowship was completed at University Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. He has been practicing medicine in the Aiken area since 1983. Board Certified in Nephrology, DiBona specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with diseases of the kidney, hypertension, and diabetes.
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102 Summerwood Way • Aiken, SC • 649.5300 • By Appointment Only

INTERNAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATES OF AIKEN INTERNAL MEDICINE
GERALD GORDON, M.D., F.A.C.P.

CSRA RENAL SERVICES
755 Medical Park Drive • Aiken, SC • 803.648.0718

NEPHROLOGY
Douglas Stahura, D.O.
Dr. Stahura attended college at the University of Notre Dame. He went to medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at Grandview Hospital & Medical Center. His Nephrology Fellowship was also completed at Grandview Hospital & Medical Center in Dayton, OH. He has been practicing medicine in Aiken since August 2003. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Dr. Stahura specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of adults with diseases of the kidney, hypertension and diabetes.
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102 Summerwood Way • Aiken, SC • 649.5300 • By Appointment Only

INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF AIKEN INTERNAL MEDICINE
FRANK J. MONDSCHEIN, M.D.

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Dr. Gordon is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Medicine and has special interest in Travel Medicine and the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. He received his training at the Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons and at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He had faculty appointments at the University of Chicago, the Milton S. Hershey School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, The Thomas Jefferson Medical School and Bucknell University. Dr. Gordon has published extensively in the field of Infectious Disease Medicine. His interests include fly fishing, woodworking, golf and gardening. He is the past President of the South Carolina Infectious Diseases Society.

755 Medical Park Drive • Aiken, SC • 803.648.0718

CSRA RENAL SERVICES

NEUROLOGY
RICHARD EISENBERG, M.D.
Dr. Eisenberg attended college at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his neurology residency at George Washington University Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident in his last year of residency. He also completed a one year Fellowship in Electromyography and Neurophysiology. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the South Carolina Medical Association. Dr. Eisenberg has practiced Neurology in Aiken since 1993, and established Aiken Neurosciences in 2003.
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Dr. Mondschein is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Mondschein received his medical training at Hahnemann Hospital, served his internship and residencies at the Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia and completed his Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship at Hahnemann Hospital. His interests include all aspects of Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine including asthma, COPD and other respiratory illnesses.

102 Summerwood Way • Aiken, SC • 649.5300 • By Appointment Only

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410 University Parkway, Suite 2360 • Aiken, SC • 642.6500

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Dr. Haas was graduated by Cornell University and received a Doctor of Medicine degree from New York University. He served a two year residency in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He was then a Staff Associate at the Gerontology Research Center of the National Institutes of Health for two years. He served three years as a resident in neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston with a simultaneous appointment as a fellow in neurology at Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in neurology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is Clinical Professor of Neurology at the Medical College of Georgia. He has been practicing in the Aiken area since 1972. His practice is limited to medical neurology, including electroencephalography, electrodiagnostic studies, sleep medicine and sports neurology.
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MELVYN L. HAAS, M.D., F.A.A.N.

Andreina D. Angle, RNC WHNP
Andreina is a native of Aiken County. She graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner training was completed at Emory University in Atlanta and she is certified by the National Certification Corp. as an Obstetric, Gynecology, Neonatal Nursing Specialist. Andreina has fifteen years of previous experience as a nurse practitioner at the Aiken, Allendale and Barnwell County Health Departments and joined Aiken Obstetrics and Gynecology Assoc., PA in DeAS07-513966 cember of 2000.
410 University Parkway Suite 1550 • Aiken, SC • 803.649.7535 • www.aikenobgyn.com

410 University Parkway, Suite 2360 • Aiken, SC • 642.6500

AIKEN NEUROSCIENCES, P.C. NEUROLOGY

AIKEN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY ASSOC., PA.

OB/GYN
JAMES F. BOEHNER, M.D., F.A.C.O.G
Dr. Boehner is a native of Syracuse, New York. He graduated with honors from Syracuse University and completed his medical degree at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Syracuse. In 1982, he began his OB/GYN residency at the Medical College of Georgia. In 1986, he joined Aiken Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Boehner specializes in the health care of women, and has interests in laparoscopic/laser surgery, infertility, and prepared childbirth as well as comprehensive OB/GYN care.
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KHALED KAMEL, M.D.
Dr. Kamel received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. His residency in neurology and his fellowship training in Neurophysiology were both completed at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Kamel is a member of the American Academy of Neurology. He has practiced medicine as a General Neurologist in Aiken and joined Aiken Neurosciences in 2004. Dr. Kamel is a Board Certified Neurologist.

410 University Parkway, Suite 2360 • Aiken, SC • 803.642.6500

AIKEN NEUROSCIENCES, P.C.

AIKEN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY ASSOC., PA.
410 University Parkway Suite 1550 • Aiken, SC • 803.649.7535 • www.aikenobgyn.com

NEUROLOGY/SLEEP MEDICINE
Dr. Mummaneni received his Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery from Siddhartha Medical College, India. He served as Research Assistant in Movement Disorders Center, Kansas University. He did his internship in Internal Medicine in St. Joseph's Hospital, Chicago. He did his three years Neurology Residency in the University of Kansas. He also did one year of Neurophysiology Fellowship; (Electroencephalography, Electromyography) in Kansas University. He then completed one year of Sleep Medicine Fellowship in Emory University. He's been practicing Neurology & Sleep Medicine in the Aiken area since August of 2007. He practices General Neurology, Neurophysiology, (EEG, EMG) and Sleep Medicine. He is Board Certified by the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the South Carolina Medical Association, American Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
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OB/GYN Robert D. Boone, M.D.
Dr. Boone was born and raised in Aiken, SC. He graduated with honors from the College of Charleston and attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia. In July of 1988, he joined Aiken OB/GYN after completing a family practice internship in Spartanburg and an OB/GYN residency at the Greenville Memorial Hospital System in Greenville, SC. Dr. Boone is the current chairman of the Perinatal Medicine section at Aiken Regional Medical Centers and is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is a member of both Augusta Obstetrical and Gynecological Society and the Aiken County Medical Society. Dr. Boone specializes in all aspects of OB/GYN with a special interest in infertility and laparoscopic and laser surgery.

410 University Parkway, Suite 2360 • Aiken, SC • 803.642.6500

AIKEN NEUROSCIENCES, P.C. NUTRITION

410 University Parkway Suite 1550 • Aiken, SC • 803.649.7535 • www.aikenobgyn.com

AIKEN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY ASSOC., PA.

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CYNTHIA F. CATTS, R.D., L.D.
With 30 years of nutrition counseling experience in the Aiken area, Cyndi combines behavior modification therapy with evidence-based science education to assist individuals in recognizing where eating and living behavior can be adjusted to improve health and well being. Areas of specialty include weight reduction, cholesterol-lowering, diabetes prevention and management, disordered eating, and IBS management. Physician referrals are welcome, but not required. AS31-512988

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Judith L.B. Hoover, M.D.
Dr. Hoover was born and raised near Boston. She completed her undergraduate training at Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada. At Clemson, she earned graduate degrees in BioChemistry and History. Dr. Hoover earned her medical degree at the Medical University of SC in Charleston and completed her OB/GYN residency at West Virginia University. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Hoover offers personalized consultation and treatment in gynecology, obstetrics and women’s health, menopausal medicine and female bladder problems. AS02-514505

5160 Woodside Executive Ct. • Aiken, SC 29803 • 803.642.9360

CYNTHIA F. CATTS, R.D., LLC

PARKSIDE WOMEN’S CENTRE
1518 Two Notch Road • Aiken, SC • 649.7746
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OB/GYN Oletha R. Minto, M.D.
Dr. Minto is a native of Washington, D.C. She graduated from the University of Maryland and received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Minto completed her OB/GYN residency at York Hospital. She is Board Certified and a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Minto specializes in all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology and has a special interest in teenage pregnancy prevention and care. Dr. Minto joined Aiken Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates in July 2002.
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OPHTHALMOLOGY/OPTICAL SHOP
R. Lee Grantham, M.D.
Dr. Grantham, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, has extensive experience in treating medical and surgical problems of the eyes. These include routine eye exams, cataracts, glaucoma, corneal disease, ocular alignment, allergies, infections, and diabetic eye care. Dr. Grantham also performs LASIK corrective surgery for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Dr. Grantham also has a comprehensive optical shop on site. • Medical degree—LSU School of Medicine; New Orleans, LA • Internship—Duke University • Residency—Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. • Corneal Fellowship—Georgetown University Dr. Grantham enjoys interacting with patients of all ages, and believes that regular eye exams should be a part of everyone’s vision for the future. Dr. Grantham’s medical practice and optical shop are located at 139 Waterloo St.

410 University Parkway Suite 1550 • Aiken, SC • 803.649.7535 • www.aikenobgyn.com

AIKEN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY ASSOC., PA.

139 Waterloo Street • Aiken, SC • 803.642.1000

CENTER FOR SIGHT, P.A.

OPTHALMOLOGY
NINI S. PATHEJA, M.D.
Janet is a native of Statesville, North Carolina. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1982. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina - Columbia in 2001. She is certified by the National Certification Corp. as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She has worked as a nurse practitioner since 2001, while having previous experience as a hospital nurse on medical and surgical floors and labor and delivery. She joined Aiken Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2009. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health.

AIKEN OPHTHALMOLOGY/CAROLINA SURGERY CENTER
110 Pepper Hill Way • Aiken, SC 29801 • 803.642.6060

ONCOLOGY
SITKI M. ERGUL, M.D.
Dr. Ergul is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Oncology. He received his medical degree at the University of Istanbul, Turkey. He did his internship at Medical Center of Central Georgia, in Macon, where he also completed his residency in Internal Medicine. He completed his fellowship at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston in Hematology and Oncology. He currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at Medical College of Georgia. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, South Carolina Oncology Society and Aiken County Medical Society. Dr. Ergul has practiced medicine in Oncology in Aiken for 9 years and is currently involved in clinical research of cancer in the lung, breast, colon and prostate.

OPHTHALMOLOGY
DANIEL J. SMITH, M.D.
Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Virginia with honors. He attended the Medical College of Virginia and completed his residency at Case Western Affiliate Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio in 1990. Dr. Smith is a board certified ophthalmologist who has served in the Aiken area for almost twenty years. Dr. Smith specializes in the treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness, cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetes as well as eyelid surgery. With the addition of Aiken’s only premiere ophthalmology outpatient surgery center, Dr. Smith and Aiken Ophthalmology/Carolina Surgery Center are dedicated to meeting Aiken’s eye care, eye wear, and surgical needs. He resides in North Augusta with his wife Lynn.

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CANCER CENTER ASSOCIATES OF CAROLINA, P.O.
111 Miracle Drive • Aiken, SC • 803.641.7850

AIKEN OPHTHALMOLOGY/CAROLINA SURGERY CENTER
110 Pepper Hill Way • Aiken, SC 29801 • 803.642.6060

ONCOLOGY
AHMAD N. GILL, M.D.
Dr. Gill received his medical degree at the Dow Medical College - Karachi University, Pakistan. He did his internship at Dow Medical College and New Hanover Regional Medical Center, in Wilmington, North Carolina, where he completed his residency as well. He completed his fellowship at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston in Hematology and Oncology. He currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at Medical College of Georgia. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, South Carolina Oncology Society and Aiken County Medical Society. Dr. Gill established the Medical Oncology program here in Aiken, at the Cancer Center, approximately 16 years ago and is involved in clinical research of cancer in the lung, breast, colon and prostate.

ORTHODONTICS
DAVID B. CARTER, DMD
Dr. David has been a resident of Augusta since 1970. He is a graduate of Westminster High School, the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. He also received his certificate of orthodontics from MCG. He holds dual appointments as associate clinical professor in the Department of Orthodontics, MCG School of Dentistry and the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, MCG School of Medicine. He is on the staff of MCG Hospitals and Clinics, University Hospital and Walton Rehabilitation Hospital. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Southern Association of Orthodontists and the Eastern District Dental Society. He was also elected as a fellow in the World Federation of Orthodontists. He speaks nationally and internationally for Ormco and Invisalign. He is married to the former Linda Franks of Hilton Head Island, S.C. They have two sons, Brian and John.

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CANCER CENTER ASSOCIATES OF CAROLINA, P.A.
111 Miracle Drive • Aiken, SC 29801 • 803.641.7850

CARTER ORTHODONTIC SOLUTIONS
1169 Silver Bluff Rd. SW • Aiken, SC 29803 • 803-644-4646

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Dr. Patheja graduated with honors from Duke University. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Indiana University in ophthalmology. In practice since 1994 as a board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Patheja specializes in the treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness, cataracts, glaucoma and diabetes as well as eyelid surgery. With the addition of Aiken’s only premiere ophthalmology outpatient surgery center, Dr. Patheja and Aiken Ophthalmology/Carolina Surgery Center are dedicated to meeting Aiken’s eye care, eye wear and surgical needs. He resides in Aiken with his wife and four children, and is a member of Cedar Creek Church.

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HEAD AND NECK SURGERY

PEDIATRICS
PAULA A. LUTHER, M.D.
Dr. Luther joined Dr. Collins and Dr. Tiffany at Southside Pediatrics of Aiken in August 2006. She is a 1996 graduate of the University of South Carolina. She received her Doctorate of Medicine degree from USC School of Medicine in 2003. Dr. Luther completed a Pediatric Residency Program in August 2006 from Palmetto Health Richland Hospital. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Luther specializes in the preventive health care and treatment of illnesses of infants, children and adolescents. www.southsidepediatrics.com AS31-513106

Gregory H. Esselman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Esselman earned a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University and worked briefly for NASA and General Dynamics. He received a Distinguished Alumni Scholarship to Washington University School of Medicine and earned his M.D. in 1993. He completed Surgery Internship and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Residency at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis in 1999. He spent 7 years in private practice in Mendocino County, California before moving to Aiken with his wife and three children. He is Board Certified and specializes in all aspects of General Otolaryngology.

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206 Centre South Blvd. • Aiken, SC • 642.9204

PEDIATRICS
JOHN B. TIFFANY, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Tiffany is a native of Aiken and is a 1991 graduate of the University of South Carolina at Aiken. He received his medical degree from the USC School of Medicine. In 1998 he completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Greenville Hospital system and then joined Dr. Collins at Southside Pediatrics in July 1998. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Tiffany specializes in the treatment of illnesses of infants and children as well as comprehensive care for children from birth to eighteen years of age. www.southsidepediatrics.com AS31-513108
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SOUTHSIDE PEDIATRICS OF AIKEN, LLC
206 Centre South Blvd. • Aiken, SC • 642.9204

PAIN SPECIALIST
WILLIAM E. DURRETT JR., M.D.
William E. Durrett, Jr., M.D. is a board certified physician who has practiced pain medicine in Georgia and South Carolina for over 20 years. He specializes in the treatment of all pain disorders with a primary focus on neck and back pain syndromes. Dr. Durrett joined Aiken Neurosciences, P.C. in January of 2008. He is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Practitioners, The American Pain Society and The American Society of Anesthesiologists. To contact Dr. Durrett please call 642-6500 or Fax - 644-1857.

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Katherine Hicks, R.Ph.
Katherine Hicks is a native of Aiken County. She graduated from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in 1981. She opened The Medicine Mart Pharmacy in 1986, a pharmacy which recently gained recognition through the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation for demonstrating high standards of quality in business and patient care. The Medicine Mart provides many services including special packaging to help with medication compliance, medication therapy management, and administrating immunizations. She and her husband Allen (also a pharmacist) have 3 daughters, Allison, Julie Ann and Ashley.

Martha W. Martin, R.Ph.
Martha Martin, an Aiken native, is a 1985 graduate of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Martha has spent most of her career in independent retail pharmacy (almost 20 years at the Medicine Mart). This allows her to focus on her passion for helping and interacting with people. Martha is certified to administer immunizations. She and her husband Chuck have 4 children, Chandler, Ryan, Harrison and Madison.
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410 University Parkway, Suite 2360 • Aiken, SC • 642.6500

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JONATHAN C. COLLINS, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Jonathan C. Collins is a native of North Augusta and is a 1977 graduate of the University of South Carolina at Aiken. He received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1981. He then completed a Pediatric and Adolescent residency program at Richland Memorial Hospital in 1984. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He founded Southside Pediatrics in Aiken in 1989. Dr. Collins specializes in the treatment of illnesses in infants and children as well as comprehensive preventative care for children from birth to 18 years of age. www.southsidepediatrics.com AS31-513103

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206 Centre South Blvd. • Aiken, SC • 642.9204

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Tom, an Aiken native, completed his undergraduate studies at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC and attended pharmacy school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He has practiced pharmacy for the past 30 years, 28 years of it in Aiken. In 1985 he opened Medical Center Pharmacy, Inc. in the Medical Center Building on University Parkway. In 1990 he became aware that commercially available prescriptions did not fit all patient’s individual needs, therefore he became a member of the Professional Compounding Centers of America. Tom attended extensive training in this area and still attends seminars in areas from pain management to bioidentical hormone therapy to veterinary needs. In September 2002 he was selected as the Pharmacist of the Month by the Professional Compounding Centers of America. He is also a member of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists. With the combination of a traditional and compounding pharmacy he can meet any prescription needs his patient’s may have.

PHARMACY Thomas D. Holley, R.Ph.

PHYSICAL THERAPY
PAULA K. BOLTON, P.T.
Paula was born and raised in Aiken. She graduated from East Carolina University in 1993. Her practice specialty is general orthopedics and sports medicine with a focus in manual therapy and functional rehabilitation. She is a certified FCE provider. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is a credentialed clinical instructor. Sports Plus Physical Therapy provides hands-on rehabilitation for all acute and chronic pain, including neck, back and pelvic dysfunction, pre and post surgery, work or sports-related injuries and balance disorders. Sports Plus also provides free athletic training services to Aiken and South Aiken High.

170 University Parkway • Aiken, SC 29801 • 803-649-9975

SPORTS PLUS PHYSICAL THERAPY PLASTIC SURGERY

PHARMACY
BRECK E. KLEIN, R.PH.
Breck E. Klein, R.Ph., Consultant, CGP, has 31 years of experience in retail pharmacy. He has also been an independently contracted Consultant Pharmacist for approximately 19 years. For 12 years, prior to his own contracts, he was employed by a Consultant Pharmacist and assisted him in his duties. In 2005, he successfully completed the procedure, including the certification examination, and became a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist. He currently is the President of Ingate Professional Pharmacy, Inc. located at 400 Laurens Street NW, in downtown Aiken. AS04-513116

DEAN A. PAGE, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Page is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. He moved to Aiken after serving 12 years in the Navy as a physician. He attended Allegheny College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Page is board certified in Plastic Surgery and in General Surgery. He specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, body contouring and many other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Other treatments available include Botox®, Restylane®, Intense Pulsed Light therapy and fractional laser resurfacing. Aiken Plastic Surgery is located in Woodside Executive Park on Silver Bluff Road.

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400 Laurens Street NW • Aiken, SC • 648.8330

3000 Woodside Executive Court • Aiken, SC • 642.0277

AIKEN PLASTIC SURGERY, P.A. PODIATRIC SURGERY

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Darcy is a 1993 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia School of Physical Therapy. She focuses her clinical practice in the treatment of disorders of the pelvis and spine with a special interest in women’s back and hip pain.

Darcy R. Armstrong, P.T.

Sean Daly, P.T.
Sean is a 1989 graduate of the University of Queensland, Australia. Sean’s practice focus is in postsurgery orthopedics, acute injury and athletic rehabilitation.

113 Gregg Avenue • Aiken, SC 29801 • 803.648.6988

PODIATRIC SURGICAL ASSOCIATES

Sean and Darcy lead a talented team that is highly motivated to help their patients achieve their goals for recovery. They are joined in practice by: • Christine Kostura-Pridgen, PT, DPT • Jimmy Batte, PTA • Terisa Fugate, PTA • Baker Leigh, PT • Lindsey Capps, PT, DPT Practice Focus: Pre and Post Surgery, Elite Athletic Injury, Chronic Spine Pain, and Women’s Back and Hip Pain

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Dr. Sich specializes in surgical and non-surgical treatment of foot disorders. Originally from Ohio, he received his education and US Army commission at the University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering, graduating in 1994. He then went to Chicago and attended the Dr. William M. Scholl, College of Podiatric Medicine, earning his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 1998. Dr. Sich completed both a podiatric medical and surgical residency at the St. Luke’s Hospital System, in Allentown/Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. While on active duty, he supported the 3rd Infantry Division and family members and retirees of the Ft. Stewart community. Dr. Sich is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is Board Certified in Foot Surgery. Dr. Sich admits and does surgery at Aiken Regional Medical Center.

GEORGE SICH, III, DPM

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PULMONARY CARE

WOUND CARE
JAMES L. HAGAN, M.D.
Dr. Hagan earned his medical degree at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, MS. He completed an Internship and Residency in General Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson and Middlesex Hospital in London, England. He also earned a Fellowship in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Hagan is Board Certified in Surgery. He is the Medical Director at the Wound Healing Institute at ARMC and specializes in all types of wound treatment, including the administration of Hyperbaric Oxygen to treat problem wounds.

Dr. Sanito attended Adelphi University in New York. He went to medical school at Southeastern University of the Health Sciences in North Miami Beach, Florida, and completed his Residency and Fellowship at Kennedy Memorial Hospital’s University Medical Center in Stratford, New Jersey in 1994. As a Board Certified Pulmonologist, Dr. Sanito specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma, lung disease, bronchitis, emphysema and sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. He is also board certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.

NICHOLAS J. SANITO, MIROSLAV B. ZOTOVIC, D.0., F.C.C.P. M.D., F.C.C.P.

Dr. Zotovic graduated from medical school and completed his Internship in Belgrade, Serbia. He completed a threeyear residency in Internal Medicine and a two-year fellowship in Pulmonary Diseases at New York University’s Lenox Hill Hospital. He then went on to complete a critical care fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, also in New York. Dr. Zotovic came to Aiken in the summer of 1998 and joined Dr. Nicholas Sanito in treating asthma, pneumonia and other lung diseases. He also treats pediatric pulmonary patients over the age of seven. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine.
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UROLOGY

RICHARD VON BUEDINGEN, MD, FACS, FICS
Dr. von Buedingen was born in upstate New York but grew up in Wisconsin attending the University of Wisconsin where he received his B.S. and M.A. Degrees in Philosophy (Aesthetics) and his MD Degree as an honors graduate. He served an internship in New York City and attended residencies and fellowships in Florida and California with special training in pediatric and adult plastic and reconstructive urology and in urological oncology (cancer treatment). Certified by the Board of Urology he held a professorship at US Irvine and served as Chief of Urology at the Long Beach Naval Hospital and the Long Beach Veteran’s Hospital before moving to Aiken in 1975 seeking quality of life, as a lifelong horseman, impossible to find in the Los Angeles area. He has been elected to the American and the International Colleges of Surgeons. He has published scientific articles in “Cancer” and the “British and American Journals of Urology” and the “Annals of Surgery.” He was the recipient of a National Award of the American Cancer Society for editing a Special Educational Issue on Cancer for the State Medical Journal in 1983. Dr. von Buedingen practices all aspects of general urology but retains a special interest in the treatment of urologic cancer. Visit us at our south side location!

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Dr. Thomas Paxton received his education in Tennessee, had extensive further training in Chicago and at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Paxton specializes in cardiac, lung and general thoracic surgery, and peripheral vascular/dialysis access surgery. He has a special interest in surgical treatment of lung cancer and venus disease.

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how to manage medications at home
Turn on the television and you’re likely to be inundated with commercials for the latest prescription medications that should be discussed with a doctor. According to “Generation Rx: How Prescription Drugs Are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies,” by Greg Crister, the average number of prescriptions drugs taken per person, annually, in 2004 was 12. It is estimated that people will spend over $400 billion on prescription drugs by the end of 2011. Individuals who take multiple medications may find it difficult to manage them all. The challenge of managing medications can be difficult for anyone but particularly for seniors. Some organizational strategies and a little help from others may be the keys to getting meds straight. First and foremost, it’s important that doctors and pharmacists know of all the medications that are being taken. It’s a good idea to use one pharmacy to fill prescriptions. This way it will have a record of medication use and can alert to drug interactions that may be dangerous, which could otherwise go undetected. And remember, over-the-counter supplements, vitamins and medicines count, too. They should be mentioned at the doctor’s office or, at the very least, when getting a new prescription filled at the pharmacy. Herbal remedies and other items -- even foods -- can interact with certain drugs. For example, it’s best to avoid grapefruit juice while taking many of the cholesterol-lowering statins available. Purchasing a medication organizer can be the next step to getting drugs in check. There are a number of different styles and sizes available. Seniors may want to enlist the help of a family member to sort through pills at the beginning of each week and place the right pills in each compartment. Knowing which days to take each medication is sometimes not enough. Certain medications must be taken at different intervals each day, often inviting confusion. A chart listing the times of each medication posted next to where the prescriptions are kept can help. A watch with a timer or an alarm clock can be programmed to chime as a reminder. Tech-savvy people can program smart phones or PDAs with reminders to alert when it’s time to take a pill. There are even advanced pill dispensing systems that can be programmed to dispense medication according to a set schedule. The Maya from MedMinder.com is one to consider or the Philips Medication Dispensing Service at ManageMyPills.com. People who are worried about an elderly relative can enlist the help of medication reminder services that can call or message a person to keep track of pills. They also may provide reminders about doctors’ appointments. There are a number of options available to help make organizing care a little easier. Safety should be the top priority when there are many different medications that need to be taken.

It can be challenging for many people to keep track of all the medications and supplements they need to take.

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important health screenings for men
Health screenings are important for men of all ages. Whether you’re a young man, middle-aged or enjoying your golden years, screening tests are an important part of staying healthy. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers the following screening test guidelines for men hoping to stay as healthy as possible as they age. • Abdominal aortic aneurysm: Men between the ages of 65 and 75 who have ever been smokers should speak with their doctor about a screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm. This condition is a bulging in the abdominal aorta, the largest artery in the body. Should an abdominal aortic aneurysm burst, this can cause dangerous bleeding and possibly even death. • Colorectal cancer: Men should start being screened for colorectal cancer at the age of 50. For men with a family history of colorectal cancer, it might be a good idea to get screened before the age of 50. There are different ways to screen for colorectal cancer, and the doctor will likely discuss the best screening for each individual patient. • High blood pressure: Blood pressure should be checked at least every two years starting at the age of 18. High blood pressure, which is 140/90 or higher, can lead to a number of life threatening ailments, including strokes, heart failure, heart attacks, and kidney or eye problems, so it’s important for men of all ages to control their blood pressure and get regular screenings. • High cholesterol: Men 35 years of age and older should have their cholesterol checked annually. Younger men who make certain lifestyle choices or have existing medical conditions should have their cholesterol checked starting at age 20. This includes young men who use tobacco, are obese, have diabetes, have a personal history of heart disease, or have a male family member who had a heart attack before age 50, or a female relative who had a heart attack before age 60. • Diabetes: Men should get screened for diabetes if their blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if they take medication for high blood pressure. • Depression: Many men might not know it, but there are screenings for depression. Men concerned about depression should speak with their physician if they have felt down, sad or hopeless or if they have felt little interest or pleasure in doing things.

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how to improve your memory
Everyone forgets something from time to time. Whether it’s misplacing car keys or missing a doctor’s appointment, no man or woman is immune from forgetful moments. For some men and women, however, memory loss goes beyond routine forgetfulness. Should men and women find themselves growing increasingly forgetful, there are ways to improve memory, regardless of an individual’s age. Thanks to the human brain’s ability to adapt and change, men and women can improve their memories by employing a few simple strategies and exercises. • Routinely get a good night’s sleep. The brain needs adequate sleep to operate at full capacity. For students, it’s important to keep in mind that without adequate sleep, the brain’s ability to solve problems or think critically is greatly compromised. Research has shown that essential memory-enhancing activity occurs during the deepest stages of sleep. Men and women both young and old can improve memory by routinely getting a good night’s sleep. • Exercise. Exercise is beneficial in many ways, but men and women might not know the effects routine exercise can have on memory. Exercise increases the flow of oxygen to the brain, which reduces the risk for disorders that can lead to memory loss. Cardiovascular exercise that increases oxygen flow to the brain can reduce risk for stroke and diabetes while simultaneously improving memory. • Work to reduce stress. Stress is harmful in a number of ways, and memory loss is no exception. The hippocampus is a region of the brain thought to be responsible for memory. When men and women are stressed and do nothing to positively address that stress, the hippocampus is damaged, negatively affecting the brain’s ability to form new memories. Men and women can reduce stress in a number of ways, including daily exercise and eating a healthy diet. In addition, coping with stress in a healthy way, such as through exercise or even meditation, and not through unhealthy, harmful channels like consuming alcohol or overeating, can greatly improve quality of life and help improve memory as well. • Eat right. What you eat can also impact what you remember. An unhealthy diet can be just as harmful to the brain as it can be to the rest of the body. While it’s best discuss any potential dietary changes with a physician first, look for foods that are not high in saturated fat. Foods high in saturated fat increase a person’s risk of dementia and make it harder for a person to concentrate and remember things. Other foods that researchers are finding to be brain-friendly are those that contain omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are especially beneficial to brain health and researchers feel might also help a person lower his or her risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Men and women can take omega-3 supplements or look for foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, including fish like salmon, tuna, halibut, and trout. Men and women looking to improve memory should also start including more fruits and vegetables in their daily diets. Fruits and vegetables are loaded with antioxidants, which protect brain cells. Green vegetables like spinach and broccoli, and fruits like apricots and even watermelon are rich in antioxidants that can help men and women protect their brain cells and improve memory at the same time. Memory loss is often seen as an inevitable side effect of aging. However, people can take several steps that improve memory and overall health at the same time.

Routine exercise increases the flow of oxygen to the brain, which can reduce the risk for disorders that lead to memory loss.

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The Service Excellence you know and trust. The comfort, convenience, and timely results you need.
At Aiken Regional’s All-New Southside Imaging Center

With some of the latest imaging technology available and board-certified radiologists to read your results, Southside Imaging Center provides: High-field open MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) Multi-slice CT (computed tomography) Ultrasound Digital mammograms Diagnostic radiology services

For more information, call 803-502-5020. For appointments, call 803-641-5808.
Southside Imaging Center 430 Society Hill Drive (Inside the Village at Woodside) Aiken, SC 29803

Physicians are on the medical staff of Aiken Regional Medical Centers, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Aiken Regional Medical Centers. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.

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