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Affinity Welcomes Dr. Michael Dawson

A well-established and respected gastroenterologist who has been serving the region for many years, Michael Dawson, M.D. will be closing his practice, Digestive Disorders and Liver Clinic of South Georgia, and will be joining Affinity Clinic as of April 7, 2014. Dr. Dawson will be working alongside fellow gastroenterologosts Josh Zara, M.D. and George Yared, M.D. at Affinity Clinic. Dr. Dawson is available for the diagnosis and treatment of digestive, pancreatic, and liver diseases. This includes disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon or large intestine, rectum and anus, liver, pancreas and biliary tract.

After earning his medical degree from the University of Miami, Dr. Dawson completed an internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the Naval Hospital San Diego. He is certified in gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been practicing in Tifton for several years. To make an appointment with Dr. Dawson at Affinity Clinic, please call 229-391-4100. 

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Free "I'm a Big Kid Now" Class April 28th

This free class is designed for children, ages 3 - 10, who are preparing for the arrival of a new baby in their family. Highlights will include care and safety issues, a tour of the Women's Pavilion and a picture frame for your big kid. 

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New Nephrologist Joins Affinity Clinic

Affinity Clinic and the Tift Regional Medical Center Dialsysis Center welcome nephrologist Rehan Shah, M.D. Board-certified in nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Shah will work alongside fellow nephrologist Melissa Rampal, M.D. in providing the diagnosis and treatment of renal diseases. Dr. Shah has expert training in dialysis, cancers, stones and infections of the kidney. A graduate of the American University of the Caribbean Medical School, Dr. Shah completed residency and fellowship training at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. To make an appointment with Dr. Shah, please call 229-391-4100. 

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome - You're Not Alone, and Affinity Can Help

April 1, 2014 by Molly Huff

It's not a easy topic of conversation: Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. It's uncomfortable, can be painful, and let's face it - often embarrassing as well. But did you know that anywhere from 9% to 23% of the population have IBS? Yet many people remain undiagnosed and unaware that their symptoms actually can indicate a medically recognized disorder.

April is IBS Awareness Month, and during this time, Affinity would like to focus attention on important health messages about IBS diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life issues. Affinity's Gastroenterologists specialize in disorders of the digestive system which how IBS is defined, and we can help you not only decide if IBS is what you're dealing with, but also how to help you improve symptoms and feel better. 

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

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