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TRMC's 9th Annual Kickoff to Men's Health July 25th

Tift Regional Medical Center's 9th Annual Men's Event, "Kickoff to Men's Health" is being held at Tift Regional Community Events Center (1657 Carpenter Road South, Tifton) on Saturday, July 25th from 8:00am to 11:30am.

This event is featuring radio's "Triangle Furniture Football Friday Night" Host Chris Beckham.  Area high school football coaches will preview their upcoming seasons, and the day will also offer free health screenings, health tips, giveaways and fantastic food.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 8:00-10:00am - Free Health Screenings
  • 9:00am - Dr. Ryan Byrnes, Tift Regional Pain Management, speaks on "Lower Back Pain Prevention and Techniques"
  • 10:00am-11:30am - Coaches' Season Preview and Door Prizes

No registration required.  For more information call (229) 353-6316 or click here.


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Affinity Physicians Connect with the State Legislature to Discuss TeleHealth

Affinity Clinic family physicians Dr. Kristin Gore and Dr. Benjamin Hess promoted the benefits of telemedicine to the Georgia State Assembly on Feb. 24 through a live connection to the state capitol.

As part of the Doctor of the Day event hosted by the Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth (GPT), Dr. Gore and Dr. Hess addressed a joint session of the Georgia Senate and Georgia House of Representatives via a telemedicine link. Dr. Gore and Dr. Hess discussed Tift Regional Health System’s telemedicine program with school-based clinics, highlighting a partnership with the Turner County Board of Education. They also provided a brief demonstration on the telemedicine exam process. GPT recently announced a partnership between the student clinic at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) and Tift Regional Health System. Located in Tifton, Affinity Clinic is the region’s largest multi-specialty medical practice and is a part of the Tift Regional Physician Group.  

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Affinity Clinic Welcomes Dr. Marcus Roberts

One of the region’s most well-established family physicians, Marcus Roberts, M.D. has joined Affinity Clinic to provide outpatient primary care. Dr. Roberts earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and completed residency training at Self Memorial Hospital in Greenwood, SC. Patients of Dr. Roberts are encouraged to call 229-391-4100 for more information or to make an appointment. 

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July UV Safety Rules

June 30, 2015 by Molly Huff

With July being Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month, this is a great time to spread the message of sun, fun and UV safety to your friends and family.  UV radiation is the main cause of skin cancer and can also damage your eyes. 

Protecting your skin and eyes from the sun's harmful rays can be easy with a few simple tips:

  • Stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Do not let yourself burn - use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day.  For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths.
  • Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside.
  • Keep newborns out of the sun.  Suncreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.
  • Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
  • See your physician every year for a professional skin exam. 

Take care of your self, your skin and your eyes this summer while enjoying the pool, beach and all of your outdoor activities.  For any minor injuries or illnesses, please visit our ExpressCare Clinic .  Have a great summer from Affinity Health! 



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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.

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