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Introducing Affinity Physicians for Women

New practice located in Tifton at 39 Kent Road, Suite 1

Tift Regional Health System (TRHS) announced that a new obstetrics and gynecology practice affiliated with Affinity Clinic will be opening on Sept. 8 in Tifton. Shannon Price, M.D., who has practiced in Albany in recent years, will now provide care at a new clinic called Affinity Physicians for Women and will deliver babies and perform gynecologic surgery procedures at Tift Regional Medical Center. The new practice is located in Tifton at 39 Kent Road, Suite 1. Patients are now being accepted and appointments can be made by calling 229-391-4130.

Board-certified in obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN), Dr. Price is available to provide women a comprehensive range of health services. This includes pregnancy care plans and deliveries for expectant mothers; gynecologic surgery; wellness checks; infertility evaluation; treatment for menstrual disorders; menopausal management; and, health and wellness education.

“I’m excited for this opportunity to join the Tifton medical community,” said Dr. Price. “I will continue to serve my established patients from the region and also look forward to meeting new patients who are seeking an OB/GYN provider.”

Originally from the Tallahassee area, Dr. Price earned her medical degree from Florida State University and completed residency training in OB/GYN at Greenville Health System in Greenville, SC. She practiced with North Florida Women’s Care in Perry, Fla. and most recently with Southwest Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology in Albany.

“There are many conditions and diseases with greater prevalence in women versus men or that affect women differently than men,” said Dr. Price. “This is what inspired me to become an OB/GYN. Understanding the unique healthcare needs of females - at every stage of life - became my passion so I could one day advance the health and vitality of women.”

Affinity Physicians for Women is a part of Tift Regional Physician Group. For more information, call 229-391-4130.


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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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September is Baby Safety Month: Tips on Keeping Your Little One Safe

September 1, 2015 by Molly Huff

Keeping your baby safe is a challenge at every stage - from crib safety, to childproofing your kitchen and living room, to keeping up with all recalled infant products, it  can be a full-time job just to make your own home a safe environment.  

September has been designated as Baby Safety Month, and the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) puts a large focus on the safe use of wearable infant products.

Wearable baby carriers continue to grow in popularity with parents and caregivers.  A carrier or sling provides security and comfort for your baby while allowing some hands-free time for mom or dad.  It is crucial to know how to properly use wearable infant products, including carefully following product instructions.

The following are descriptions of a variety of products specifically designed for carrying or "wearing your baby" along with a link to a comprehensive list of tips for using each type of carrier.

Soft Infant Carriers - These carriers consist of shoulder straps that support a fabric seat and are designed so that your baby rides on your chest.  Your child can face either inward or outward.  Soft infant carriers also can adjust so that you may wear them on your back or hip, and these carriers have adjustable settings.

Frame Infant Carriers - Frame-style carriers are made of sewn fabric on a metal or other sturdy frame.  These carriers are designed to keep your child in an upright position while carrying him/her on your back.  Frame infant carriers come in a wide variety of sizes and weights.

Slings, Wraps and Babywearing 
- This type of carrier is meant to carry your child as if you are holding them.  Your child should always be across your chest in this type of carrier and you should always be sure he/she has enough air flow. 

Take the opportunity during Baby Safety Month to make an appointment with Affinity Pediatrics and schedule your child's annual checkup!  

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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.