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Affinity Welcomes Nine New Physicians

Photo: Obstetrician/Gynecologist Dr. Shannon Price is one of nine new physicians who recently joined the Affinity team. Dr. Price’s new practice, Affinity Physicians for Women, is now open in Tifton at 39 Kent Road, Suite 1. To make an appointment, call 229-391-4130.

Affinity announced the arrival of nine new physicians. Specialties include gastroenterology, hospital medicine, infectious diseases, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics and psychiatry. Please note that Affinity Physicians for Women and Affinity Pediatrics are located at separate locations from Affinity Clinic (see below).

Gastroenterology. Affinity Clinic welcomes gastroenterologists Richard Carter, M.D. and Riaz Gill, M.D. Dr. Carter is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and completed residency and fellowship training there as well. Dr. Gill earned his medical degree from the Dow Medical College in Pakistan and completed residency training at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

Hospital Medicine. Affinity Hospital Medicine welcomes Aimel Azizi, M.D. to its team of inpatient physicians at Tift Regional Medical Center. Dr. Azizi went to medical school at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies and completed residency training at Drexel University in Philadelphia and fellowship training at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York.

Infectious Diseases. Affinity Clinic now has a physician specializing in infectious diseases with Bankole Asebiomo, M.D. Dr. Asebiomo earned his medical degree from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and completed residency training at Columbia University/Harlem Hospital in New York City. He followed with fellowship training at Georgia Regents University in Augusta.

Neurology. Affinity Clinic welcomes new neurologist George Shokri, M.D. Dr. Shokri went to medical school at the American University of Antigua and completed residency training at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey.

Obstetrics/Gynecology. Affinity Clinic introduces a new OB/GYN practice called Affinity Physicians for Women with Shannon Price, M.D. Dr. Price earned her medical degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee and completed residency training at Greenville Health System in Greenville, South Carolina. Affinity Physicians for Women is located in Tifton at 39 Kent Road, Suite 1. To make an appointment with Dr. Price, please call 229-391-4130.

Pediatrics. Affinity Pediatrics welcomes Mark Wilson, M.D. and Kimberly Works, M.D. Dr. Wilson graduated with a medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean in St. Maartin, Netherlands, Antilles. He completed residency training at Memorial Health University in Savannah. Dr. Works earned her medical degree from St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies and completed residency training at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center/Children’s Hospital of New Jersey in Newark, NJ. To make an appointment with Dr. Wilson or Dr. Works, please call 229-353-PEDS (7337). Affinity Pediatrics is located in Tifton at 39 Kent Road, Suite 5.

Psychiatry. Affinity Clinic welcomes psychiatrist Abhinav Saxena, M.D. Dr. Saxena earned his medical degree from Mercer University in Macon and completed residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Physician referrals are required.

Unless noted otherwise above, please call 229-391-4100 for more information.


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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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October: Let's Beat Breast Cancer Together!

October 1, 2015 by Molly Huff

With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Affinity would like to provide our patients and readers with helpful, healthful information. Here are some facts about breast cancer and its prevention, diagnosis, treatments - and how you can get involved.  Affinity also has a new women's practice, Affinity Physicians for Women.  Board Certified OB/GYN Dr. Shannon Price heads up this new branch of Affinity, and she provides comprehensive women's care from gynelogical annual appointments, to pregnancy care, to deliveries for expectant mothers and more.  Click here to read all about Affinity Physician's for Women and Dr. Price.  

It is estimated that there will be over 200,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in 2013 and over 39,000 deaths from the disease. Although these statistics are staggering, there are so many ways to educate yourself in prevention and treatment. Knowledge is power in this case. Here are a few things you should know:


Understanding Risk and Prevention

Know your risk – learn about your family history and talk to your health care provider about your personal risk of breast cancer.
Get screened – Ask your health care provider what screening tests make sense for you. Typically, the guidelines include a clinical breast exam at least every three years starting at age 20, and every year starting at age 40; and, mammograms are generally recommended every year starting at age 40 if you are at average risk.

Know what is normal for you, and see your health care provider or one of our Affinity physicians if you notice any of these changes:
• Lump, hard knot or thickening
• Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening
• Change in the size of shape of the breast
• Dimpling or puckering of the skin
• Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
• Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast
• Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
• New pain in one spot that doesn’t go away

Make healthy lifestyle choices:
• Maintain a healthy weight
• Add exercise into your routine
• Limit alcohol intake

If, indeed, you are diagnosed with breast cancer, you should know that over the past 20 years, great strides have been made in the treatment of this disease. In fact, the number of breast cancer survivors continues to rise and there are about 2.5 million survivors in the U.S. today.

Some treatments for breast cancer include:
• Surgery
• Radiation therapy
• Chemotherapy
• Chemotherapy drugs
• Hormone therapies
• Targeted therapies
• Neoadjuvant (preoperative) therapies
• Emerging therapies

There are also many ways to support the fight against breast cancer. In addition to national organizations like the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the American Cancer Society, many local organizations have information, support groups and events; check online, with your health care provider or phone book.

To find local Susan G. Komen affiliates, click here. To get involved with Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure (the world's largest and most successful fundraising event for breast cancer ever created), click here.

Call Affinity Physician's for Women to set up your annual appointment and be ahead of the game when it comes to breast health.  


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