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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 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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November is the Time to Fight Against Diabetes

November 3, 2015 by Molly Huff

American Diabetes Month is a time to raise awareness of diabetes prevention and control. In the United States, more than 25 million people are living with diabetes and 79 million more are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Affinity Health encourages you to help promote awareness and if you feel you are at risk or possibly suffering, please make an appointment with one of our physicians.

Over time, if it’s not controlled, type 2 diabetes can cause serious health problems like heart disease, stroke, and blindness. You may be at risk for type 2 diabetes if you:

  • Are age 45 or older
  • Are overweight
  • Have a parent, brother, or sister with diabetes
  • Are African American, Hispanic or Latino American, American Indian, Asian American, or Pacific Islander
  • Have had diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)
  • Have had a baby with a birth weight of more than 9 pounds
  • Have high blood pressure or cholesterol
  • Exercise less than 3 times a week


You can do a lot to lower your chances of getting type 2 diabetes by:

  • Watching your weight
  • Eating healthy
  • Staying active

To read more about diabetes and join in the fight against it, visit the American Diabetes Association's website.  

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