Lung cancer screening

It is hard to ignore the fact that more people die from lung cancer annually than any other form of cancer. We don't believe it has to be that way. SAMC is the only hospital in Lung CT 310x153the region offering a lung screening program to diagnose cancer early. As with most cancers, early detection increases your odds of survival. The screening involves a low dose computed tomography (CT) scan. The screening is recommended if you are:

     ▶ 55 to 74 years of age

     ▶ A current smoker or someone who has quit within the past 15 years

     ▶ Currently or have smoked at least 30 packs of cigarettes a year

If you are in one of these categories, we urge you to take advantage of this potentially lifesaving lung screening. An early diagnosis can reduce the death rate by 20 percent. Our team of experts will work with you to simplify the process. Our clinical navigator will schedule your screening and notify you promptly with results. If treatment is needed, our experts work together to determine the right choices for your specific case. The cost of this important screening is low, at $125. For more information or to schedule your screening, call 334-712-3336 or 1-800-725-4998.

Dr. Williams quoted in Dothan Eagle article

Click here to read the Dothan Eagle article by Greg Phillips, "Kidney stones common but preventable 8603WilliamsBryant310x153problem in the South," featuring SAMC physician Bryant Williams, MD, Urological Associates.

Sweet Tea Society event features Dr. Patel

The Sweet Tea Society will host its next event Thursday, Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at The Depot off Main. Join us to hear Praful G. Patel, MD,SweetTeaPatel310x153 OBGYN, speak on menopause.

Menopause is a natural biological process that usually occurs in women during their 40s or 50s. While it ends fertility, you can still stay healthy, vital and sexual. Dr. Patel will discuss physical symptoms, such as hot flashes, sleep deprivation and lower energy levels.

Immediately following Dr. Patel’s presentation, an assortment of iced tea and some healthy cold foods will be served to help keep your temperature down. We will play “Name That Lovesong” with music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Door prizes will also be given away.

Register for this complimentary program by calling 334-793-8107.