Alcohol Misuse Leads to Dependence

So what if you have two or three drinks at dinner with friends? You’re just being social. Oh, that one time you got blackout drunk at a party? You just like to have a good time. You’ve had a drink after dinner every night this week? You’ve just been super stressed lately from work/school/your relationship and need it to unwind so you can sleep. These … Continue reading Alcohol Misuse Leads to Dependence

Medical Bills Don’t Always Have to Bring More Pain

Receiving medical bills can bring more pain than the initial hospital visit and can present a big problem for Americans today. Medical debt is the No. 1 reason people file for bankruptcy, according to the National Bankruptcy Forum on medical debt statistics. Per capita, out of all other countries, the U.S. spends more on health care per person, and it results with one in 10 … Continue reading Medical Bills Don’t Always Have to Bring More Pain

Seeing the Impact

Whether it concerns the application of the latest medical therapies or anticipating the outcome of surgical procedures, many physicians have to wait weeks or even months to see the results of their treatment plans. Dr. Albert González at Eye Associates of South Georgia gets to see the impact of his work almost immediately, and it’s his favorite part of the job. “I love eye surgery … Continue reading Seeing the Impact

Stembridge Helping Patients Succeed With Bariatric Surgery

Dr. William D. Stembridge, 33, of Moultrie, Georgia, who has been on the Sterling Center Bariatrics team for only a few months, has become a general and bariatric surgeon in a community he already knows well. After researching with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta after college, he chose to go to medical school to further his interest in and appreciation for … Continue reading Stembridge Helping Patients Succeed With Bariatric Surgery