Updates in Innovation: Dr. Al-Saghir performs MitraClip Procedure

We have done it again! It is our mission to always be the first to bring residents of the First Coast the latest treatments and advancements in medicine. Our patients deserve the best. Dr. Al-Saghir has done it again by being the first in Clay County

Thoughtful Tuesday

“What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.”
-Paulo Coelho
The word “doctor” in Latin means teacher. For our physicians, being

How to Spot a Stroke

We’ve all heard the terms heart disease and stroke often talked about together. One key difference between the two is awareness. We both know that at the first sign of chest pain or shortness of breath, we should head to the nearest emergency room. But what are the warning

Optimistic People May Live Longer

We know optimistic people are generally cheerful and pleasant to be around.  A new study recently found that even your heart doctor will thank you for an optimistic attitude.

A study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that heart attack survivors who

Thoughtful Tuesday

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
-Oprah Winfrey
For our final Thoughtful Tuesday of 2016, we want to remind you that life is a matter of perception. As we close off the year,

Thoughtful Tuesday

While the holiday season may bring lots to do, let’s not forget the most important part of the holiday season: our loved ones. Show your loved ones how much

Online Reviews for Patients


These days, word-of-mouth is more important than ever in healthcare. Patients are spreading the word about their healthcare experiences online. 

According to a 2014 study by the American Medical Association, 35% of participants selected a physicians based on their online ratings

Thoughtful Tuesday

“There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on.”
-Leo Christopher
Although our doctors are always busy, they still manage to spend time with the team. By collaborating and sharing knowledge on patient care, our physicians benefit from the

Going to the Emergency Room May Result in a Surprise Out-of-Network Bill

Going to the emergency room often means having to endure long wait times, high stress levels, and an uncomfortable environment. A recent study found yet another reason to shy away from emergency room visits whenever possible. Continue reading “Going to the Emergency Room May Result in a Surprise

Thoughtful Tuesday

“The risk of doing nothing is the greatest risk of all.”
Our doctors spend over a decade of their lives preparing for their profession. With this comes many stresses, changes and above all, risk. The greatest achievements can emerge from the biggest risks and the

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