Celebrating North Florida’s Doctors

Digital Patient Engagement is Changing Medical Care

Healthcare consumerism is changing and patients are now making decisions on their own terms

Bill Rieger, Chief Information Officer, Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, FL
—Florida Doctor Magazine: Summer 2019

My first job in healthcare was in a dual diagnosis behavioral health treatment center. The days, months and years following 9/11 were a hectic time for our country. Couple that with a move across the country and it was down right stressful…

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The Next Frontier in Regenerative Medicine

The Art of Human Experience Meets the Future of Medicine

Lewis J. Obi, MD founder and medical partner at Pangenics Regenerative Center, Jacksonville, FL
—Florida Doctor Magazine: Spring 2019

As a young Marine in the Korean War, Dr. Lewis J. Obi’s eyes were opened to the human potential of man’s ability to restore what injury and disease had taken away. He saw firsthand the various trials and challenges patients are left to struggle through following injury, and he admired those who helped them persevere on the road to recovery. These experiences inspired Dr. Obi to dedicate his life to restoring the lives of others…

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Healing, Healer and Health

A Holistic Approach to the Doctor/Patient Relationship

Abe Kurien, MD, Jacksonville, FL
—Florida Doctor Magazine: Spring 2019

The concept of health as applied to a human being implies wholeness of functions. Efforts at restoration of health are defined as healing, and a person who practices healing is called a healer. Hence, the adjective holistic is relevant to all aspects of human activities in the sphere of healing. This perspective of what health is and how to practice healing arose…

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10 Tips For Healthier Sleep

There’s More to a Full Night’s Rest Than What Meets the Eye

Christine Granfield, MD, Jacksonville, FL
—Florida Doctor Magazine: Spring 2019

SLEEP. Doctors never seem to get enough of it. It evades us like an elusive mercury droplet. We put it off through college, medical school, internship, residency, fellowship, and then practice—always promising ourselves we’ll catch up on our next day off. But we never do. There is too much to do, with little precious time…

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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Growing Trends and Opportunities of AI are Impacting Innovation, Research and Investment in the Healthcare Industry

Michael Marzoug, Director of Neurology, Baptist Health Jacksonville
—Florida Doctor Magazine: Spring 2019

Artificial intelligence is providing significant growth opportunities for healthcare providers and increasingly impacting patient care, but there are significant challenges to understand and overcome.

There are three components of artificial intelligence. The primary application of AI is a program that can sense…

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