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High-Quality Primary Care in Macclenny

At Dopson Family Medical Center, it’s our mission to provide big-city resources for our patients in a small-town hospital. Apart from a friendly, welcoming staff who know your name, we think there are a TON of advantages to hometown medical care. Especially when we can offer many of the same services as our urban counterparts.…

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Sleep Awareness Week: The Importance of Healthy Sleep Habits

Did you know that the Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital has a state-of-the-art sleep lab? As the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Awareness Week® (March 14-21) nears, we want to raise awareness of the importance of healthy sleep habits and put a spotlight on the services of our sleep lab! Sleep Awareness Week starts at the beginning…

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Cardiac Care at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital

February is American Heart Month! We’re going to help shine a light on heart health, encourage our patients and community to make healthy lifestyle choices, and fill them in on how we can help folks with their cardiac care. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 Americans will die from heart disease, and it’s the…

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How to Ease Worry and Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal emotion and is your body’s natural response to stress and stressful situations. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension that can be brought on by any number of situations from public speaking to concern about current events. Anxiety can cause many different symptoms and might affect how you feel and behave.…

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Stay Safe and Limit the Spread of COVID-19

What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. As of November 2020, there are almost 12.5 million cases here in the U.S. You can view the COVID-19 dashboard managed by Johns Hopkins University to see the number of cases in the U.S. broken down by state.   Symptoms of COVID-19 Those with COVID-19…

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Why Getting Your Annual Flu Shot is Important

Millions of people get the flu each year, and many people are hospitalized or experience life-threatening complications. One of the best ways to protect yourself from contracting the virus is to get your annual flu shot. “There’s an often circulated myth that you can actually get the flu from the vaccine,” says Dr. Kyle Knabb…

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Baker Rural Health Clinic Welcomes Taylor Fraser Parker, ARNP

Please join us in welcoming Taylor Fraser Parker, ARNP, to Baker Rural Health Clinic. Taylor brings more than six years of nursing experience to the Baker Rural Health Clinic team. Patients will benefit from her comprehensive background in critical care, cardiology, surgery, and pediatrics. Taylor graduated from South University in 2017 with an MS in…

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! During this month, we help raise awareness about diabetes risk factors and encourage our patients and community to make healthy lifestyle changes. The NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) designated this year’s theme to focus on taking care of youth who have diabetes.. According to the…

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How Our Robot Zaps Germs

Infection control is taken very seriously on the Baker County Medical Services (BCMS) healthcare campus. So seriously, in fact, that we’ve enlisted the help of a LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping Robot to keep our patients, their families and our staff safe since 2017. “BCMS has an on-going commitment to state-of-art technology that we are very proud of,”…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Early detection saves lives!

Did you know that, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? Experts estimate that there will be more than 276,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in the U.S. in 2020. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it’s…

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