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Thoughtful Tuesday

January 24, 2017

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“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.”

-Rumi

As the landscape of healthcare evolves, it is important to stay at the forefront of any changes necessary to keep patient care at the center. Life is about  learning how to strike a balance between what to let go of and what to grow from.

Thoughtful Tuesday

December 13, 2016

“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 time they spend with each other.

Thoughtful Tuesday

November 29, 2016

fullsizerender“Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.”
-Robert Braathe

While Thanksgiving may be gone, that doesn’t mean being grateful is any less important. Practicing gratitude and keeping a positive attitude is a choice our team makes every day. Happy patients start with a happy team.

Thoughtful Tuesday

August 30, 2016

967279_523145377744322_1466157134_o“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”

-Oprah Winfrey

Dr. Sumith Aleti has earned board certifications in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, peripheral vascular imaging, & internal medicine. These certifications required many sacrifices along the way and a change in his attitude. By changing his attitude to focus on his goals rather than focus on his sacrifices, Dr. Aleti was able to build the future he envisioned for himself.

Feeling Down? Shake a Leg

June 2, 2016

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Dr. Imraan Ansaarie, Interventional Cardiologist, exercises several times a week with his wife.

You’ve likely heard all of the countless reasons you should exercise. You may be thinking, “Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard them all. It’ll help me stay healthy, reduce my risk of chronic diseases, I pretty much know all the of them.” But did you know the rapid rate at which incidence of depression is occurring? By 2020, depression is predicted to be a major social & economic burden globally. Now that’s a scary thought.

Here’s a brighter thought. You can relieve your stress, depression and become happy with exercise. We came across an inspiring article on Cleveland Clinic on how exercise can lift your mood. We’ll give you the highlights here. Continue reading “Feeling Down? Shake a Leg” »

What We Do Wednesday | Meet Dr. Lamba

May 18, 2016

IMG_9603 - Copy“What We Do” Wednesdays on the Heart Blog! At First Coast Cardiovascular Institute, our patients are family. That’s why we want you to get to know the team caring for you. Every Wednesday, we’ll spotlight a different provider, service or initiative to share with you. This week, meet Dr. Lamba, world-renowned Interventional Cardiologist.

Dr. Sumant Lamba

Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Lamba began his formal education at the University of Pune in Maharashtra, India. After moving to the United States, Dr. Lamba enrolled at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. While at Wright State, he completed a Residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Heart Failure & Cardiology. Dr. Lamba also completed a Fellowship in Heart Failure & and Cardiac Transplantation at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and learned about Interventional Cardiology at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. “I have always been fascinated with the heart,” says Dr. Lamba, “My father is also a physician and I saw, through him, how much you can help people.”

 

Outside of Clinic

Dr. Lamba enjoys hitting the golf course outside of clinic! He has golfed all over the United States and in Scotland, England, Thailand, Japan & Hong Kong just to name a few. LAMBA GOLFING

Hear what his patients are saying!

“If I were a rich person, I would take out a full page ad in the newspaper and tell the world how great you are. If I were a rich person, I would hire a plane to write across the sky how great you are. If I were a rich person, I would rent a billboard that would tell the world how great you are. Alas, I am not a rich person but I can write a letter that tells how great you are.

This year my husband [Ed] and I will enjoy celebrating our 50th anniversary. It is my firm belief without the care afforded to him, we would not be so lucky.You are a credit to the medical profession as well as mankind. My world has been made better for knowing you.”

– Ed was a patient of Dr. Lamba’s

What We Do Wednesday | Get to know Dr. Illovsky

May 4, 2016

10322650_585339214931851_6462978012464897266_nIntroducing “What We Do” Wednesdays on the Heart Blog! At First Coast Cardiovascular Institute, our patients are family. That’s why we want you to get to know the team caring for you. Every Wednesday, we’ll spotlight a different provider, service or initiative to share with you. This week, meet Dr. Michael Illovsky, a retired Navy Captain.   Continue reading “What We Do Wednesday | Get to know Dr. Illovsky” »

Thoughtful Tuesday

May 3, 2016

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We’ve always been told to choose our friends wisely but exactly how much does this really matter? The people you choose to surround with shape who you are. Surround yourself with people who uplift you, people who inspire you and people who share the same goals & aspirations as you. We love this quote from Jim Rohn reminding us of how we reflect the people we surround ourselves with.

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

-Jim Rohn

Primary Care Physician, Dr. Afsh, keeps good company with Cardiologists, Drs. Ali & Zuberi. This power trio work on patients together to provide comprehensive care.

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