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The Truth about Fasting Diets

August 10, 2017

FASTING ARTICLEMost people are accustomed to eating three meals a day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as part of a healthy diet. However, recent studies have shown that diets that include intermittent fasting may help you live a longer life and lower your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.   Continue reading “The Truth about Fasting Diets” »

Americans Forgoing Healthcare Due to Costs

July 13, 2017

iStock Healthcare Costs - font 2 blogEveryone wants to stay happy and healthy. However, rising healthcare costs may deter patients from seeking the care they need. According to a survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, 25% of Americans have neglected their medical care, or know someone who has, due to the costs. Furthermore, the same study found that 56% of Americans worry that they may not be able to afford quality healthcare.  Continue reading “Americans Forgoing Healthcare Due to Costs” »

Thoughtful Tuesday

July 11, 2017

_DUR0100“The gift of love is an education in itself.”

Medicine is both a science and an art. Passion, commitment, and a love for medicine are part of the field.

Thoughtful Tuesday

June 20, 2017

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“The way to stay inspired and motivated is by doing what you like, doing what you love.”
–Raphael Saadiq

At First Coast Cardiovascular Institute & Jacksonville Clinic, all of our providers are thankful for the opportunity that they have to provide excellent patient care. The dedication that they have comes from the love of what they do.

Hear What Patients Are Saying About Us on the Web

June 8, 2017

unnamedAt First Coast Cardiovascular Institute & Jacksonville Clinic, patient care is at the forefront of everything we do. We thrive on hearing that our doctors are helping patients live their happiest and healthiest lives. These days, technology has made it much easier for us to connect with our patients online. We love to hear about your wonderful experiences with us. Keep reading to hear what our patients have to say about our amazing doctors!

“Dr. Al-Saghir really cares about his patients. The overall experience at First Coast Cardiovascular Institute is great. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a new doctor.”

-A Healthgrades Review

“Dr. Aleti reminds me of how doctors used to be when interacting with a patient. He stays engaged with the situation and I never felt rushed or reluctant to ask questions regarding my condition. It’s rare to find a doctor like him, and even more so for a highly specialized cardiologist who takes such a real interest and concern with his patients. I am very fortunate to have Dr. Aleti as my cardiologist.”

-A Healthgrades Review

“Dr. Khatib is one of the most caring doctors in Jacksonville. I trust him completely with my care, and would never go to another doctor.”

-A Healthgrades Review

“Dr. Ali is excellent! He is one of the most humble and amazing doctors you will ever meet.”

-A Healthgrades Review

“Dr. Sasseen has been my cardiologist for a number of years, and I have found him to be a caring person who is genuinely concerned for his patients. He does not rush through the office visits and answers questions in a manner that is easily understood.”

-A Vitals Review

“Dr. Zuberi is a very kind and caring doctor. I would recommend him to anyone.”

-A Healthgrades Review

 “Dr. Goel is a fabulous doctor. His procedure, an RF Ablation, fixed my heart. Thank you, Dr. Goel.”

-A Facebook Comment

*These reviews have been edited for spelling & grammar.

Thoughtful Tuesday

June 6, 2017

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Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”
-Oprah Winfrey

Passion is contagious. Our providers meet periodically to have conversations about how to improve patient care, comfort, and accessibility.

Hemodialysis Access Management Services

May 31, 2017

TMP_4556-EditThe kidneys are two important organs that help cleanse your blood, control blood pressure, and balance minerals in your body. The kidneys and the heart work closely together: the heart pumps oxygen-rich blood throughout the body, while the kidneys ensure that the blood is clean of any waste. Continue reading “Hemodialysis Access Management Services” »

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Linguine

May 25, 2017

Roasted+Vegetable+Quinoa+LinguineOur friends at Native Sun love this roasted vegetable quinoa linguine recipe (our doctors love it too). Quinoa linguine is made from quinoa instead of wheat and provides a myriad of health benefits. Quinoa pasta is a great source of protein as well as iron. It is also gluten-free for those individuals with celiac disease who still crave pasta (you are only human after all).

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • Coconut oil to grease pan
  • 3 yellow squashes, sliced
  • 2 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 10 oz. mushrooms, halved
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper, divided
  • 16 oz. quinoa linguine
  • 10 oz. fresh spinach
  • 15 oz. butter beans
  • 1/4 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil

Preparation Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Grease a baking sheet with coconut oil to prevent sticking.
  2. Add squash, zucchini, grape tomatoes, mushrooms and onion to the baking sheet; sprinkle with half the salt and pepper; bake for 40 minutes or until edges of vegetables are beginning to brown. Meanwhile, cook linguine according to package directions.
  3. Place spinach and butter beans in a large bowl, top with cooked linguine; toss to wilt spinach; top with roasted vegetables, sun dried tomatoes, olive oil and remaining salt and pepper. Toss well.

Recipe and image courtesy of Native Sun

Thoughtful Tuesday

May 16, 2017

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“The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.”

-Lee Iacocca

It is a dedication to the community that has inspired our physicians to choose a profession centered around the service of people. Through this service, our physicians have been able to positively influence the lives of tens of thousands of residents.

 

Advancing Medical Knowledge: Our Clinic Research Department

May 4, 2017

TMP_4934The Clinical Research Department at First Coast Cardiovascular Institute (FCCI) contributes to the development of medicine through innovative research. Our team collaborates with top pharmaceutical and device companies to give patients access to the latest advancements in medicine. Continue reading “Advancing Medical Knowledge: Our Clinic Research Department” »

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