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Summit Medical Group at Deane Hill and Northshore are currently accepting new patients.

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information of interest

Dr. Benjamin Huff joined Summit Medical Group in August of 2013. He is originally from Oneida, TN where he grew up the son of a community family physician. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology and received his medical degree from University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN.

Dr. Huff returned home to East Tennessee to complete his internship and residency training in Knoxville at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Family Medicine.

Dr. Huff and his wife, a kindergarten teacher, currently reside in Blount County and have 2 boys. He enjoys a variety of outdoor activities and home renovation as well as spending time with his family and cheering on the Vols.

We have extended our hours at both of our locations:
Deane Hill:
Mon – Fri: 7am – 8pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 2pm
Sunday: 1pm – 5pm
Northshore:
Mon – Fri: 7am – 8pm

One in seven women is affected by breast cancer during her lifetime. While it is true that breast cancer occurs most frequently in women older than sixty, there are many younger people, and even men, who are affected by this devastating condition. One of the most important health screenings that a woman can perform is a monthly self breast examination. This examination is not complicated, but knowing the appropriate steps can be lifesaving.

To start, find a location where you will be comfortable, whether lying down or in the shower. Raise one arm above your head, and use the pads of the fingers of the opposite hand to first feel two areas in which lymph nodes may become enlarged when breast-cancer spreads: the armpit and the area just above the collar bone. Lymph nodes typically feel like rubbery pebbles. It is important to note that if several lymph nodes become enlarged in the armpit area, you may not feel individual lymph nodes, but instead feel like the armpit is swollen.

Next, check for lumps in the breast tissue. It is important to understand that the borders of the breast go from the sternum (breastbone) to the back of the armpit, and from the lower visible border of the breast all the way up to the collar bone and out to the shoulder. If the breast was divided into four quadrants, most breast cancer tends to occur in the upper, outer quadrant. This is an area that is frequently missed during self breast examinations. Again using the pads of the fingers of the opposite hand, move in an up-and-down pattern throughout this entire area, then switch and check the other breast.

It is also important to check the skin of the breast for changes, such as abnormal dimpling, which may occur when a breast cancer pulls the skin inward. A rash with thickened skin and pitting of the skin (like the outside of an orange peel) is the hallmark of a one form of breast cancer. Finally, inspect for nipple discharge by gentle squeezing this area of the breast. Notify your physician if this manuever produces a discharge, especially if it is from a single breast or is bloody, as these may be signs of malignancy.

Self breast examination should be done monthly, and a clinical breast exam should be performed by a trained medical professional once a year. In addition, a yearly mammogram is recommended for all women beginning at age forty. This screening mammogram may be started at an earlier age in a woman who has a first degree relative who has had breast cancer. Make sure that your health care provider knows your complete family history, so that appropriate recommendations can be made.

Did you know that lung cancer can occur in non-smokers? It may suprise you that a colorles, odorless, radioactive gas named Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon rises out of the ground naturally and can accumulate inside buildings. East Tennessee happens to be a high risk area for Radon gas. Most home improvement stores sell radon detection kits for around $25. Read more at http://www.epa.gov/radon/.

We stock and administer many vaccinations. Detailed information sheets on vaccinations are available online through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (click here).

Testimonials

If you need a primary care provider, Dr. Huff is as good as you're going to get! Highly, highly, highly recommended. He is extremely detailed, methodical and thorough; he is very warm & friendly, and he is clearly bright and has significant domain expertise in his field.
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2017-03-03T18:18:27+00:00
If you need a primary care provider, Dr. Huff is as good as you're going to get! Highly, highly, highly recommended. He is extremely detailed, methodical and thorough; he is very warm & friendly, and he is clearly bright and has significant domain expertise in his field.
Within just a few minutes of talking to the nurse and then to Dr. Dee, without telling him anything about my preferences on treatment options for some of the conditions that I have been diagnosed, he began discussing the various ways to treat them, and recommended what I've found to be the best treatment.
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2017-03-03T18:25:32+00:00
Within just a few minutes of talking to the nurse and then to Dr. Dee, without telling him anything about my preferences on treatment options for some of the conditions that I have been diagnosed, he began discussing the various ways to treat them, and recommended what I've found to be the best treatment.
Dr. Rylands and his staff provide excellent care. He is very good a diagnosing problems. He spends time with his patients and explains any treatments or medications he recommends. When my cholesterol was high, he pulled out a study and went through all the risks with me.
5.0
2017-03-03T18:26:48+00:00
Dr. Rylands and his staff provide excellent care. He is very good a diagnosing problems. He spends time with his patients and explains any treatments or medications he recommends. When my cholesterol was high, he pulled out a study and went through all the risks with me.
I would recommend Dr. Anderson because I have used them long term and have never had any problem with any of their treatments or procedures. I will use him again in the future.
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2017-03-03T18:29:09+00:00
I would recommend Dr. Anderson because I have used them long term and have never had any problem with any of their treatments or procedures. I will use him again in the future.
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