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Dr. Chris Lowe, Board-Certified Dermatologist
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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Chris Lowe, Board-Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Chris Lowe is a board-certified dermatologist at Galen Dermatology. He’s always enjoyed science and helping others, so medicine was a natural fit for him career wise. Dr. Lowe received his MD from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and went on to complete an internship with Madigan Army Medical Center, followed by his dermatology residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Dr. Lowe joined the Galen team in 2019, but has been practicing dermatology full time since 2013. Both Dr. Lowe and his wife grew up in the Chattanooga area, and were thrilled to have an opportunity to

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Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month, and the team at Galen is celebrating the health and wellness of our male patients and their families. Celebrated across the country, the root purpose of Men’s Health Month is to raise awareness surrounding preventable health problems while encouraging the early detection and treatment of diseases among men and boys. This month-long celebration provides health care professionals and public policy makers, along with individuals, the opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical care and screenings, as well as early treatment for illnesses and injuries. The month will be marked by a slew

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Family Health & Fitness Day

This year on June 13th, we celebrate the good parks and recreation brings to our communities and families with National Family Health & Fitness Day. On the second Saturday in June each year, this special day exists to highlight the importance of the parks systems in helping to keep communities active and healthy. Parks and recreation agencies across the states are encouraged to join in, sharing ways families can safely get active while still practicing social distancing on June 13th. This may look different place to place– maybe even incorporating virtual programming people can participate in from home, or within

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June is Cataract Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America has declared the month of June to be Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world, and the leading cause for vision loss among Americans, affecting 24 million Americans over the age of 40. As such, June is dedicated to promoting awareness and education surrounding this issue. What are cataracts? A cataract is a clouding of the lens of your eye, which is normally clear. They result in clouded vision, difficulty reading, driving, and overall vision problems, especially at night. What are the symptoms of cataracts? Clouded, blurred or dim vision Increased

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National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week is May 10th-16th, 2020, and the team at Galen is ready to celebrate women’s health and inspire our female patients to make their health a priority now and always. Especially in the current climate with COVID-19 an ever present concern, it’s even more imperative than ever to take steps to improve overall wellness now for a happier and healthier future. This is important for all girls and women, but even more so for those with underlying health conditions like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, cardiovascular and respiratory issues, and of course, women over the age of 65. It’s

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Galen’s Drive-Through Testing For COVID-19 In Hamilton County

CHATTANOOGA, TN, April 7, 2020– In response to the spread of COVID-19, Galen Medical Group is offering Telehealth services to better address the health needs of the Chattanooga community during these uncertain times. 

Galen Remote Access Care is a new program offering safe, direct access to remote medical care for the greater Chattanooga area. This outreach is available to existing Galen patients as well as new patients who are seeking access to remote healthcare during this challenging time of social distancing.

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Galen Doctors Explain– Digestive Health with Dr. Gregory Olds

  Digestive health is so important, and there may be unanswered questions you have about best practices, colonoscopies, and more. Our Specialist in Interventional Gastroenterology, Dr. Gregory Olds, is a great resource for our patients, and answers some FAQs below in his expert opinion. Q: At what age, and how often should someone get a colonoscopy?  A: Most people should have their first colonoscopy starting at age 50. The American Cancer Society recently recommended starting at age 45, although most insurance companies will not cover the procedure this early. Contact your insurance to see what is the age they will

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