Dr. Anthony Sims to Deliver Public
Health Lecture on Diabetes
The Northeast Alabama Community College
Health Lecture Series will host Dr. Anthony Sims on Wednesday,
March 23, 2011, at 12:00 noon, in the Health Education Building,
Room 106, on the NACC campus. The public is invited.
Dr. Sims' lecture topic is Diabetes. This
disease often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem
so harmless. Recent studies indicate that the early detection of
diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of
developing the complications associated with this illness.
Dr. Anthony Sims
Dr. Sims was honored this past December
with the NACC Foundation Alumnus of the Year award. He is the
son of Andy and Patsy Sims of Sylvania and is a graduate of
Sylvania High School. Dr. Sims attended NACC on an Academic
Scholarship in 1993. In 1995, he transferred to Jacksonville
State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in
Biology, and in 2001 received his Doctorate of Medicine from the
University of Alabama in Birmingham. In 2004, Dr. Sims moved
home to open Henagar Family Medicine in Henagar, Alabama. When
asked about opening a practice in Henagar he stated, “It was my
plan all along to move back home and open up a family practice.
I had no intention of doing anything else. I wanted to come
home.” He also serves as ABC Hospice Medical Director, board
member of Cornerstone Christian Academy and Scout Master in
Sylvania. He lives in Sylvania with his wife Amy and children,
Drew, Abbie and Aidan.
“We’re very appreciative that Dr. Sims will be on campus to
speak to the students, faculty, staff and community about
diabetes,” said Susan Barron, Events Coordinator for the
college. “We hope many of our NACC students and friends of the
College will join us for this lecture series.” Dr. Sims will
take questions after his presentation.
For more information concerning the NACC Health Series, please
contact Susan Barron at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone extension 248 at the college.