March 9, 2011


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, or telephone extension 248 at the college.