Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
1:25 pm EDT
Saturday, June 12, 2021


Those of us living in this area of Florida are fortunate to have access to some of the best health care in the state. I’m sure that you, like me, appreciate the compassion and excellent care you receive from your local physician. 

All of us have stories about our illnesses, surgeries, and doctor visits, but the Style staff knows that doctors have their stories, too. We decided they might like to share those stories with you. We think you’ll find it interesting to learn why a young man decides to become a doctor or why a young medical student changed her specialty during a life-changing trip. These are stories your doctor may not have time to share with you, but they will touch your heart and help you see him or her in a different way.

If you were among the many affected by the mass destruction of Hurricane Irma, you’ll be interested in seeing how our towns, cities, and counties are doing one year after Irma hit this area.

This month, we’d like to say goodbye to a very special person, Fred Hilton. We’re sure you’ve enjoyed Fred’s humorous writing in the “This ’N That” column, which appears in every issue. He’s one of our favorite writers, but he decided it’s time to shut off his computer and take some down time. Chris Gerbasi, one of our staff writers, is stepping in to share his humorous musings on life. 

We’d like to think it’s cooling down since September usually heralds fall weather, but we’re in the Sunshine State, and that’s probably not going to happen. However, we still can enjoy the beaches and don’t forget to take along a copy of Style to read while you’re sunning.

Until next month,

Kendra Akers