Entries by Ginny Sigle

Just Breathe

by Caroline Benitez To be stressed is to be human, especially during these uncertain times. At some point, everyone experiences situations that cloud their head with worry and overwhelms their thoughts. While there are plenty of ways to describe this sort of feeling, it would be a mistake to think that stress is something that’s […]


With the arrival of COVID-19 on our doorstep, LVIM will continue to be a critical resource to the community. Working together to keep our community safe and healthy, LVIM is planning and prepared to face the new normal that lies ahead.  In these uncertain times, LVIM is keeping the doors open to our current patients, […]

Gut Feeling

by Caroline Benitez While many of us are used to making decisions based on a gut feeling, it takes more than intuition to know your risk of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer refers to cancer of the digestive tract- specifically, cancer occurring in the large intestine (colon) or rectum. Roughly 148,000 new cases of colorectal cancer […]

2019 Nonprofit of the Year

LVIM is incredibly honored to have received the Nonprofit of the Year Award at the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Honors event last week!  The applications were judged by Executives of Chambers from around the country. Without our volunteers, staff, board members and the community this would not be possible. This is one of the BEST […]

Healthy Hearts

by Caroline Benitez At Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine (LVIM), we strive to put heart into everything that we do. When it comes to getting our patients on track toward good health, understanding their heart health is the best place to start. According to the CDC, nearly 75 million adults in the United States live with […]