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For Immediate Release:
October 18, 2013

Neurologists Swee Yang Lim, MD, and Flavia M. Machado, MD, join Southcoast Brain and Spine Center

DARTMOUTH, Mass - Southcoast®Health System announced today that neurologists Swee Yang Lim, MD, and Flavia M. Machado, MD, have joined Southcoast Physicians Group and will see patients at Southcoast Brain and Spine Center located at 480 Hawthorn Street in Dartmouth.

Southcoast Brain and Spine Center is a regional center that provides a comprehensive delivery of care for patients with neurological brain and spine disorders through surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Physician specialists in neurology, neurosurgery and physiatry collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of physical therapists, psychologists, chiropractors and nurses to offer the most advanced treatments and care available for neurological, brain and spine disorders.

Dr. Lim and Dr. Machado are accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 508-990-0963. For more information on Southcoast Brain and Spine Center, visit

Swee Yang Lim, MD

Dr. Lim, MD, is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wis. He completed an internship in internal medicine at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, followed by a residency in neurology and fellowship in neuromuscular medicine at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Dr. Lim is board certified in neurology and board eligible in neuromuscular medicine. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Dr. Lim currently resides in Providence, R.I.

Flavia M. Machado, MD

Dr. Machado, MD, earned her medical degree from Fundação Técnico -Educational Souza Marques University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She completed an internal medicine residency at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and a residency in neurology at the Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro also in Brazil. Dr. Machado participated in a residency in internal medicine at Metro West Medical Center in Framingham and completed a residency in neurology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She is board eligible in neurology.

Dr. Machado specializes in the treatment of patients who have had strokes or suffer from headaches. She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Dr. Machado currently resides in Providence, R.I.

Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-973-5280

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It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group - Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

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