Urology has historically been a specialty with mostly male physicians, but more women like Allison Glass, MD, are choosing to make that their specialty. Dr. Glass is joining the urology department with the Hutchinson Clinic in September.
When Wichitan Mike Ellis was diagnosed 25 years ago with keratoconus, a condition in which the cornea becomes misshapen, his treatment options were to monitor its progression and get stronger corrective lenses until the severity of his vision loss would require a corneal transplant.
More than 225 Kansas infants die before their first birthday, according to a Wichita-based center that researches and implements programs to combat infant mortality. But the good news is that more efforts are being taken by local community groups to help educate parents about factors that can lower the risk for infant mortality.
The Epilepsy Center at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis has achieved two-year accreditation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 3 Epilepsy Center for adults — making it home to the only accredited epilepsy center in the state west of Kansas City.
If your patient has been diagnosed with severely narrowed aortic valves or aortic stenosis, a cardiologist may likely discuss a minimally invasive procedure called TAVR to replace the valves. The TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) procedure provides a treatment option for those patients considered a medium or high risk for open-heart surgery.
Fry Eye Associates in Garden City has relocated to a new clinic facility adjacent to its surgery center. The new facility offers not only more conveniences, but also allows the practice to grow, says co-owner and ophthalmology specialist Bill Clifford, MD.
As part of a new 15-acre medical campus in Derby, Kansas, Rock Regional Hospital is scheduled to begin accepting patients March 20 and construction is set to begin that same month on the first of two office buildings, according to project officials.