Compassionate, ongoing relationships between patients and caring physicians, as well as prompt referrals and advances in technology, have transformed the field of rheumatology in the 22 years Timothy Shaver, MD, FACP, has been in practice.
Approximately 90 days after the world’s first fully dissolving heart stent for treating coronary artery disease received FDA approval, Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita, already a leader in advanced cardiac care, now offers this technology.
Achy legs and feet or sores that won’t heal can be common problems for patients with a history of diabetes, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease or smoking, but could also be indicative of a common underlying vascular condition, Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).
The puzzles and patient care opportunities inherent in rheumatology sparked a passion in Maya Estephan, MD, during her internal medicine residency rotation at the Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinics of Kansas (ARCK).
The transfer process for patients to any of Via Christi’s three acute-care hospitals in Wichita is much easier since the launch of Via Christi Direct, a 24/7 control center designed to efficiently integrate operating services and seamlessly place inbound patients.
On May 3, 97-year-old Myrtle Humble underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis. The procedure has brought renewed hope for patients whose hearts are failing because of severe aortic stenosis.
In her training, Melanie Rohr, MD, has learned to pay attention to subtle symptoms, tracing their causes in order to target the best possible courses of treatment for patients suffering arthritic pain.
Kansas Kids Heart Center’s (KKHC’s) commitment to compassionate, state-of-the-art care for children and young adults has built up the Wichita practice’s client base and reputation since Mohamad Al-Ahdab, MD, FAAP, CCDS, founded the practice in 2010.
Serenity Home Health is in a class by itself when it comes to both quality indicators and patient rankings. The company is the only one in Kansas, and one of only 30 in the nation, to receive the Double Five-Star ranking for home health providers.