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Physicians today have many options for helping patients reach optimal mobility, both before and after orthopedic surgery. One of the most advantageous of those options is pre-habilitation therapy.
Ed Hett, MD, and Terry L. Mills, MD, CPE, FAAFP, are partnering to pioneer new models of care for Via Christi Health, the largest provider in Kansas.
Building upon a long tradition of providing high-quality, personalized risk management and patient safety services for its clients, MMIC has recently introduced a number of innovative training services aimed to identify and prevent potentially dangerous and costly situations.
There is a strong consensus among post-rehabilitation fitness experts that the most important element in any fitness regimen is that it be carefully directed and personalized. For post-rehabilitation fitness to be effective, it must be responsible, according to Wendy Williamson, PhD, Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist, ACE, CPT-ACE, CPT-NASM, and owner of Williamson Wellness Center in Wichita.
Though we would not invite difficult situations into our lives, some events are so positively life-changing that they are well worth the pain and hardship they cause, says Andy Marso, award-winning reporter for the Kansas Health Institute and author of Worth the Pain: How Meningitis Nearly Killed Me — Then Changed My Life for the Better.
The challenge of when and whether to treat hypogonadism is a common issue in medical practice. Is hypogonadism a natural part of aging? What are the limitations of diagnostic measures? What are the risks and benefits of treatment, and what treatments are available?
Choosing hospice is a difficult decision for the patient and the patient’s family. However, for the physician, approaching the family and starting the conversation about hospice care can be just as difficult, according to Mike Nicholas, founder of Promises Kept Hospice in Wichita.
Endocrine physiology is fascinating. Hormones hold a world of mystery and wonder — they are everywhere in the body, and everything that happens in our bodies is somehow related to them. Understanding the physiology and clinical manifestations of endocrine diseases unlocks knowledge that can help patients lead healthier lives.
Kidney disease is a major public health issue nationally, impacting one in nine American adults — with most unaware they have the disease. During their lifetimes, half of American adults will be at risk for kidney disease, often due to high blood pressure and diabetes — two of the leading causes.
The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) has selected Kevin Hoppock, MD, FAAFP, as the 2014 Kansas Family Physician of the Year. KAFP is the largest medical specialty society in the state, with 1,580 members. Dr. Hoppock was honored at the 2014 KAFP Annual Meeting in Overland Park on June 6.
Wesley Medical Center Is Home to Dedicated Pediatric Facilities and More Than 40 Subspecialists
Kansas Nephrology Research Institute (KNRI) performs clinical trials for new treatments of kidney disease, diabetes, metabolic bone disease and hyperlipidemia.
Each year, about 5 million people are diagnosed with heart valve disease. Of those, about 1.5 million have aortic stenosis — an obstruction or narrowing of the aortic valve. This is often caused by the buildup of calcium deposits on the leaflets of the valve.
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) began in 1987 with the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Since then, the list of procedures performed laparoscopically has grown at a pace consistent with improvements in technology and the technical skill of surgeons.
In the past decade, there has been a steady increase in the number of individuals diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and those with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who require some form of renal replacement therapy. Currently, 26 million American adults have CKD, and millions more are at risk. For Fresenius Medical Care North America and Kansas Nephrology Physicians, a dynamic partnership is the first step in providing options that empower patients to take control of their health.
Galichia Heart Hospital, a campus of Wesley Medical Center, has a long-standing tradition of quality cardiovascular and emergency services. But with new service lines, such as its total joint replacement program, and new technologies in surgery and imaging, Galichia is expanding its services to become the expert choice for nearly every medical need.
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a dialysis modality available as a renal replacement therapy for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). As such, it antedates hemodialysis, as the first report of a peritoneal dialysis dates back to 1923.
Many health conditions can contribute to, or impede the healing of, chronic wounds and ulcers. Because of the challenges associated with managing chronic wounds, Via Christi Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Therapy offers comprehensive treatment from a team of wound-care experts under one roof.
Urinary incontinence, the involuntary loss of urine, is a medical condition that affects more than 30 million American women.
Urology has always been at the forefront in implementing exciting technologies, and Wichita Urology Group (WUG) has always been among the earliest adopters of innovative advances in surgical technology. The promise that technology represents is one of the main elements that drew Jeffrey S. Davis, MD, to urology, and ultimately to WUG.