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.
With chronic diseases such as hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes prompting most doctor visits in the U.S., physicians should keep asking patients about their food and fitness habits, says David Kortje, MD, who is part of the South Wichita Family MedCenter practice.
South Central Kansas Medical Center Partners with Local Clinic to Form South Central Kansas Clinic, LLC
In an effort to better serve the community, South Central Kansas Medical Center (SCKMC) recently announced its partnership with Summit Clinic, both located in Arkansas City. The new medical practice, South Central Kansas Clinic, includes Kamran Shahzada, MD, internal medicine; Rhonda Green, MD, family medicine; Eric Thomson, MD, family medicine; and Angela Ziegler, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.
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.