News From Around the State

Wichita Cardiologist, Coffey Health System Settle Medical Fraud Lawsuits

Wichita cardiologist Joseph Galichia, MD, has agreed to pay $5.8 million to settle a false claims lawsuit that alleges he...


A Changing Image for Radiology: Wichita Radiological Group Is Early Adopter of Value-Based System

The radiology specialty, like other healthcare practices, is being transformed from a volume-based model to a value-based model. In Kansas, Wichita Radiological Group, one of the largest...


Ascension Via Christi Home to State’s Only Accredited Epilepsy Center West of Kansas City

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.

Survey Shows High Physician Burnout Rate in Sedgwick County

The burnout rate among Sedgwick County physicians is higher than the national rate, according to a new survey by the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.

Can TAVR Help Patients With Aortic Stenosis?

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.