Because of the many challenges faced by patients with heart valve disease, the Heart Valve Clinic at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis combines the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of physicians. This team, which includes structural cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons, is especially qualified to evaluate and treat complex heart disease.
With growing numbers of patients needing cataract surgery and more people looking for an alternative to LASIK surgery, it’s easy to see why multifocal lens implants are a much-welcomed option for patients older than 40.
Three-week-old Ashlyn Julian was crying inconsolably, and her mother, Gina Julian, knew something was terribly wrong.
Advancements in medical technology are occurring more rapidly all the time, and structural cardiology is no exception. In fact, structural cardiology itself is growing out of the relatively limited role it played in cardiology in previous decades.
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.
Self-care dialysis is the future of in-center dialysis. Don’t many of us remember when we “had our gas pumped for us”? Yet today we think nothing of filling our own tanks. With self-care dialysis, the renal failure patient will take more responsibility for his or her own treatment.
Striking one of every five U.S. adults — more than 46 million people — and affecting all genders, ages and races, arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability, according to the Arthritis Foundation. 
I see a lot of runners and athletes in our clinic, and they come in with a myriad of issues: low back pain, plantar fasciitis and knee tendinitis just to name a few.
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.