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Heart & Vascular Meet Melissa Lee Perrotta, M.D., Norton Children’s new adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) assistant medical director

Meet Melissa Lee Perrotta, M.D., Norton Children’s new adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) assistant medical director

By Kim Huston From working in a genetics lab to teaching yoga, Melissa Lee Perrotta, M.D., has found a way to blend all of her passions into one career. Her drive to understand and solve complex medical issues and her interest in integrative healing have led her to caring for patients with adult congenital heart …

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Heart & Vascular Mostafa El-Refai, M.D., thrives on the quick results of opening blocked arteries

Mostafa El-Refai, M.D., thrives on the quick results of opening blocked arteries

For Mostafa El-Refai, M.D., interventional cardiology is the best of both worlds. He gets to develop long-term relationships with patients and their families. He also gets to perform emergency stenting procedures to open blocked coronary arteries after heart attacks. “Interventional cardiology gets my blood rushing a little bit because we get to treat patients with …

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Heart & Vascular Sofya Kuznetsov, M.D., joins Norton Heart & Vascular Institute

Sofya Kuznetsov, M.D., joins Norton Heart & Vascular Institute

Sofya Kuznetsov, M.D., who is board certified and fellowship trained in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease, has joined Norton Heart & Vascular Institute. Dr. Kuznetsov completed her clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Ohio, where she was chief fellow. She completed her cardiovascular fellowship at University Hospitals Case Medical …

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NMG ‘MedChat’ podcast, episode 9: Provider wellness and resilience

‘MedChat’ podcast, episode 9: Provider wellness and resilience

Episode nine of the “MedChat” podcast is now available. This episode, “Addressing Provider Wellness and Resilience,” discusses the topic of more than half of U.S. doctors experiencing at least one symptom of burnout and a significant worsening of dissatisfaction in recent years. Physician stress and burnout can impact the quality of patient care as well …

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Sports Health New physician joins Norton Sports Health to treat athletes of all levels

New physician joins Norton Sports Health to treat athletes of all levels

Norton Sports Health’s  team is growing with the addition of a new specialist who will care for the Louisville Cardinals . Scotty Newcomer, D.O., sports medicine physician with Norton Orthopedic Institute, previously worked with the Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team. At Norton Sports Health, he’ll work with the Louisville Cardinals football team. Norton Sports Health …

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Womens Center of Excellence honors for Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital

Center of Excellence honors for Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital

By Maggie Roetker Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital has been redesignated a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) and Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS) by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). Status as an accredited Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery and Minimally Invasive Gynecology means that Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital …

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Heart & Vascular Heart failure monitoring technology provides early warning of worsening condition

Heart failure monitoring technology provides early warning of worsening condition

By Lynne Choate Living with advanced heart failure can be every bit as scary as it sounds. For patients, it means following a strict regimen that includes medication and regularly monitoring for the slightest signs that the condition is getting worse. Heart failure patients need to check their weight daily and report even slight changes …

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NMG Norton Medical Group welcomes these new providers as of November 1, 2019

Norton Medical Group welcomes these new providers as of November 1, 2019

Anna V. Bite, D.O. Norton Neurology Specialists Medical degree: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Missouri Residency: Neurology, Larkin Community Hospital, South Miami, Florida Fellowship: Multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus Merilda Blanco-Guzman, M.D. Norton Infectious Disease Specialists Medical degree: Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santiago, Dominican Republic Residency: Internal …

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Gastroenterology Alison Sharpe, D.O., joins Norton Gastroenterology Consultants of Louisville

Alison Sharpe, D.O., joins Norton Gastroenterology Consultants of Louisville

Alison Sharpe, D.O., is the newest member of the Norton Gastroenterology Consultants of Louisville team. The Bowling Green, Kentucky, native completed her gastroenterology fellowship at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City. Dr. Sharpe attended the University of Kentucky as an undergraduate and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Pennsylvania, for medical school. She completed …

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Spine Norton Leatherman Spine’s leadership on patient-based outcomes featured

Norton Leatherman Spine’s leadership on patient-based outcomes featured

The National Spine Health Foundation recently highlighted Steven D. Glassman, M.D., and Norton Leatherman Spine’s leadership in patient-based outcome measures in its “Ask the Expert” video series. “Historically, whether a patient did well with surgery was determined by, the doctor said you did well or said you didn’t do well,” Dr. Glassman said in the …

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