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NMG Educating patients on safe storage and disposal

Educating patients on safe storage and disposal

Norton Healthcare Providers should have a conversation with patients and parents/caregivers about safeguarding medications. All medications, including over-the-counter, herbal supplements and vitamins, should be stored out of the reach of children and locked up if possible. “It’s a simple, short conversation,” said Ashley N. Webb, Pharm.D., a board-certified clinical toxicologist and director of the Kentucky …

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NMG Addressing the opioid epidemic

Addressing the opioid epidemic

By Joshua T. Honaker, M.D., MBA The staggering prevalence of prescription opioid abuse has emerged as a public health crisis. Those affected by the epidemic are being seen by our health care system, by our providers and — very likely — by you personally. In 2017, the number of overdose fatalities in Kentucky increased 11%, …

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NMG The opioid crisis: An ED physician’s view

The opioid crisis: An ED physician’s view

By Robert H. Couch, M.D. For the past few years, health care providers have been aggressively fighting the opioid epidemic. We’re gaining ground in reducing opioid prescriptions and better understanding substance use disorder as a disease process. We’re currently seeing the third wave of this epidemic. It began about 20 years ago with increased overdose …

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NMG Chronic respiratory failure: What to know about clinical documentation

Chronic respiratory failure: What to know about clinical documentation

By Alicia Mitchell, R.N. Respiratory failure occurs when the body is unable to remove enough carbon dioxide from the blood and it builds up, or when the body can’t take in enough oxygen. Respiratory failure may be acute or chronic. Chronic respiratory failure is an ongoing condition that gradually develops over time and requires long-term …

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Cancer Oncologist’s study published: ‘Actual 5-Year Survivors After Surgical Resection of Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma’

Oncologist’s study published: ‘Actual 5-Year Survivors After Surgical Resection of Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma’

By Rebecca Hall This is the second in our series on published research by Robert C. G. Martin II, M.D., Ph.D. Robert C. G. Martin II, M.D., Ph.D., a surgical oncologist in multidisciplinary collaboration between Norton Cancer Institute and the University of Louisville, has published research in Annals of Surgical Oncology, in a paper titled …

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Pediatrics Transitional care for young adults with reproductive conditions

Transitional care for young adults with reproductive conditions

Transitioning healthy young women from pediatric to adult health care can be a challenge. However, patients who have undergone reproductive surgical procedures during their childhood present added complexity. Adolescents with gynecological anomalies, disorders of sexual development (DSD) and other ovarian conditions can benefit from communication and long-term planning about their care. Paige Hertweck, M.D., pediatric …

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NMG Research shows opioids are ineffective for chronic pain

Research shows opioids are ineffective for chronic pain

Research shows there are some short-term benefits of opioid therapy in certain situations, but there are no studies showing the long-term effectiveness of opioids for chronic pain. As a result, a paradigm shift is underway from opioids to nonopioid analgesics, according to James T. Jennings, M.D., medical director of adult primary care for Norton Medical …

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NMG 5 things physicians should look for when deciding where to practice

5 things physicians should look for when deciding where to practice

Joshua Yuen, M.D., is a primary care physician at the Norton Community Medical Associates offices in Okolona and Bullitt County. He’s always had an interest in medicine and engineering. After attending University of Louisville for medical school and his residency, Dr. Yuen decided on internal medicine and pediatrics for his professional practice because he was …

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Pulmonary Tanya A. Wiese, D.O., is now with Norton Pulmonary Specialists

Tanya A. Wiese, D.O., is now with Norton Pulmonary Specialists

By Rebecca Hall Tanya A. Wiese, D.O., interventional pulmonologist, has joined Norton Pulmonary Specialists. Dr. Wiese earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing. She completed an internal medicine residency at Mount Clemens General Hospital, Michigan, and a pulmonary critical care and interventional fellowship at Henry Ford …

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

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

Omari Chubinidze, M.D. Internal Medicine Norton Inpatient Specialists Rahul K. Reddy, M.D. Internal Medicine Norton Inpatient Specialists Duane W. Densler, M.D. Neurosurgery Norton Neuroscience Institute Chandler H. Park, M.D. Medical Hematology/Oncology Norton Cancer Institute Heather J. Ruccio, PA-C Norton Neuroscience Institute Sherri Lamerding, APRN Norton Community Medical Associates – Barret Megan Lewis, APRN Norton eCare …

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