NMG If you’re not available, Norton Healthcare has more after-hours options

If you’re not available, Norton Healthcare has more after-hours options

Norton Healthcare has extended hours at some Norton Immediate Care Centers, for when your patients need care and you’re not available. Norton Immediate Care Center – Preston, located on Preston Highway near the Outer Loop, now provides 24-hour urgent care for minor illnesses and injuries. This location also houses Norton Children’s After Hours, offering specialized pediatric …

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NMG Reducing narcotics use for pain after surgery

Reducing narcotics use for pain after surgery

By Norton Healthcare Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, or ERAS, is being used for heart, colorectal, abdominal, and hip and knee replacement surgeries at Norton Healthcare. It was piloted at Norton Audubon Hospital four years ago and has since been implemented at Norton Healthcare’s other adult-service hospitals. With ERAS, patients receive non-narcotic analgesics before surgery, decreasing …

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NMG The surgeon’s role in opioid stewardship

The surgeon’s role in opioid stewardship

By William R. Bradford, M.D., MMM The causes of the opioid crisis are varied. The excessive prescribing of opioids across the nation is among the leading contributing factors. It is known that opiates are widely over-prescribed following surgery, with 80% or even more of the dispensed medications going unused after common surgical procedures. Nearly 40% …

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

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

Sarah H. Callahan, M.D. Norton Breast Radiology Medical degree: University of Louisville School of Medicine Residency: Radiology, University of Louisville Hospital Leigh Ann Gebhardt, APRN Norton Community Medical Associates – Shelbyville Degree: Chamberlain University College of Nursing, Downers Grove, Illinois Rangaraj K. Gopalraj, M.D., Ph.D. Norton Community Medical Associates – Geriatrics Medical degree: Kilpauk Medical …

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NMG Norton Healthcare facilities earn ‘LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader’ designations for second year

Norton Healthcare facilities earn ‘LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader’ designations for second year

Norton Healthcare’s five hospitals and Norton Cancer Institute have been named LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for the second year in a row. Norton Healthcare was one of 406 facilities nationwide to earn a top score of 100 points and receive the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation. “Norton Healthcare was founded on a mission …

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NMG Nonopioid pain management options

Nonopioid pain management options

Norton Specialty Rehabilitation Center Norton Specialty Rehabilitation Center offers physical therapy for chronic pain, including strength training, flexibility exercises and posture awareness. These active treatments can aid in reducing or eliminating the use of pain medication. “Research shows exercise and active treatment is one of the most effective therapies for chronic pain and addressing disability,” …

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NMG Louisville Top Docs at Norton Healthcare

Louisville Top Docs at Norton Healthcare

Nothing is more trusted than a doctor’s recommendation — which is why being named a Top Doc by fellow doctors is so meaningful. Louisville Magazine publishes an annual list recognizing some of the best in Louisville. To all the talented and dedicated Norton Medical Group and Norton Cancer Institute doctors who topped the list, congratulations …

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NMG Frequently asked questions about prescribing naloxone

Frequently asked questions about prescribing naloxone

By Norton Healthcare According to the surgeon general of the United States, the number of overdose deaths from prescription and illicit opioids doubled from 21,089 in 2010 to 42,249 in 2016. This steep increase is attributed to the rapid proliferation of illicitly made fentanyl and other highly potent synthetic opioids. These are being mixed with …

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NMG Norton Healthcare laboratory advancements featured on cover of professional publication

Norton Healthcare laboratory advancements featured on cover of professional publication

The patient benefits from the successful integration of Norton Healthcare’s laboratory operations are the topic of the cover story in the most recent edition of MedicalLab Management. Written by three leaders in the Norton Healthcare laboratory department, the article offers a guide to other laboratories. It also brings to light challenges of integration as well …

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NMG Early-bird registration for Primary Care Update CME

Early-bird registration for Primary Care Update CME

Norton Healthcare Registration is open for the 23rd annual Primary Care Update. Sign up by Oct. 8 and save, plus make sure you have a seat at this popular continuing medical education opportunity. This year’s guest faculty and keynote presenter is Donald R. Teater, M.D., MPH, owner of Teater Health Solutions and a practicing physician …

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