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NMG Chandler Park, M.D., joins Norton Cancer Institute

Chandler Park, M.D., joins Norton Cancer Institute

Chandler H. Park, M.D., is the newest medical oncologist/hematologist with Norton Cancer Institute. Dr. Park earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his residency in radiology and internal medicine at Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, followed by fellowships in hematology/oncology at West Virginia University, Morgantown, and immunotherapy at University …

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CME Registration deadline soon for the latest advancements in clinical oncology CME

Registration deadline soon for the latest advancements in clinical oncology CME

The deadline to register for Updates in Clinical Oncology 2019 is Aug. 9. You can attend in person or via livestream for this free continuing medical education activity. The activity is targeted toward physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nurses and other health care providers in the practice specialties of family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, internal medicine, …

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NMG How to use the morphine equivalent daily dose

How to use the morphine equivalent daily dose

The morphine equivalent daily dose (MEDD) translates the dose and route of each opioid a patient has received over the previous 24 hours to a morphine equivalent using a standard conversion table. The MEDD should be used anytime an opiate is prescribed. “This formula helps in the vigilant monitoring, reduction and tapering; prescription of naloxone; …

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Pediatrics What are phimosis and paraphimosis?

What are phimosis and paraphimosis?

By Kimberly Huston Phimosis and paraphimosis are issues that affect the foreskin of the penis. Phimosis is when the foreskin can’t retract (pull down) from the tip of the penis. Paraphimosis occurs when the foreskin is retracted but can’t be replaced over the glans penis. They are common conditions in boys, but serious complications can …

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

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

Bahjat AlAdili, M.D. Norton Inpatient Specialists Medical degree: St. George’s University School of Medicine Residency: Internal medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine   Brandon C. Dennis, Psy.D. Norton Neurology Services Degree: Xavier University Residency: Clinical neuropsychology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine Fellowship: Clinical neuropsychology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine   Don R. …

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NMG Duane W. Densler, M.D., joins Norton Neuroscience Institute

Duane W. Densler, M.D., joins Norton Neuroscience Institute

Neurosurgeon Duane W. Densler, M.D., has joined Norton Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Densler earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed residencies in general surgery and neurosurgery at University of Louisville School of Medicine. Prior to joining Norton Healthcare, Dr. Densler served as chief of the neurosurgical division and director of neurosurgical …

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NMG ‘MedChat’ podcast, episode 4: Jonathan W. Weeks, M.D., discusses pregnancy and addiction

‘MedChat’ podcast, episode 4: Jonathan W. Weeks, M.D., discusses pregnancy and addiction

Episode four of the “MedChat” podcast is now available. This episode, “Addressing Opioid Use During Pregnancy,” discusses the significant increase in infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in the last decade. The podcast will help providers stay current on the practice guidelines available to prevent NAS and minimize the effects when possible. Moderator James …

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Pediatrics Norton Children’s Hospital nationally recognized for combating overuse of antibiotics

Norton Children’s Hospital nationally recognized for combating overuse of antibiotics

Overuse of antibiotics is a worldwide problem, reducing the drug’s effectiveness and making serious bacterial infections resistant to treatment. For its efforts to improve antibiotic prescribing, Norton Children’s Hospital has been named an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence. The Infectious Diseases Society of America awards the distinction to hospitals that effectively prescribe antibiotics and combat …

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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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