Blog Posts in 2016

  • Home Medical Equipment offering service to improve safety for patients taking medications

    I n the U.S., nearly 3.8 million prescriptions are written each year, yet 50 percent of them are taken incorrectly or not at all, according to research. Even among chronically ill patients who fill their prescriptions regularly, studies indicate only about half of the doses are taken as physicians intend. Taking medications improperly can have dire consequences. To help patients simplify what can ...
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  • Improve your health - become a volunteer!

    As we age, all of us want to know — how can we age well? When thinking about living longer, healthier lives, we all know we should eat better and exercise, but did you know there are significant health benefits associated with volunteering? Helping others helps you! In fact, research from the past two decades suggests that seniors who volunteer live longer, experience less depression and ...
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  • Family Pharmacy in Ironton expands hours; open Saturdays

    King’s Daughters Family Pharmacy in Ironton is expanding its hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. It is located within KDMC’s Family Care Center and Urgent Care Center in Ironton. “The new hours will be more convenient for those who need prescriptions filled on their way to work and on Saturdays. We will also be able to assist ...
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  • Health insurance expert to discuss Medicare benefits

    Jacob Taulbee, a coordinator with Kentucky’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program, will be the featured speaker at the Welcome to Medicare program on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at King’s Daughters Medical Center. The free program begins with a free blood pressure screening and education on cancer prevention and detection at 11:30 a.m. Buffet lunch will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m., ...
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  • Physicians embrace and support our community

    As physicians, William and Mayola Boykin share a passion for helping people in need. Their concern for the welfare of others extends beyond healthcare and the basic necessities of food, clothing and shelter, to include hope and opportunity. “If you look at Gallup polls and how our region scores in areas such as hope and expectation of having a good life — you have to ask, how can we ...
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  • Walk In Care for Schools to provide physicals for 6th graders at East Carter and West Carter middle schools

    King’s Daughters physician assistant Leslie Elliott will provide on-site physicals for 6 th grade students at East Carter Middle School and West Carter Middle School per the following schedule: East Carter Middle School, 1 Spirit Lane, Grayson Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. West Carter Middle School, 150 Warrier Drive, Olive Hill Monday, Aug. 8 from noon to 7 p.m. Parents or guardians ...
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  • Mobile Mammography to be at Cedar Knoll Family Care Center this Saturday

    King's Daughters is currently accepting appointments for its Mobile Mammography which will be at Cedar Knoll Family Care Center this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (606) 408-2742. In addition, Cedar Knoll Pediatrics is helping parents and kids take care of health-related aspects of back-to-school with a Kid’s Carnival, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. ...
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  • KDMS-Neuromedicine welcomes nurse practitioner

    King’s Daughters Medical Specialties – Neuromedicine welcomes nurse practitioner Jessica Slone, joining neurologist Megan Rudinsky, D.O., Omar Elghawanmeh, M.D., and nurse practitioner Katie Bazell. Slone earned her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner degree from DeVry University, Chicago, Ill. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. A ...
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  • Fairview Independent Schools, King's Daughters partner for school-based medical care

    The students, faculty and staff of Fairview Independent School District will have access to on-site healthcare beginning in August 2016 thanks to a new partnership with King’s Daughters Health System. The new initiative, Walk-In Care for Schools, brings a dedicated medical provider to school systems. The on-site provider can help adults and students by promoting physical, mental, social and ...
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  • Women's Boutique hosts three-day sale

    King's Daughters Women’s Boutique will host a sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 through Thursday, July 28. Sale to include: $10 bras (specialist available to ensure proper fit) Swimwear at 50 percent off (including those for women who have had a mastectomy) $50 wigs Variety of $5 gift items (including jewelry, shirts and more) King’s Daughters Women's Boutique offers ...
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  • Health Foundation announces scholarship winners

    King’s Daughters Health Foundation recently announced the winners of the 2016 scholarship awards. Each year, the Health Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors in the region. This year’s scholarships and winners are: King’s Daughters Health Foundation, Health Career Scholarship ($2,500) Winner: Brianna Claxon from Greenup County High School Parents: Brian and ...
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  • King's Daughters welcomes neurologist to team

    King's Daughters welcomes neurologist Omar Elghawanmeh, M.D., to KDMS — Neurology, joining neurologist Megan Rudinsky, D.O., and nurse practitioner Katie Bazell. Elghawanmeh earned his medical degree from Saba School of Medicine, Saba Netherlands, Antillies. He completed residencies in internal medicine at Christiana Care, Newark, Del., and neurology at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, ...
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  • Kid's Back to School Carnival is July 23

    It’s hard to believe, but summer is almost over for thousands of kids in the Tri-State area. Soon, it will be time for school supplies, backpacks, new shoes and all of the hundred details that go into getting ready for a new school year. In the midst of all that, King’s Daughters Cedar Knoll Pediatrics is helping parents and kids take care of health-related aspects of back-to-school ...
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  • King's Daughters Medical Center now offers Obera intragastric balloon for weight loss

    Two surgeons at King's Daughters Medical Center now offer the Orbera™ intragastric balloon to assist adult patients suffering from obesity – with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40 – in losing and maintaining weight. General surgeons Rod Tompkins, M.D., and Kevin Miller, M.D., are performing the nonsurgical procedure. The Orbera balloon is part of a comprehensive, low-cost, ...
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  • Skin cancer screening is July 19 in Portsmouth

    ASHLAND, Ky. – Skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting Americans. In fact, about 20 percent of us will develop it at some point in our lives. Because skin cancer usually results from lifestyle choices, nearly all cases are avoidable. Those choices may have been made five, 10 or even 20 years ago, so it’s important to protect your skin from the sun and UV rays now, avoid ...
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  • Welcome to cardiac imaging specialist Arash Seratnahaei, M.D.

    King’s Daughters Medical Specialties – Cardiology welcomes cardiac imaging specialist Arash Seratnahaei, M.D., to its team at 613 23rd St., Suite 230, Medical Plaza B, Ashland, Ky. A cardiologist, Seratnahaei specializes in advanced cardiac imaging, including echocardiography, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI. These advanced imaging tests allow heart problems to be detected using minimally ...
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  • Cedar Knoll Pediatrics announces new hours

    Cedar Knoll Pediatrics will offer new office hours for improved patient access and convenience beginning July 5. Office hours: 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (during which time sports physicals, school physicals, well and sick child appointments will be available) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – walk-in appointments available The practice is located at 10650 U.S. 60, Ashland. Pediatrician ...
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