Blog Posts in 2017

  • Know the beginnings of heart attack

    Tomorrow begins American Heart Month! We wanted to kick things off a little early with information about heart attacks that could save your life or the life of someone you care about. Did you know heart attacks have beginnings? They do! Just like other diseases, heart attacks have early signs and symptoms. These “beginnings” occur in more than 50 percent of patients, according to the ...
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  • KDMC Installs Advanced Cardiac Mapping System

    New technology enables tailored treatment for patients with cardiac arrhythmias King’s Daughters Medical Center is the first facility in Kentucky to install the EnSite Precision™ cardiac mapping system, a next-generation platform designed to provide automation, flexibility and accuracy for diagnostic mapping used in ablation procedures to treat patients with abnormal heart rhythms. ...
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  • Neurologist earns subspecialty certification

    Congratulations to King’s Daughters neurologist Omar Elghawanmeh, M.D., who has recently received subspecialty certification in epilepsy from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Epilepsy is the fourth-most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages. It is characterized by unpredictable seizures and can cause other health problems. Elghawanmeh completed his ...
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  • Low-Cost Blood Profile Screening is Feb. 24

    Many physicians and healthcare providers recommend that patients receive routing blood screening to monitor health, check medication effectiveness or monitor blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, for many patients, the cost of these screenings isn’t covered by insurance … or deductibles and co-pays make it unaffordable. King’s Daughters is pleased to provide a lower cost ...
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  • KDMS - Nephrology welcomes nurse practitioner

    King’s Daughters welcomes nurse practitioner Ashli Davitt Bowling, APRN, to KDMS – Nephrology and Hypertension Specialists, joining nephrologists James Egel, M.D., Donald Hammonds, D.O., Michael Kasey, D.O., Jonathan Kendall, M.D., Ryann Pangan, M.D., Swathi Pullela, D.O., Charbel Salem, M.D., and nurse practitioners Brian Gauze, APRN, and Heather Roth, APRN. Bowling earned her Master ...
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  • Nephrologist achieves subspecialty certification

    King’s Daughters congratulates nephrologist Swathi Pullela, D.O., who recently achieved subspecialty certification in Nephrology from the American Board of Internal Medicine. Pullela practices at KDMS — Nephrology, with nephrologists James Egel, M.D.; Donald Hammonds, D.O.; Michael Kasey, D.O.; Jonathan Kendall, M.D.; Ryann Pangan, M.D.; Charbel Salem, M.D.; and nurse practitioners ...
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  • Louisa Office Expanding, Offering Nephrology Services

    King’s Daughters is pleased to announce the expansion of its Louisa, Ky., clinic to include nephrology services. Nephrologists James Egel, M.D., (left) and J. Michael Kasey, D.O., will be seeing patients in Suite 103 of Three Rivers Medical Plaza, 2348 State Highway 644, beginning in early February. A public open house is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25. Free blood ...
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  • Welcome to neurosurgeon Michael Weicker, M.D.

    King's Daughters welcomes neurosurgeon Michael Weicker, M.D., to KDMS - Neurosurgical Specialists, 617 23rd St., Suite 400, Ashland, Ky. Dr. Weicker received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, N.Y. He completed his residencies in neurosurgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C., at at Albert Einstein ...
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  • King's Daughters Women's Boutique has moved

    King's Daughters Women's Boutique has moved to 121 16th Street in Ashland next to Identity Salon. The larger space has enabled the Boutique to expand their selection of mastectomy-related products and apparel. The Boutique features a wide variety of items for women undergoing cancer treatment including mastectomy bras and breast forms, specialty swimsuits, scarves, caps, turbans and wigs. ...
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  • Burlington Family Care Center, extends hours, welcomes nurse practitioner

    King’s Daughters Family Care Center in Burlington welcomes nurse practitioner Carla Dyer to its healthcare team, joining nurse practitioners Stephen Perkey and Dee Ann Freeman. Dyer earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky., and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mountain State University, Beckley, W.Va. A nurse practitioner is a registered ...
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  • Next American Red Cross Blood Drive Wednesday, Jan. 18

    King’s Daughters will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at King’s Daughters in the medical center’s Health Education Center (lower level of the Lexington Avenue parking garage). BNL.gov estimates more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. would die each year without a blood transfusion. If all blood donors gave two to four times a ...
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