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  • King's Daughters recognizes volunteers

    National Volunteer Week is April 7-13. Everyone at King’s Daughters is very thankful for our volunteers and their dedication to our mission - “To care. To serve. To heal.” The volunteer program at King’s Daughters was established on Oct. 6, 1955, with 138 charter members. While it was initially called The Women’s Auxiliary of King’s Daughters Hospital, the ...
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  • Auxiliary provides funding for community projects

    Each year, King’s Daughters Auxiliary provides thousands of dollars in funding to support dozens of community programs and health initiatives that benefit underserved and at-risk individuals and families throughout the region. On Thursday, the Auxiliary awarded $122,000 in gifts to support 17 community projects for fiscal year 2018, including: $20,000 to newborn car seat program $15,000 to ...
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  • Ambulatory Pharmacy services expand to Prestonsburg

    King’s Daughters Ambulatory Pharmacy is now providing anticoagulant therapy (Coumadin) services at our Prestonsburg location. Previously, these services were provided by cardiology nurse practitioner Terri Hall, APRN. King’s Daughters offers Ambulatory Pharmacy/Coumadin services at several locations, including Ashland, Grayson, Louisa and Prestonsburg in Kentucky and Portsmouth, ...
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  • Narrative medicine topic of Heart Failure Support Group meeting

    King's Daughters is pleased to welcome Robert Slocum, Ph.D., program coordinator of the Narrative Medicine program at the University of Kentucky, to the November meeting of its Heart Failure Support Group. Dr. Slocum will discuss the power of narrative medicine in helping patients build hope and resilience. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice telling their stories through ...
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  • One year later: Revisiting breast cancer survivors

    In October 2018, we profiled three women and their experiences with breast cancer. These brave ladies shared their stories and photos for the greater good, and to encourage women everywhere to be vigilant, take an active role in their healthcare, and get screened as recommended by medical professionals. For 2019, we wanted to catch up with them and continue their stories. “What a difference ...
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  • Refill your prescriptions from a computer or smartphone

    King’s Daughters Family Pharmacy customers now can request refills on existing prescriptions through a smartphone app or website link. Existing customers can begin using the service after obtaining a code in person at the Family Pharmacy. The app is available on iPhone and Android. To find it: Search and download “Fusion-RX.” After installation, search for King’s Daughters ...
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  • Weight loss surgery price reduced for self-pay patients

    The self-pay (when insurance does not cover the procedure) price for bariatric surgery at King’s Daughters has dropped by more 30 percent to $11,000. This includes pre-surgery visits, as well as standard hospital, surgeon and anesthesia fees. The previous self-pay price was $16,100. The new cost does not include costs associated with complications, extended hospital stays, or pathology ...
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  • Farmers Market on Ashland campus begins Thursday, June 6

    Join us every Thursday afternoon throughout the summer for the Boyd County Farmers Market on our campus. We hope to see you under the tent for fresh, locally grown food! The market begins Thursday, June 6, and is slated to end Thursday, Oct. 17.
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  • November is National Diabetes Month: know the 3 types of diabetes

    November is National Diabetes Month, where we seek to bring attention to the more than 30 million U.S. adults who have diabetes and the one in four individuals who do not know they have it. The Center for Healthy Living Diabetes Team would like to share information about diabetes and pre-diabetes to recognize those who live with or support someone with diabetes and to create an awareness of those ...
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  • Healthy Families event Thursday, Sept. 7

    Leading a healthy lifestyle through better nutrition and increasing physical activity is a goal for most families. Busy schedules and budgeting for healthy foods can be a problem. King’s Daughters can help! Join us for a free event 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Healthy Families Groceries to Table will take place at King ’ s Daughters Health Education Center, lower level of ...
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  • King's Daughters awards scholarships to local students

    Thanks to generous donors in our local community, King's Daughters Health Foundation recently awarded $12,000 in college scholarships to area students pursuing college degrees. The Edna and Mildred Monk Memorial Nursing Scholarship was awarded to five students pursuing degrees in nursing. The $1,000 scholarship provides assistance with the first year's tuition, room, board, books and lab ...
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  • Farmers Market on Ashland campus begins Thursday, June 6

    Join us every Thursday afternoon throughout the summer for the Boyd County Farmers Market on our campus. We hope to see you under the tent for fresh, locally grown food! The market begins Thursday, June 6, and is slated to end Thursday, Oct. 17.
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  • National Day of Prayer Observance is Thursday

    ASHLAND, Ky. – The 23 rd Annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast and Service will be held 8 a.m. Thursday, May 2 at the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center, fourth floor, 1620 Winchester Ave. The theme for this year’s event is Love One Another, echoing the command of Jesus in John 13:34 to “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.” The National Day of Prayer event is ...
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  • Health Foundation now accepting scholarship applications

    King’s Daughters Health Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors for the 2019-2020 academic year. Three scholarship opportunities are available through the Foundation. The Stewart Health Foundation Scholarship is a new scholarship for 2019. This scholarship, in the amount of $1,000 per year, is renewable for up to four years, provided eligibility criteria ...
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  • Weight loss surgery price reduced for self-pay patients

    The self-pay (when insurance does not cover the procedure) price for bariatric surgery at King’s Daughters has dropped by more 30 percent to $11,000. This includes pre-surgery visits, as well as standard hospital, surgeon and anesthesia fees. The previous self-pay price was $16,100. The new cost does not include costs associated with complications, extended hospital stays, or pathology ...
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  • November is National Diabetes Month: know the 3 types of diabetes

    November is National Diabetes Month, where we seek to bring attention to the more than 30 million U.S. adults who have diabetes and the one in four individuals who do not know they have it. The Center for Healthy Living Diabetes Team would like to share information about diabetes and pre-diabetes to recognize those who live with or support someone with diabetes and to create an awareness of those ...
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  • Vascular screening may help diabetics avoid amputation

    More than half of all lower limb amputations in the U.S. result from complications of diabetes. Diabetes affects virtually every part of the body, including the circulatory system. High blood sugar levels make the blood “sticky,” causing it to clot more readily and adhere to plaque buildup inside artery walls. Combine sticky blood with narrowed arteries in the lower legs, feet and ...
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  • Respected gastroenterologist comes to Portsmouth

    When it comes to issues of the stomach or digestive system, you want an expert who can help no matter the situation. The team at King’s Daughters Ohio is proud to welcome gastroenterologist Garfield Grandison, M.D., to campus and our endoscopy suites. He has practiced in Ashland for several years, and now will see patients in Portsmouth and Ashland. Practicing with Dr. Grandison will be ...
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  • Giant, inflatable colon to visit Ashland Town Center

    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and King’s Daughters Medical Center and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital are partnering with several area organizations to bring a special, educational event to Ashland Town Center mall from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 31. A highlight of the event will include a giant, inflatable colon visitors can walk through (from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) to learn ...
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  • Respected gastroenterologist comes to Portsmouth

    When it comes to issues of the stomach or digestive system, you want an expert who can help no matter the situation. The team at King’s Daughters Ohio is proud to welcome gastroenterologist Garfield Grandison, M.D., to campus and our endoscopy suites. He has practiced in Ashland for several years, and now will see patients in Portsmouth and Ashland. Practicing with Dr. Grandison will be ...
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  • Giant, inflatable colon to visit Ashland Town Center

    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and King’s Daughters Medical Center and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital are partnering with several area organizations to bring a special, educational event to Ashland Town Center mall from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 31. A highlight of the event will include a giant, inflatable colon visitors can walk through (from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) to learn ...
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  • One year later: Revisiting breast cancer survivors

    In October 2018, we profiled three women and their experiences with breast cancer. These brave ladies shared their stories and photos for the greater good, and to encourage women everywhere to be vigilant, take an active role in their healthcare, and get screened as recommended by medical professionals. For 2019, we wanted to catch up with them and continue their stories. “What a difference ...
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  • Refill your prescriptions from a computer or smartphone

    King’s Daughters Family Pharmacy customers now can request refills on existing prescriptions through a smartphone app or website link. Existing customers can begin using the service after obtaining a code in person at the Family Pharmacy. The app is available on iPhone and Android. To find it: Search and download “Fusion-RX.” After installation, search for King’s Daughters ...
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  • Online scheduling now available for patients of King's Daughters primary care providers

    Patients of nearly all primary care providers (family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics) at King’s Daughters now can schedule their appointments online through MyChart, the Health System’s electronic medical record system. The new self-scheduling feature means existing patients can see available slots and make an appointment from their computers or smartphones. There are more ...
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  • Walk-In Care for Schools program ready for 2019-2020 school year

    School is right around the corner, and the Walk-In Care for Schools program from King’s Daughters is ready to help. The program puts nurse practitioners in partner schools, providing high quality, convenient medical care for teachers, staff and students. The result? Healthier schools! Walk-In Care for Schools helps parents, kids and schools with fewer missed educational days, fewer missed ...
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  • Ambulatory Pharmacy services expand to Prestonsburg

    King’s Daughters Ambulatory Pharmacy is now providing anticoagulant therapy (Coumadin) services at our Prestonsburg location. Previously, these services were provided by cardiology nurse practitioner Terri Hall, APRN. King’s Daughters offers Ambulatory Pharmacy/Coumadin services at several locations, including Ashland, Grayson, Louisa and Prestonsburg in Kentucky and Portsmouth, ...
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  • Narrative medicine topic of Heart Failure Support Group meeting

    King's Daughters is pleased to welcome Robert Slocum, Ph.D., program coordinator of the Narrative Medicine program at the University of Kentucky, to the November meeting of its Heart Failure Support Group. Dr. Slocum will discuss the power of narrative medicine in helping patients build hope and resilience. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice telling their stories through ...
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  • King's Daughters donates 25 AEDs to first responders, schools

    On Friday, King’s Daughters Health System and King’s Daughters Health Foundation presented 25 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to 14 community agencies throughout its service area. AEDs are medical devices that can deliver an electrical shock to an individual suffering from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), a condition that affects more than 350,000 Americans each year. Only about ...
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  • Healthy Heart screenings set for June in Ashland, Portsmouth & Vanceburg

    King’s Daughters is providing free healthy heart with EKG screenings during June at locations in Ashland, Ky., Portsmouth, Ohio, and Vanceburg, Ky. Participants will receive checks of their total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood oxygen levels and a screening EKG. Results will be reviewed by a King’s Daughters health professional. specialist. THE ASHLAND SCREENING will ...
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  • Refill your prescriptions from a computer or smartphone

    King’s Daughters Family Pharmacy customers now can request refills on existing prescriptions through a smartphone app or website link. Existing customers can begin using the service after obtaining a code in person at the Family Pharmacy. The app is available on iPhone and Android. To find it: Search and download “Fusion-RX.” After installation, search for King’s Daughters ...
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  • Online scheduling now available for patients of King's Daughters primary care providers

    Patients of nearly all primary care providers (family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics) at King’s Daughters now can schedule their appointments online through MyChart, the Health System’s electronic medical record system. The new self-scheduling feature means existing patients can see available slots and make an appointment from their computers or smartphones. There are more ...
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  • Walk-In Care for Schools program ready for 2019-2020 school year

    School is right around the corner, and the Walk-In Care for Schools program from King’s Daughters is ready to help. The program puts nurse practitioners in partner schools, providing high quality, convenient medical care for teachers, staff and students. The result? Healthier schools! Walk-In Care for Schools helps parents, kids and schools with fewer missed educational days, fewer missed ...
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  • Signage updates underway at King's Daughters

    King’s Daughters is updating its exterior campus signage to better aid patients coming to the Ashland campus. The updates are part of the medical center’s 2012 Master Facility Plan. Beginning phases of the plan now are being implemented, with two parts already underway. Temporary color-coded flags were installed earlier in the spring at all building entrances, along with names and ...
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  • Neonatologist joins King's Daughters staff

    King’s Daughters is pleased to welcome neonatologist Courtney De Jesso, M.D., to its medical staff. De Jesso earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed internship and residency in pediatrics at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Calif. De Jesso completed a neonatal-perinatal fellowship at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in ...
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  • NICU receives $41,500 grant for Giraffe Omnibed

    King’s Daughters Newborn Intensive Care Unit has received a $41,500 grant to purchase a specialized bed to care for premature infants from Brave Beginnings, a program of the Will Rogers Institute. The Giraffe Omnibed pairs an incubator and radiant warmer, creating a healing environment for premies. A special curtain protects the baby from heat loss when the incubator is opened while airflow ...
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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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  • Seizure specialty clinic opens at King's Daughters Ohio

    King’s Daughters is pleased to announce the opening of a Seizure Specialty Clinic and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at King's Daughters Medical Center Ohio in Portsmouth. The clinic and EMU are under the direction of epilepsy specialist Omar Elghawanmeh, M.D., who also directs the EMU at KDMC in Ashland. Patients with seizure conditions are seen in the clinic and evaluated to determine the ...
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  • Procedure reduces stroke risk during carotid artery surgery

    Stroke is the leading cause of disability, and the No. 5 cause of death, in the U.S. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked (ischemic stroke) or ruptures (hemorrhagic stroke). Carotid artery disease causes more than half of all strokes in the U.S., according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Carotid artery disease is ...
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  • Free Carpal Tunnel Screening

    Pain, numbness or tingling in one or both hands may be a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that is estimated will affect as many as 6 percent of adults in the U.S. at some point in their lives. King’s Daughters is offering a free carpal tunnel screening, beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, onboard King’s Daughters blue mobile health unit, parked on the KDMC campus at ...
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  • King's Daughters receives national award for stroke care

    King’s Daughters Medical Center has once again received recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations for delivering high-quality care to stroke patients. Cynthia Keely, director of system and quality improvement for the AHA, presented KDMC with the Get With The Guidelines ® -Stroke Gold Plus Target Stroke Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award on Wednesday, ...
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  • Refill your prescriptions from a computer or smartphone

    King’s Daughters Family Pharmacy customers now can request refills on existing prescriptions through a smartphone app or website link. Existing customers can begin using the service after obtaining a code in person at the Family Pharmacy. The app is available on iPhone and Android. To find it: Search and download “Fusion-RX.” After installation, search for King’s Daughters ...
    Continue Reading
  • Online scheduling now available for patients of King's Daughters primary care providers

    Patients of nearly all primary care providers (family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics) at King’s Daughters now can schedule their appointments online through MyChart, the Health System’s electronic medical record system. The new self-scheduling feature means existing patients can see available slots and make an appointment from their computers or smartphones. There are more ...
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  • Seizure specialty clinic opens at King's Daughters Ohio

    King’s Daughters is pleased to announce the opening of a Seizure Specialty Clinic and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at King's Daughters Medical Center Ohio in Portsmouth. The clinic and EMU are under the direction of epilepsy specialist Omar Elghawanmeh, M.D., who also directs the EMU at KDMC in Ashland. Patients with seizure conditions are seen in the clinic and evaluated to determine the ...
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  • King's Daughters awards scholarships to local students

    Thanks to generous donors in our local community, King's Daughters Health Foundation recently awarded $12,000 in college scholarships to area students pursuing college degrees. The Edna and Mildred Monk Memorial Nursing Scholarship was awarded to five students pursuing degrees in nursing. The $1,000 scholarship provides assistance with the first year's tuition, room, board, books and lab ...
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  • Walk-In Care for Schools program ready for 2019-2020 school year

    School is right around the corner, and the Walk-In Care for Schools program from King’s Daughters is ready to help. The program puts nurse practitioners in partner schools, providing high quality, convenient medical care for teachers, staff and students. The result? Healthier schools! Walk-In Care for Schools helps parents, kids and schools with fewer missed educational days, fewer missed ...
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  • Registered Nurse Frankie Groves receives 2018 Bev Coleman Nursing Excellence Award

    King's Daughters congratulates nurse Frankie Groves, the 2018 recipient of the Bev Coleman Nursing Excellence Award. Frankie is a registered nurse on Heart and Vascular Recovery Unit. Frankie was nominated by several of her nursing peers who all agree she embodies the characteristics of the award: • Selflessness • Positivity • Empathy • Grace "She has touched hundreds ...
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  • King's Daughters announces finalists for Bev Coleman Nursing Excellence Award

    As part of our Nurses Week activities, King's Daughters is pleased to announce the second annual Bev Coleman Nursing Excellence Award finalists. The award recognizes a nurse who has exhibited the highest levels of nursing excellence and has positively influenced the nursing culture at King's Daughters over the past year. Criteria include: Positivity in the face of adversity Empathy Grace ...
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  • Nursing clinical ladder in its second year

    In its second year, King's Daughters Nursing Clinical Ladder is underway. Our nurses are already making strides in advancing not only their own professional development but also helping King's Daughters make advancements. In a new collaboration, 11 of our nurses are partnering with students from Kentucky Christian University in Grayson. The students are pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in ...
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  • One year later: Revisiting breast cancer survivors

    In October 2018, we profiled three women and their experiences with breast cancer. These brave ladies shared their stories and photos for the greater good, and to encourage women everywhere to be vigilant, take an active role in their healthcare, and get screened as recommended by medical professionals. For 2019, we wanted to catch up with them and continue their stories. “What a difference ...
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  • Cancer program celebrates 25 years of CoC accreditation

    The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted three-year accreditation to the cancer program at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. King’s Daughters cancer program has been continuously accredited by the CoC for 25 years, first earning accreditation in 1993. Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, ...
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  • Diagnosed at Age 37: Two Portraits of Courage

    Amy Arthur’s story When turning age 37 in September 2017, Amy Arthur didn’t expect a lot different. Dinner and gifts from family members, and a few cards from friends were the norm these days. But first, she had an annual check-up with Richard Ford, M.D. , her gynecologist. And that’s where her birthday took an unexpected turn. “Dr. Ford found the lump that day. He ...
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  • Keeping It Local with Rocky Adkins Golf Tournament

    We are gearing up for the 23rd annual Rocky Adkins Cure for Cancer golf scramble to be held Friday, May 25 at Eagle Trace in Morehead. More than 300 golfers from across Kentucky, representing more than 60 sponsors, will participate in the tournament, with proceeds benefiting King’s Daughters Oncology Center of Excellence. Over the years, the tournament has raised more than $1.5 million to ...
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  • Joint pain screening is Aug. 16 in Ashland

    King’s Daughters orthopedics and sports medicine staff will be conducting free screenings for joint pain beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 in the Outpatient Services Center, 480 23 rd St., Ashland. The noninvasive screening includes knees, hips, backs and other joints. King’s Daughters orthopedic surgeon George Aitken, M.D., and Marshall Health orthopedic surgeon Felix Cheung, ...
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  • Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Aitken accepting new patients in Flatwoods; offers free joint screening June 21

    Beginning in June, King's Daughters orthopedic surgeon George Aitken, M.D., is accepting new patients at Flatwoods Medical Specialties, 1109 Bellefonte Road, Flatwoods; and is offering a FREE joint pain screening beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 21. Non-invasive screening includes • Knees • Hips • Shoulders • Other joints Appointments are required for the joint pain ...
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  • Keys to strong bones: Calcium and Vitamin D

    Although bone-weakening osteoporosis is quite common among older people, it isn’t an inevitable part of aging. There’s a lot you can do to shield your bones from this disease. Getting enough calcium and vitamin D are two critical strategies for keeping bones strong. King's Daughters orthopedic surgeon Felix H. Cheung, M.D., says older people who take vitamin D seem to fall less ...
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  • Free joint pain screening Feb. 22 in Jackson

    Injury, arthritis, illness or normal wear and tear can cause joint pain. Screenings are designed to help pinpoint the cause of your pain and provide follow-up recommendations. King’s Daughters is offering a free joint pain screening beginning 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at 14395 Ohio State Route 93. Appointments are required by calling 1-888-377-KDMC. The screening allows our team to evaluate ...
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  • Diagnosed at Age 37: Two Portraits of Courage

    Amy Arthur’s story When turning age 37 in September 2017, Amy Arthur didn’t expect a lot different. Dinner and gifts from family members, and a few cards from friends were the norm these days. But first, she had an annual check-up with Richard Ford, M.D. , her gynecologist. And that’s where her birthday took an unexpected turn. “Dr. Ford found the lump that day. He ...
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  • Choosing eyelid surgery

    Plastic and reconstructive surgeon W. Bryan Rogers, M.D., says facelifts - the go-to procedure when you think of plastic surgery - are not common in our area. “We can do them, but most patients don’t request them.” Dr. Rogers says patients are asking for plastic surgery help in one particular area, though: the eyes. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, ...
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  • Flu vaccination clinics set

    King’s Daughters primary care practices have scheduled a series of flu vaccination clinics throughout the region during the month of October and early November. Vaccination cost will be billed to insurance. Cost for self-pay patients is $27; cash, checks and credit cards welcome. No appointment is needed. Individuals do not need to be patients in the practice to receive the vaccination ...
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  • Online scheduling now available for patients of King's Daughters primary care providers

    Patients of nearly all primary care providers (family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics) at King’s Daughters now can schedule their appointments online through MyChart, the Health System’s electronic medical record system. The new self-scheduling feature means existing patients can see available slots and make an appointment from their computers or smartphones. There are more ...
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  • Walk-In Care for Schools program ready for 2019-2020 school year

    School is right around the corner, and the Walk-In Care for Schools program from King’s Daughters is ready to help. The program puts nurse practitioners in partner schools, providing high quality, convenient medical care for teachers, staff and students. The result? Healthier schools! Walk-In Care for Schools helps parents, kids and schools with fewer missed educational days, fewer missed ...
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  • Nurse practitioner joins SSU Health Clinic

    King’s Daughters is pleased to welcome nurse practitioner Bindyaben Patel, APRN, to its Shawnee State University Health Clinic. Patel will be providing primary care services to Shawnee State students, faculty and staff. Patel earned her master of science in nursing from Kentucky Christian University, Grayson, Ky., and her bachelor of science in nursing at Shawnee State University, where she ...
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  • Glow Run benefits community concussion testing

    King’s Daughters Orthopaedics Marshall Orthopaedics are calling all runners and walkers to light up the night for its July 28 Glow Run 5K to benefit concussion testing. Proceeds from the run, which begins at 9 p.m., will go to community concussion testing for local athletes. “We want everyone to come out and have fun,” said sports medicine physician Andy Gilliland, M.D. This ...
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  • A "textbook" Central Sterile program

    Kudos to Glenna Hamblin (second from left in the photo) and the King's Daughters Central Sterile teams for a job well done! Glenna's ability to stay abreast (and ahead) of the rapidly changing regulatory requirements and patient safety standards has resulted in stellar outcomes. A consultant recently commented that the King's Daughters “Central Sterile Department is the most ...
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  • Diagnosed at Age 37: Two Portraits of Courage

    Amy Arthur’s story When turning age 37 in September 2017, Amy Arthur didn’t expect a lot different. Dinner and gifts from family members, and a few cards from friends were the norm these days. But first, she had an annual check-up with Richard Ford, M.D. , her gynecologist. And that’s where her birthday took an unexpected turn. “Dr. Ford found the lump that day. He ...
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  • Free hernia screening is July 18 in Portsmouth

    King’s Daughters Medical Center Ohio general surgeon Adam Martin, M.D., will be performing free hernia screenings beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 18 at the hospital. A hernia occurs when an organ (or part of an organ, such as the intestine), makes its way through the connective tissue, muscle or wall of a cavity. Hernias affect men more often than women: It’s estimated that one in ...
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  • Choosing eyelid surgery

    Plastic and reconstructive surgeon W. Bryan Rogers, M.D., says facelifts - the go-to procedure when you think of plastic surgery - are not common in our area. “We can do them, but most patients don’t request them.” Dr. Rogers says patients are asking for plastic surgery help in one particular area, though: the eyes. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, ...
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  • One year later: Revisiting breast cancer survivors

    In October 2018, we profiled three women and their experiences with breast cancer. These brave ladies shared their stories and photos for the greater good, and to encourage women everywhere to be vigilant, take an active role in their healthcare, and get screened as recommended by medical professionals. For 2019, we wanted to catch up with them and continue their stories. “What a difference ...
    Continue Reading
  • Heart disease in women is a bigger deal than most think

    A recent study showed that women are beginning to recognize that heart disease is a major threat to them on the whole (54 percent knew it was the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S.). But only 13 percent said they were personally worried about their risk. “I think a lot of women are shocked when they find out they are at risk,” said King’s Daughters cardiologist Jennifer Listerman, ...
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  • Diagnosed at Age 37: Two Portraits of Courage

    Amy Arthur’s story When turning age 37 in September 2017, Amy Arthur didn’t expect a lot different. Dinner and gifts from family members, and a few cards from friends were the norm these days. But first, she had an annual check-up with Richard Ford, M.D. , her gynecologist. And that’s where her birthday took an unexpected turn. “Dr. Ford found the lump that day. He ...
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  • Ford family brings decades of experience in women's care

    King’s Daughters is pleased to welcome gynecology practice of Richard Ford, M.D., to its Integrated Practices. Patients are welcome at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties Gynecology, 224 Winchester Ave., Suite 1, Ashland. The practice consists of two physicians and two nurse practitioners. New patients are welcome! To schedule an appointment, please call (606) 324-2554. Conditions ...
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