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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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  • Welcome vascular surgeon David Dockray, M.D.

    King’s Daughters is pleased to welcome vascular surgeon David Dockray, M.D., to its medical staff. Dr. Dockray joins KDMS Tri-State Vascular Specialists, the practice of vascular/endovascular surgeon Omran Abul-Khoudoud, M.D., physician assistants Lauren Ison, Josh Logan, and Holly Knuckles, and nurse practitioner Vada Stanley. Dr. Dockray earned his medical degree from the University of New ...
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  • KDMC participates in national research study on heart failure outcomes

    King’s Daughters has been selected to participate in a large-scale, pragmatic clinical trial to evaluate the effect of health system-level quality improvement compared with usual care on heart failure outcomes and heart failure quality-of-care metrics. The CONNECT – HF C are O ptimizatio N Through Patie N t and Hospital E ngagement C linical T rial for Heart Failure (CONNECT – ...
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  • Health Foundation awards $11,000 in scholarships

    King’s Daughters Health Foundation recently awarded $11,000 in college scholarships to area students pursuing college degrees. The Edna and Mildred Monk Memorial Nursing Scholarship was awarded to five students pursuing a degree in nursing. The $1,000 scholarship provides assistance with the first year’s tuition, room, board, books and lab fees and is open to dependents of King’s ...
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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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  • King's Daughters offers free insurance enrollment assistance

    King’s Daughters Health System is offering free insurance enrollment assistance to those who need to sign up for health insurance for 2018. The window for signing up for insurance is much shorter than in years past, due to changes on the federal level. Sign-ups start Wednesday, November 1, and conclude Friday, December 15. Unlike previous years, there is no grace period this year. We have ...
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  • Don't delay your mammogram

    Glenna Lovins is living proof that while breast cancer may be unpredictable, it’s still beatable. After a bout with the disease, she now preaches a message of early detection. Glenna was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2016. She was 68 years old. She delayed her yearly mammogram during the busy holiday season — a decision she now regrets. The diagnosis shocked her, her husband, ...
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  • Treating breast cancer with great medicine and humor

    Forty-six. Just 46. That’s was Lisa Smith’s age when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was early October 2016. “I found a lump under my arm,” Lisa said. “When I went to my family doctor, he also found a lump in my chest. The next week, I had an ultrasound, and was scheduled for a biopsy. I found out I had stage 3 breast cancer. That’s how my journey ...
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  • Flu vaccination clinics set

    Need a flu shot? King’s Daughters has you covered! An annual flu shot is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. It can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits and missed work/school, in addition to reducing hospitalizations caused by flu and flu complications. Flu vaccination significantly reduced a child’s risk of dying from influenza. ...
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  • Pacemaker lead placement innovation comes to King's Daughters

    Electrophysiologist Kristin Ellison, M.D., recently performed a first for our region - a His-bundle pacing procedure. The procedure is a relatively new way to correct electrical impulses in the heart. During the procedure, Dr. Ellison implants a pacemaker as normal. The innovation is where the lead - the pacemaker’s electrical wire that stimulates the heart - is placed. Pacing the heart from ...
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  • Free joint screening April 27

    Injury, arthritis, illness or normal wear and tear can cause joint pain. Screenings allow our joint care team to diagnose the cause of your pain and determine a treatment plant that meets your needs. King's Daughters is offering a FREE joint pain screening 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at Outpatient Services Center, 480 23rd St., Ashland. Appointments are required by calling 1-888-377-KDMC. Non ...
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  • Clinical healthy lifestyle program starts April 6

    Let us help you meet your healthy lifestyle goals in 2017! Make a choice that is right for you and Choose to Lose with King’s Daughters. Our program guides you step by step through nutrition, exercise and change. Join any time! The first meeting of Choose to Lose is Thursday, April 6. Classes are 5 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at King’s Daughters Outpatient Therapy Building, 480 23 rd St., ...
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  • Grayson, Ashland prediabetes sessions begin April 10

    You can prevent type 2 diabetes, and King’s Daughters can show you how! Join KDMC’s lifestyle change coach Kim Bayes, RN, BSN, to learn how to eat healthier, lose weight and safely increase physical activity. "One out of three adults has prediabetes and doesn't know it," said Bayes. "This program is designed to help those people who are at risk of developing the ...
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  • New Emergency Dept. team making a difference

    In January 2017, a mostly new team of physicians and advanced practitioners, from a national group called Team Health, took over medical provider service at the King’s Daughters Emergency Department. Team Health is a nationwide company who also serves our 24/7 Urgent Care Center in Portsmouth with great results. The new team’s goal in Ashland is to continue to have outstanding quality ...
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  • Deadline for spring craft fair vendors is April 14

    King's Daughters Spring craft fair has been scheduled for noon to 8 p.m. May 11 under the tent at Central Avenue and 24th Street. Vendor applications are now being accepted though Friday, April 14 from the public. Booth sizes are 6 by 10 and 10 by 10. There is no charge to participate in the show, but you must complete a vendor application and pay a $10 fee to the City of Ashland. King's ...
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  • JDRF Road Tour to make stop in Portsmouth March 30

    This way to a cure! The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Road Tour is making a stop in Portsmouth - 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30 at King's Daughters Medical Center Ohio, 2001 Scioto Trail, Portsmouth. Destination: A Cure for T1D (type 1 diabetes) will feature guest speaker John Lyons whose 10-year-old daughter Julia was diagnosed with T1D when she was 3. John, who lives in Cincinnati, is ...
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  • Electrophysiology team first in the nation to receive accreditation

    Our electrophysiology program has been awarded a national first - full accreditation for electrophysiology by Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE). Our program was the first in the nation to undergo review last year, and now is the first to receive accreditation in the U.S. Our heart team also received reaccreditation from ACE for cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary ...
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