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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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  • Nurse practitioner joins team at Catlettsburg Family Care Center

    King’s Daughters is pleased to welcome nurse practitioner Ryan Faulkner, APRN, to its Family Care Center, 4004 Louisa Road, Catlettsburg. Faulkner earned his master of science in nursing from Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., and is a board-certified family nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. His bachelor of science in nursing was completed at ...
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  • Tina England, APRN, welcomes new patients

    Nurse practitioner Tina England is welcoming new patients at KDMS Central Avenue Primary Care. She joins family physician Hassan Abul-Khoudoud, M.D. England earned her master of science in nursing from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minn., (2010) and completed her family nurse practitioner at the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hayden, Ky., in 2012. She earned her associates ...
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  • King's Daughters, OLBH Enact Flu-Related Visitation Restrictions

    Due to the increase of flu cases and the recent announcement by the Department for Public Health that Kentucky’s flu activity is now an epidemic, King’s Daughters Medical Center and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital have implemented temporary visitor restrictions. The restrictions are aimed to help prevent the spread of the flu and include: Visitors may be issued masks or other ...
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  • Pharmacy ordering gets a major upgrade

    Medication orders have to be precise, but what happens when you have to order medicine for a Family Care Center? Or an Urgent Care Center? It's such a common thing you might imagine there was a ready-made process we could adopt. It turns out there was not, and there most definitely was not an app for that. So we made one. Marketing/PR developer Obadiah Williams worked with Pharmacy Team ...
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  • Welcome to Medicare program is Dec. 5

    King’s Daughters popular Welcome to Medicare program returns Tuesday, Dec. 5 with Jacob Taulbee of the State Health Insurance Program. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Health Education Center at King’s Daughters, which is located in the lower level of the Lexington Avenue Parking Garage. King’s Daughters Center for Healthy Living will be on hand with healthy holiday ...
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  • Halloween on the Hill

    King's Daughters Prestonsburg invites children and their parents to Halloween on the Hill, a party to celebrate the fun and excitement of Halloween, 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 1279 Old Abbott Mountain Road. COLORING CONTEST Prizes will be awarded in three categories: pre-school through kindergarten; first through third grade; and fourth through sixth grade. Coloring pages must be ...
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  • Pertussis on the rise

    Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is a serious respiratory illness characterized by an infectious cough. Although most of us were vaccinated against it as children, as we get older, our ability to fight it off weakens, leaving us susceptible as adults. Pertussis is very contagious and can be quite serious, especially for infants less than one year of age. Pertussis outbreaks have been ...
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  • Family physician joins Prestonsburg office

    Family physician Kate Tackett, D.O., has joined King’s Daughters Primary Care Prestonsburg, 1279 Old Abbott Mountain Road. Tackett earned her medical degree from the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2014 and completed her family medicine residency at Pikeville Medical Center in 2017. She joins family physicians Ashley Adams, D.O., Clayton Bowman, D.O., and ...
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  • Strategies for low back pain

    Low back pain is one of the most common problems in the U.S. As a matter of fact, more than 80 percent of Americans experience at least one episode of low back pain (LBP) in their lifetimes. Usually this pain is not serious and goes away on its own. Most people experience “nonspecific LBP,” which means there is not a specific spine problem causing the pain. Rarely is back pain caused ...
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  • Mobile mammography unit at Sam's Club on Sept. 9

    If it's time for your mammogram, but getting it taken care of through the week is just too much hassle, here's an opportunity to get your mammogram done on a Saturday! King’s Daughters Mobile Mammography Unit will visit at Sam’s Club, 432 Walmart Way, in South Point, Ohio, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Screening mammography does not require a physician order and is ...
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  • Free flu shot clinics set for September

    The flu vaccine is a lifesaver for all, but especially for those over 65, pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions. To help make it easier for residents to receive the flu vaccine, King’s Daughters has scheduled a series of free flu shot clinics during September. The vaccinations are free and available to those 18 and older, no appointment needed. Participants will be ...
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  • King's Daughters welcomes family physician

    King’s Daughters welcomes family physician Robin Tolbert, D.O., to its Family Care Center at Cedar Knoll, 10650 U.S. Route 60, Ashland. Tolbert earned her medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.Va., and completed her family medicine residency at Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va. Previously, Tolbert was on ...
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  • Summer harvest season: Time to be botulism aware

    Food safety is always important, but it must be at the top of your mind during the summer harvest and food preservation season. Botulism is a rare but potentially deadly illness caused by a poison most commonly produced by a germ called Clostridium botulinum. The bacteria are found in soil and can survive, grow, and produce a toxin in certain conditions, such as when food is improperly canned. The ...
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  • Centers receive Patient-Centered Medical Home designation

    Several of our primary care locations recently received Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition from The National Committee for Quality Assurance. These locations join our first two recognized practices, Grayson Family Care Center and Portsmouth Family Care Center : Burlington Family Care Center Catlettsburg Family Care Center Cedar Knoll Family Care Center Flatwoods Family Care Center Flatwoods ...
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  • Kids Luau is June 17 at Cedar Knoll

    King’s Daughters pediatric practices are sponsoring a Kid’s Luau from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17 at Cedar Knoll Pediatrics, 10650 U.S. Route 60 in Cannonsburg, near the Kyova Mall. Parents will be able to meet King’s Daughters pediatricians and providers; ask questions about immunizations; get information about health issues and concerns affecting children, and more. ...
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  • Shining the light on vitamin D

    The human body requires vitamin D to build strong bones and for good overall health. It plays a vital role in the body’s absorption of calcium. People who don’t get enough vitamin D can develop soft, thin and brittle bones. In children, this condition is known as rickets. In adults, it’s called osteomalacia. Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” also plays a role in ...
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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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  • Tick season is here! Learn the signs of Lyme disease

    The unseasonably warm weather has already seen an increase of ticks on our pets, which should remind us to look closely for Lyme disease. Early signs/symptoms (three to 30 days after tick bite) include fever, chills, headache, fatigue, muscle and joint aches, swollen lymph nodes and Erythema migrans (EM) rash: Begins at the site of a tick bite after a delay of three to 30 days (average is about ...
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  • Protect babies, kids from secondhand smoke

    There are more than 7,000 chemicals – many of them cancer-causing – in secondhand smoke. Because their bodies are small and still developing, infants and children are especially vulnerable to these poisons. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention remind parents (and grandparents) that: Both babies whose mothers smoke while pregnant and babies who are exposed to secondhand ...
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  • Blood Profile, Vascular Screenings set for Grayson

    King's Daughters Low-Cost Blood Profile and Vascular Disease Screening Programs are coming to King's Daughters Family Care Center, 609 N. Carol Malone Blvd., Grayson, Ky., on Friday, March 17. The screenings will be offered beginning at 8 a.m. The Low-Cost Blood Profile includes a complete blood count; comprehensive metabolic panel; lipid profile (LDL, HDL, total cholesterol and ...
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  • Catlettsburg Family Care Center welcomes physician assistant

    King’s Daughters welcomes physician assistant Jason Mullins to its Family Care Center in Catlettsburg. Mullins joins Stacy Ann Dixon, M.D., Anna Patton, M.D., and nurse practitioner Rhonda Crawford. Mullins earned his Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies from the University of Kentucky, Lexington. He is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician ...
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