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Ask the Experts: For Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients, treatment options including lifestyle changes, medication and surgery can bring relief

Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a chronic condition that requires regular care in order for patients to successfully manage their symptoms. Colorectal surgeon Elizabeth Wood, MD is part of a multidisciplinary team that treats IBD at Regional One Health. Dr. Wood sees patients if lifestyle changes and medications have not helped, and always seeks to [...]

2022-04-05T11:17:40-06:00June 14th, 2022|

Ask the Experts: Getting the right treatment for fibroids can mean lighter, less painful menstrual cycles

Fibroids are a common concern for women during their reproductive years, causing symptoms like heavy, painful periods and a sensation of pressure. A gynecologist can help women navigate treatment options such as medication, interventional radiology, or minimally invasive surgery. Pallavi Khanna, MD, OB/GYN, FACOG, helps patients make an educated treatment decision based on their [...]

2022-04-19T11:01:51-06:00May 24th, 2022|

Don’t shy away from discussing colorectal symptoms – your doctor can help you feel better and prevent serious illness

Many women are embarassed to talk about issues like incontinence and constipation, but discussing digestive concerns with your health provider is essential to your wellbeing. Elizabeth Wood, MD said patients should always bring up their concerns so their doctors can help them avoid serious illness and improve quality of life. Dr. Wood is part [...]

2022-04-05T11:17:22-06:00May 17th, 2022|

“It’s not a journey you take alone:” Regional One Health therapists helped heal John Malone’s heart while making him feel like family

John Malone flat-lined for two minutes after suffering a massive heart attack, then spent 16 days in the hospital. Afterwards, he needed intensive cardiac rehabilitation to regain his strength. He found both expert care and second-to-none compassion at Regional One Health's Center for Rehabilitative Medicine. John said Occupational Therapist Dardhielle Jean not only helped him [...]

2022-04-27T11:55:19-06:00May 3rd, 2022|

“He poured his heart into me:” Faith, family and expert physical therapy helped Walter Tuggle get back on his feet

Walter Tuggle was in a mechanical wheelchair after a spinal stroke, having lost use of the right side and much of the left side of his body. He faced significant challenges, but he had incredible willpower and family support on his side. That, combined with the expertise of Regional One Health Physical Therapist Assistant [...]

2022-04-19T11:04:09-06:00April 18th, 2022|

Ask the Experts: When do I need to see a colorectal surgeon?

Colorectal surgeons like Elizabeth Wood, MD treat a variety of conditions, from benign issues like hemhorroids and Inflammatory Bowel Disease to colon and rectal cancers. Dr. Wood always looks for the least invasive surgical approach possible to minimize scarring, risk and recovery. She encourages patients who are experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms to see a health care [...]

2022-04-05T11:17:03-06:00April 17th, 2022|

“It felt like she was part of the family:” Social worker Carol Dennis helped Sharon Person bring her father home to continue healing

For Regional One Health's Subacute/Skilled Nursing team, the goal is to help every patient return home safely so they can continue to heal and get stronger. When Sharon Person's dad James was admitted to the facility after a diabetic episode, she felt overwhelmed - but quickly realized he was exactly where he needed to be. [...]

2022-04-06T11:13:48-06:00April 14th, 2022|

Neurosurgeon Douglas Taylor, MD now providing focused ultrasound to treat essential tremor at Regional One Health East Campus

Neurosurgeon Dr. Douglas Taylor is now part of the team providing focused ultrasound at Regional One Health's East Campus Imaging Center. Focused ultrasound is for patients suffering from hand tremor due to Essential Tremor or tremor-dominant Parkinson's disease. The procedure involves no incision and no hospital stay, and most patients experience immediate, lasting relief [...]

2022-03-16T12:09:03-06:00March 22nd, 2022|

During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, protect your health by learning about your screening needs and treatment options

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside to encourage everyone to learn about their risk factors and access the screening they need. The American Cancer Society now recommends that average-risk patients have their first colonoscopy at age 45 to help prevent and detect colon cancer. At Regional One Health, we can help [...]

2022-03-01T08:02:43-06:00March 2nd, 2022|
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