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Ask the Experts: These four imaging scans can help protect your health as you age

Staying current with preventative screenings is especially important as you age, as it can help you catch serious illness while it is more easily treatable. Our East Campus Imaging Center offers state-of-the-art screening to help detect cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and more. Talk to your primary care provider about your screening needs, and follow [...]

2022-08-08T11:43:08-06:00September 14th, 2022|

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|

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|

Ask the Experts: What do physicians wish their patients knew about “gut health”?

Gastrointestinal distress can make life miserable - but for most patients, dietary changes and other healthy habits can help. A primary care physician like Dr. Madiha Haji at Primary Care Specialists is often the first stop for patients with abdominal pain, bloating and other symptoms. She can rule out serious illness and help patients feel [...]

2022-02-16T10:57:46-06:00March 8th, 2022|
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