Memorial Hermann Greater Heights For The Leader If you think it’s old-fashioned to have a family medicine doctor, think again. Today’s primary care physicians (PCPs) – specialists in family medicine – do much more than treat sniffles, sprains and sinus infections. They are also preventive medicine specialists, health coaches and care coordinators for their patients. Heather Hamilton, MD, and Kesha Zaveri, DO, PCPs affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, are about as far as possible from “grandfatherly,” but they share the same old-fashioned concern for creating long-term relationships that ensure good health for their patients. Dr. Zaveri describes PCPs as “the first line of defense for you and your health. Our goal is to keep you healthy, starting with … [Read more...] about Who really needs a PCP?
June is designated “Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month” and a time to increase public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, available resources and how people can get involved to support the cause. Alzheimer’s disease is one of an overall group of dementia conditions that describe a decline in memory or other thinking skills. Usually the symptoms are severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. There are many conditions that can cause symptoms of dementia, including some that are reversible, such as thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies. Members of the St. Joseph Senior Advantage Program can join Anand Balasubramanian, M.D., an internist on the medical staff of St. Joseph, for a free breakfast seminar to learn about dementia, its symptoms, … [Read more...] about Are you ready if dementia strikes?
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women, regardless of race or ethnicity. It kills one of every four women in the U.S. and results in three times more deaths than cancer. While attendees of the 5th Annual Women’s Heart Health Luncheon hosted May 11 at St. Joseph Medical Center were informed of the hard facts about heart disease, they also learned it can be prevented or controlled. The annual luncheon was presented by Women of Wellness, a St. Joseph health and social program to empower women as healthcare consumers by providing educational information and social events that celebrate women’s roles in their own wellness. Jaime Benrey, M.D., a cardiologist on the medical staff of St. Joseph, presented heart health information to the audience and described the human heart as … [Read more...] about St. Joseph encourages heart health basics at luncheon
If you love your dad, you go with him to a baseball game. If you love your brother, you laugh at his corny jokes. If you love your significant other, you cook his favorite dinner. But high on your list of show-him-you-love-him should be encouraging your favorite guys to be screened regularly for prostate cancer. It takes less time than nine innings at Minute Maid Park. Prostate cancer is the most common solid tumor in men (comparable in occurrence to breast cancer in women). Approximately one in seven men will develop prostate cancer during his lifetime. When the tumor is clinically localized – just in the prostate – it is most often curable. Adam Hollander, MD, and Richard Kim, MD, urologists affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, agree that screening is the … [Read more...] about Memorial Hermann Medical Group Greater Heights Urology offers regular prostate screenings
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights For The Leader Cancer is complex. As a result, it often requires various treatment therapies. That’s why Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital uses a team approach to deliver quality cancer care. The Hospital’s Breast Care Center is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, which signifies the highest standards of care for patients with diseases of the breast. Many Medical Disciplines Contribute to Each Care Plan Members of the Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Breast Care Team work collaboratively to develop a plan of care and to monitor patients to meet their unique medical, physical and emotional needs throughout their cancer journeys. Team members include affiliated physicians who specialize in general and … [Read more...] about MHGH Team-Focused Approach Can Improve Care for Breast Cancer Patients