Pediatrician: Sarah C. Armstrong, MD

Pediatrician: Sarah C. Armstrong, MD

Pediatrician Sarah C. Armstrong, MD practices at Duke Children's Primary Care Pickett Road and the Duke Health Center at Roxboro Street in Durham. Get to know her in this video and learn more at https://www.dukemedicine.org/find-doctors-physicians/sarah-c-armstrong-md About Dr. Armstrong I see patients in the general pediatrics clinic and I also direct our pediatric Weight Management Program. I have expertise in childhood nutrition issues including obesity in children and teenagers. It is such a privilege to be a part of families’ lives. I have a special interest in patient-centered communication and am passionate to see physicians, patients and parents communicate with each other to meet their mutual goals. I believe a shared decision making approach benefits patients and their families the most. Duke stands out in a lot of ways, especially the integrated system of care so that children can get various care all in one place. Outside of work, I enjoy playing soccer and coaching my children in soccer as well.

Lee Gross, MD "A Primary Care Revolution" — BRI 2015 Leadership Conference

Lee Gross, MD "A Primary Care Revolution" — BRI 2015 Leadership Conference

"How a Primary Care Revolution Could Save American Healthcare" Lee Gross, MD — Family Physician, President and Founder, Epiphany Health Inc., President, Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation

HWTAC Webinar 016 - Developing Medicaid-Based Primary Care Rational Service Areas

HWTAC Webinar 016 - Developing Medicaid-Based Primary Care Rational Service Areas

HWTAC Webinar 016 - Developing Medicaid-Based Primary Care Ratio The Center for Health Workforce Studies in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health developed a statewide set of Medicaid-based rational service areas (Medicaid RSAs), based on commuting patterns of Medicaid patients from their place of residence to their provider. Medicaid RSAs were assessed using a deprivation score based on demographic and health care indicators to identify those RSAs with the highest need. This webinar will describe the approach used to develop and assess Medicaid RSAs. Live Q&A session included. Original broadcast: December 16, 2015 Presenter: Robert Martiniano, DrPH, MPA, Center for Health Workforce Studies Moderator: David Armstrong, PhD

Primary Care Doctor & Pediatrician: Timothy A. Ashley, MD, MPH

Primary Care Doctor & Pediatrician: Timothy A. Ashley, MD, MPH

Primary care doctor & pediatrician Timothy A. Ashley, MD, MPH practices at Duke Primary Care's Triangle Family Practice in Durham. Get to know him in this video and learn more at https://www.dukemedicine.org/find-doctors-physicians/timothy-ashley-md-mph About Dr. Ashley My passion in medicine is to provide primary and preventive care for patients throughout the spectrum of life. I take a collaborative approach, in which the best medical evidence is coupled with patients’ values and preferences to achieve their best health. I think patients are well served when we build relationships over time, in which we can explore and advance those goals. Patients who choose Duke will find we are always trying to improve both the care we give and the system in which we provide it, using some of the most innovative ideas in primary care. When I am not working, I enjoy running, spending time with my family, and following both Liverpool FC and the Boston Red Sox.

M.D. describes Lance Armstrong effect, heat kills cancer

M.D. describes  Lance Armstrong effect,  heat kills cancer

ABC News medical interview with Dr. Donald Trump about how cancer is sensitive to heat. Hyperthermia therapy is a treatment used in battling cancer by heating tumors. The Heating is about as warm as a hot tub. Research has shown that heat can damage or kill cancer cells in some tumors while also making radiation and chemotherapy more effective. While it has been known for hundreds of years that fevers can kill cancer, only recently has technology been developed that can control and focus heat specifically on tumors. Local hyperthermia treatment (heat applied to a very small area, such as a tumor) is a well-established cancer treatment. Primary malignant tumors have a bad blood circulation, which make them more sensitive to changes in temperature. "Our own clinical experience and the results of numerous published studies are highly encouraging in that increased use of hyperthermia will improve the quality of life for cancer patients and improve control of cancer recurrences." Dr. Gerald Sokol, New Hope Cancer Center, Hudson, FL. "Hyperthermia is offering our patients new hope. We are often seeing faster responses, better cancer control, and fewer side effects." Dr. Leland Rogers, GammaWest, Salt Lake City, Utah "Hyperthermia gives us a method to treat people when there are few other alternatives. It's an additional form of treatment that can be done in difficult cases, usually without serious side effects or complications." Dr. Steven Stroup, Centennial Hospital, Nashville, Tenn. "When the tumor is of larger size, it is unresectable surgically. Also, radiation has less effect on the center part of the tumor, which is deprived of the oxygen blood supply and the nutrients. By increasing the temperature of the tissues from 42-44 degrees centigrade, (hyperthermia) increases the circulation, increases the oxygenation, so that the radiation is more effective." Nasir Syed, Long Beach Memorial Center, Long Beach, CA

Dr. Peter Pronovost on Improving the Patient Experience

Dr. Peter Pronovost on Improving the Patient Experience

Dr. Peter Pronovost offers his insight and expertise on how to improve the Patient Experience. Learn more: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/armstrong_institute/index.html 0:06.2 Patients are at risk for over a dozen harms, including hospital 0:10.4 acquired infections, falls and prescription errors. 0:14.2 Harm can also be caused by providers and 0:16.9 other staff members who don't care for or 0:19.7 communicate with patients in a courteous or respectful way. 0:24.4 We want to help you end these behaviors. 0:27.2 When we formed the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and 0:30.4 Quality, it was with a clear and compelling purpose. 0:34.8 To partner with patients and 0:36.5 their loved ones to end preventable harm. 0:39.6 To continuously improve patient outcomes and experience and 0:42.8 to eliminate waste in health care. 0:45.3 To succeed, we must each believe in this purpose and 0:49.5 we must own it. 0:50.8 Everyone must have the motivation, 0:52.9 the permission inside ourselves to take action or 0:56.2 the connections to peers to improve together. 0:59.5 There must be an atmosphere of trust, love and acceptance. 1:03.9 Even as we hold ourselves to high standards. 1:07.1 And our patients must feel empowered. 1:09.7 Each of you is working hard to achieve this goal, but 1:12.6 you alone can't do it. 1:14.6 As an institution, we want to support you in your daily work. 1:18.8 We have dashboards aligned with this goal. 1:21.0 We monitor the reports and share them with you, so 1:23.7 you have the data needed to identify risks and make changes. 1:27.9 We share and help you implement best practice protocols 1:31.3 to ensure optimal patient outcomes and reduce waste. 1:35.1 Each of you plays an important role. 1:37.5 Patient experience is about what patients 1:40.1 feel from the care you provide. 1:42.2 Our patients and their families often come for 1:45.0 care when they are suffering, sometimes significantly. 1:48.9 They're in pain. 1:50.0 They are scared. 1:51.3 They are worried. 1:52.5 They may be anxious about paying the bills. 1:54.8 Frightened about who will care for their loved ones and 1:57.6 frustrated that they can't do the things they used to. 2:01.5 When a patient is that scared, 2:03.4 it is our goal to help them feel comfortable. 2:06.7 For every patient to have a positive experience, 2:10.0 each of us must do our part to make that happen. 2:13.8 We must show patients love. 2:16.2 And by love, 2:17.3 we mean micro moments of positive residence where I feel 2:21.2 warm towards you, you feel warm towards me, and we connect. 2:25.7 Love is a gentle smile. 2:28.0 A hand on a scared patient. 2:30.0 An arm around a worried colleague. 2:33.3 So when you're trying to implement love, 2:35.2 remember these simple steps. 2:37.6 When you meet a family or 2:38.6 a patient, provide them a warm welcome. 2:41.4 Introduce yourself by name and your role. 2:44.7 Ask the patient how he or she wants to be addressed, and 2:47.5 use that name. 2:48.7 Ask if the patient needs anything and 2:50.7 how you can meet their needs. 2:52.6 If the conversation goes longer, sit down and 2:55.5 be present with them. 2:56.8 And when you're walking into patient's room, 2:59.4 think just like me. 3:02.1 Empathize with the patient to realize that they share 3:05.0 a common humanity with us. 3:07.2 As members of John Hopkins Medicine, 3:09.3 we have the privilege of being able to play a vital role 3:12.8 in easing the fears of that scared patient or family member. 3:16.7 This is a big responsibility that each of us carries 3:20.6 every day. 3:22.0 How do we achieve it? 3:23.2 We need to each believe in our ability to achieve our purpose, 3:27.3 as well as go about our duties and responsibilities. 3:30.0 Begin every CUSP meeting by stating our purpose. 3:34.1 Try organizing your safety domains into four areas. 3:38.1 Safety or internal risks, performance on 3:40.7 external measures, patient experience and value. 3:44.5 We need to rely on support and learn from each other. 3:48.3 How can you do it? 3:49.5 Begin to link CUSP teams with those units 3:52.3 who you admit patients from or send patients to. 3:55.6 Invite other units to your CUSP meeting. 3:58.2 See your CUSP unit as a team of teams. 4:01.6 Most of you are all doing that and you can give our 4:04.4 patients the best care and experience possible. 4:08.1 If there is anything we can do to support you in your daily 4:10.7 work, please reach out and let us know. 4:13.9 We are here to help. 4:15.5 Thank you.

Primary Care Dr. Suzanne Bagas, Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Milford

Primary Care Dr. Suzanne Bagas, Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Milford

Visit http://online-scheduling.nemours.org/#/provider/54463 To make an online appointment with primary care doctor Suzanne Bagas, MD. Dr. Bagas is a mom of three, one of whom has special needs, and this gives her a good perspective on her work as a pediatrician. At Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Milford .she love partnering with parents to help their children grow and develop into healthy adults. Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Milford 703 N. duPont Hwy Milford, DE 19963 For Appointments: (302) 422-4559 Fax: (302) 422-4082 Visit www.nemours.org to learn more.

Dr Toyos For U S Senate

Dr  Toyos For U S  Senate

Dr. Toyos is running for the United States Senate in 2018. Rolando Toyos, M.D. is the Founder and CEO of Toyos Clinic a medical and surgical eye care practice that was started in Tennessee in 1998. The Clinic started with one clinic and 2 employees and has now grown to 5 clinics winning Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies in the United States. Dr. Toyos was born in New York City and moved to Santa Rosa, California when he was 10. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from The University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University, where he was a straight A student and involved in campus politics and community outreach. During that time he coordinated events raising money for A Safe Place, a domestic violence services and shelter. He also volunteered his time to tutor and coach at the local high schools. Before beginning medical school, Dr. Toyos worked as a full time high school science teacher and basketball coach. He won the National Teaching Award from Columbia University for his science curriculum development and his work with at-risk children. He then received his medical degree at the University of Illinois where he was Class President and a James Scholar. He was active in the community receiving an award for helping Chicago City Public Schools develop a pre-med program for students interested in medicine. He also was active in the Republican Party including working as an Election Judge in his local precinct. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at Northwestern University. During that time he continued to help pre-med students realize their dreams of becoming a doctor by tutoring, lecturing, and writing a best selling book for Pre-Meds, The Insider’s Guide to Medical School Admissions. Dr. Toyos is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and specializes in Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Glaucoma, and Dry Eye. He is one of the most experienced surgeons in the country, completing over 35,000 cataract surgeries, 20,000 glaucoma laser treatments and 25,000 LASIK surgeries. He was selected as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly Medical and Trusted Lasik and Cataract Surgeons. He is the inventor of the procedure Intense Pulse Light IPL for Dry Eye Disease and wrote a best selling book on Dry Eye Disease Treatment. His expertise in Ophthalmology has offered him the opportunity to travel to many different parts of the world to teach other surgeons and interact with foreign business people. He has traveled to Israel, Japan, China, Central America, South America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine and several countries in Europe. He continued to be active in politics here in Tennessee including running for a Shelby County Commission Seat where he won the Republican primary but eventually losing to the Democratic incumbent. Dr. Toyos is involved in the community. He won The Humanitarian Award by the Jazz Foundation of America for providing free surgical care to the displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina. He and his wife, Dr. Melissa Toyos who also is an award winning Ophthalmologist and partner at the clinic, started the non-profit organization Toyos Foundation to provide free health care to the underserved and provide funds to schools. He volunteers his time to Eye Care America, a national program that provides eye care to the poor. The clinic has completed mission trips to Nicaragua, Honduras, Columbia and Haiti. He has been a board member of Ballet Memphis and the Memphis Rock & Soul Museum. He is a current board member of The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He has won several community awards like, CEO of the Year Inside Memphis Business, Leadership Award from National Hispanic Professional Organization, The Memphis Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Memphis Finest, and Entrepreneur of the Year by the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. For fun, Dr. Toyos loves spending time with his wife and three girls. toyosforsenate.com

Center for Complicated Grief Launch Event

Center for Complicated Grief Launch Event

Katherine Shear, M.D., is the Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University School of Social Work and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is also Director of the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University School of Social Work. With funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Shear developed and tested the first targeted treatment for complicated grief; she leads a treatment research program for this condition that is the largest in the world.

Johns Creek Dermatology and Family Medicine Practice Profile

Johns Creek Dermatology and Family Medicine Practice Profile

www,johnscreekdermatology.com www.johnscreekfamilypractice.com Located in Johns Creek, Georgia, in the Atlanta Metro Area, Johns Creek Dermatology and Family Medicine is a multi-specialty practice focusing on medical and cosmetic skin care, dermatopathology, primary care for adults and children, and geriatrics. As a dermatologist and dermatopathologist, Dr. Shereen Timani treats various skin issues like psoriasis, skin cancer, skin lymphoma, hair loss, moles, and eczema. With a strong background in Dermatopathology, Dr. Timani can analyzes all of her own skin samples in house, expediting lab results and ensuring top quality analysis. Dr. Timani also provides medical cosmetic services such as fillers like Radiesse and Restylane, and injectables like Botox and Dysport, as well as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and varicose or spider veins treatments. As a family practitioner, Dr. Zack Charkawi provides primary care for all adult illnesses, physical exams, pediatric care, pap smears, birth control, diabetes, heart problems, ADHD, infections, and other issues. Both Dr. Timani and Dr. Charkawi pride providing high quality care and creating a relationship with their patients.

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