There are several types of arthritis , which is inflammation of the joints. The most common, osteoarthritis, which afflicts 1 in 4 people in the US, is the breakdown of the cartilage of the joints. Learn more about the new studies that offer information on the causes of arthritis.
People who are immobile for long periods of time, victims of a stroke or cancer patients are some of the more typical people who would use an anticoagulation clinic. Listen to find out some symptoms of these conditions, what medications options are available and what you can do to help.
When administering anticaogulants like Wafarin, it is critical that they are kept within the correct therapeutic range. Clinics like SMH’s are staffed by experts that can help patients monitor the doses.
The 14 month program for newly licensed program was recently accredited. And when the newly hired nurse is assigned to one of the three designated residency unit, their journey begins. Listen in to find out what happens.
Apart from the Nurse Residency program that is active at SMH, there are many others including the geriatric-centered “Niche”, Vascular Access, Acute Pain and behavioral health just to name a few. Sarasota Memorial is blessed by having a breadth of clinical support teams.
Dr. Eugene Pereira discuses a new, advanced procedure that can help treat chronic pain for the long term. A simplified analogy? It like placing a wedge between vertebra to keep the nerve openings stable.
Opioids, while effective, have side effects that have lead them to be prescribed more carefully. Better understanding of how the body becomes used to them has helped to discover new techniques in treating chronic pain.
Ageing is a natural process and that will inevitably lead to pain. However, other types of pain can be due to other factors. Listen to find out how OTC pain relievers affect your health – and for other options.
Whether it’s a predisposition to cancers or another type of disease, genetic tests simply show the potential hidden within your genes. Depending on the results, therapies can be developed to help prevent development by early detection.
Many people seek a genetic test for the benefit of their family members, or even their children. Family history, depending on your mother or grandmother’s genetic history can drive that decisions. Listen in on how to prepare properly.
Pregnant women, or people with heart disease or cancer in their family are some examples of people who could benefit from genetic testing. Answering questions about future ailments or discovering unknown genes are sometimes the outcomes.
As part of SMH’s Ocology Genetics program, Nicole Wood, Certified Genetic Counselor is able to teach and offer medical help to cancer patients. Recently, the Education portion of the program has been expanded to better serve patients suffering from Cancer.
The clinical care offered in the Rehabilitation Pavilion is truly out of this world. Not only does that apply to the team of people, but also to the technology. Task-driven tools like the Ekso Skeleton and the Vector Track are truly state-of-the-art.
From the Mobility Garden to the state-of-the-art gyms, the new Rehabilitation Pavilion offers services for all types of patients. It has been designed to help patients regain their independence following strokes, brain tumors, brain injuries, broken bones, spinal fractures, amputation, surgery and trauma-related injuries.
Opening the new 74,000 sq. ft. facility will make a difference not only for families visiting patients, but also help with the transition to home life. Private rooms, bathrooms and couches for families are just some of the new amenities.
When the new Institute for Cancer Care is being designed, industrial planners, staff & physician teams will all have input on it’s schematic. But SMH can’t build a patient-centered facility without their input as well.
As cancer cases continue to increase, SMH plans to expand the existing team of experts in the near future. Making sure that the patient’s care plan is smooth and time efficient will be an important part of the new Institute for Cancer Care
When SMH’s new Institute opens, it will provide a place for the entire cancer team to work on the individual patient’s care. The continuum of care will include all of the supportive care programs that currently exist – all in one place.
Sarasota Memorial will open a new facility called The Institute for Cancer Care. Slated to open in a couple of years, the new facility will provide comprehensive care for the cancer patient.
Weight-loss surgery is a life changing event. To qualify for bariatric surgery, a person’s BMI must be over 30. After that has been determined, the process begins. Listen and find out how it works.
From gastric bypasses to sleeve gastrectomy, bariatric surgery helps patients lose weight safely and resolve many of the health conditions associated with obesity. Hear about what it is all about.
If a suspicious mass is discovered, there are steps to help identify the nature of the lesion – either benign or malignant. Biopsies, lumpectomies and mastectomies are some of the different procedures involved in identifying the suspicious area.
One of the most common surgeries is for Gall Bladder. But what is it? Listen to find out what it does, and what can go wrong.
Of the many types of surgery that a General Surgeon performs, Dr. Suescun has performed thyroid, hernia, gall bladder and breast surgeries. While many people are familiar with the terms, not everyone understands what they are. Listen in to find out more.
Dr. Eric Suescun, General Surgeon at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, is a former Air Force doctor. He loves what he does: making a positive & permanent change in someone’ s life.
Dying well and palliative care are terms that have become more prevalent in recent years. The book “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande has inspired a local movement to help those navigating end of life.
SMH will receive over 2000 applications and will interview 200 candidates… to fill 13 medical resident spots. All the excitement comes down to National Match Day. Listen in!
Partnering with Florida State University’s College of Medicine, SMH will begin the first Internal Medicine Reisidency Program. In three years, the first 13 candidates will graduate. Listen to learn how they will benefit the community.
Dr. Karen Hamad, Chief of Staff of SMH, brings a wealth of experience to our hospital. She was intergral in such big developments like the Trauma Center and an Urgent Care Center at St. Armands.
Bone breaks are often preventable. Eating properly, wearing your seat belt when driving and exercise are among some of the ways you can help prevent a serious injury.
With over 75% of emergency visits being caused by falls, knowing how bones age is critical. In a trauma situation, those factors come into the decisions the surgeons make.
What are some of the more common injuries that preset themselves in the trauma unit? How can they repairs the bones? Listen in and find out.
Doctors are experts at spotting the potential for a stroke or heart failure. But there are some things that we can do on our own that can help prevent these major health events from happening. Listen in!
Many patients suffer from irregular beats, which in turn can make the blood prone to clot. This can lead to a stroke. Blood thinners are usually prescribed, and that’s where SMH Anticoagulation Clinics come in. Listen in to find more.
Heart failure is a complex diagnosis. It has several symptoms, and multiple scenarios in which it can show up. Listen to find out more.
Compression fractures – or bone cracks – happen in the spine. There can be many causes of compression fractures. Hear Linda’s story and how she benefited from a new procedure that helped alleviate her pain.
We all have pre-conceived notions when it comes to allergies. But did you know that allergies can cause pain? Find out how some products, like milk, can be the root cause of pain.
When the proper steps are taken to confirm the dry form of macular degeneration, the implantable telescope surgery prep can progress. Working with the new views in one eye is the last step in becoming comfortable with the new visual acuity.
In most instances, once compression fractures happen, they continue to deteriorate. If the patient’s case allows for the procedure, kyphoplasty is a solution that can provide instant relief from chronic back pain.
Cancer is like a virus – once it gets into the lymph nodes and makes new cancer cells. With chemotherapy and it’s advancements in the past 20 years along with the advent of robotic surgery – prognosis is much better about extending a patient’s life.
Hear Kerry Kirshner’s story about his experience with genetic testing and his breast cancer. From types of tests all the way to the cost, where you get tested is almost as important as when.
With the tremendous support of Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, clinical research projects are made possible – such as an instagram-like nutritonal education tool that supports the success of bariatric (weight loss) surgery.
Physicians at Sarasota Memorial are extremely fortunate to be in a position to initiate new research projects to positively affect the patient and the condition.
Exciting research projects that are initiated by the hospital are selected according to the most important criteria: by how helpful they are to the people on the suncoast.
Moving medicine forward requires a commitment from an entire Health System and Sarasota Memorial is leading the way on the Suncoast of Florida – a remarkable achievement from a Community-Based hospital.