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Neurosurgeon Sam Safavi-Abbasi, MD is now performing advanced brain and spine surgeries as well as the latest minimally invasive procedures in the Quad Cities, thanks to an affiliation between Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group (YRMG) and Barrow Brain and Spine.
“This is a major step forward for neurosurgical services in our community and throughout northern Arizona,” said Ken Boush, Director, Marketing and Communications at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). “Dr. Safavi-Abbasi’s expertise as a neurosurgeon complements the care provided by the team at YRMG, Neurosurgical Medicine and Physiatry.”
Many people have important childhood experiences that steer them toward their life’s work. Few, however, can point to an event as significant as testifying before the United Nations at 11 years old. That experience motivated Olufunso Odunukan, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI – an interventional cardiologist who recently joined Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group (YRMG) – to pursue a career in medicine.
I can’t stay silent. Eating disorders doubled during Covid. One in five diagnosed will die.
Quarantine was going as well as could be expected for our family of five. Our 10-year-old attended a micro-school and our teens seemingly thrived online. My husband and I worked away from home but were available as needed.
As we waited out the pandemic, we would have never guessed what was to come…
Since 1982, The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center, a nonprofit, medical/social adult day health program licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services, has served caregivers and adults living with illnesses and disabilities, as well as dementias including Alzheimer’s disease. More than 5,000 adult day centers in the U.S. thrive in larger cities; The Susan J. Rheem Center thrives in rural Arizona.
If you’re a woman with diabetes, your risk of developing heart disease may be greater than you think. Diabetes seems to erase the protective effect of the female gender against cardiovascular disease and heart attack. Because of this, healthcare providers agree that women with diabetes need careful monitoring to protect their cardiovascular health.
The word “excellence” has long been associated with the Breast Care Center at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). But now it’s official: YRMC’s Breast Care Center was recently designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
If you’re struggling to meet some of your goals, maybe all you need is a coach who helps you organize the concrete steps along your path.
Holistic Health and Life Coach Kristen Dicker created her “Blooming Into You: Coming Home to Your True Self” business so she can be that helping hand.
An elevated level of elder care is now available in the Prescott region with the opening of the Summit Senior Living home in scenic Williamson Valley.
Dr. Kurt Krupnick and his wife Debbie, a nurse practitioner, co-own and operate the home with their longtime friends John and Dana Marti. A retired police officer, John handles the security and property management while Dana, a CPA, manages the home’s financials.
When we think of pet healthcare we may think of the usual needs like veterinary visits, healthy pet food, supplements, and exercise. The team at Pet Headquarters blends the healthcare needs of humans with the needs of their pets. From CBD to chiropractic to pet training, humans and pets alike can enjoy a long healthy life.
The Quad Cities’ first robotic-arm assisted surgery recently took place at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) West in Prescott, Arizona. The successful operation – a knee replacement – was performed by Jason Weisstein, MD, MPH, FACS, Orthopedic Surgeon at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group (YRMG).
Fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and spinal and pelvic disorders, all of which can lead to chronic pain, are a few of the medical conditions many women face. Pain is considered chronic when it persists longer than three to six months and essentially becomes imprinted on the nervous system.
Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in the U.S. since 1949. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, let us join the national movement to raise awareness about mental health.