Three years ago, Stephen Sumners weighed 213 pounds. Diet and exercise were the last two things on his mind. After some convincing by his wife, Sumners signed up for a spinning class that met five times a week. He felt great when he exercised and within a year, lost nearly 20 pounds.
When Sumners went in for a routine colonoscopy screening in 2008, he decided to also have an Electrocardiogram (EKG) as a check-up. To his surprise, the EKG showed an inverted T-wave suggesting an issue with his heart. Sumners was immediately referred to Kirit Masrani, MD, a cardiologist on staff at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
The Breast Center at Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) recently received a full three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. It is the first Center in the Kansas City metropolitan area and the state of Kansas to receive this designation. Accreditation is only awarded to breast centers that are dedicated to providing the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
Beginning this month, Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) will offer more help than ever for area couples facing the challenge of infertility. Reproductive Medicine & Infertility (RMI) at SMMC welcomes its newest physician, Colleen Milroy, MD.
Although running is a great way to keep your body in shape, how you run is critical to maximizing performance and preventing injury.
At Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s SportsCare Clinic, therapists work one-on-one with athletes to evaluate their running form to improve their performance and help prevent injury. They work with non-injured athletes who want to perfect their skills, as well as athletes who want to work through an injury and get back to their sport. Our therapists will perform a comprehensive orthopedic assessment, followed by a video-recorded evaluation of the athlete running on a treadmill to identify any potential concerns.
For three years, Bob Kissinger’s primary care physician recommended that he undergo a routine colonoscopy. With no family history and because he wasn’t experiencing any symptoms, Kissinger was reluctant.
Despite his apprehension, Kissinger listened to his doctor and went in for a colonoscopy. During the procedure, Jeffrey Young, MD, discovered a malignant tumor.