Burton Gordon knows how difficult it is to live with a profound hearing loss. The 81-year-old resident of Aberdeen Village in Olathe, Kan., began experiencing problems with his hearing while still in grade school.
“I had a terrible ear infection in my right ear that just never cleared up,” Gordon said. He struggled with the infection as a young adult and was even declared ineligible for military service because of the hearing loss. Still, he has never let it keep him from living life to its fullest.
When it comes to needing access to quick, quality health care, there are several options to choose from. You may ask yourself, is it severe enough for the Emergency Department (ED), or can it be treated at a walk-in health clinic?
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States. More than 138,000 new cases are diagnosed each year and 55,000 Americans will die from the disease this year alone. Women are just as likely as men to develop colorectal cancer.
Individuals who are considered at risk for colorectal cancer include those with a family history, and persons with one or more digestive conditions such as Crohn’s or colitis. Screenings should start at age 50, or earlier if you have a family history of colorectal cancer.
When Dianna and Harold McCarver began the 10-hour drive from Collierville, Tenn., to visit their newborn grandchild, they never anticipated how large of a role Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) would play in their trip.
The Shawnee Mission Physicians Group (SMPG) is pleased to announce that it is now providing geriatric services at Lakeview Village, a senior living community in Lenexa. SMPG began this partnership on February 1.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Lakeview Village,” said Joni Brown, Chief Operating Officer for SMPG. “This will allow us the opportunity to bring the same high-quality, compassionate care offered at Shawnee Mission Medical Center to a location that’s convenient for Lakeview residents.”