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04/23/2014
Bates wins varicose veins battle

PIKEVILLE — David Bates, a registered nuclear medicine and radiologic technologist at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), has a family history of varicose veins. Bates is a runner and stands on his feet for long periods of time. He began experiencing heavy dull pain in his leg more on this story...  

04/18/2014
PMC honored for stroke care

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) has received the Get With The Guidelines® —Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Get With The Guidelines® helps health care  teams more on this story...  

04/18/2014
Cardiac rehab available for heart failure patients

PIKEVILLE — After nearly a decade of deliberation and numerous heart failure safety studies, Medicare officials decided to cover cardiac rehab for heart failure patients. Chronic heart failure has long been considered one of medicine’s most debilitating diseases, carrying a hefty financial burden. more on this story...  

04/18/2014
PMC Birth Announcements

Mekka Reese Pence, daughter of Tasha Shell and Michael Pence, born March 7, weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. Kinsley Elizabeth Duncan, daughter of Kristina Moore and Charles Duncan, born March 10, weight: 5 lbs. 10 oz. Rylan Kane Mitchell, son of Kaitlyn and more on this story...  

04/11/2014
PMC expansion complete: May’s vision becomes reality

PIKEVILLE – On Thursday, April 10, 2014, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) hosted a Grand Opening Ceremony for its new Clinic and parking garage.  “The Clinic and parking garage expansion is one of the most exciting projects we’ve taken on over the years,” said Walter E. more on this story...  

04/11/2014
Project is eight weeks ahead of schedule

2010: Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) administrators initiate plans for the construction by purchasing properties at Harold’s Branch and Baird Ave. to provide additional parking and renovate other PMC services. Feb. 2010: PMC received a $44. 6 million Community Facility Direct Loan from the U. S. Department of more on this story...  

04/11/2014
New technology found throughout the new Clinic

PIKEVILLE — PMC strives to provide state-of-equipment to patients, and there is no exception to that rule in the Clinic. One of the facility’s most unique features brings convenience and efficiency to the entire hospital. A pneumatic tube system, a multi-channeled tube delivery system, has more on this story...  

04/11/2014
New facility is environmentally-friendly

PIKEVILLE — When construction for the Clinic and parking garage began in 2010, the hospital’s main entrance was moved to Harold’s Branch. This move allowed construction workers to build a new driveway, drill piers to support the foundation of the new building and drill wells more on this story...  

04/11/2014
PMC HONORS VOLUNTEERS

PIKEVILLE –  Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) celebrated its volunteers during the 25th annual volunteer banquet on April 7 at the Landmark Inn Banquet Room in Pikeville. Dana King, Director of Guest Relations and emcee of the event, recognized the volunteers for all their hard work more on this story...  

04/11/2014
PMC observes Occupational Therapy Month

PIKEVILLE — April is Occupational Therapy Month and Pikeville Medical Center recognizes the hospital’s 10 Occupational Therapists and two certified Occupational Therapy Assistants who care for patients in inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as home health. Offering services in 12 counties in Kentucky, Virginia and more on this story...  

04/04/2014
PMC offers advancements in joint replacement care

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) continues to provide its patients with the latest advancements in joint replacement. In addition to total hip and knee replacements and revision hip and knee replacements, Dr. Kevin Pugh, Orthopedic Surgeon at PMC, is now offering direct anterior hip more on this story...  

03/28/2014
Hickman earns national honor

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center Vice President and Assistant to the President/CEO Cheryl Hickman was recently awarded the 2014 Certified Nurse Executive Award by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hickman was presented with the award earlier this month during the ANCC Board Certification Nursing more on this story...  

03/28/2014
Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center

A radiation oncologist is a physician who uses radiation therapy to treat a wide-variety of cancers. The American Cancer Society (ACS) defines radiation therapy as, “the use of radiation to treat cancer and other problems. ” Unlike chemotherapy, which treats the whole body, more on this story...  

03/21/2014
Women urged to be aware of ‘invisible disease’

PIKEVILLE — During the month of March, health care providers across the nation raise awareness for the “invisible disease” known as endometriosis. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Endometriosis occurs when tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus (the endometrium) grows outside the uterus. ” more on this story...  

03/21/2014
Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center

PIKEVILLE — According to the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Internal Medicine, “a hematologist-oncologist is a subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the blood, bone marrow and lymphatic systems. ” Dr. Lilian Thomas and Dr. Uzoma Nwakuche are Pikeville Medical Leonard more on this story...  

03/14/2014
PMC's trauma team recognizes, responds to brain injuries

PIKEVILLE — During National Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness Month, Pikeville Medical Center's (PMC) trauma team wants to educate the public is on the symptoms of a brain injury and how to best respond. The Brain Injury Association defines TBI as "a blow, jolt, or more on this story...  

03/14/2014
PMC Birth Announcements

Claire Elizabeth Crum, daughter of Leigh Ann and Gary Allen Crum, born March 2, weight: 5 lbs. 13 oz. James Harper Reed, son of Ashley and Timothy Reed II, born March 2, weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. Califaye Billie Goff, daughter more on this story...  

03/07/2014
Pulmonary rehab and how it works

PIKEVILLE — March 9-15 is National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week. During this week, the staff of Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department wants the public to know how pulmonary rehab can help someone suffering from chronic lung disease. Chronic lung disease is any disease that more on this story...  

03/07/2014
Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center

PIKEVILLE — According to the American Society of Internal Medicine, “Medical oncology is a specialty that focuses on treating cancer with medicines and various treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. ” Medical Oncologists are in charge of the cancer patient’s care, from the moment of diagnosis to more on this story...  

02/28/2014
'To God be the glory': PMC heart patient given second chance

PIKEVILLE — After completing 36 sessions of Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, 55-year-old Teller Norman of Phelps is thankful to be feeling “better than ever. ” In the fall of 2013, Norman went to see his family physician regarding pain he was experiencing in both more on this story...  

02/28/2014
Are you getting enough sleep?

PIKEVILLE — National Sleep Awareness Week is March 2-9. Since March 10 is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time and people all over the nation will lose an hour of sleep, proper education on the amount of sleep needed is essential. more on this story...  

02/21/2014
TAKE HEART: PMC educates public on heart disease risk factors and prevention

PIKEVILLE — During National Heart Awareness Month, Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Heart and Vascular Institute strives to educate the public on the risk factors and prevention for heart disease – the number one killer in both men and women. According to the Centers for Disease more on this story...  

02/21/2014
PMC joins in National Cancer Prevention Month

PIKEVILLE — On Wednesday, February 12, Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center Oncology Program Coordinators Nell Bedwell and Shirley Coleman spoke at the Pikeville YMCA’s Wellness Wednesday event about the importance of cancer prevention. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), “cancer is caused by more on this story...  

02/14/2014
Good for his heart: Cardiac rehab patient praises program

PIKEVILLE – Wood Keesee, 75, of Belfry, is still going strong and credits his health and quality of life to Pikeville Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation program. In 1995, he underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery. After surgery, he began seeing PMC Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Bill Harris. more on this story...  

02/14/2014
Don’t miss Wellness Wednesday!

PIKEVILLE — The Partnership for a Fit Pike County and the Pikeville Area Family YMCA are collaborating once again for weekly Wellness Wednesday events. The Wellness Wednesday series kicked off on Feb. 5 with a Heart Health discussion by Pikeville Medical Center Cardiologist and Electrophysicologist Dr. more on this story...  

02/14/2014
PMC chaplains provide 24/7 care

Pikeville Medical Center puts a strong emphasis on operating in a Christian environment.   In order to effectively care for each patient as well as visitors and staff, the Chaplain Services department, which has grown to include 12 full- and part-time chaplains, works 24 hours a day, seven days a more on this story...  

02/07/2014
BEST PLACE TO WORK: PMC named 2014 Kentucky winner

FRANKFORT — On Wednesday, January 29, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) was announced a 2014 Best Places to Work in Kentucky winner by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. This is the seventh year PMC has received the honor. more on this story...  

02/07/2014
WANTED: PMC seeks volunteers

PIKEVILLE — Volunteers have been a vital part of Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) for more than 30 years. They provide valuable support to PMC’s staff, patients and visitors. Volunteers can be found in various areas throughout the hospital including, but not limited to, information desks, more on this story...  

02/07/2014
Heart disease risk factors for women

Although the traditional risk factors for coronary artery disease — such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity — affect women and men, other factors may play a bigger role in the development of heart disease in women. For example: •Metabolic syndrome more on this story...  

01/31/2014
Doubly blessed

PIKEVILLE — Melissa and Eric McCoy of Inez, Kentucky are overjoyed with the two new additions to their family, Jayce Tyler and Kayden Tucker. On November 14, Melissa, 30 years old, welcomed her 37-week-old twin boys into the world at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) under more on this story...  

01/31/2014
Going red for heart health

PIKEVILLE — Friday, February 7, is National Wear Red Day and the Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Heart and Vascular Institute encourages everyone to participate by wearing red and raising awareness for heart disease — the number one killer of women.   National Wear Red Day was more on this story...  

01/31/2014
Stork Report

Jesse Colton Blackburn, son of Grace and John Blackburn, born Jan. 20, weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz. Jordon Lee Hurley, son of Sarah Blankenship and Christopher Hurley, born Jan. 20, weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. Ava Justice, daughter of Andrea and Roger Justice, more on this story...  

01/24/2014
Patient praises care at PMC

PIKEVILLE — Johnny Kendrick, 60, of Shelbiana, is thankful for Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Vascular Surgeon Dr. Bashar Z. Ghosheh for repairing the aneurysm in his stomach.  “I had such a great experience, and I was just tickled to death with the results,” said Kendrick. more on this story...  

01/17/2014
PROTECT YOUR VISION

PIKEVILLE – January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, and Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Ophthalmologist Dr. Keith Ison encourages everyone to be proactive when it comes to the health of their eyes. Known as the second leading cause of blindness in the U. S. , glaucoma is a condition more on this story...  

01/17/2014
Flu season at its peak

PIKEVILLE — The flu 2013-14 flu season is at its peak and Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages everyone to take the proper precautions to help prevent the spread of this dreaded virus. According to the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Kentucky’s current flu activity is more on this story...  

01/17/2014
Stork Report

Kylie Shae Carlin, daughter of Hannah Manning, born Jan. 1, weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz. Phoenix Nicole Helton, daughter of Deseree McGlothlin Helton and Jonathan Neal Helton, born Jan. 2, weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. Madelyn Alonna-Eve Delauder, daughter of Kayla and Bradley more on this story...  

01/10/2014
New Location Now Open

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Specialty Clinic in Whitesburg has moved from 226 Medical Plaza Lane to 255 Main Street, situated beside Whitesburg United Methodist Church and across from the former Dawahare’s building. The new location boasts larger waiting and clinical areas and offers more on this story...  

01/03/2014
PMC surgery department helps one of their own

PIKEVILLE — The true meaning of Christmas is something the surgery department at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) holds dear, especially when one of their own is in need during the holidays. Virgie Epling, surgical aide technician at PMC, was recently diagnosed with stage III inflammatory more on this story...  

12/20/2013
LASIK surgery changes lives

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a first-person account of how LASIK surgery changed Pikeville Medical Center employee Torie Fowler’s life. ) PIKEVILLE — I was in the third grade when seeing the chalk board at the front of the classroom started to become difficult.   My mother took more on this story...  

12/13/2013
PMC GIVES BACK: Employees help area families this holiday season

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) ninth floor is filled with Christmas gifts for more than 30 families throughout Pike and Floyd counties. More than a decade ago, PMC created the Angel Tree project to help make Christmas special for families in need. Each year, family more on this story...  

12/13/2013
Making peace with holiday buffets

Editor’s note: This article was published on Nov. 27 on the Harvard Health Blog by Heidi Godman, Harvard Health Letter Executive Editor. It was submitted and modified by Dr. Saad Sakkal, Adult Endocrinologist and PMC Medical Director of Endocrinology. Overeating during the holidays is practically a more on this story...  

12/13/2013
Stork Report

Liam Conner Yates, son of Terri and Christopher Yates, born Dec. 1, weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. Natalie Annalene Stiltner, daughter of Barbara and Chad Stiltner, born Dec. 1, weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. Mark Anthony Branham III, son of Patricia Swartz and more on this story...  

12/06/2013
New technology detects lung cancer easier

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Pulmonary Clinic now offers patients superDimension i Logic  Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB). This new system is used to easily diagnose and plan the best treatment for lesions (spots or abnormal growths) found in the lung. Performing ENB procedures since more on this story...  

12/06/2013
Stork Report

Kaiden Ray Baker, son of Katlyn and Michael Baker, born Nov. 15, weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. Mia Grace Mullins, daughter of Ginger and Nathan Mullins, born Nov. 21, weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz. Pheonix Serenity Faith Allen, daughter of Connie Slone more on this story...  

11/27/2013
Managing diabetes: Tips to staying healthy during holidays

PIKEVILLE – Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is life-changing, and keeping blood sugar levels under control can be difficult, especially during the holidays. Steps one can take to help manage blood sugar levels on a daily basis include:  •Eat a more on this story...  

11/27/2013
Stork Report

Tristan Joshua Vance, son of Courtney and John Paul Vance, born Nov. 14, weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz. Leah Ashlyn Anderson, daughter of Sarah and Jason Anderson, born Nov. 14, weight: 8 lbs. 5 oz. Aubree Jaide Bryant, daughter of Bryana Williamson and more on this story...  

11/22/2013
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PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center’s free Diabetes Awareness Day event was a success, having helped 72 people in two hours. The event was held Friday, Nov. 15 from 2 p. m. to 4 p. m. at the Pikeville Walmart Clinic. Participants were given more on this story...  

11/22/2013
PMC receives KY power incentive funds

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recently received an award of $20,000 in energy efficiency incentive funds for its new construction project on the hospital’s main campus. These funds, made available through Kentucky Power Company’s Commercial Incentive Program, were used to help offset investments in more on this story...  

11/15/2013
Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes?

PIKEVILLE — Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes and 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes, placing them at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Of those, nearly 500,000 people suffer from cardiac events and more than 200,000 people die each year as a result more on this story...  

11/15/2013
PMC raises Lung Cancer Awareness

PIKEVILLE — November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. During this month, Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center (LLCC) encourages the public to learn more about lung cancer — the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States. According to the more on this story...  

  

04/23/2014
PREVENTING CANCER: PMC offered free screening

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) held a free prostate and colon cancer screening at the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center on Saturday, April 5.   A total of 31 patients were screened, including 29 males and two females. Of the 31 people examined for colon cancer, more on this story...  

04/18/2014
PMC offers new radiation services

PIKEVILLE  — A new service is being performed in the radiation oncology department at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC).   Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) is a form of radiation treatment in which targeted radiation is used to kill leftover breast cancer cells after a lumpectomy or mastectomy has been performed.   more on this story...  

04/18/2014
PMC hosts trauma symposium

Pikeville Medical Center hosted a trauma symposium Saturday, April 12 at the Coal Building at the University of  Pikeville. Mayo Clinic physician Dr. Allen W. Brown (pictured below, at right) presented on coordinated trauma system care. PMC Trauma Surgeons Dr. Aaron Brown (pictured below, from left) and more on this story...  

04/18/2014
Alzheimer’s, dementia classes set

PIKEVILLE — The public is invited to attend  classes in Pikeville and Paintsville this month for the loved ones and caregivers of people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The Kentucky-Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host a “Planning for Long Term” care class more on this story...  

04/11/2014
A building for the ages

PIKEVILLE —  Walter E. May, Pikeville Medical Center President and CEO, has successfully instilled the philosophy of “Dream big and big things happen” in the hospital’s leadership team, physicians and staff over the years. Most recently, his philosophy influenced the construction of a world-class Clinic more on this story...  

04/11/2014
Improving efficiency, streamlining services

PIKEVILLE — The Clinic and the parking garage are interconnected, and these new structures are also connected to the hospital’s May Tower. This means that everything a patient needs is conveniently located and easily accessible. Parking Garage and Physician Offices more on this story...  

04/11/2014
Clinic built with safety in mind

PIKEVILLE — Safety was a major concern during the planning, design and construction of the new clinic and parking garage. Several steps have been taken to protect visitors and patients. One of the most noticeable safety upgrades is found in the surgery more on this story...  

04/11/2014
New facility is designed to impress

PIKEVILLE —  In planning to construct the Clinic and parking garage, PMC leaders paid great attention to details. All patient exam rooms are designed to scale from those at Mayo Clinic. All doors open automatically and waiting areas feature ample, comfortable seating more on this story...  

04/11/2014
Public invited to attend PMC’s Holy Week Services

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center invites everyone to attend the hospital’s Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Sunrise services from Sunday, April 13 through Sunday, April 20. “Pikeville Medical Center has observed Holy Week and Easter as far back as I can remember,” said Jane more on this story...  

04/04/2014
PMC offers comprehensive services for mom, baby

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) offers comprehensive, award-winning, quality care to expectant mothers from conception to delivery. The hospital boasts six gynecologists/ obstetricians, three neonatologists who are on-call 24/7, and a compassionate team of nearly 100 nurses, nursing assistants, physician office assistants and special more on this story...  

04/04/2014
PMC sponsoring Healthy Kids Day: Free event features egg hunt, health screenings, fun activities Staff Report

PIKEVILLE — Hundreds of people will travel to Bob Amos Park in Pikeville on Saturday, April 12, from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. for the Pikeville Area Family YMCA’s annual Healthy Kids Day and Easter Egg Hunt. The event is free and will feature an Easter more on this story...  

03/28/2014
PMC hosts free cancer screenings

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center will host a free prostate and colon cancer screening on Saturday, April 5 from 8 a. m. to 11 p. m. at the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center. The cancer center is located at 172 South Mayo Trail in Pikeville. more on this story...  

03/28/2014
PMC celebrates ‘Doctors’ Day’

PIKEVILLE – On Sunday, March 30, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) will celebrate National Doctors’ Day. The idea of Doctors’ Day was first conceived by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, on March 30, 1933 in Winder, Ga. March 30 was chosen specifically more on this story...  

03/21/2014
PMC hosts free stroke support group

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) hosts free stroke support group meetings from noon to 1 p. m. on the third Tuesday of each month. The meetings are held in the large atrium classroom located on the second floor of the May Tower. Free lunch is more on this story...  

03/14/2014
Cancer patient praises PMC

PIKEVILLE — During a routine exam with Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) OB-GYN Dr. Angela Maggard, Teresa Combs expressed concern of "just not feeling right. "  It was determined that Teresa needed a biopsy, which Dr. Maggard did the same day.   Soon after, Teresa was diagnosed with more on this story...  

03/14/2014
Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center

Gynecologic Oncology is a specialty that focuses on diagnosing and treating cancers located on a woman's productive organs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that "the five main gynecologic cancers are cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar. " Pikeville Medical Center's more on this story...  

03/07/2014
Family praises PMC

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter praising PMC’s Oncology staff was written by Crystal Mullins Prater, daughter of PMC patient Everett Douglas Mullins. ) At the beginning of January, my dad, Everett Douglas Mullins, was seen in the emergency room at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) because of severe more on this story...  

03/07/2014
Nwakuche now seeing patients in P’burg

PRESTONSBURG — PMC Hematologist/Oncologist Dr. Uzoma Nwakuche is now seeing patients at the Specialty Clinic at Prestonsburg each Thursday.     Dr. Nwakuche specializes in diagnosing and treating cancers in adult patients as well as cancerous and non-cancerous blood conditions. Peggy Justice, Vice more on this story...  

03/07/2014
Pikeville Medical Center Birth Announcements

Elijah Kennith Dwayne Tackett, son of Isabella Hall and Cory Tackett, born Jan. 28, weight: 7 lbs. 1 oz. Braylon O’Neil Smith, son of Kayla Howell and Ryan Smith, born Feb. 12, weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz. Madison Grace Carter, daughter more on this story...  

02/28/2014
Key to a healthy heart

PIKEVILLE — According to the American Heart Association (AHA), choosing a healthy eating diet and staying physically active may hold the key to a healthier heart. The amount of calories one should consume and the level of physical activity needed each day, is based on more on this story...  

02/28/2014
PMC offers free smoking cessation classes

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center’s Leonard Lawson Cancer Center (LLCC) will host free Smoking Cessation classes beginning Thursday, March 6 at 6 p. m. , and will meet for 12 weeks every Thursday evening at the same time for one hour. Classes will be held in the more on this story...  

02/21/2014
Patient’s hope restored

PIKEVILLE — Kenneth Sexton of Virgie just celebrated his 60th birthday, and says he has a lot to be thankful for this year. He credits this new hope and outlook on life to Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Vascular Surgeon Dr. Bashar Ghosheh. more on this story...  

02/21/2014
Stork Report

Sophia Grace Howell, daughter of Victoria and Thomas Howell, born Feb. 9, weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz. Easton Paul Rice, son of Elizabeth hall and David Rice II, born Feb. 9, weight: 6 lbs. 3 oz. Mason Ryan Cole, son of Jessica Cole, more on this story...  

02/14/2014
It’s National Cardiac Rehab Week

PIKEVILLE – February 9-15 is annually recognized as National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week. Cardiac Rehabilitation is defined by the American Heart Association  as a professionally-supervised program to help people recover from heart attacks, heart surgery and other heart-related procedures. Cardiac rehab helps heart patients more on this story...  

02/14/2014
What is broken heart syndrome?

PIKEVILLE – According to Pikeville Medical Center Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Thomas Helton, “Broken heart syndrome is stress induced weakness of the heart muscle, and it is typically characterized by a temporary reduction in the heart muscle’s function as a result of intense physical or emotional stress such as the more on this story...  

02/14/2014
Stork Report

Alexis Grace Hill, twin daughter of Wendy and Philip Hill, born Jan. 28, weight: 4 lbs. 6 oz. Aubrey Leigh Hill, twin daughter of Wendy and Philip Hill, born Jan. 28, weight: 5 lbs. 2 oz. Carter Keith Robinette, son of Betty and more on this story...  

02/07/2014
Heart patient sings praises

PIKEVILLE – Paul Fletcher, “68 years young,” of Winchester, Ky. , praises Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist Dr. Michael Antimisiaris, known as “Dr. A,” and Jimer Battaile, Director of Arrhythmia. “Dr. A has saved my life multiple times,” said Fletcher. “There is no two more on this story...  

02/07/2014
PMC provides quality cardiac care close to home

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Heart and Vascular Institute offers patients comprehensive cardiac care from diagnosis, to treatment and rehabilitation. Boasting a team of 16 physicians and numerous support staff including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and technicians, PMC’s experienced health care professionals provide more on this story...  

01/31/2014
RECORD-BREAKING YEAR: Medical Leader captures 26 KPA awards

LEXINGTON — The Medical Leader’s editorial staff had a record-breaking year, earning 26 awards, including a second place in General Excellence award, during the 2013 Kentucky Press Association awards banquet held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington on Friday, January 24. “It’s exciting that Medical more on this story...  

01/31/2014
PMC Specialty Clinic and Sleep Center move to new P’burg location

PIKEVILLE — On Monday, February 3, Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Specialty Clinic and Sleep Center in Prestonsburg will move to a new location. The practices will now be located on the third floor of the First Commonwealth Bank Building at 311 North Arnold Avenue in Prestonsburg.   more on this story...  

01/31/2014
PMC welcomes Dr. Nwakuche

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center is proud to welcome Hematologist/Oncologist Uzoma Nwakuche, M. D.   Dr. Nwakuche is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and specializes in diagnosing and treating cancers in adult patients as well as cancerous and non-cancerous blood conditions.   more on this story...  

01/24/2014
PROTECT AND PREVENT: PMC physicians recognize cervical cancer warnings

PIKEVILLE — During Cervical Health Awareness Month, Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Gynecological Oncologist Dr. Holly Gallion and OB-GYNs encourage women to take the appropriate measures needed to protect themselves from the human papillomavirus (HPV) and prevent cervical cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and more on this story...  

01/24/2014
PMC hosts childbirth classes

PIKEVILLE — Each month, Pikeville Medical Center hosts a series of free childbirth classes for expectant mothers. The classes are conducted by Rita Crum, RN, BA, Staff Development Specialist, and held every Tuesday from 5:30 p. m. to 7 p. m. in the hospital’s 2nd floor, May more on this story...  

01/17/2014
PMC physician gives back patient’s independence

PIKEVILLE — After undergoing surgery to save his legs, Greg Hall, 53 years old, of Whitesburg, cannot say enough about Vascular Surgeon Dr. Bashar Z. Ghosheh and the staff at Pikeville Medical Center. “He’s [Dr. Ghosheh] my hero,” Hall said. “What he did is unbelievable. It’s more on this story...  

01/17/2014
Pikeville Medical Center welcomes Dr. Brad Collett

PIKEVILLE — Brad Collett, MD, has nearly a decade of experience in radiation oncology.   He received his medical degree from the University of Lousiville where he completed his internship in internal medicine.   He completed his  residency in radiation oncology at University of Cincinnati Hospital, where more on this story...  

01/10/2014
BEST HOSPITAL: PMC voted a best hospital in Obstetrics

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) has received the Women’s Choice Award from WomenCertified® distinguishing it as one of the 2014 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics.   This is the second consecutive year PMC has won this award. The award is based on a more on this story...  

01/03/2014
Start the new year off right

PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville Medical Weight Loss Surgery Center wants to help you achieve your weight loss resolutions. Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Amy Johnson said, “During the past year, we have had the opportunity to work with and help many patients change their lives for the more on this story...  

01/03/2014
Pap tests are important for prevention

By Mayo Clinic Staff A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is a procedure to test for cervical cancer in women. A Pap smear involves collecting cells from your cervix — the lower, narrow end of your uterus that’s at the top of your more on this story...  

01/20/2014
Family grateful for PMC’s care

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was written by Timothy Potter, son of PMC patient Garfield Potter. A big thank you was extended to PMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute by Mr. Potter and his family: wife Soundra Potter and children Timothy Potter, Steven Potter, Jeffery Potter, Kim Sturgill and Youtha more on this story...  

12/13/2013
McConnell, PMC leaders address health care issues

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer Walter E. May said the hospital faces many challenges ahead as a direct result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). May told U. S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell “we don’t know how to prepare for this” more on this story...  

12/13/2013
Lung CT scan for cancer: Should you be screened?

By Mayo Clinic staff If you're a smoker or former smoker, you may worry about your risk of getting lung cancer or dying from it. A major study of heavy smokers, called the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), compared lung CT scans and more on this story...  

12/06/2013
Live Nativity begins Monday

PIKEVILLE — The opening ceremony for Pikeville Medical Center’s annual live nativity will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, from 5 p. m. to 7 p. m. The ceremony will be held in PMC’s parking lot, in front of the Pain Management Building, across the street from more on this story...  

12/06/2013
Is blood pressure affected by cold weather?

By SHELDON G. SHEPS, M. D. Mayo Clinic emeritus hypertension specialist Blood pressure generally is higher in the winter and lower in the summer. That’s because low temperatures cause your blood vessels to narrow — which increases blood pressure because more pressure is more on this story...  

11/27/2013
PMC offers free pictures with Santa

PIKEVILLE –Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Leonard Lawson Cancer Center (LLCC) lobby on Saturday, December 7, from 1 p. m. to 3 p. m. The LLCC is located at 172 South Mayo Trail in Pikeville, across from Speedway. Everyone more on this story...  

11/27/2013
Lowe awarded board certification

PIKEVILLE — Mavis Lowe, Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Diabetes Educator, has been awarded the board certification for advanced diabetes management (BC-ADM) credential by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). Lowe is a board certified nurse practitioner, has a second master’s degree in nursing education more on this story...  

11/22/2013
PMC Patient beats odds

PIKEVILLE — A nurse for more than 33 years, 57-year-old Libby Anderson of Bevinsville knows she is a walking miracle. In August of this year, Libby was shopping in Gatlinburg, Tenn. , when she began to experience sudden, severe abdominal pain and nausea. more on this story...  

11/22/2013
PMC hosts cancer support group

The Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center (LLCC) has started a new General Cancer Support Group for any patient (active or in remission) who has received a cancer diagnosis and caregivers. The support group meets at 2 p. m. on the third Thursday of every month more on this story...  

11/22/2013
Stork Report

Khloe Mae Hall, daughter of Brittany Hatfield and Jonathan Hall, born Oct. 1, weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. Lakyrah Terrionna Wolford, daughter of Latasha Wolford, born Nov. 5, weight: 3 lbs. 9 oz. Grayson Edward Stanley, son of Hillary “Jade” Stanley, born Nov. more on this story...  

11/15/2013
FINDING HOPE: Family’s story shines light on epilepsy awareness

PIKEVILLE — Wes and Diane Edmonds of Greasy Creek in Pike County are the parents of 13-year-old Blake, who was diagnosed with epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation defines epilepsy as “a medical condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions. When someone more on this story...  

11/15/2013
Stork Report

Ameilia Jaide Michael, daughter of Rebecca Lumpkins and Jeramia Michael, born Nov. 2, weight: 7 lbs. 1 oz. Elliott Reese Cornett, daughter of Katie and Robert Cornett, born Nov. 4, weight: 7 lbs. 13 oz. Sadie Grace Steele, daughter of Brandi Adkins and more on this story...  

 




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