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One of the most common questions I get asked in the clinic is, “Do I really need the shingles vaccine?” The quick answer is yes, but most people appreciate more evidence to support it. more
Hospitals and clinics nationwide use patient portals to house important patient documents, medical information and as a channel of communication between medical staff and patients. MyBothwellHealth, Bothwell Regional Health Center’s patient portal, rolled out in 2015 and has made access to health information and communication more efficient. more
The Bothwell Foundation’s annual Lub Dub 5K/10K Walk/Run will have a special focus in 2024 – honoring Rick Schlesselman, long-time foundation board member and race director who unexpectedly died in August. more
“Man’s best friend” is a common phrase to describe the relationship between humans and dogs. Mike VanDeusen, Security officer and K9 handler at Bothwell Regional Health Center, has already established a strong connection with his new four-legged best friend and coworker, K9 Officer Ringo. more
The saying, the “third time's the charm” doesn’t apply to Dr. Ken Azan. more
A record 430 women from Sedalia and surrounding communities donned their best red outfits and gathered at Foundry 324 in downtown Sedalia last February to support the Bothwell Foundation’s annual Wear Red for Women luncheon and auction. The annual event raises funds to place life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in places where people work, learn, play or pray in Sedalia and Pettis County. more
The medical staff at Bothwell Regional Health Center will again host a free community fitness night from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 28 at Heckart Community Center. The public is invited to attend to use the facility and learn about health topics. more
October was the start of a new partnership between Bothwell Regional Health Center and Kansas City Urology Care (KCUC). This partnership allows Bothwell to offer additional urological services provided by KCUC physicians in the hospital and clinic that will mean faster care for area patients. more
MO HealthNet is Missouri’s Medicaid program that helps people with limited income and resources with their health care costs. During COVID-19, continuous reenrollment for Medicaid was implemented, meaning people who qualified for health care coverage through MO HealthNet kept their coverage for the past three years without having to renew annually. more
The two resident physicians who joined Bothwell Regional Health Center last July are entering the second year of their three-year training through the Bothwell-University of Missouri Rural Family Medicine Residency. In the past year, Dr. Brittany Pendergraft and Dr. Levi Harris have had the opportunity to expand their education in a rural medicine setting while also providing care for patients alongside mentoring physicians in the Bothwell health system. more
Last November, life took on new meaning for Knob Noster resident Kevin Butler. Though he did not have a history of health complications, Butler experienced at age 62 a sudden heart attack and underwent quadruple bypass surgery. more
One of the most frequent health problems that I diagnose at Bothwell Sleep Center is Restless Legs Syndrome. RLS affects more than 10% of adults and 2-4% of children, yet few people come in complaining about their legs. When I ask patients sitting down next to me why they are moving their legs back and forth rapidly, they attribute it to nerves or to attention deficit disorder. more
Say goodbye to unexpected, heavy-hitting medical bills in the mail or notices from collection agencies regarding a forgotten hospital visit from six months ago. Say hello to clear cost breakdowns and payment expectations at the time of your appointment. more
Diabetes is a serious disease that affects the way your body processes blood sugar (glucose). While there are several types of diabetes, the most common is type 2. With type 2 diabetes, the body either doesn't produce enough insulin or it resists insulin. Insulin is important because it helps blood sugar enter your body's cells so it can be used for energy. Symptoms of type 2 diabetes include fatigue, extreme thirst, dry mouth, frequent urination, blurry vision and unplanned weight loss. more
Orville “Moose” Moellman, 67, lives in Cole Camp and went to the Bothwell Walk In Clinic last July with what he thought was an infected callus on the ball of his foot. After an initial examination from a nurse, he was directed to go straight to the Bothwell Wound Healing Center for further evaluation. more
The Bothwell Auxiliary began in 1971 by a group of determined and tenacious women, many of them wives of doctors at the hospital. The goal then was to be a light for patients, visitors and staff at Bothwell. more
Every 28 days, Robbin McDonough makes the trek to the Bothwell Infusion & Procedure Center on the second floor of the hospital. There she receives medication through infusion therapy that helps ease her rheumatoid arthritis or RA symptoms. more
Beginning this month, Dr. Lara Briseño Kenney is taking on a larger role at Bothwell Susan O’Brien Fischer Cancer Center. She is board-certified in Hematology, Oncology, Internal Medicine and Palliative Care. more
Thanks to funding from the Bothwell Foundation, Bothwell Regional Health Center’s hospital CT scanner has been replaced, and the Oncology Department scanner in the Susan O’Brien Fischer Cancer Center has been upgraded. The improvements provide faster and more accurate information for diagnosing and treating patients’ illnesses and injuries. more
A change in leadership, the addition of two new resident physicians and a planned move to a new building this summer means the Bothwell-University of Missouri Rural Family Medicine Residency is evolving in its mission to increase access to physicians providing health care in Sedalia. more
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