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Hip Replacement – “Why not do both hips?”

By Sarah Gray Double hip replacement!?!? I couldn’t have heard that right!? The therapy, the pain, the long recovery! These were the thoughts that flooded my mind when Tommy and I first went to see Dr. Blackman. However, I quickly learned, I couldn't have jumped to more incorrect assumptions. Dr. Blackman was reassuring. “I’ll be all dressed in a funny [...]

2019-01-03T15:34:36-04:00December 28th, 2015|Medical Providers|

A New Procedure with Less Pain

Although Dr. Christopher Blackman, who joined Piedmont Orthopedics in 2005, performs all types of orthopedic surgery, he has a special interest in knee and hip replacement surgery. He was the first orthopedic surgeon in Greensboro to regularly perform anterior approach hip replacement surgery, a less invasive technique that helps to preserve muscle and generally results in less pain and faster [...]

2019-01-02T15:50:00-04:00December 28th, 2015|Medical Providers|

CoolSculpting

Dr. H. Christopher Coley Dr. H. Christopher Coley is a very talented and compassionate physician and surgeon in Greensboro. He is board-certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and in General Cosmetic Surgery by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and is also fellowship trained in Hand and Microsurgery. CoolSculpting® is a procedure that safely removes stubborn [...]

2019-01-03T15:08:24-04:00November 17th, 2014|Medical Providers|

Lobbying for Health Care

The Boston Globe reported on March 27 that the Massachusetts healthcare industry, one of the largest economic sectors in the state, doled out more than $11.6 million on lobbying. And during the five years since the state passed its landmark health care overhaul, from 2007 to 2011, the total amount spent on lobbying by the industry topped $51.6 million, according [...]

2013-06-21T19:30:20-04:00June 21st, 2013|Medical Providers|

A New Paradigm in Heart Failure Treatment

New evidence, showing the root of heart failure lies in misfolded proteins in the heart’s cells, may pave the way for dramatically new treatment approaches. An analysis by Cam Patterson, MD, and Monte Willis, PhD, researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, shows new breakthroughs could be closer than previously believed. The analysis points to striking similarities [...]

2019-01-03T14:24:49-04:00April 19th, 2013|Medical Providers|

Avoiding Hospital Errors

The Connecticut Center for Patient Safety offers tips for protecting yourself from errors. Bring an advocate – a friend or family member – for check-in and discharge. Many hospitals have a staff person you can consult. (If you hire your own advocate, get referrals and check credentials.) Bring a notebook listing all medications, why you take them, who prescribed them, [...]

2013-02-19T20:21:44-04:00February 19th, 2013|Medical Providers|

Hospital Readmissions Costly for Hospitals

– From an article by John Murawski, Raleigh News and Observer Juanita King, an 81-year-old grandmother, logged nearly five weeks at WakeMed Hospital since October after her breathing became so labored she had trouble walking.Weakened by a failing heart and obstructed lungs, she was at her Clayton home less than two weeks before returning to WakeMed for another round of [...]

2019-01-03T15:38:15-04:00February 15th, 2013|Insurance, Medical Providers|

Network to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Ron Gaskins, Associate Director of the Northwest Community Care Network, is completing a Doctorate of Health Administration from Central Michigan University. Within healthcare reform there has been significant discussion regarding hospital readmissions. This has become a key indicator for not only the health of patients but the quality of care at transitions. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has [...]

2019-01-03T16:17:08-04:00February 15th, 2013|Insurance, Medical Providers|

Integrated Health Care: Under One Roof

Need a primary care physician, orthopedic surgeon, gastroenterologist or cardiologist? What about a relaxing massage, nutrition consultation, laser skin treatment or physical therapy? Or a state-of-the-art fitness center where you can take yoga, swim or participate in a cycling class? Or have a prescription filled or grab a healthy lunch in between appointments? At one time you might have had [...]

2012-06-06T19:55:06-04:00June 6th, 2012|Medical Providers|

Women’s Unique Heart-Health Needs

Elaine Bryant had always considered herself to be relatively healthy. As the leader of Seniors in Motion, a Winston-Salem-area line dance troupe made up of women ages 64-77, Bryant stayed active, dancing weekly and exercising occasionally at local recreation centers. But she also knew her high blood pressure, coupled with a family history of diabetes, heart attack and high cholesterol, [...]

2012-02-10T21:44:03-04:00February 10th, 2012|Medical Providers|
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