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Circulatory Problems and Non-Healing Wounds? Help is Here Thanks to YRMC’s New Vein Center

People who suffer from circulatory problems in their legs know the condition is painful, debilitating and complicated. “Circulatory problems are very dangerous and limit how people live and enjoy their lives,” said Anil Kumar, MD, FACCP, RPVI, Medical Director of Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Vein Center. What causes these […]

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Meet Western Medicine’s Acupuncture

When Darlene Harmon, PT, describes dry needling, people usually ask if it’s similar to acupuncture. “We use the same needles, but that’s where the similarity ends,” said Harmon, a Physical Therapist in Physical Rehabilitation Services at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). Dry needling – sometimes called clinical or Western acupuncture […]

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Lung Cancer Screening: A Sigh of Relief

Heavy and long-term smokers, current smokers, or people with a family history of lung cancer now have lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) available at Prescott Medical Imaging (PMI), Prescott Valley Medical Imaging (PVMI) and Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) East in Prescott Valley. Lung cancer often has […]

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Parents: Get the Yavapai Kids App

Busy parents, wouldn’t it be great to have a free smartphone app that features reliable, local information on child care, education, healthcare, support services and more? Look no more, the Big & Little Kids Book – A Yavapai Kids Resource Guide mobile phone app – sponsored by the Arizona Community Foundation of […]

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Phillips Family Builds a Prescott Legacy

The year was 1948. Prescott – a town of about 6,000 – was getting on its post-war feet: building roads, opening schools and modernizing medical care. “When Mel and I arrived, the physicians were still pouring ether for anesthesia,” said Jean N. Phillips. “Mel introduced sophisticated anesthesia to the community.” […]

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When to Keep Your Child Home from School

It’s back-to-school time, so it may not be long before you’re faced with that dreaded question: Is my child’s tummy ache or runny nose reason enough to keep him or her home from school? “It’s a tough call for parents,” said Jennifer Tidroski, DO, Pediatrician at YRMC PhysicianCare’s Ponderosa Pediatrics […]

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TAVR Turns Nine Months Old!

Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) program has been up and running since November 2016, and is making a positive difference for local patients. Initially, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the program for high risk patients. “These were patients in their upper 80s […]

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Good News from the WYGC Crisis Stabilization Unit!

Yavapai Regional Medical Center is pleased to share this story about the West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Crisis Stabilization Unit. Our thanks to YRMC HealthConnect contributors Laura Norman, Executive Director of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation, and Cindy Brown, Development Manager of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation. Community support and donations have […]

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The Truth About Babies and Juice

Is fruit juice a staple in your little one’s diet? If your child is 12 months or younger, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests a diet that’s free of fruit juice. The new recommendation – the first change on this subject since 2001 – is linked to rising childhood […]

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YRMC’s 2017 Florence Nightingale Winner 

This year’s recipient of Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s Florence Nightingale Award is an amazing nurse. Lisa Steinbrink (pictured left in the photo) practices her nursing profession with the care and compassion that her patients deserve. Lisa has grown into her nursing career here with us at YRMC. She started at […]

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Summer and Strep Throat are Here

“My throat hurts,” are three words parents may be hearing from their little ones in the coming weeks. Pediatricians at Ponderosa Pediatrics in Prescott – as well as healthcare providers in the Phoenix area – are seeing an increase in children with strep throat. “Most parents think their children are less […]

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Are You Tough Enough to Wear Pink?

Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc. – host of the World’s Oldest Rodeo® – and Wrangler’s® Tough Enough to Wear Pink initiative recently presented The BreastCare Center at YRMC with a $2,500 donation. “We’re thankful for this generous gift,” said John Amos, President and Chief Executive Officer, YRMC. “Thanks in part to the […]

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Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care – How They are Different

Many people don’t know there’s a difference between palliative medicine and hospice care, but the two have separate roles in healthcare delivery. Palliative medicine focuses on making patients comfortable, alleviating symptoms and coordinating care among the entire healthcare team. Ideally, palliative medicine begins when a patient is diagnosed with a […]

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Caring for our Kids: New Pediatrician Jennifer Tidroski Joins Community!

Pediatrician Jennifer Tidroski, DO, has joined YRMC PhysicianCare’s Ponderosa Pediatrics in Prescott. A graduate of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Tidroski completed a pediatric residency at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Tidroski also […]

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Eat Well … Be Well – Prescott Meals On Wheels – YRMC Your Healthy Kitchen

Breakfast trays now arrive to Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) patients with something extra. Along with their morning meal, hospital patients receive a card that promotes the availability of home-delivered meals from Prescott Meals On Wheels following hospitalization. “Some people may need assistance with meals during their recovery so we […]

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Welcome to the Quad Cities, TAVR! Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a minimally-invasive procedure performed collaboratively by interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. Typically, people who have aortic stenosis (narrowing) or malfunction of the aortic valve need open heart surgery to replace the damaged valve. A valve controls the passage of blood from the heart to […]

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New PA Kimberley Scott Joins YRMC PhysicianCare

YRMC PhysicianCare Gastroenterology recently welcomed Physician Assistant Kimberley Scott, MHS, PA-C, to their team. Scott graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Injury Management. She also has earned certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. YRMC PhysicianCare Gastroenterology is located […]

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YRMC PhysicianCare Welcomes New PA, Amy Kallio

Amy Kallio, PA-C, recently joined the YRMC PhysicianCare Family Medicine team at 1050 Gail Gardner Way in Prescott. Amy Kallio brings years of experience caring for the healthcare needs of adults in outpatient settings similar to YRMC PhysicianCare Family Medicine. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Physician […]

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Digital Outreach Strategies Support YRMC’s Vision of a Total Healing Environment

For the team at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC), serving the community has always meant providing high-quality healthcare services. Recently, however, the definition of “serving the community” has expanded to include providing reliable, expert sourced, up-to-the-minute healthcare information for people throughout the region. “YRMC’s Vision is to create a Total […]

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ACA and AHCCCS Got You Baffled? Local Help is Here!

Finding health insurance coverage that works for you and your family can be confusing. Should you look for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace (healthcare.gov) or are you eligible for Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS – Arizona’s Medicaid)? Representatives from trusted, local organizations are available to answer these […]

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Videostroboscopy: Your Voice Check at YRMC

Watch the top-rated show The Voice and you’ll see famous performers and musicians coaching amateur singers to success. Visit Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Physical Rehabilitation Services and you’ll find an exceptional team using videostroboscopy – the latest technology – to help people regain their voices. “Vocal cords are very […]

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YRMC PhysicianCare Welcomes Dr. John Spitalieri

Dr. John Spitalieri has joined YRMC PhysicianCare’s Neurosurgical team at 1001 Division Street in Prescott. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a Residency Program at Arrowhead Hospital in Colton, California. Dr. Spitalieri is Fellowship-trained in Neurosurgery at Cooper Hospital in Camden, New Jersey and […]

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Palliative Medicine: Helping You Cope with Serious Illness

Mary was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) several years ago. Since then, physicians have managed her symptoms with medications, bronchodilators and oxygen therapy. The 75-year-old also benefits from palliative medicine, a medical specialty dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with serious or chronic illnesses, such […]

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5 Habits for a Healthy Heart

Ask Jill Potter, RN, the number one way to lower your risk for heart disease and she doesn’t hesitate before responding: “get up and get moving.” Potter – who has earned certification both as an Exercise Physiologist and a Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional – understands how the heart responds to exercise. She […]

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