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Dr. Pamela Lusk Joins the Ponderosa Pediatrics Team

Yavapai Regional Medical Center PhysicianCare is pleased to welcome Pamela Lusk, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Dr. Lusk has joined the Ponderosa Pediatrics team on Centerpointe West Drive in Prescott. She is a Doctoral graduate and has completed a Post Masters Nurse Practitioner Certificate in Psychiatric and Mental Health at […]

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YRMC’s PAWS Program: A Dog’s Tale

A few Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) therapists use unconventional techniques to help patients overcome the stress of illness. Bridget – a member of YRMC’s Pets Are Warm Support (PAWS) – recommends a scratch behind the ears or a pat on the head. A Boxer, Bridget joined the pet therapy […]

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Leg Veins and Pains: What do they Mean?

Jan thought her spider veins were mostly a cosmetic problem. But then she noticed her ankles would swell after putting in double shifts at the restaurant she manages. “By the end of the second shift, my ankles would be twice their normal size,” she said. “But after a good night’s […]

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My Memories of YRMC: Dorothy Kalabus

Dorothy Kalabus has earned a special status at Yavapai Regional Medical Center: She is YRMC’s longest-serving volunteer. During her years of service, Dorothy has not only witnessed the evolution of community-based healthcare in Yavapai County, she also has participated in it. While serving on the Hospital Auxiliary Board, Dorothy and […]

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For Cardiovascular Health and Athletic Performance: A Vegetable That Can’t Be Beat!

Here’s a great health trivia question: What vegetable most effectively lowers blood pressure, improves cardiovascular health, and gives athletes a competitive edge? You might already know the answer – it’s beets! Research shows that some of the natural chemicals in beets lower cholesterol; improve oxygen delivery to muscles; and help […]

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New Design and Enhanced Navigation Features Introduced to YRMC’s Patient Portal, YRMC CareConnect

Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) and YRMC PhysicianCare patients will find a fresh new design featuring improved navigation the next time they log-on to YRMC’s on-line patient portal, YRMC CareConnect. “We want our patients to have the best experience possible when accessing their confidential medical records through our on-line patient […]

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Carly McCarter: My Memories of YRMC

Carly McCarter’s ties to Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) are as strong as the branches of her family tree. For generations, the McCarter family has called the Prescott area home. Their roots also are deeply planted in YRMC. “It was like I was raised at the hospital,” said Carly, who […]

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Interventional Pain Management Specialist Joins YRMC PhysicianCare

Craig Leicht, MD, MPH, has joined YRMC PhysicianCare’s new Interventional Pain Management and Neurosciences medical practice at 980 Willow Creek Road, Suite 201 in Prescott. Interventional pain management is a leading-edge approach to pain management. Specialists like Dr. Leicht use minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat painful conditions. Interventional […]

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Four Reasons You May Need a Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-language pathologists – also called speech therapists – are educated, skilled and licensed healthcare professionals. They’re also sometimes overlooked by people unaware of the important role these professionals play in health and healing. “Our profession focuses on helping people of all ages – newborn to senior – address health issues […]

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Kids Rule the Road at YRMC Kids Fun Ride!

Kids on bikes decked out with streamers, shimmering stars, multi-colored paper flowers, spinning pinwheels and more joined the Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) 2018 Kids’ Fun Ride at the Whiskey Off-Road on April 29. “Epic Rides is overjoyed to have partnered with Yavapai Regional Medical Center in celebrating their 75th […]

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YRMC Foundation: Community Need to Community Solution

The phrases “community need” and “community challenge” are two you’ll hear often during gatherings of Yavapai Regional Medical Center Foundation (YRMC) trustees. “Getting primary healthcare services to children throughout YRMC’s vast service area … supporting programs that reduce breast cancer … helping older adults pursue healthy lives … these are […]

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Five Myths About Babies and Food

Well-meaning grandparents … baby blogs … and moms with older children—they’re all ready to serve up ideas on when and how to introduce your baby to solid foods. Before taking any well-intentioned advice, read these five common myths about babies and their transition to solid food. Myth #1: There’s a […]

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March Madness? How About Vein Vitality?

Set aside your March Madness brackets for a time this month to consider your vein health. March is Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month so it’s the perfect time to brush up on this common and often dangerous condition. “People tend to underestimate the importance of vein health,” said Anil Kumar, […]

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YRMC’s Vein Center: New Painless Vein Treatment

The Vein Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is the first provider in northern Arizona to offer VenaSeal™ ablation therapy to treat varicose veins, spider veins and other symptoms of the vein disease, chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). “Patients are very happy with VenaSeal ablation therapy,” said Anil Kumar, MD, FAAC, […]

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Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Program Merits American Diabetes Association Recognition

The prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was recently awarded to the Pendleton Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center. The ADA believes that YRMC’s diabetes Education Program offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment and management. […]

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Patients Celebrate Their Providers

On National Doctors’ Day, it’s patients who are the “medical experts” in Yavapai County. Each March 30, the Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) Foundation invites residents throughout the region to submit notes recognizing individual physicians for the exceptional care they provide. These patients also have the option of making a […]

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2017 Employee of the Year: Hannah Haywood

Employees from every YRMC facility gathered in the cafeteria at YRMC West in Prescott as the time approached for the 2017 Employee of the Year celebration. The hospital photographer was on hand to capture the excitement of the moment and the room was decorated for “Decision 2017 – Celebrating Employee […]

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YRMC Recognized on 2017 Most Wired Hospitals List

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology to Partner with Patients on Health Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health, according to results of the […]

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YRMC’s Patient Blood Management Videos Now at One Convenient Location

Patient Blood Management is a widely respected and widely practiced approach to patient care, particularly before, during and after surgical procedures. It emphasizes safe and effective medical and surgical techniques, which are designed to prevent anemia, decrease bleeding and improve the outcome of your procedure. Since 2012, Yavapai Regional Medical Center […]

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YRMC Offers 2018 Childbirth Classes

When you’re expecting your first child, things can seem unfamiliar and perhaps a bit overwhelming. Having a trusted resource to answer questions, guide you through the unknown and offer encouragement as the important day approaches can be a great help. Yavapai Regional Medical Center offers childbirth classes that serve to […]

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Breathe Easier with Classes from YRMC

The Respiratory Wellness Program at Yavapai Regional Medical Center has published its first quarter, 2018 schedule of Respiratory Wellness Classes. The classes are free of charge and available to all area residents as a service to our community. You’ll gain valuable knowledge about COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic […]

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Say No to Tobacco in 2018

Are you thinking about quitting tobacco? We have some very encouraging numbers for you: 20 MINUTES after smoking your last cigarette, your blood pressure decreases and your pulse rate drops to normal. 8 HOURS after quitting, the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal. 24 HOURS after quitting, […]

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For Fresh Food and Fun, Visit the Winter Farmers Market in Prescott and Prescott Valley!

Looking for vibrant, fresh, delicious, nutrient-packed produce? The Prescott Farmers Market has it, even in the winter! Our local farmers get creative when the weather turns chilly to bring flavorful greens; pungent garlic, onions and leeks; savory winter squash; tender potatoes; brightly-flavored herbs; the sweetest carrots; perfect parsnips; brilliantly bold […]

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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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Local Radiology Practice Adds New Radiologist

Timothy Olthoff, DO, has joined Prescott Radiologists, the radiology practice that supports Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott Medical Imaging and Prescott Valley Medical Imaging. Dr. Olthoff is a board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologist who has been practicing for over 10 years. He earned his medical degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, […]

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Super Salsas

There are as many salsa recipes as there are cooks, especially in the Southwest. After all, salsa means ‘sauce’ and can be made with an endless variety of fresh and seasonal vegetables, fruits and herbs. Salsa pairs well with grilled, roasted or stuffed vegetables, eggs, a bowl of beans or […]

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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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New Cardiologist at YRMC PhysicianCare Cardiology

Soundos K. Moualla, MD, FACC, FSCAI, has joined the Yavapai Regional Medical Center PhysicianCare Cardiology team at 802 Ainsworth Drive in Prescott. Dr. Moualla completed her medical degree at the National University of Ireland 
in Dublin, Ireland. Her post-doctoral education and training includes: Rotating Internship: Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, […]

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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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