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Ultrasound-Guided Lavage for Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder: A Less Invasive Option for Shoulder Pain

Injuries, normal wear-and-tear, overuse from repetitive sports, or even sleeping incorrectly at night can all cause shoulder pain. Conservative methods for shoulder tendonitis treatment and other shoulder pain can decrease the potential need for future surgery and a long recovery. Drug therapies such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) as well […]

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YRMC Welcomes James F. Cahill, MD, Psychiatry

Yavapai Regional Medical Center PhysicianCare is pleased to announce that James F. Cahill, MD, Psychiatry, has joined its team on Gail Gardner Way in Prescott. Dr. Cahill is a graduate of and completed psychiatry residency (chief resident) and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship programs at the West Virginia College of […]

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Asthma: It’s Not Just For Kids

Asthma is so associated with children that when an adult is diagnosed with the condition, it’s called “adult onset asthma.” It’s somewhat surprising that an equal percentage of adults and children in the United States – 8.3 percent – suffer from asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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YRMC Construction and Parking Alert!

Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) will soon begin an exciting and significant expansion project on its West Campus in Prescott. “This multi-year project will evolve YRMC West into a state-of-the-art medical and wellness campus,” said Frank Almendarez, MHSA, Chief Administrative Officer at YRMC. “The campus will include a new health […]

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Five Steps to Prevent Diabetes

One of the best health strategies is to prevent illness before it happens, especially when it comes to type 2 diabetes. While our genetics are hard wired, there are steps you can take to prevent diabetes and reduce your risk. In fact, before type 2 diabetes is diagnosed there’s a […]

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Neurosurgeon Puts Life Lessons to Work

John Spitalieri, DO, believes in “repairing before replacing.” His parents – his mother a music teacher and his father a math/science teacher – impressed this value on him while growing up in New Jersey. “Whether we were fixing the car or repairing the lawnmower, it was my job and my […]

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Four Reasons to Re-think Compression Socks

They aren’t “Project Runway” material but compression socks can keep your stride healthy. These socks – snug at the feet with a gradually looser fit on the leg – can prevent blood clots, also called “deep vein thrombosis” (DVT). “I recommend compression socks for patients who have chronic venous insufficiency, […]

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Your Main Event. Find it on YRMC HealthConnect.

Living Well with Diabetes … Heart and Soul Breast Cancer Support Group … United Blood Services Blood Drive, Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Community Outreach events probably feature something of interest to you. “YRMC has an incredibly robust menu of Community Outreach events,” said Ken Boush, YRMC’s Director of Marketing […]

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The Beat Goes On: A New Tune for CPR

“The Beat Goes On” was recorded decades ago by Sonny and Cher, but today it’s the motivational theme behind a new way of performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) that was adopted recently by Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). Sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA), Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI), as it’s called, […]

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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