Understanding the Medicare Alphabet—ABCDs + more
Medicare has different parts that cover different services—and keeping them straight can be confusing. Understanding these parts will help you know what to look for when you’re ready to enroll.
Medicare now covers several tests, items, and services related to COVID-19. Find out more.
Dr. Anna Dauer, Deaconess Palliative Care Medical Director
Perhaps you’ve heard the term “palliative care” but weren’t sure what it meant. Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with chronic illnesses, focusing on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a chronic illness regardless of the diagnosis. The overall goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
Garrett Koon, DO, Deaconess Clinic Pediatrician
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12 and older, and parents have questions. Find answers to many of your questions from a board-certified pediatrician.
Jonathan Balagna, MD, FACC, Deaconess Heart Group
If you’re concerned about your risk for heart disease, a heart scan may be helpful for you. Deaconess is excited to now offer this new screening option to the community for only $49. As a physician, I know that this test has the potential to prevent heart attacks and save lives.
Medicare has different parts that cover different services. Understanding these parts will help you know what to look for when determining your needs and when you’re ready to enroll.
Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. A person with prediabetes is not only at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but also at higher risks for heart disease and stroke. Learn steps for prevention.
Brian Wellington, DO, Deaconess Clinic Henderson
Congestive heart failure, or CHF, is a very common, serious chronic condition and it’s a factor in 1 in 9 deaths. It's important to understand how your heart should work properly, and what happens when it doesn’t.
Deaconess Religious Life
Here at Deaconess, patients and family members are making decisions on others’ behalf every single day. Sometimes the situation is sudden, such as after a car crash. In other situations, a family member has been in a gradual decline. But in all circumstances it can be a difficult time, so having the right information, with the desired decision-makers, is very important.
Dr. Sarah Rust, Pediatrician, Deaconess Clinic Baseline
Bringing home a new baby has always been a nerve-wracking time for most families. Previously, families would worry about their new baby catching the flu, RSV or other viral infections during their first few weeks of life, but having a child during the COVID-19 pandemic has added to those fears and raises many new questions.
Christi Pagett, MD, Deaconess Clinic West
Antibiotics are a marvel of modern medicine and have saved millions of lives. However, the overuse of antibiotics is harmful. Learn about proper use of antibiotics, preventing illnesses, and how to treat illnesses that don’t require antibiotics.
Libby Brown, PhD, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist at The Center for Healing Arts and Wellness Services
Baby is home—check
Why do I feel so lost and overwhelmed?
If you love a medical professional serving on the front lines of the global pandemic, here are some ways to support them when they are not at work.
It’s always good practice to plan ahead for emergencies, but that planning becomes even more important when you have specific dietary needs and restrictions.
Children also experience the five stages of grief - denial, anger, bargaining, sadness, and acceptance. Here are some ways to help them work through the process.
Sridhar Bhaskara, MD, Deaconess Comprehensive Pain Centers
Shingles is a common, painful rash that will affect up to 1 in 5 people. Identifying and treating shingles quickly can prevent further pain and long-term complications.
Victoria Edwards, MD, Deaconess Clinic Owensboro
What's the difference between a cold or the flu? How should you treat symptoms to feel better fast? And when is it time to seek medical care?
Daniel Holland, DO, Deaconess Clinic Lynch Road
Is it too late for a flu shot? What about the nasal spray? How can you conveniently get the shot? Get answers to these from family medicine physician Dr. Daniel Holland.
Deaconess Cross Pointe
If you are one of the millions of Americans who finds themselves “in a funk” through the colder and darker months, you may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.
Deaconess Primary Care for Seniors
Deaconess Home Health and Deaconess Hospice
Caregiving for an aging loved one can be both rewarding and challenging. Many caregivers don’t know about resources and services that can help make their jobs easier and improve the quality of life for themselves and their loved one.
It's time to get your flu shot. Find out the facts--and the myths-- about flu vaccines from Deaconess Clinic family medicine physician Dr. Holland.
From Deaconess Bone & Joint Care, in association with Orthopaedic Associates
Pain in your knees, hips, shoulders or ankles can interfere with your daily life. This simple "yes or no" questionnaire can help you determine if it’s time to see an orthopedic doctor.
Raghav Gupta, MD, FCCP
Medical Director, COPD
Get the basic explanations of COPD--how it can be prevented, diagnosed and treated; and get tips on managing COPD—particularly in the winter.
The holiday season can be very difficult for someone grieving the loss of a loved one. An expert from Deaconess VNA Hospice shares tips on making the holidays easier for yourself, or for someone you love.
Komen Evansville Tri-State Deaconess Breast Services
Too often, women are skipping their mammograms because they either think they can’t afford the mammogram, or are scared of the cost of treating breast cancer if diagnosed.
Pediatrics & Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Morganfield
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to be sick with the flu. A week or more of serious body aches, coughing, fever, etc. is not how I want to spend my time. Be prepared by getting your flu vaccine before flu season starts!
Dr. Anna Dauer, Medical Director, Deaconess Palliative Care
Here at Deaconess, people make decisions on others’ behalf every single day. Sometimes the situation is sudden, such as after a car crash. In other situations, a family member has been in a gradual decline. But in all circumstances it can be a difficult time, so having the right information, with the desired decision-makers, is crucial.
Amanda Bohleber, MD, Deaconess Clinic Medical Director
It’s never been easier to schedule an appointment with a Deaconess doctor or service. Online scheduling is convenient, helps busy families and people on the go, and improves access to the care you need--when and where you need it.
The Women’s Hospital
When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she has many needs and concerns. One of the most important things she wants to know is that she’ll get the best care, beginning as quickly as possible. That’s why The Women’s Hospital and Deaconess Cancer Services decided to develop the Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic.
Melanie Atwood, Executive Director of Gilda’s Club of Evansville, part of Cancer Support Community
An expanded relationship between Gilda’s Club and Deaconess Cancer Services will help cancer patients and their families receive important support services. Gilda’s on the Go will bring healthy lifestyle programs and activities directly to patients at the Chancellor Center for Oncology.
Amanda Bohleber, MD, Medical Director, Deaconess Clinic
A doctor—and mom—shares her tips for choosing the right care at the right time at the right place.
Ankita Bahuva, MD, Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Downtown
Your doctors’ appointments are an important and valuable time to connect with your doctor, share your perspective and information, and learn from your doctor’s expertise. The best appointments happen when patients are very prepared.
Ankita Bahuva, MD, Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Downtown
Chronic fatigue is a condition that causes someone to be extremely tired—to the point that they can’t function in their daily life. It is also often misunderstood.
Tom Fite, Pharmacy Manager at Deaconess Family Pharmacy
Recent national disasters have caused many people to give more thought to emergency preparedness. As September is Emergency Preparedness Month, it’s a great time to be thinking about being disaster ready.
Kim Anderson, RN, Deaconess VNA Home Care & Hospice
There are a many questions regarding hospice, such as, “What services are included?”, “How is it paid for?”, and more. Below are answers to some of these most common questions, as well as additional information about why hospice is a wonderful service and resource for families when a loved one has a terminal condition.
Content Provided by Deaconess VNA Plus Personal Care Services
Realizing that someone you love is not functioning as well at home as they used to can come as a shock; discovering what in-home care costs can be even more surprising, particularly since many people believe that Medicare or traditional health insurance will pay for all types of assistance.
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