FREE Women’s Health event and Transition Team SpotlightOctober 10, 2012
LADIES, JOIN US…
We will be hosting a FREE Women’s Health event at our East (MCH) campus on Tuesday, October 16th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm and Thursday, October 18th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The campus is located at 2900 N. Main St. in Muskogee. Participants should enter through the facility’s main entrance.
Pre-registration is required as there are a limited number of appointments available. Registrations will be taken over the phone Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm by calling 918-684-2191. We will take registrations until all slots are filled, so don’t forget to sign up!
This is an annual event for our system, and the first time it is being held at our East campus.
We plan to offer free clinical breast exams, cholesterol, blood glucose, and iron screenings. In order to get the most accurate reading on the cholesterol and glucose tests, it is recommended that women not eat or drink anything after midnight the day before the screenings (and after checking with their doctor).
A clinical breast exam is performed by a healthcare professional who examines the breasts and the areas under the arm. The American Cancer Society recommends that women have a clinical breast exam at least every three years between the ages of 20 – 39 and every year starting at age 40. A mammogram is recommended every year starting at age 40 for as long as the woman is in good health. Additionally, an MRI in conjunction with a mammogram is recommended for some women. All women should talk to their doctors about which screening methods are right for them.
EASTAR Health System recommends that all women talk with their own doctor before participating in any screenings. The screenings being offered are for informational use only and are not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or illness.
TRANSITION TEAM SPOTLIGHT…
This week, we continue featuring some of our respected community leaders and physician leaders who are playing a key role in helping shape the future of healthcare for our community by serving on the Transition Team.
Edgar Boyd, M.D., Otolaryngologist
Dr. Boyd is an experienced ear, nose and throat physician who specializes in treating cancers of the nose, throat and mouth. He also treats other injuries and diseases of the head and neck. He is vice chairman of the department of surgery at Muskogee Medical Center. Previously, he served as the chief of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery and chief of head and neck oncology at the David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, California. He has served as special consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General in head and neck surgery.
He completed a fellowship in head and neck oncology surgery at The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City. Dr. Boyd graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and received his medical degree from The University of Tennessee, Memphis. He completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas.
Dr. Boyd is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the Oklahoma Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
He has a private practice in otolaryngology and treats both children and adults for conditions including asthma, and allergy-related conditions, sinusitis, nasal polyps, sleep apnea, thyroid disease, hearing loss, the loss of the sense of taste and smell and ear infections in young children.
Don’t forget to stay up-to-date on the latest transition developments by visiting the special section of our website –www.MuskogeeRegionalMedical.com/transition.
AND THE WINNER IS…
Last week’s trivia answer: Oklahoma Rose. We learned through our research that up until 2004, the state flower was the Mistletoe. We also learned that the state wildflower is the Indian Blanket. So we accepted all of those answers, and the winners of our random drawing from all qualified entrants were Mary Hord and Joni Moses. Congrats! They both received a $10 gift certificate to our Auxiliary Gift Shoppes.
This week’s question: “What is the Oklahoma state insect?” The deadline to participate is Monday, October 8th. Answer the question by clicking here . One qualified participant who answers correctly will be randomly selected as the winner of the gift certificate.
SUBMIT A QUESTION…
Have a question about the transition process?
Submit your question by clicking here or by writing to MuskogeeRegional@gmail.comand we’ll address as many as we can in a future issue of the newsletter, or online at www.MuskogeeRegionalMedical.com/transition.