Medical Minutes

Medical Minutes airs the first Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. on WLDS radio, 1180 AM. Peter Russotto, D.P.M., is the program host.

Medical Minutes – April 2, 2016
“Occupational Therapy”
Todd Thorsen, Occupational Therapy

Medical Minutes – March 5, 2016
“Passavant Specialty Clinic”
Lisa Pennell, Specialty Clinic Nurse Manager

Medical Minutes – February 2, 2016
Physical Therapy for the Joint Replacement Patient
LaRissa Sorrells, Rehabilitation Services

Medical Minutes – January 2, 2016
“Patient Portal”
Shelley Shillings, Information Systems

Medical Minutes – December 5, 2015
“Gallbladder Disease”
Abigail White, MD

Medical Minutes – November 7, 2015
“Updates From The Center for Psychiatric Health”
Kamna Handa, MD

Medical Minutes – October 3, 2015
“The Dietitian’s Role in the Hospital”
Karen Sibert, Community Nutrition Educator

Medical Minutes – September 5, 2015
“Team Rehab”
Kris Schwiderski, Team Rehab Coordinator

Medical Minutes – August 1, 2015
“Medication Safety”
Lori Smith, Director of Pharmacy

Medical Minutes – July 4, 2015
“Medicare”
Guest – Lorna Legreid, Medicare/Insurance Consultant

Medical Minutes – June 6, 2015
“Ostomies”
Guests – Carrie Carls and Tina Crawford, Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine

Medical Minutes – May 2, 2015
“Lymphedema Clinic”
Guest – Lori Thomas, Passavant Lymphedema Clinic

Medical Minutes – April 4, 2015
“Hospice Care”
Guest – Deb Witson, Memorial Hospice Care

Medical Minutes – March 7, 2015
“Acute Care of Stroke in the Emergency Department”
Guest – Scott Boston, M.D.

Medical Minutes – February 7, 2015
“ENT Pathology”
Guest – John Dailey, M.D.

Medical Minutes – January 3, 2015
“Passavant Support Groups”
Guest – Wendy Smith, Passavant’s Community Program Coordinator

Medical Minutes – December 6, 2014
“Passavant Foundation”
Guest-Pam Martin, Executive Director, Passavant Foundation

Medical Minutes  -August 2, 2014
“Prenatal Care”
Guest – Jeffrey Olejnik, M.D.

Medical Minutes – July 5, 2014
“Hospitalist Program”
Guest – Marshall Hale, M.D.

Medical Minutes – May 3, 2014
“Drug Use Trends
Guests – Scott Boston, M.D., and Heather Sweet, Wells Center

Medical Minutes – April 5, 2014
“Colorectal Cancer”
Guest – Daniel Hallam, M.D.

Medical Minutes – March 1, 2014
“Rehabilitation Services”
Guest – Trevor Huffman, Director of Rehabilitation Services

Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit Pick Up

Posted on: March 13, 2017

Passavant Area Hospital and the Mia Ware Foundation are again partnering to bring prevention and awareness for colorectal cancer with a screening kit pick up and Community Health Talk later this month. The free kits will be available Thursday, March 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. and Friday, March 31, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the circle drive at the main entrance to Passavant, 1600 W. Walnut. Individuals should simply drive up, fill out a short questionnaire, talk to a nurse, and then complete the kit at home. The kit is then mailed to Passavant, with test results returned by mail in three to four weeks. The screening kits are new this year and are more convenient with only one stool sample required. They use the fecal immunochemical test screening method for hemoglobin in the stool. The test is considered the new standard for early detection of blood in the stool, one of the early warning signs of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., but if detected early, 90 percent of those deaths are preventable. [caption id="attachment_14043" align="alignleft" width="150"] Jan Rakinic, MD[/caption] In addition to the free screening kits, Passavant is presenting a Community Health Talk on Friday, March 31, with Jan Rakinic, MD, Professor of Surgery, SIU School of Medicine; Chief, Section of Colorectal Surgery. Dr. Rakinic topic is “Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Is it Worth the Bother?” The program begins at 12 noon in Meeting Rooms 2 and 3 at Passavant. A complimentary lunch is included. Call 479-5800 to register.

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