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Guardian Angel Spotlight – Bohdan Lebedowicz, MD

September 19, 2019 Comments Off on Guardian Angel Spotlight – Bohdan Lebedowicz, MD

Why did you decide to become a doctor? I became a doctor thirty-five years ago because I wanted to make a difference by caring for and healing people who have various medical needs and conditions. My grandfather was a doctor in Europe and both of my sisters are nurses, so I…

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Phelps Health Helps Individuals Manage Their Diabetes

September 5, 2019 Comments Off on Phelps Health Helps Individuals Manage Their Diabetes

People who have been diagnosed with diabetes often feel overwhelmed or powerless at times. They do not know where to get the knowledge and skills needed to help manage their chronic illness. Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) services offered at Phelps Health help ease learning and empower individuals who…

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Phelps Health Diabetes Education Services Improve Quality of Life for Patients

September 1, 2019 Comments Off on Phelps Health Diabetes Education Services Improve Quality of Life for Patients

Clay Howlett was a junior in high school when he was diagnosed with diabetes. He felt dehydrated and had lost weight, about 25 pounds. Initially, Clay went to his family doctor and then to a hospital, where he was given his first dose of insulin. “I was told I couldn’t…

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Jullie’s Story: Understanding Diabetes Better with Phelps Health

August 30, 2019 Comments Off on Jullie’s Story: Understanding Diabetes Better with Phelps Health

About two to three years ago, Jullie Barrett, who lives in Rolla and was raised in Waynesville, visited her doctor, who believed Barrett’s blood sugar was too high based on her symptoms. Barrett was given an A1C test, a common blood test used to diagnose diabetes, and the results showed…

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A New Direction for a Diagnosis

April 22, 2019 Comments Off on A New Direction for a Diagnosis

It has been a long road to a diagnosis and treatment plan for Marian Musumhiri, but after visiting Dr. Hadi Bhurgri, Gastroenterologist at Phelps Health (formerly PCRMC), she now has a name and course of action for what has ailed her the past two years. Grateful for the care, Marian…

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Serving Others Every Day

April 16, 2019 Comments Off on Serving Others Every Day

How the Patient Transportation Fund helps those in our community receive the care they need at Phelps Health. In 1998, Phelps Health (formerly PCRMC) determined there was a real need for the patients of the area to have safe, reliable transportation to and from their medical appointments. The patient transportation…

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Paying it Forward

April 16, 2019 Comments Off on Paying it Forward

In February 2014, Betty Pendley was at a doctor’s appointment at Phelps Health (previously PCRMC) when she learned she urgently needed a heart stent. She was airlifted to SSM Health St. Clare Hospital – Fenton and remained in the Intensive Care Unit for several days. Along with the physical strain…

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Food for the Soul

April 16, 2019 Comments Off on Food for the Soul

How the Auxiliary Volunteer Services and the Delbert Day Cancer Institute Fund helps care for our community members battling cancer. On February 28, 2018, the Auxiliary Volunteer Services Board presented Phelps Health Delbert Day Cancer Institute (DDCI) Director Jeremy Stinson with a $14,300 donation to cover one year of lunches…

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Megan’s Mammogram

February 18, 2019 Comments Off on Megan’s Mammogram

How did you first learn that you needed a mammogram? I first learned that I needed a mammogram during a routine exam; my doctor noted a small mass in my breast that we both agreed wasn’t normal. Because my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 38, my physician…

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