Every day I am asked to see patients who develop kidney injury or failure. Many of these patients have diabetes, high blood pressure, or arthritis. One of the first questions I ask is: “Do you have pain?” The next question follows: “What do you take for pain?” These may seem odd questions for a nephrologist… Read more »
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Since we introduced cellular therapeutics for orthopedic problems like knee arthritis to the US in 2006, many studies from other authors have confirmed the safety and efficacy of the easy-to-perform office procedures. By now, most orthopedic clinics across the country, but particularly in Florida, Texas and California have jumped on board with this treatment modality… Read more »
By Frederick H. Opper, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women combined. The incidence of both new cases and deaths has rapidly declined in the past 30 years due to increased screening and surveillance measures. The vast majority of CRC’s start out as… Read more »
By Claude Jarrett MD, FAAOS Despite our nation’s dramatic history, providing high-quality healthcare equally to our culturally diverse community remains difficult. Stereotypes and biases remain rampant in our healthcare system despite good intentions. Unfortunately, research has shown that many versions of “diversity” training for health care professionals have a low success rate. The overwhelming majority… Read more »
What does a patient do when faced with a decision that is uncomfortable, a choice that is difficult or feeling a sense of lacking information? It’s a familiar position of hesitancy to proceed. I would say that every patient deserves a clear understanding of their medical situation and a high level of confidence on the course they… Read more »
The annual meeting of the NCMS is September 14-16, 2017 in Raleigh. If you are interested in attending please contact Bonnie Brown at the medical society office.
Drs. Henry Hawthorne, Seaborn Blair, and Billy McNulty and others were honors at the November 2016 Gala.
The 2016 community service gift award for 2016 was awarded to She ROCKS by the New Hanover-Pender Medical Society. She ROCKS, Inc. was formed in May 2014 with the intention to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Research and to provide local support to those affected by all cancers. We show our support locally in Wilmington,… Read more »
During the summer Olympics, Wilmington native JOANNE “ANNE” ALLEN watched the games from a different perspective. Allen, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, has worked for the Olympic and Paralympics over the past twenty years. Currently, she still works with U.S. Sailing as a team physician doing medical support for the Paralympic Sailing Team. Although she did not… Read more »
Edward Ricciardelli, M.D. has been named visiting Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at The University of Virginia. His responsibilities include teaching residents and medical students, and lecturing to students, staff, and visiting physicians at The Department of Plastic Surgery. He will also participate in the training of international plastic surgeons both at The University and… Read more »