November 2011 Your Health Matters
For your annual checkup and your annual flu shot, for a good remedy for a sore throat and good advice for shedding a few pounds, your family doctor is there for you.
At Jefferson Regional Medical Center, we have more than 90 reasons why you should put your trust in your family doctor. That’s how many primary care physicians, or PCPs, are conveniently located close to your home and ready to care for you and your family.
If you’ve been putting off important screenings because you feel you can’t afford them, you should know that prevention is affordable and accessible for all Americans under the Affordable Care Act. The health insurance reform legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010 requires health plans to cover recommended preventive services by eliminating cost sharing.
Working Together to Improve Outcomes for Diabetes Patients
Diabetes is an increasing problem in our society; studies show the world diabetes rate has doubled. During November, designated American Diabetes Month by the American Diabetes Association, Reena Satyawadi, MD, an endocrinologist at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, discusses how she is helping our diabetes patients.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Helping Diabetics
Jefferson Regional Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center at our Bethel Park Campus, 1000 Higbee Drive, Suite 101, Bethel Park, offers hope for diabetic patients with chronic wounds.
Diabetics Education Offered at Three Locations
Jefferson Regional Medical Center offers a four part series, “Diabetes Education: Take Control of your Diabetes,” led by a diabetes educator at three locations – Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Jefferson Hills, Brentwood Professional Plaza in Brentwood and Curry Hollow Outpatient Center in Pleasant Hills.
Health and wellness classes, general interest classes and services, support groups, and other events to help you lead a healthy life.