Dr. Venkat Ganapathy, UT Erlanger Neurosurgery, tackles the question of artificial disks in treating herniated disks. There a many considerations to be taken into account when looking at treatments for herniated disks. Click here to learn what some of them are and how an artificial disk can help.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press and Edge Magazine, in partnership with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, are proud to present the third annual Champions of Health Care awards designed to honor individuals and organizations that are making a significant impact on the quality of health care in our community.
You can nominate a person or organization in one of the seven award categories. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges in leadership roles in our community’s healthcare industry. One winner in each category will be announced at an awards luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 5, and profiled in the September issue of Edge magazine.
Nominations must be received no later than Friday, June 1, 2018, at 5 p.m. Click here for eligibility requirements.
- Lifetime Achievement: Honors a healthcare leader who has left a legacy on the quality and delivery of health care in East Tennessee.
- Community Outreach: Honors a company or organization that reached out of its normal sphere of operation to focus attention on a healthcare issue or help solve a community problem.
- Innovation in Health Care: Honors a company or individual primarily responsible for a scientific discovery or new process, device or service that can save lives or improve the quality of lives.
- Physician: Honors a physician whose performance is considered exemplary by patients and peers.
- Academic Physician: Honors a physician whose research and clinical work has been pioneering and recognized as exemplary by peers and patients.
- Non-physician Practitioner: Honors a healthcare provider other than a doctor (nurse, pharmacist, physicians’ assistant, researcher, technician, etc.) whose performance is considered exemplary by patients and peers.
- Administrative Excellence: Honors a healthcare administrator whose performance, care and leadership are considered exemplary by patients and peers.
- Healthcare Volunteer: Honors a volunteer in the community that has demonstrated commitment and passion for serving those in need.
Stress... we all probably have too much of it in our lives and dealing with it isn't always easy. Solving all the issues that are causing you stress can take time but Dr. Jacqueline Gentry, CHI Memorial Primary Care Associates, says there's a simple to help reduce the impact of those stressors. Click here to read Dr. Gentry's suggestion.
There's no denying that spring time in the Tennessee Valley is beautiful but that beauty comes with a price for many allergy sufferers. As grass pollen production ramps up, many will head to their doctors for relief.
There is help out there for allergy sufferers. CHCMS members Dr. Curt Chaffin, Allergy and Asthma of Galen, and Dr. Jeffrey Colburn, CHI Memorial Internal Medicine Associates, offer their recommendations on dealing with spring time allergies. Click here to read more.
Spring time in the Tennessee Valley means, for many, allergies are in full bloom but how do you know when your symptoms are more than just allergies? CHCMS member Greg May, MD, with UT Erlanger Primary Care - Lookout Mountain, explains how to differentiate between allergies and infections.