|Eating Disorders Treatment Programs for Arkansans Thin but Expanding|
For all Arkansas' recent media attention on healthy-living initiatives and Huckabee-inspired weight loss, coverage and resources for one related group of diseases remains startlingly thin.
In terms of patients' relationships with food, obesity is only one side of the story. The other side, that of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, is much less heard, and even more misunderstood.
BY JENNIFER BOULDEN
|Personal Finances: Important Part of Practice Management|
A key component of practice management is making sure that a physician's personal finances are taken care of.
And even though each bank seems to have a different title for the person assigned to the task, it's usually a personal or private banker who monitors the purse strings.
"Our physician … clients … are very, very busy," said Jason Warren, an assistant vice president/private banking at Bank of the Ozarks.
BY JEREMY PEPPAS
|Physician Spotlight: Dr. Bob Kerr|
MOUNTAIN HOME — Dr. Bob Kerr didn't stay away from Mountain Home for long.
After graduating from UAMS, the Dermott native went looking for a place to set up shop.
He chose Mountain Home. Thirty-seven years later, he left to retire in Little Rock, but as he put it, "I flunked retirement." He then headed back to Mountain Home to be CEO at Baxter Regional Medical Center, a position he has held for nearly a year and a job he doesn't see leaving anytime soon.
BY JEREMY PEPPAS
|Healthcare Community Adjusts as Mountain Home's Population Grows|
MOUNTAIN HOME — Baxter Regional Medical Center has been keeping pace with Mountain Home's growth.
When current hospital CEO Dr. Bob Kerr started in 1967, he was the town's seventh doctor and the hospital had 39 beds for 3,200 people in the community.
Kerr came back to the hospital after a stint with BlueCross in Little Rock. He figures that the town's healthcare community has kept pace with the growth in the area.
BY JEREMY PEPPAS
|AMA Offers Health Savings Accounts for Physicians|
The American Medical Association (AMA) is helping physicians take advantage of the savings and flexibility of health savings accounts (HSAs).
The newest offering from the AMA Insurance Agency is an alternative to traditional health insurance for both personal and practice health protection needs.
"The AMA, largely through its advocacy efforts, was a major player in getting HSAs their legs in January 2004.
BY SHARON H. FITZGERALD
|New AHEC Center Among Womack's Goals|
In keeping with the Mountain Home theme, state Sen. Shawn Womack, who represents the area and is a Mountain Home native, was tracked down in the state capital.
While Womack is considered a young gun on the Republican side of the aisle, he doesn't think so.
"Oh no, I'm practically an old-timer," the 34-year-old said in his office. "Seriously, if you look at combined legislative experience, I have a combined eight years now." And that puts Womack among the most experienced legislators in the state.
|Q & A with a Financial Advisor|
The Medical News of Arkansas posed a series of questions to financial adviser Chad Carlson of Delta Trust. What follows are the questions and his responses.
In terms of personal finances, what are some things a newly minted physician should be considering?
|Stack Receives Distinguished Service Award|
Brendan C. Stack Jr., MD, vice chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in UAMS College of Medicine, recently received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
|Baxter Regional's HEROES Announced|
Four of the Baxter Regional Medical Center HEROES for this quarter traveled miles out of their way to tend to special needs of hospital patients or fellow employees.
|White River Health System Announces Certification|
BATESVILLE -- White River Health System is pleased to announce three certifications.
W. Cody Grammer, MD has successfully completed the rigorous certification examination process of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).
|Geriatrics Professorship Endowed|
UAMS' Cathey Sparkman Powers, MD, became the first recipient of the Magalene McKinnon Ingram Professorship in Geriatric Education.
|Nurses Earn National Certification|
BATESVILLE – White River Medical Center is pleased to announce that Mindy Doyle, RN, CMSRN, Whitney Scribner, RN, CMSRN and Melanie Creighton, RN, CMSRN have all recently attained Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) status after successfully completing the nationally recognized MSNCB credentialing examination. Only six medical-surgical nurses in Arkansas have achieved this level of advanced certification.
|Date Set for Women's Lung Health Conference|
On Friday, March 30, 2007, the American Lung Association will host its second annual Women's Lung Health Conference. It will take place at the J.A. Gilbreath Center at Baptist Health and is open to lung disease patients, their families and caretakers, and anyone else interested in women's lung health.
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