Screening for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is low bone mass and skeletal fragility, resulting in decreased bone strength and an increased risk of fracture. The majority of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis have bone loss related to estrogen deficiency and/or age. Early diagnosis and quantification of bone loss and fracture risk are important because of the availability of therapies that can…

Piedmont HealthCare Endoscopy Center Earns Reaccreditation Distinction

Piedmont HealthCare Gastroenterologists (l-r): Joseph A. Petrozza MD, FACP, Carl A. Foulks, Jr. MD, Robert W. Reindollar, MD, FACG, FAASLD, Neil M. Kassman, MD, Vivek Trivedi, MD Piedmont HealthCare Endoscopy Center recently earned reaccreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). AAAHC accreditation is an arduous process requiring the organization to participate in…

Dr. Trivedi Discusses the Importance of Colon Polyp and Cancer Screening

“Colorectal cancer is the second only to lung cancer as a leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. It affects men and women equally, yet not many people know that colon cancer can be prevented – not just detected – through a colonoscopy,” says Piedmont HealthCare’s Vivek Trivedi, MD, a Board Certified Gastroenterologist.…

Piedmont HealthCare Recognized for Excellence in Patient Service

Piedmont HealthCare is proud to announce that it recently earned the 2014 UnitedHealthcare PATH Excellence in Patient Service Award. The PATH program was developed by UnitedHealthcare to help improve outcomes for its Medicare Advantage members by encouraging greater use of preventive health care services. The PATH Excellence in Service Award is based on clinical results…

Learn More about Prostate Health

Every man has one, but about one-half of all men will have problems with their prostate during their lifetime. The prostate is a walnut sized gland located just below the bladder. Starting at puberty, the prostate begins to grow. By age 50, half of all men experience symptoms of prostate enlargement such as a slowed…

Elderly Especially Susceptible to the Heat

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people ages 65 and older are more prone to heat stroke and heat-related stress than those of other ages. Seniors’ bodies are not able to adjust to sudden changes in temperature as quickly as younger people’s. A chronic condition that affects the body’s response to heat, as well as taking…