Joshi Internal Medicine Works Toward Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

Joshi Internal Medicine is currently working toward Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition. According to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) practice inspires quality in care, cultivates more engaging patient relationships, and captures savings through expanded access and delivery options that align patient preferences with payer and provider capabilities. Joshi Internal…

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In Memory of Dr. Edward S. Campbell

It is with deep sadness that Piedmont HealthCare today announces the passing of Edward S. Campbell, MD. Dr. Campbell served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy from 1978 to 1988. He was a founding father of Lake Norman Family Medicine and has been with Piedmont HealthCare since 1998. Dr. Campbell served on the board…

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FDA Warns: Don’t Give Kids Medicines with Codeine, Tramadol

Agency strengthens warning labels on these medications to address dangers (HealthDay News) — Parents shouldn’t give their children any medications containing the narcotics codeine or tramadol because they can cause life-threatening breathing problems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday. Warning labels on medications with codeine or tramadol will be strengthened to reflect these…

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Health Tip: Managing Meals With Gastroparesis

Condition more frequent among diabetics (HealthDay News) — Gastroparesis occurs when food in the stomach empties more slowly than it’s supposed to. It’s more common in people with diabetes. If you have the condition, the American Diabetes Association recommends: Eat small amounts of food throughout the day, rather than larger meals. Eat your meals slowly.…

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Health Tip: Coping With Cold Sores

Suggestions to ease discomfort (HealthDay News) — Cold sores are small blisters, triggered a herpes virus, that mostly form on the mouth. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to cope with them: Apply an over-the-counter antiviral cold-sore medication that contains docosanol or benzyl alcohol. Apply an ice pack to ease pain, or an over-the-counter…

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PHC Receives Best Business Award from Statesville Relay for Life

Piedmont HealthCare received the Statesville Relay for Life award for “Best Business” for fundraising success at the event held earlier in May. In addition to sponsoring musical entertainment, the Catalina’s, Piedmont HealthCare hosted a tent at the event to sell raffle tickets and refreshments. PHC’s Mammography Center also set up a tent for their game “Bra…

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