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"There's nothing wrong with being selective when choosing a doctor." - Dr. Robert Kiskaddon, CMO

Pardee Hospital chief medical officer, Dr. Robert Kiskaddon, explains the helpfulness that Pardee's wellness phone line 1-866-790-WELL (9355) offers its patients in selecting a doctor. See below an expert from the article found in the Times-News on Tuesday, July 20: “In some respects, people need to develop an attitude of demystifying the medical profession and realize they’re going to a clinician who is a consultant to their health,” said Dr. Robert Kiskaddon, chief medical officer of Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville. “You’re a consumer who has criteria for what you want to purchase in the marketplace.” Pardee Hospital offers a wellness phone line where potential patients can share their preferences for a doctor’s gender, certification and specialty. Patients usually receive the names of three doctors they might feel comfortable with. Kiskaddon said there’s nothing wrong with being selective when choosing a doctor. “It doesn’t benefit the physician or the patient when one is uncomfortable,” Kiskaddon said. To read the full article click here.

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Pardee welcomes new residents

[caption id="attachment_1051" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Evan Beasley"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1052" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Anibal Martinez"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1053" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Grey Tilden"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1054" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Amanda Williams"][/caption] Evan Beasley, M.D., graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, La. He holds undergraduate degrees in biology, chemistry and Asian studies from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. La. He also completed an End of Life Care elective while in medical school and became a site coordinator facilitating hospice experiences for other students. He enjoys hiking, backpacking, folk music and cooking. Anibal Martinez, M.D., graduated from the Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay. His undergraduate degree is in biology from Liceo Bauza Montevideo, Uruguay. After his graduation, he was an associate professor of biology at his medical school. He was also medical director of a nursing home and worked as an ER physician. He has recently worked at Wake Forest performing clinical research in the maternal fetal medicine, pediatrics hematology/oncology and urology departments. Grey Tilden, M.D., graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Ala. He holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. His background includes lab research studying fibroblasts. He later worked with a mentor on Rett Syndrome (an autism spectrum disorder). He served as president of both the geriatric and psychiatry interest groups. In his spare time, he has been very active in community theater and film productions. Amanda Williams, D.O., graduated from Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Kentucky. She holds a B.S. degree in chemistry and molecular biology from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. While in medical school, she travelled to the Dominican Republic on a medical mission trip and was also a counselor at Indian Summer Camp, a camp for children diagnosed with cancer. She also worked at a free clinic in Spartanburg, S.C. She enjoys hiking, biking, dancing and traveling. -CJP

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Discover the basics of CPR in new class

The American Red Cross will offer a new class on the basics of CPR at the Pardee Health Education Center on Tue., Aug. 3, from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m.  The class lasts one hour.  It is a non-certification class that allows participants to learn the basics of CPR.  Registration for this free presentation is required by calling (828) 693-5605, or registering online at www.pardeehospital.org. -CJP

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Pardee Urgent Care receives Words of Thanks

Pardee Urgent Care received the following "Words of Thanks" in the Times News on Thursday, July 15.  Thank you, Claudia, for your wonderful praise of Pardee Urgent Care and congratulations to the staff for a job well done. Dear Community: I would like to use this platform to publicly thank Pardee Urgent Care for their excellent service and the care they provided my mother a couple of weeks ago. Mom is visiting us from Chile, she doesn’t speak any English, and though I had to translate, everyone made special effort to make her feel comfortable and ease her pain. We were there for about three hours by the time we were done with x-rays and all the tests. Chuck Bryant was very thorough, so nice and polite. The nurse that did her x-rays was super sweet too. Thanks to everyone for all you did for us that day. Your job is greatly appreciated.     Claudia J. Dalton - Hendersonville Click here to view the article.

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Pardee Rehab and Wellness Center to host community blood drive

Pardee Hospital will host a community blood drive on Thursday, July 29 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Pardee Rehab and Wellness Center, located at 212-B Thompson Street near Epic Theatres.  Appointments are required by calling (828) 698-6774 or online at RedCrossBlood.org and enter code 150811.  All donors are entered for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card. In order to donate blood, one must be healthy, at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more, and not have donated blood in the past 56 days.  Walk-in donors will be accepted, but those with appointments will be seen first.  Remember to bring a photo I.D. The Pardee Rehab & Wellness Center, offers physical, occupational and speech therapy and rehabilitation services, along with cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and the area’s only diabetes education program accredited by the American Diabetes Association. The center also offers a state-of-the-art wellness gym and weekly group fitness classes that are both available to the public.

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