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Pardee orthopedics construction and renovations rolling along

[caption id="attachment_1082" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Construction Nearing Completion in Group Therapy Area"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1083" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Framing Going up in new Patient Rooms"][/caption] Over the past few weeks Pardee Hospital has been taking some giant steps forward to improve the experience for our orthopedics patients. Construction has been rolling along and in the next couple of months patients on our Orthopedic Center of Excellence will have five new patient rooms, increased space in the salon and massage area and a major expansion of the group physical therapy space.  Plus, cosmetic renovations for the entire unit will help ensure that our orthopedic patients receive the best care in a comforting and healing environment.  The group therapy space should open in the next couple of weeks.  To find out more about Pardee’s Orthopedic Center of Excellence, take a tour, or help us with these plans, please call (828) 696-4666. -CJP

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Pardee physical therapist to present shoulder pain seminar

Jason Morgan, a licensed physical therapist at Pardee Hospital, will host a presentation about shoulder pain on Thur., Aug. 12 from 3 until 4:30 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center.  Registration is required for this free presentation by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355). Shoulder pain is a common problem that can interfere with daily activities, and it is important to understand the cause of the pain in order to apply the appropriate treatment. This free presentation will focus on causes of shoulder pain and the range of treatments available from medication and therapy to stretching exercises. The Pardee Health Education Center located in the Blue Ridge Mall is a unique community outreach program of the hospital that provides an array of services from health fairs and screenings to seminars and support groups. Last year, the center provided more than 10,000 free and low-cost screenings to community members.

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Dr. Amy Johnson joins Pardee Mills River Family Health Center

Pardee Hospital is proud to announce that Amy Brook Johnson, M.D., has recently joined its medical staff, and is currently accepting new patients at Pardee Mills River Family Health Center located at 9 Crossroad Drive in Mills River, N.C.  Amy Brook Johnson, M.D., received her medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio, and graduated from the Family Medicine Residency Program at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  She is proficient in Spanish and has special interests in the Latino community, pediatrics and women’s health.  Dr. Johnson has full medical privileges at Pardee Hospital and is currently accepting new patients at the established practice of Bob Webb, M.D., Carol Copenhaver, M.D., and William A. Hull, PA.  She lives in the area with her husband and dog, and is an avid hiker.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Johnson, call (828) 891-0060. “One of the things I enjoy the most about being a family physician is developing a partnership with my patients, working towards improving their health and quality of life,” said Johnson. -CJP

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August Events

From fitness classes to cooking demos to health screenings, here are the events going on at Pardee in August.  To see a full event schedule, visit our calendar. Call 1-866-790-WELL (9355) to register for classes.

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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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