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The 2010 Pardee Apple Festival 8K Race is coming up fast

[gallery] Join us on Saturday, September 4 when the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce hosts the Pardee Hospital Apple Festival 8K Road Race and the Chick-fil-A Mini Moo Mile. Participants have the opportunity to run a scenic eight kilometer (about five miles) course through Hendersonville and Laurel Park. The Mini Moo Mile is perfect for both children and walkers of all ages. Participants can also enter the Foot Rx team Challenge. Teams of four will compete against other teams in the 8K event. Awards will be presented to the top three men and women in over a dozen age groups. Both events start promptly at 8 a.m., and start and finish at the Medical Office Building on the Pardee Hospital main campus. For more information and a registration form, visit us online at www.pardeehospital.org, or call 828-696-4712. You can also register online at www.active.com. -CJP

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Tanner Geis to provide cooking demonstration

[caption id="attachment_1097" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Tanner Geis"][/caption] Tanner Geis, South Central gold medalist and national bronze medalist for Young Chef Rotisseur, will provide a cooking demonstration at the Pardee Health Education Center on Friday, Aug. 13 from 1 until 2:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person and registration is required by calling 1-866-790- WELL (9355). Geis will be demonstrating what can be done with the abundance of summer fruit.  He will be using his own healthy recipes to show that there is more to fruit than pies and cobblers.  Geis, who appeared on the Food Network, has been a chef at many local dining establishments including the Richmond Hill Inn, the Woodfield Inn and the Bistro at Biltmore Estate.  Registration is required and space is limited for this cooking demonstration. -CJP

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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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"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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