HEALTH NOTES

DR. JAMES FOWLER-COSMETIC SURGERY CENTER OF NORTH DALLAS

“Even the most physically fit person can experience frustration from unwanted areas of fat that do not respond to exercise” says noted cosmetic surgeon, Dr. James H. Fowler. Liposuction surgery offers a safe and effective means of removing these areas of fat, resulting in a significant size difference in clothing. “And we now can transfer that fat to fill in facial wrinkles” says Dr. Fowler.



CONSUMER HEALTH SERVICES, INC.

Since 1983, Consumer Health Services has helped over 175,000 men, women and children find a doctor or a dentist. By dialing 2-LOCATE, callers are able to ask for a physician by specialty and request as much additional information as needed. The Consumer Health counselor answering the call searches the data base narrowing the caller’s choices to a few appropriate doctors.



GRANVILLE C. MORTON HOSPITAL

Granville C. Morton Hospital offers quality patient care in such fields as infectious diseases, surgery, gastrointestinal disorders and immunological disorders in addition to its major efforts in treating cancer and blood disease. The hospital also treats patients through its outpatient clinic and is part of the Cancer Center at Wadley Institute.



CATARACT SURGERY CENTER

At the Cataract Surgery Center you experience the safety of a joint commission of American Hospitals approved facilities, yet avoid being hospitalized and avoid remaining under general anesthesia. Dr. Charles B. Key, surgeon at the Cataract Surgery Center, has performed more than 9,500 cataract extractions and lens implants. Patients come from many parts of the world to have cataract surgery and lens implantation here.



RICHARDSON MEDICAL CENTER

With an immediate service area of Richardson. Plano, Garland. Allen/McKinney and North Dallas, RMC is a 242 bed, short term, acute care hospital. RMC has full laboratory and x-ray facilities equipped with state of the art equipment. RMC also offers physical, respiratory and occupational therapies.



PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

Presbyterian Hospital is located on 96 acres in North Dallas and is well known for its Medical-Dental staff comprised of over 800 physicians. This general, acute care hospital has 838 beds and 85 bassinets. The 1963 groundbreaking has been followed by milestones in the areas of neurology, pulmonary disease, geriatrics, radiation therapy and oncology, neonatal intensive care. In Vitro fertilization and cardiac rehabilitation.



ST. PAUL HOSPITAL

St. Paul was the first hospital in Dallas to offer obstetric services over 90 years ago. St. Paul was also the first hospital to encourage fathers to witness and participate in the birth of their child, to let babies “room-in” with their mothers and to permit brothers and sisters to visit newborns. It has always been St. Paul’s desire to put the family back into the birth process which has made the hospital a leader in maternal/child care.



METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER

Up to date health information is only a phone call away with Methodist Hospitals HEALTH-LINE, a free service now offered 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Over 200 tape recorded health messages are available which are designed to help callers remain healthy, recognize early signs of illness and adjust to a health program. Tape selections are made from a brochure available from Methodist.



MEDICAL ARTS HOSPITAL

With superior service in general surgical and medical care, plastic and cosmetic surgery. orthopedics, gynecology and day surgery. Medical Arts has often been called the best-kept secret in the city. Over 200 of Dallas’ finest physicians maintain staff membership at Medical Arts-a hospital known for its personalized care and highly skilled staff.



DALLAS LIPO- SUCTION CENTER

Perfected by a French gynecologist, lipo-suction surgery has only been performed in the U.S. for about five years. The surgery utilizes high pressure suction to extract fat cells through tiny incisions. While not a “cure” for obesity, the surgery is ideally suited for the removal of localized fat deposits in the face. neck, hips, buttocks, abdomen, knees, calves, chest and back.



DR. GENE C. BARTLETT- AMBULATORY FOOT SURGERY

Bunion surgery and other types of foot surgery were almost totally hospital procedures in the past depending on the severity of the condition. Surgery could involve general anesthesia, a three to six inch incision, wiring of the bones, a cast to support the foot and up to three months of recuperation. The newest bunionectomy is a 45-minute operation performed in the doctors office under local anesthesia. It can be performed on a Friday and the patient can return to work on a Monday. There is less trauma, pain and expense.



PAULINE RAYMOND- MARTIMBEAU, M.D.

The problem of varicose veins is not a new one. More than half of the population is affected with this disease. Up to now, there were not many alternatives in treating varicose veins, although a non-surgical procedure called sclerotherapy has been used in Europe since 1920. Sclerotherapy is a treatment that consists of medicinal injection into the affected vein which leads to the disappearance of the vessel. Most cases of varicosis. large or small (spider veins) can be treated with this safe method. Dr. Ray-mond-Martimbeau is an active member of the International Society of Phlebology. the French Society of Phlebology, and the Canadian Society of Phlebology.



MEDICAL CITY DALLAS

Medical City is a 555-bed medical complex serving Dallas and the surrounding communities. The staff of 800 represents more than 60 different clinical specialties. Together with the latest medical technologies and equipment, these specialists are providing some of the finest diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation services in the country. Medical City also offers extensive outpatient services, community information programs and seminars, preventive medicine and health maintenance programs.



MESQUITE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Mesquite Community Hospital began as a 120-bed general medical and surgical facility when it opened in 1978. Six years later, after a major renovation, the facility was expanded to its present size of 166 beds. This fall construction will begin for a major obstetrical services expansion. The project will enlarge and modify existing labor and delivery and nursery areas and will also create a special care nursery and maternity entrance on the east side of the hospital.



MEDICAL CENTER OF PLANO-PHYCHIATRIC SERVICES UNIT

The Psychiatric Services Unit of HCA Medical Center of Piano has a comprehensive in-patient treatment program specifically designed to meet the needs of eating disorder patients. Dr. Arnold Mech, Medical Director, says that “early detection and treatment is critical. In just a matter of weeks, people with eating disorders can cause significant damage to themselves.” The Psychiatric Services Unit provides a free pamphlet. Here’s What You Need to Know About Eating Disorders to interested individuals along with confidential consultations.



DOCTORS HOSPITAL

The world of Small Wonders at Doctors Hospital has considered every step of the birthing process designing a program utilizing the finest obstetricians and nurses in the city. Doctors Hospital offers patients several birthing options from the selection of labor and birthing rooms, to post-delivery care. Education is an important aspect of the Small Wonders program. A series of prepared childbirth classes for expectant parents are offered along with sibling classes for children about to have a baby brother or sister.

PEOPLECARE-HERITAGE CENTERS

peopleCare is a family corporation operating quality nursing centers throughout Texas. peopleCare focuses on the well-being of each resident which extends naturally in a number of directions: a sympathetic ear to geriatric concerns: support of and participation in continuing research into the aging process: integration of new insights about the elderly into the existing residential, nursing care and rehabilitation programs.



DR. THEODORE NEW

Dr. New is a respected, internationally known foot specialist. A pioneer in ambulatory foot surgery, Dr. New is the president and founder of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Foot Surgery. His innovations have earned him the reputation of being a consistently original researcher.



DALLAS ACADEMY OF OPTHAMOLOGY

The Dallas Academy of Opthamology, founded in 1923. is comprised of eye physicians and surgeons in the North and East Texas areas. A non-profit organization, the DAO states as its purpose the continuing medical education of its members and public education about problems and diseases of the eye. The public education committee of the DAO maintains a speakers’ bureau, a news bureau, and related resources to disseminate timely, well-researched, significant information to the public.



GARLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Garland Community Hospital offers a variety of innovative services to the public. A first in the metroplex is the “Impotency Solutions” program. This information and physician referral service deals with the problem of impotency by providing free audio cassettes explaining the causes and treatments. Another first is “You’re Becoming,” a cosmetic/plastic surgery program. Those calling the hospitals toll-free number are referred to a board certified surgeon for a low-cost initial consultation.



GENERAL HOSPITAL OF LAKEWOOD

General Hospital of Lakewood is a 64-bed medical/surgical hospital offering both in-patient and out-patient services. The hospital offers 24-hour emergency room treatment with fully staffed intensive care and coronary care facilities. One of the special services offered is an Eating Disorder Unit for the detection and treatment of eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia and chronic over-eating. Treatment includes medical, dietary and psychological counseling with an extended after care program. An eating disorder support group, free and open to the public, meets each Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.

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