Parkridge Offers AngioScreen Cardiac And Vascular Screening Feb. 8

Friday, January 4, 2013

Parkridge Health System will offer AngioScreen - a simple, non-invasive vascular screening designed to provide men and women with information about heart rhythm, neck and leg artery blockage, blood pressure, and body mass index in addition to an overall fitness assessment.

The Feb. 8 screening will be held from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. at Parkridge Medical Center in the Fowler Classroom. The cost for the Angioscreen is $50. A screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm can be added for an additional $30.

According to Parkridge, 100 people in the United States lose their lives each hour to vascular disease, a form of cardiovascular disease that primarily attacks the blood vessels and is the leading cause of heart attacks and strokes. Vascular disease occurs when calcium deposits or fats build up in the arteries, narrowing the vessels to the point where blood cannot pass through. When the vessels in the heart become narrowed or blocked, a person is at high risk for a heart attack. A stroke occurs when the vessels that carry blood to the brain are blocked.


“The AngioScreen is a useful tool - in less than 15 minutes, men and women can get information about their circulation and learn more about their personal risk for heart attack or stroke,” said Barry Bell, director of the Parkridge Heart Center. AngioScreen measures Ankle Brachial Index, which is a screening test for blockages in the arteries that go to the legs. It is normally not performed by doctors unless patients are symptomatic. Immediately following the AngioScreen, individuals will receive a consultation in addition to a color ultrasound picture and printout, and a digital record that includes a picture of their carotid arteries.

For more information or to schedule a screening, call MedLine at 800 242-5662.


Allie Pierce Named Aesthetic Nurse At Plastic Surgery Group

The Plastic Surgery Group has named Allie Pierce as their aesthetic nurse. Ms. Pierce received her licensed practical ursing degree from Chattanooga State College and previously served as a nurse with the practice for more than two years.  She is a member of the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses and the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists. ... (click for more)

Dr. Mark Sumida Joins Parkridge Bone And Joint

Parkridge Health System announces Mark S. Sumida, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has joined the Parkridge Bone and Joint physician practice. Dr. Sumida will continue seeing patients at his existing office, 1724 Hamill Road, Suite 204 in Hixson, which will create another access point to specialized orthopedic services offered by Parkridge Bone and Joint.  While ... (click for more)

3 People Shot At Citgo On Glenwood Drive; 1 Dies

Three people were shot at a convenience store in Glenwood on Monday afternoon. One later died after being rushed to the hospital. A second person who was shot went to the hospital by personal vehicle. Police initially could not locate the third victim, but later confirmed another had been shot. The incident happened around 2:40 p.m. at the Citgo at 101 Glenwood Dr. (click for more)

Erlanger Pharmacies Sold To CVS For $10 Million; Units At East, North To Close

Retail pharmacies at Erlanger Health System are being sold to CVS for $10 million, officials said. The retail drug stores at Erlanger North in Red Bank and Erlanger East on Gunbarrel Road will close. Erlanger President Kevin Spiegel noted that CVS has its own pharmacies nearby those facilities. CVS will operate a pharmacy at the Medical Mall on the main Erlanger campus on ... (click for more)

Dennis Norwood: Through The Lens, My Early 4th Of July

Our wonderful nation’s birthday, the 4th of July, came early for me this year. Always one of my favorite holidays, perhaps it’s tied to that fact that my birthday is on Flag Day, this year’s early observance was extra special. The day was this past Sunday, June 25, and it came about as my wife and I attended a concert by our very favorite Christian artist, Sandi Patty, at Abba’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: California’s Foolishness

Over the weekend Hillary Clinton, the first runner-up in the latest presidential election, tweeted, “Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this (health) bill, they're the death party.” It was also being seriously debated if the psychotic action of the gunman who shot Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise was due to the repugnant rhetoric being increasingly spewed by other liberals. Great ... (click for more)