Clot-Removing Stroke Treatments

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Clot-Removing Stroke Treatments
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brain had already been damaged by the
stroke. The clot, which blocked a vessel
to the right side of Johnson’s brain, left a
large amount of his brain at risk but still
salvageable seven-and-a-half hours after
Johnson had gone to bed able to move. Dr.
Janardhan continues, “The MRI showed
that we could safely retrieve and remove
the clot even at this late time window.”
Dr. Vallabh Janardhan shakes hands with William Johnson
Clot-Removing
Stroke Treatments
State-of-the-Art Treatment Saves Stroke Patient
Late one night, William
Johnson returned to the
home he shares with his
sister. The 54-year-old
knew something was
Vallabh
Janardhan, M.D.
wrong when he awoke
and couldn’t turn and his left arm and
leg were paralyzed. He then fell, waking
his sister. “Deborah asked me what had
happened, but I couldn’t talk,” Johnson
says. Deborah Johnson called 911.
The EMTs recognized that Johnson had
probably suffered a stroke and rushed him
to the Texas Stroke Institute at The Medical
Center of Plano, a key regional hub in a network of stroke care centers. A team headed
by interventional neurologist Vallabh
Janardhan, M.D., applied a cutting-edge
treatment to restore Johnson’s health.
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Opening the Treatment Window
“Normally a treatment called tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) can dissolve the
clots that cause 86% of strokes,” explains
Dr. Janardhan. But a patient must get TPA
within three hours of a clotting stroke.
Because Johnson had arrived outside that
time, TPA would have increased his risk
for dangerous internal bleeding.
Happily for Johnson, The Medical
Center of Plano also offers clot removal, an
option for eligible stroke patients who have
missed the deadline for TPA. In fact, we
are the only hospital in Collin County that
can offer this comprehensive stroke care.
The medical team quickly assessed
Johnson’s brain with a CT scan and a
specialized “brain attack MRI” to localize
his clot as well as understand how much
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An Excellent Recovery
Johnson was then taken to The Medical
Center of Plano’s neurointerventional
suite, which has one of the most advanced
cameras in the country. Dr. Janardhan
says, “It’s like having a GPS for navigating
the brain’s blood vessels. In addition, we
can do a CT scan during the clot removal
procedure in real time.”
Since only about 4% of patients tend
to arrive within the three-hour time window to receive TPA, several mechanical
devices have been developed to remove
clots detected later. Dr. Janardhan says,
“Using these mechanical devices to
reopen blood vessels is a huge technological advance.” The clot-removal
procedure was successfully performed
and Johnson’s blood vessels were completely reopened. “Less than 10 hours
after his stroke, Mr. Johnson was moving his arms and legs until we finally had
to tell him to stop moving.”
One month after his stroke, Johnson
says, “I am able to talk and walk again.
There’s not even a hint of what happened in my face.”
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Four Foods to Help You Fight the Flu
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women’s health
Seven Simple Habits
That Could Save Your Life
Sometimes if a little bit
is good, more is even
better—especially when
it comes to healthy habits and heart disease. In
Poonam
Agarwal, M.D.
fact, the American Heart
Association (AHA) has pinpointed
seven habits that have been found to
contribute to a healthy heart.
Heart Disease: Risk Factors
“There are some risk factors for heart
disease—such as age and heredity—
that we can’t control,” says Poonam
Agarwal, M.D., a cardiologist on staff
at The Medical Center of Plano. “But
we can learn to make better lifestyle
choices—which does have a powerful
effect on our health. Start slowly and
build from there. Even small changes
will do your heart good.”
Counting the Ways to
Heart Health
The AHA’s seven heart-healthy habits are:
• Manage blood pressure. High blood
pressure is the most significant risk
factor for heart disease. Optimal blood
pressure is less than 120/80 mm Hg.
• Get active. Getting moderate exercise 30 minutes a day helps lower
blood pressure; increase HDL, or
“good,” cholesterol; control blood
sugar; and control body weight.
• Control cholesterol. Too much LDL, or
“bad,” cholesterol in the blood can clog
arteries and increase the risk for heart
attack and stroke. Your total cholesterol should be below 200 mg/dl.
• Eat better. Include more vegetables,
fruits, whole-grain products, and
nonfat or low-fat dairy products in
your diet. Also reduce your intake
of sodium and highly processed and
high-fat foods.
• Lose weight. Obesity is a major risk
factor for heart disease. Visit www.
nhlbisupport.com/bmi to find your
body mass index (BMI). If it’s 25 or
higher, start losing excess pounds.
Your waist circumference is another
important number to know. Dr.
Agarwal says, “Excess belly fat raises
your risk for heart disease. A waistline greater than 40 inches in males
and 35 inches in females is a marker
for increased cardiac risk even if the
BMI is within normal limits.”
• Reduce blood sugar. Adults with diabetes are more likely to have heart
disease than those without it. If your
blood sugar level is above 100 mg/dl,
follow your doctor’s advice.
• Stop smoking. Smoking increases the
risk for heart disease, especially if
you have other risk factors.
How Do You Measure Up?
The AHA has established an online
tool called “My Life Check.” Visit
www.mylifecheck.heart.org to see how
you stack up against “Life’s Simple 7”
and get advice for improving your own
heart health.
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recipe
Four Foods to Help You Fight the Flu
Baked Salmon Dijon
This salmon entrée is easy to make and
will be enjoyed by the whole family!
Ingredients
1 cup fat-free sour cream
2 tsp. dried dill
3 tbsp. scallions, finely chopped
2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 lb. salmon fillet with skin,
cut in center
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. black pepper
as needed: fat-free cooking spray
Directions
1. Whisk sour cream, dill, scallions,
mustard, and lemon juice in small bowl
to blend.
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly
oil baking sheet with cooking spray.
3. Place salmon, skin side down, on
prepared sheet. Sprinkle with garlic powder
and pepper, then spread with the sauce.
4. Bake salmon until just opaque in
center, about 20 minutes.
Yield: six servings
Serving size: one piece (4 oz.)
You’ve scheduled your annual flu shot. You wash your
hands diligently and thoroughly. You steer clear of sick
friends. Is there more you can do to protect yourself from
the flu—or to relieve your symptoms if you do get sick?
While no food has definitively been shown to vanquish
the flu virus, nutrients in the following four may give you
the winning edge this year.
1. Salmon. A recent study of Japanese schoolchildren suggests
that getting a daily dose of vitamin D during winter may reduce
the incidence of influenza A, a common strain of seasonal flu.
The children in the study took vitamin D supplements,
but oily fish such as salmon is an edible option. Fortified
milk and cereals are good sources, too. This nutrient is also
made naturally in the body when the skin is exposed to
sunlight, but it’s not always enough when the days grow
shorter. Ask your doctor how much vitamin D you need.
2. Green tea. Several studies have found that drinking
green tea may improve your immune system—but can
it battle the flu bug? In one study, participants took capsules containing two tea components. The results showed
the capsules decreased the number of people reporting
cold and flu symptoms by about a third. There was also a
decrease in how long the symptoms lasted.
3. Yogurt. Probiotics are live microorganisms similar to the
“good” microorganisms that live in the gut. They are found in
some foods, such as yogurt, and come as dietary supplements.
In a recent study, researchers gave 3- to 5-year-olds probiotic supplements to see if that would affect flu symptoms.
Some children received one probiotic strain, while others
received a combination of two. After six months, both groups
showed a reduction in the incidence and duration of flu
symptoms when compared with a placebo group. The twostrain group had the best results.
4. Chicken soup. Fluids help your body fight infection, and hot
liquids like chicken soup may relieve symptoms, too. In a small
study, 30 volunteers with cold- or flu-like symptoms drank either
a heated or room-temperature fruit drink. Researchers then tested
their nasal airflow and asked about six symptoms: runny nose,
cough, sneezing, sore throat, chilliness, and tiredness. While the
airflow test showed no significant improvement with either drink,
participants who drank the hot beverage reported relief from all
six symptoms. Those who drank the cooler drink experienced
relief from only three: the runny nose, cough, and sneezing.
See the October H2U Health Break program "Gearing Up for
Flu Season" on page 4.
Nutrition Information
Each serving provides:
Calories: 196; Total fat: 7 g; Saturated fat:
2 g; Cholesterol: 76 mg; Sodium: 229 mg;
Carbohydrates: 5 g; Total fiber: less than
1 g; Protein: 27 g; Potassium: 703 mg
Source: “NHLBI: Keep the Beat Heart
Healthy Recipes”
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Watch Out for Spot
Fall-Prevention Tips
Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults, and 60% of these falls occur at
home. Here are some helpful precautions:
• Keep floors and walkways free of clutter.
• Ensure that all stairwells are adequately lit. Install handrails on both sides. Place
fluorescent tape on the edges of the top and bottom steps for visibility, and nonslip treads on wood steps.
• Install grab bars beside tubs, showers, and toilets.
• Use a rubber bath mat or place nonskid adhesive strips in the shower or tub.
• Install a nightlight along the route between your bedroom and bathroom.
• Eliminate throw rugs. Secure loose area rugs with double-faced tape or slipresistant backing.
A recent report from the U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) reports that an estimated
86,629 Americans receive emergency
room treatment each year for fallrelated injuries associated with a pet
dog or cat. It appears canine friends
are slightly more responsible for the
injuries: Nearly 88% of falls associated
with pets involved dogs.
But don’t give up your pet just yet.
Research has shown that humans who
own pets benefit from lower blood
pressure, stress, and triglyceride levels. They also have more opportunities
for exercise and socialization.
The CDC suggests raising awareness that certain pet-related situations
and activities can lead to falls, as well
as reinforcing the American Veterinary
Medical Association’s recommendations
that emphasize obedience training.
Most Depressed Adults Go Without Treatment
Depression is a serious medical condition affecting 20 million Americans. It
can worsen existing health problems,
including heart disease and diabetes.
The good news? Depression is highly
treatable. Here’s how to know when to
see your doctor for help.
Recognizing Depression
Most people have days when they feel
down. But you may be grappling with
something more serious—depression—if you have several of the following symptoms for two weeks or more
and they interfere with your daily life:
• Persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness, worthlessness, or guilt
• Decreased interest or pleasure in
favorite activities
• Significant changes in sleep, appetite, or energy
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• Irritability or restlessness
• Difficulty concentrating, thinking, or
making decisions
• Recurrent thoughts of suicide or death
Treatment Options
If you feel depressed, get help.
Effective treatments are available. The
two most common treatment methods are antidepressant medications
and psychotherapy, or talk therapy.
Medications address chemical imbalances in the brain. Therapy helps
people cope with feelings and symptoms while teaching them to change
thought patterns that may play a role
in the illness.
A study in the Journal of the American
Medical Association suggested that
antidepressants were most effective
against severe cases of depression. But
doctors stress that medication continues to help many patients.
If you’re suffering from depression, don’t put off seeking treatment.
After all, your health—and maybe
even your life—depends on it.
H2U Health Break
Join us on the first Tuesday of each
month for dessert and coffee as experts
discuss healthy-living topics. Unless
otherwise noted, meetings will be held
in the Auditorium, third floor, Medical
Office Building III, Suite 315, 4001
West 15th St. FREE! For information or
reservations, call 972.519.1275 or visit
TheMedicalCenterofPlano.com, go to
Community Resources, and click on
H2U. Annual membership is $20.
Tuesday, October 5, 12:30 p.m.
“Gearing Up for Flu Season”
Presented by Robert Johnson, M.D.,
and The Medical Center of Plano
infection control practitioners
Equip yourself with the best practices
for preventing the spread of influenza.
Also learn from hospitalist medical
director, Dr. Johnson, what to do if you
find yourself suffering with this year’s
strain of the disease. Learn when to seek
medical help and who is at greatest risk
for complications from the flu.
Tuesday, November 2, 12:30 p.m.
“Advanced Emergency
Heart Care”
Presented by John Saad, M.D.,
The Medical Center of Plano
emergency medical director
As the EMS Medical Control for the
city of Plano and a level III trauma
center, join us as we share an overview
of the advanced emergency heart
care offered at The Medical Center of
Plano. Learn about emergency protocol
for chest pain, new advanced cooling
procedures (hypothermia) for patients
suffering a heart attack, and the facility’s
outstanding door-to-balloon time for
patients needing emergency heart
catheterization. Find out what contributes
to The Medical Center of Plano's being
an accredited Chest Pain Center.
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Buchmiller, Brett, M.D................. 214.373.7374
Chinoy, Birjis, M.D...................... 469.633.1818
El-Hag, Aly, M.D.......................... 972.668.2200
Ginchansky, Elliot, M.D................ 972.566.7576
Lumry, William, M.D.................... 214.373.7374
Moore, Gerald, M.D..................... 972.867.1600
Nguyen, William, M.D.................. 972.867.1600
Reddy, Sandeep, M.D.................. 972.566.7576
Van Wagoner, John, M.D.............. 972.398.3500
Weisberg, Leslie, M.D.................. 972.981.8215
Anesthesiology
Abernathy, Stacy, M.D.................. 972.934.1858
Adams Jr., Thomas, M.D.............. 972.934.1858
Adcock, William, M.D.................. 972.233.1999
Ahluwalia, Micky, M.D................. 972.668.7460
Allen, Elaine, M.D....................... 972.715.5000
Ames, Kathryn, M.D.................... 972.715.5000
Arvind, Vijayasree, M.D................ 972.233.1999
Axmann, David, M.D.................... 972.233.1999
Aymond Jr., Allen, M.D................ 972.488.8926
Bays, L. Jerald, M.D.................... 972.233.1999
Beck, Perry, M.D......................... 972.233.1999
Belmore, Danielle, M.D................ 972.233.1999
Benton, Susan, M.D.................... 972.715.5000
Berk, Alan, M.D.......................... 972.488.8926
Bhalodia, Dhiren, M.D................. 972.715.5000
Bierig, Paul, M.D......................... 972.488.8926
Black, Stephen, M.D.................... 972.934.1858
Boehler, Lillian, M.D.................... 817.529.1935
Botts, John, M.D......................... 972.488.8926
Bravenec, Brian, M.D................... 972.566.6100
Brown, Bertrand, M.D.................. 214.369.0800
Bryant, David, M.D...................... 972.233.1999
Burris, S. Bradley, M.D................ 972.233.1999
Cao, John, D.O............................ 972.488.8926
Casey, Patrick, M.D..................... 972.488.8926
Chandra, Krishna, M.D................. 972.566.6100
Chi, Lei, M.D.............................. 800.863.2002
Cotton, Katrina, M.D.................... 972.566.6100
Dandona, Neal, M.D.................... 972.747.5840
Davis, Otis, M.D.......................... 972.488.8926
DeVaughn, Beverly, M.D............... 972.488.8926
Dick, Randall, M.D...................... 972.202.3423
Dockstader, Steven, M.D.............. 972.233.1999
Drennon, Donald, M.D................. 214.378.9898
Eichenholz, Philip, M.D............... 817.334.0530
Elkins, David, M.D....................... 972.715.5000
Ellis, Benton, M.D....................... 972.715.5000
Engels, Matthew, M.D.................. 972.715.5000
Feldhendler, Moshe, M.D............. 214.500.5755
Flewellen, Eugene, M.D............... 972.233.1999
Freeland, King, M.D.................... 972.715.5000
Fritz, Jeffery, M.D........................ 214.550.5399
Gaskin II, Gregory, M.D................ 972.488.8926
Gathe-Ghermay, Joy, M.D............. 817.529.1932
Gibson, David, M.D...................... 972.488.8926
Gill, James, M.D.......................... 972.715.5000
Gowlikar, Tulsiram, M.D............... 972.380.0643
Graham, Stephen, M.D................ 972.488.8926
Gubert, Matt, M.D....................... 972.488.8926
Haggard, Lloyd, M.D.................... 972.233.1999
Hamilton, Kaela, M.D.................. 972.715.5000
Hammonds, John, M.D................ 214.680.6754
Heaberlin, James, M.D................. 972.233.1999
Hedges, Patsy, M.D..................... 972.233.1999
Herbert, Michael, M.D................. 972.747.5840
Hesseltine, Bret, M.D.................. 972.233.1999
Higgins, Jennifer, M.D................. 817.334.0530
Hill, Jerron, M.D.......................... 972.488.8926
Hoffman, William, M.D................ 817.529.1932
Holder, David, M.D...................... 972.233.1999
Holland Jr., John, M.D................. 972.233.1999
Holley, Glen, M.D........................ 972.233.1999
Holley, Lisa, M.D......................... 214.207.4021
Hughes, Joseph, M.D................... 972.233.1999
Huss, Michael, M.D..................... 817.334.0530
Isaac, Sanjai, M.D....................... 972.762.0869
Jaffee, Jay, M.D........................... 972.233.1999
Jahani, Mehrnoosh, D.O............... 972.608.0846
Jahani, Minoo, D.O...................... 469.814.3278
Jones, George, M.D...................... 214.850.6123
Karin, Daniel, M.D....................... 214.369.0800
Kaspar, Melanie, M.D.................. 972.233.1999
Kelton, Thomas, M.D................... 972.233.1999
Kilaru, Nagamma, M.D................ 972.233.1999
Ku, Andrea, M.D......................... 972.715.5000
Laferney, Jimmy, M.D.................. 972.233.1999
Lam, H. Rick, M.D...................... 972.488.8926
Latson, Terry, M.D....................... 817.334.0530
Layden, J. David, M.D.................. 972.715.5000
LeBlanc, Kirk, M.D...................... 972.715.5000
Lessly, Gregg, M.D....................... 972.715.5000
Lewis, Robert, M.D...................... 972.233.1999
Lindmark, Joey, M.D.................... 214.566.6100
Liu, Jing, M.D............................. 972.788.5042
Lodes, Kirk, M.D......................... 972.233.9139
Luk, Alvin, M.D........................... 972.566.7160
Magee, Michael, M.D................... 972.488.8926
Marcel, Randy, M.D..................... 817.529.1932
Marlowe, Brannon, M.D................ 817.529.1932
Marsden, Chad, M.D.................... 214.369.0800
McWhorter, Gregory, M.D.............. 972.715.5000
Meril, Scott, M.D......................... 972.233.1999
Michelsen, Luis, M.D................... 817.334.0530
Montgomery, S. James, M.D......... 972.233.1999
Mueller, James, M.D.................... 972.566.8927
Nair, Lakshmi, M.D...................... 214.566.6100
Nance, Jeff, M.D......................... 972.488.8926
Newsom, Terry, M.D..................... 972.519.1100
Nguyen, Hoang, M.D.................... 972.233.9139
Ogbue, Patrick, M.D.................... 817.334.0530
Ortiz, Raynaldo, M.D.................... 972.276.6100
Osborne, Donald, M.D.................. 409.539.6809
Padakandla, Udaya, M.D.............. 972.715.5047
Pailes, Nathan, M.D.................... 817.334.0530
Parker, Brent, M.D....................... 972.488.8926
Parker Jr., Darvin, M.D................. 214.207.0450
Patel, Mitesh, M.D...................... 972.488.8926
Perkins, David, M.D..................... 972.233.1999
Pirinelli, Jeffrey, M.D................... 972.702.9400
Pohar, Selvi, M.D........................ 972.233.1999
Purnell, Robert, M.D.................... 972.233.1999
Pyeatt, John, M.D........................ 972.715.5000
Quinones, Hector, M.D................. 972.488.8926
Raccasi, Mark, M.D..................... 214.369.0800
Rao, Krishna, M.D....................... 972.715.5000
Restrepo, Hector, M.D.................. 972.742.3979
Richmond, Kim, D.O.................... 972.934.1858
Ring, Gary, M.D........................... 214.378.9898
Robbins, Randy, M.D................... 817.529.1932
Roffe, Jacob, M.D........................ 972.488.8926
Ronderos, Jaime, M.D.................. 972.233.1999
Rubin, Stephen, D.O.................... 972.233.1999
Sathyan, Neena, M.D................... 972.747.5840
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Saye, Timothy, M.D...................... 972.715.5000
Scalfano, Gary, M.D..................... 972.715.5000
Schweers, John, M.D................... 972.233.1999
Schwimmer, Shanon, M.D............ 214.369.0800
Segal, Mark, M.D........................ 972.488.8926
Sepulveda, Ricardo, M.D.............. 972.488.2937
Shah, Arjav, M.D......................... 972.934.1858
Sherren, Edward, M.D.................. 972.233.1999
Shin, Edward, M.D...................... 972.781.0300
Shiue, Steve, M.D....................... 214.636.7356
Shrago, Evan, M.D....................... 972.488.8926
Singleton, Terrica, M.D................ 972.233.9139
Speers, Cynthia, M.D................... 817.334.0530
Spillers, Christopher, M.D............ 972.488.8926
Story III, Herbert, M.D................. 214.369.0800
Struthers, William, M.D................ 972.715.5000
Suresh, Keshava, M.D.................. 972.596.3627
Taylor, Moirae, M.D...................... 972.715.5000
Taylor-Jones, Ley, D.O.................. 972.715.5000
Thomas, Karen, M.D.................... 817.516.8811
Tran, Ha, M.D............................. 972.488.8926
Travis, James, M.D...................... 972.715.5000
Troop, Craig, M.D........................ 972.233.2637
Trousdale, Devin, M.D.................. 972.934.1858
Truong, Tiep, M.D........................ 214.566.6100
Turner, Kent, M.D........................ 972.488.8926
Unger, Douglas, M.D.................... 972.715.5000
Vadher, Bharat, M.D.................... 972.733.1488
Walsh, Michael, M.D.................... 872.233.9139
Watkins, Richard, M.D................. 972.960.6969
Wayne, Leslie, M.D...................... 214.369.0800
Webb, Joseph, M.D...................... 972.715.5000
Wheeler, Craig, M.D..................... 972.715.5000
Whitaker, Phillip, M.D.................. 972.715.5000
Wicks, Joyclyn, M.D..................... 972.488.8926
Winters, Karl, M.D....................... 972.715.5032
Wong, Alvin, M.D......................... 817.529.1932
Wu, Norman, M.D........................ 817.334.0530
Young, Vincent, M.D.................... 214.263.3200
Zhou, Weiguo, M.D...................... 972.488.8926
Zipper, John, M.D........................ 972.488.8926
Lankipalli, Ramarao, M.D............. 972.596.5522
McKenzie, Marcus, M.D............... 469.326.3400
Morales, Philip, M.D.................... 469.326.3400
Nair, Radhakrishnan, M.D............ 469.326.3400
Nawaz, M. Zaim, M.D.................. 214.295.6559
Pieniek, Marc, M.D...................... 972.566.5700
Poliner, Lawrence, M.D................ 972.566.8477
Potluri, Srinivasa, M.D................. 469.326.3400
Prewitt, David, M.D..................... 469.326.3400
Pryor, Susan, M.D........................ 972.519.1307
Rawitscher, David, M.D................ 469.326.3400
Rivera, Jose, M.D........................ 469.326.3400
Samaan, Sarah, M.D.................... 469.326.3400
Schwartz, David, M.D.................. 469.326.3400
Shalek, Marc, M.D....................... 469.326.3400
Snyder II, Richard, M.D............... 972.566.5700
Strader, J. Russ, M.D................... 972.985.8838
Suleman, Amer, M.D.................... 940.566.6430
Woolbert, Samuel, M.D................ 469.326.3400
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Canavan, Lynn, M.D..................... 972.562.5999
Menendez, Christopher, M.D......... 972.562.5999
Burleson, Dale, M.D.................... 972.985.7988
Gregorcyk, Sharon, M.D............... 972.661.3575
Hashemipour, Said, M.D.............. 972.612.0430
Jabbour, Salim, M.D.................... 972.612.0430
Leverton, Julie, M.D.................... 972.612.0430
Lowney, Jennifer, M.D.................. 972.981.8277
Macaluso Jr., Anthony, M.D.......... 972.985.7988
Odom, Todd, M.D........................ 972.612.0430
Read, Don, M.D.......................... 972.661.3575
Simmang, Clifford, M.D............... 972.661.3575
Staniunas, Raymond, M.D............ 972.788.4442
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Abrol, Rajjit, M.D........................ 469.467.6655
Blatt, Brian, D.O......................... 972.939.8294
DeVille, J. Brian, M.D.................. 972.964.0363
Khan, Hafiza, M.D....................... 972.964.0363
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Bowman, Richard, M.D................ 972.867.5300
Brinkman, William, M.D............... 972.566.4866
Chang-Tung, Eric, M.D................. 214.361.2300
Cook, Allan, M.D......................... 972.487.7057
Dewey, Todd, M.D........................ 972.566.4866
Edgerton, James, M.D.................. 972.596.6676
Fosdick, David, M.D.................... 214.692.6135
Hoang, Thomas, M.D................... 214.942.8300
Jett, G. Kimble, M.D.................... 972.731.7506
Mack, Michael, M.D.................... 972.566.4866
Magee, Mitchell, M.D.................. 972.566.4866
Messner, Gregory, D.O.................. 972.519.8300
Moncrief, Christian, M.D.............. 214.637.0640
Moore, David, M.D....................... 972.550.9195
Quintans, Amadeo, M.D............... 972.596.6676
Roughneen, Patrick, M.D............. 817.552.1900
Ryan, William, M.D...................... 214.692.6135
Smith, Robert, M.D..................... 214.692.6135
Wallace, William, D.O.................. 972.939.8294
Cardiology
Agarwal, Poonam, M.D................. 972.596.9200
Akbar, Saleem, M.D..................... 214.547.0650
Akkineni, Padmaja, M.D............... 972.791.8225
Bakshi, Sahil, D.O....................... 469.326.3400
Bavikati, Neeta, M.D.................... 972.985.8838
Beveridge, Thomas, M.D.............. 972.964.0363
Duncan, John, M.D...................... 972.985.8838
Henderson, Eugene, M.D.............. 972.985.8838
Hollowell, John, M.D.................... 469.326.3400
Iftikhar, Faizan, M.D.................... 214.544.3355
Jacob, Abraham, M.D.................. 469.326.2636
Kalidindi, Vishnu, M.D................. 469.362.6543
Khan, M. Akram, M.D.................. 972.529.6939
Klein, Mordecai, M.D................... 972.612.4730
Krock, Marc, M.D........................ 972.985.8838
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Critical Care Medicine
Jindal, Nidhi, M.D....................... 214.217.1902
Dermatology
Achtman, Daniel, M.D.................. 972.985.7100
Golden, Michael, M.D.................. 972.596.4121
Hollabaugh, Eric, M.D.................. 972.378.0620
Lund, Karen, M.D........................ 972.608.0330
McGuiness, Michael, M.D............ 214.615.1735
Parry, Edward, M.D...................... 972.378.0620
Poliak, Susana, M.D.................... 972.867.8569
Stalkup, Jennifer, M.D................. 972.608.0330
Terrill, Robert, M.D...................... 972.596.7227
Wilson, Rick, M.D........................ 972.560.6361
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Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine in ER
Hand Surgery
Anderson, Karin, M.D.................. 214.217.1911
Ball Jr., James, M.D.................... 214.217.1911
Buckner, Mark, M.D..................... 972.519.1444
Cain, Jeffrey, M.D........................ 972.519.1444
Carrasco, Michael, M.D................ 214.217.1911
Church, D. Adrian, M.D................ 214.217.7920
Frame, James, M.D...................... 214.217.1920
Gamber, Mark, D.O...................... 214.217.1920
Genzel, Robert, M.D.................... 214.217.1911
Honaker, Richard, M.D................. 214.217.1911
Kennedy, Alexander, M.D............. 214.217.1911
Kim, Jong, M.D........................... 214.217.1911
Kohler, Lisa, M.D........................ 972.519.1444
Meek, M. Brandon, D.O............... 214.217.1911
Rogers, Nicole, M.D..................... 214.217.1911
Saad, John, M.D.......................... 214.217.1911
Schaffer, Jeffrey, M.D.................. 214.217.1911
Straface, Angela, M.D.................. 214.217.1920
Thiagarajah, Mahesh, M.D............ 214.217.1911
Peers, Denise, D.O...................... 214.217.1911
Knoll, Victoria, M.D..................... 972.985.1072
Lund, Earl, M.D.......................... 972.250.5700
Setty, Naveen, M.D...................... 972.398.1131
Smith III, Purcell, M.D................ 972.250.5700
Endocrinology
Aronoff, Stephen, M.D................. 214.363.5535
Berger, Richard, M.D................... 972.566.7077
Castaneda, Evangelina, M.D......... 972.985.1312
Dorfman, Steven, M.D.................. 214.363.5535
Lakhian, Shamsher, M.D.............. 972.867.4658
Miklius, Audrey, M.D................... 214.363.5535
Sachson, Richard, M.D................ 214.363.5535
Shea, Heidi, M.D......................... 214.363.5535
Sorsby, Mitchell, M.D.................. 972.867.4658
Facial/Cosmetic Surgery
Bassichis, Benjamin, M.D............ 972.774.1777
Family Medicine
Akins, Heather, D.O..................... 972.599.2567
Albracht, Jamison, D.O................ 972.599.9600
Bishop, Donald, D.O., M.P.H........ 972.612.4007
Bolin, Joseph, D.O....................... 972.423.5613
Carruthers, Jeffrey, M.D............... 972.852.1534
Case, Erin, M.D........................... 972.431.2345
Chen, Philip, M.D........................ 972.403.3888
Crow, Christopher, M.D................ 972.599.9600
Culver, Jennifer, M.D................... 972.377.1490
Dejecacion, Jodie, M.D................ 972.431.2345
Drake, Timothy, M.D.................... 972.618.0700
Eppich, Keith, M.D...................... 972.596.9511
Frid-Honigsblum, Leon, M.D......... 972.488.8926
Friedman, Lawrie, M.D................. 972.644.3422
Garduno Jr., Abel, M.D................. 972.599.9600
Gartenberg, David, M.D................ 972.596.1205
Gothard, Sander, M.D.................. 972.599.9600
Haridas, Hema, M.D.................... 479.719.6553
Juneau Jr., Leo, M.D.................... 972.599.1314
Kaplan, Adam, M.D..................... 972.599.2567
Kelly, Elizabeth, M.D................... 972.727.9164
Khan, Ahtaram, M.D.................... 972.985.8000
Lensing, W. Gregory, M.D............. 972.596.9511
Lester, folaShade, M.D................. 972.867.9300
Li, Yan, M.D................................ 972.668.6868
Lowry, Andrew, M.D..................... 972.599.1314
McConnell, Carmine, M.D............ 972.985.7100
Meda, Harinineeraja, M.D............ 214.778.2390
Moon III, John, M.D.................... 972.599.9600
Petzold, Carol, M.D...................... 972.867.2333
Ponder, Susan, M.D..................... 972.596.6400
Sabzali, Sadaf, M.D..................... 972.867.9507
Segal, Aaron, M.D....................... 972.379.2096
Segal, Irwin, M.D........................ 972.379.2096
Segal, Stephanie, M.D................. 972.379.2096
Sessions, Cynthia, M.D................ 972.599.9600
Shadle, Jeffrey, M.D.................... 972.596.6400
Shields, Robert, D.O.................... 972.596.5303
Smith, Russell, M.D.................... 972.447.0220
Taie, Farid, D.O........................... 972.398.1665
Walia, H. Rosie, M.D................... 972.985.8393
Weyenberg, Matthew, M.D............ 972.599.9600
Wien, Todd, M.D.......................... 972.596.9511
Williamson, Jamie, M.D............... 214.239.1053
Gastroenterology
Abraham, Sindhu, M.D................ 972.867.0019
Alloju, Murali, M.D...................... 972.335.7306
Badr, Adnan, M.D........................ 972.265.4190
Balachandar, Gowri, M.D.............. 972.867.7070
Bloch, Brandon, M.D................... 972.769.1600
Brown Jr., Kenneth, M.D.............. 972.867.0019
Chittajallu, Ravi, M.D.................. 972.562.8383
Cooley, Brian, M.D....................... 972.758.5484
Donachie Jr., Robert, M.D............ 972.394.8182
Eidem, Matthew, M.D.................. 972.867.0019
Gadol, Steven, M.D...................... 972.498.4401
Goldschmiedt, Markus, M.D......... 972.867.0019
Kethu, Sripathi, M.D.................... 972.238.9696
Maddala, Yamini, M.D.................. 972.562.8383
Puppala, Anjaneya, M.D............... 972.238.9696
Tseng, Jenny, M.D....................... 972.964.7780
Vallurupalli, Prasad, M.D.............. 972.562.8383
Vemula, N. Rao, M.D................... 214.689.5960
Weisberg, Michael, M.D............... 972.867.0019
Hematology/Oncology
Burns, Robert, M.D...................... 214.324.2823
Chowdhary, Sultan, M.D............... 214.905.1300
Connor, Charles, M.D................... 972.867.3577
Gressler, Volker, M.D.................... 972.421.4673
Gupta, Naresh, M.D..................... 972.758.2600
Jones, Monte, M.D...................... 972.542.8609
Khan, Amanullah, M.D................. 214.905.1300
Kinsella, Virginia, M.D................. 214.483.6933
Kirby, Robert, M.D....................... 972.867.3577
Le, Thuy, M.D............................. 972.398.2899
Qureshi, Khusroo, M.D................. 214.530.0983
Rao, Nandita, M.D....................... 972.596.7801
Rizvi, Akbar, M.D........................ 972.548.9690
Saez, Ruben, M.D....................... 214.483.6933
Stokoe, Christopher, M.D.............. 972.867.3577
Stone, Scott, M.D........................ 972.867.3577
General Dentistry
Hospital Medicine
Grapevine, Jacob, D.D.S............... 972.596.3702
Ashraf, Asma, M.D...................... 972.519.1530
Chu, Khiem, D.O......................... 972.519.1530
Dhanvantri, Vijaya, M.D................ 972.519.1530
Fullington, Douglas, M.D.............. 972.832.7103
Nayak, Venkatesh, M.D................ 972.519.1530
Patel, Anilkumar, M.D.................. 972.596.6800
Patel, Ravi, M.D.......................... 817.490.9841
Siddiqui, Nadeem, M.D................ 972.519.1530
Strawman, David, M.D................. 972.519.1530
Vinjirayer, Elango, M.D..................... 214.217.1900
Waheed, Salman, M.D................. 214.217.1911
Yedulapuram, Manohar, M.D........... 972.519.1530
General Surgery
Bransky, Aaron, M.D.................... 972.612.3965
Caban, Angel, M.D...................... 972.661.3575
Eller, Richard, M.D...................... 972.596.5225
Henderson, Mark, M.D................. 972.908.3595
Kantor, William, M.D................... 972.618.4221
Kumar, Grace, M.D...................... 214.345.5660
London, Alan, M.D...................... 972.596.5225
Moore, Sandra, M.D..................... 972.276.5500
Morgan, Mickey, M.D................... 214.618.6200
Patel, Sheetal, M.D..................... 972.596.5225
General/Trauma Surgery
Adams, Mathis, M.D.................... 972.608.2025
Alder, Adam, M.D........................ 972.608.2025
Carrick, Matthew, M.D................. 972.608.2025
Josephs, John, M.D..................... 972.608.2025
Seto, Keith, M.D......................... 972.608.2025
Smith, David, M.D....................... 972.608.2025
Tucker, Mark, M.D....................... 972.608.2025
West, Jason, M.D......................... 972.608.2025
West, T. Al, M.D.......................... 972.608.2025
General/Vascular Surgery
Hoyle, Robert, M.D...................... 972.437.6651
Hudgins, James, M.D................... 972.596.5225
Kennard, Warrett, M.D................. 972.248.2426
Kirby, Randall, M.D..................... 214.345.5660
Tran, Oanh, M.D.......................... 469.222.9175
Gynecologic Oncology
Fine, Bruce, M.D......................... 972.566.7790
Heffernan, Thomas, M.D.............. 972.490.5970
Koon, E. Colin, M.D..................... 214.370.1301
Lifshitz-Goldberg, Samuel, M.D.... 214.691.9484
Matthews, Carolyn, M.D............... 214.370.1301
Oh, Jonathan, M.D...................... 214.370.1300
Phelps, Shawna, M.D................... 214.370.1301
Gynecology
Fox, Murray, M.D......................... 972.379.2416
Gee, Phyllis, M.D........................ 469.361.4000
Jones, Keli, M.D.......................... 972.608.4433
Smrekar, J. Douglas, M.D............. 972.867.6400
Wood, Kathryn, M.D..................... 972.769.9663
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Infectious Diseases
Baum, Sue, M.D.......................... 972.608.1009
Kotwal, Dhiraj, M.D..................... 972.484.7700
Krishnan, Sujatha, M.D................ 972.484.7700
Kussman, Howard, M.D................ 972.599.1637
Martinez, Marcos, D.O................. 972.484.7700
Prabhakar, Meenakshi, M.D.......... 972.484.7700
Reuben, Allen, M.D..................... 972.239.3849
Thakor, Kunjan, M.D.................... 972.378.3242
Torten, Dina, M.D........................ 972.239.3849
Tummala, Chaitanya, M.D............ 972.484.7700
Internal Medicine
Alexander, Thomas, M.D.............. 972.234.4994
Ansari, Anis, M.D........................ 972.939.4646
Anthony, Paul, M.D...................... 972.769.8443
Attmore, Jennifer, M.D................. 972.596.1803
Bakhtari, Ladan, M.D................... 972.758.4455
Barsik, Tamara, M.D.................... 972.398.0500
Bates, Rosemary, M.D.................. 972.943.8597
Berg, Stephanie, M.D.................. 972.769.8443
Brown, Joel, M.D......................... 972.596.3201
Checo, Pedro, M.D...................... 469.633.9700
Cherukuri, Sunanda, M.D............. 214.473.3283
Corbett, Edward, M.D.................. 972.758.4455
Dao, Trung, M.D.......................... 972.234.4994
Dar, Vaqar, M.D........................... 972.293.5151
Ekweani, Obiora, M.D.................. 972.668.3990
Farooqi, Muhammad, M.D............ 972.398.8161
Garza, David, M.D....................... 972.758.4455
Giep, Son, M.D........................... 972.981.8215
Gonzalez, Virginia, M.D................ 817.514.5262
Graham, Robert, M.D................... 972.596.5222
Grebennikov, Vladimir, M.D.......... 972.235.2459
Harris, Carolyn, M.D.................... 972.596.5222
Hewell, George, M.D.................... 972.612.8431
Khan, Mahmood, M.D.................. 972.596.2911
Kinra, Agnes, M.D....................... 972.596.1803
Lavery, John, M.D........................ 972.747.0709
Mania, William, M.D.................... 972.669.9777
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Meng, Jay, M.D........................... 972.398.3666
Meyer, Adrian, M.D...................... 972.231.6341
Miller, Joseph, M.D...................... 972.985.9595
Moore, Pamela, M.D.................... 972.867.1803
Mulupuri, Rama, M.D.................. 972.519.8300
Narayanan, Subashini, M.D.......... 972.731.7717
Nguyen, Adrian, M.D................... 972.398.7891
Norman, Mary, M.D..................... 972.232.8080
Peikari, Darius, M.D.................... 972.964.7800
Rude, Brenda, M.D...................... 972.867.1803
Sajjad, Naeem, M.D.................... 972.234.3355
Sharma, Vijay, M.D...................... 972.867.9507
Shore, Kenneth, M.D................... 972.596.1747
Singh, Kuldeep, M.D................... 972.491.1723
Solanki, Varsha, M.D................... 972.596.0095
Sun, Michelle, M.D...................... 972.596.1803
Thakur, Kalpana, M.D.................. 972.599.0400
Tigges, Gary, M.D........................ 972.981.8215
Tirandaz, Arash, M.D................... 972.981.7500
Torres Jr., Louis, M.D................... 972.612.0231
Touchstone, Joy, M.D................... 214.239.1053
Tran, Anna, M.D.......................... 214.239.1053
Tran, Khang, M.D........................ 972.596.5222
Vyza, Anitha, M.D........................ 972.731.7717
Wang, Bo, M.D............................ 972.731.7717
Wittenberg, John, M.D................. 972.596.5222
Yagnik, Hitesh, M.D..................... 972.867.1800
Yokubaitis, Nathaniel, M.D........... 972.964.2950
Zafar, Zahid, M.D........................ 214.544.2828
Zavodny, Catheryne, M.D.............. 972.596.1803
Interventional Radiology
Benson, Eric, M.D....................... 972.867.7862
Driskill, Lance, M.D..................... 972.867.7862
Greenway, Kathryn, M.D............... 972.867.7862
Janardhan, Vallabh, M.D.............. 972.566.5146
Jones, Gregory, M.D..................... 972.867.7862
Kim, David, M.D.......................... 972.867.7862
Moger, Adrian, M.D...................... 972.867.7862
Morris, Bruce, M.D...................... 972.867.7862
Pong, Edward, M.D...................... 972.867.7862
Roman III, Jorge, M.D.................. 972.867.7862
Sullivan, John, M.D..................... 972.867.7862
Knee/Sports Medicine
Barber, F. Alan, M.D.................... 972.250.5700
Ramsey III, Duncan, M.D............. 972.985.0866
Sutker, Allan, M.D....................... 972.250.5700
Maternal Fetal/Perinatology
Albert Jr., Thomas, M.D............... 972.981.8889
Brown-Elliott, Carol, M.D.............. 972.519.1328
Gore, David, M.D......................... 972.473.6216
Horsager, Robyn, M.D.................. 214.648.2316
Koster, Erin, M.D......................... 972.981.8870
Lo, Julie, M.D............................. 214.645.3838
Peters, Mark, M.D....................... 214.696.5757
Predanic, Mladen, M.D................ 214.345.2318
Rinehart, Brian, M.D.................... 214.696.5757
Rosnes, Jon, M.D........................ 214.345.2318
Santiago-Munoz, Patricia, M.D...... 214.645.3838
Trimmer, Kenneth, M.D................ 972.385.9339
Wallace, Roger, D.O..................... 214.345.2318
Zaretsky, Michael, M.D................ 469.303.3591
Medical Oncology
Trillo, Gerardo, M.D..................... 972.987.1975
Neonatology
Abiodun, Oluwatoyin, M.D............ 972.519.1294
Ahmed, Nagi, M.D....................... 972.519.1294
Anderson, Judith, M.D................. 214.343.6663
August, Anna, M.D...................... 214.343.6663
Burgess, Gary, M.D...................... 214.343.6663
Deulofeut, Richard, M.D.............. 214.343.6663
Fituch, Camellia, M.D.................. 214.343.6663
Foster-Truehill, Lakeitha, M.D....... 972.519.1294
Gonzalez, Marco Tulio, M.D.......... 972.519.1294
Green, David, M.D....................... 214.343.6663
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Jain, Alok, M.D........................... 972.519.1294
Khan, Farha, M.D........................ 214.343.6663
Kim, Linda, M.D.......................... 214.343.6663
Kuforiji, Theresa, M.D.................. 972.519.1294
Lucena, Jose, M.D....................... 972.519.1294
Major-Kincade, Terri, M.D............ 214.343.6663
Milvenan, Eileen, M.D.................. 214.343.6663
Minnich, Lisa, M.D...................... 214.343.6663
Nystrom, Gerald, M.D.................. 214.343.6663
Olney, Clayton, D.O...................... 214.343.6663
Perez, Eduardo, M.D.................... 214.343.6663
Powell, Cynthia, M.D................... 214.343.3663
Quevedo-Riley, Maria, M.D........... 214.343.6663
Randel, Randy, M.D..................... 214.343.6663
Ratner, Ian, M.D.......................... 214.343.6663
Reddy, Renuka, M.D.................... 214.343.6663
Salhab, Walid, M.D...................... 214.343.6663
Santiago, Antonio, M.D................ 214.343.6663
Schwendeman, Clair, M.D............ 214.343.6663
Subhani, Muhammad, M.D........... 972.519.1294
Treen, Meridith, M.D.................... 214.343.6663
Voelker Jr., Robert, M.D............... 214.343.6663
Walden, Rachel, M.D................... 214.343.6663
Weisoly, David, D.O...................... 214.343.6663
Zhang, Min, M.D......................... 214.343.6663
Nephrology
Asghar, Syed-Ali, M.D.................. 214.358.2300
Biedermann, Scott, M.D............... 469.467.0011
Chebrolu, Srivasa, M.D................ 469.574.0464
Chen, Jun, M.D........................... 469.574.0464
Farkas, Robert, M.D..................... 214.466.7230
Fenves, Andrew, M.D................... 214.358.2300
George, Jessie, M.D..................... 469.467.0011
Glowacki, L. Shannon, M.D.......... 214.358.2300
Hsu, Alice, M.D........................... 972.276.0139
Hunt, Judson, M.D...................... 214.358.2300
Jabbar, Wasey, M.D...................... 214.358.2300
Joseph, Rajiv, M.D....................... 972.712.4141
Kumar, Sumit, M.D...................... 214.358.2300
Landgarten, Michael, M.D............ 214.466.7230
Mao, Zhi, M.D............................. 469.574.0464
Mawla, Neghae, M.D.................... 214.366.6066
Peri, Usha, M.D.......................... 972.759.4600
Rizwan, Syed, M.D...................... 214.358.2300
Schwartz, John, M.D.................... 214.358.2300
Stephens, Gregory, M.D................ 214.358.2300
Venkatesan, Jayanti, M.D............. 214.358.2300
Wall, Bruce, M.D......................... 214.358.2300
Neurology
Bell, Ronald, M.D........................ 972.498.7681
Cruz, Erwin, M.D......................... 972.503.2780
Harney, John, M.D....................... 972.783.8900
Hopson, Daniel, M.D.................... 972.403.3100
Hurd, Paul, M.D.......................... 972.403.3100
Jenevein, Nolan, M.D................... 214.827.3610
Leroy, Robert, M.D....................... 972.566.4821
Mitchell, Thomas, M.D................. 972.612.0691
Nagaraddi, Venkatesh, M.D.......... 972.566.4821
Nguyen, Khanh, M.D................... 972.612.6888
Nosnik, Pedro, M.D..................... 972.985.9048
Rajan, Geeta, M.D....................... 972.867.3535
Rosen-Schmidt, Shari, M.D.......... 972.403.3100
Seals, Michael, M.D.................... 972.473.0190
Shah, Kiran, M.D........................ 972.306.6300
Summakia, Mohamed, M.D.......... 972.566.1616
Toler, Kathy, M.D......................... 972.488.8441
Vijayappa, Madhu, M.D................ 972.566.5416
Neurology Hospitalist
Newsome, Donna, M.D................. 682.518.9300
Neuroradiology
Davis, Eric, M.D.......................... 972.867.7862
Elkins III, W. Nelson, M.D............ 972.867.7862
Hochman, Jesse, M.D.................. 972.867.7862
Jones, Blaise, M.D....................... 972.867.7862
Singhal, Anupam, M.D................. 972.867.7862
Neurosurgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Castillon III, Frank, M.D............... 214.660.5650
Cattorini, Jeffrey, M.D.................. 972.535.2170
Chang, Charles, M.D.................... 214.778.2530
Dickerman, Rob, D.O................... 972.238.0512
Loyola, Walter, M.D..................... 972.312.0607
Mignucci, Luis, M.D.................... 972.378.6908
Morgan, Brent, M.D..................... 972.498.4389
Parikh, Samir, M.D...................... 972.473.2700
Salinas, Paul, M.D....................... 972.377.9200
Tompkins, John, M.D................... 972.964.8500
Barber, F. Alan, M.D.................... 972.250.5700
Bauer, Brent, M.D....................... 972.608.2025
Chaim, Solomon, M.D.................. 972.250.5700
Crates, John, M.D........................ 972.250.5700
Desai, Sarang, D.O...................... 972.985.1072
Ellis, Lance, D.O......................... 972.608.2025
Glidden, Geoffrey, M.D................. 972.964.0007
Glogau, Alexander, M.D................ 972.985.1072
Hanssen, Christopher, M.D........... 469.298.3640
Hrnack, Scott, M.D...................... 972.985.1072
Hume, Christopher, D.O............... 972.608.5000
Jones, Thomas, M.D.................... 972.608.5000
Kouyoumjian, Adam, D.O............. 972.985.1072
Massanet Vollrath, Jose, M.D........ 972.608.5148
McGarry, John, M.D..................... 972.596.1059
Mehta, Sacheen, M.D.................. 214.575.2663
Rainey, Scott, D.O....................... 972.608.5000
Ramsey III, Duncan, M.D............. 972.985.0866
Sanders, M. Blake, M.D............... 972.608.2025
Saqqa, Samer, D.O...................... 972.608.5000
Schwartz, Michael, M.D............... 972.985.1072
Sekhavat, Abbass, M.D................ 972.644.7115
Shellock, Jessica, M.D................. 972.608.5000
Sutker, Allan, M.D....................... 972.250.5700
Taba, Michael, M.D..................... 972.964.2626
Taylor, Roger, M.D....................... 972.964.6900
Troop, Randal, M.D...................... 972.250.5700
Walter II, James, M.D.................. 972.378.1438
OB Hospitalist
Brown, Scott, M.D....................... 972.519.1530
Farley, Wayne, D.O...................... 214.217.1920
Ho, Linda, M.D........................... 972.519.1530
Patel, Satin, M.D......................... 214.217.1920
Rogers, Dora, M.D....................... 972.519.1530
Seddighzadeh, Marjan, M.D.......... 972.519.1530
Thomas, Robert, M.D................... 972.519.1530
White, Charles, M.D..................... 214.217.1920
Yale, Rebecca, M.D..................... 972.519.1530
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Bankston-Troiani, Dawn, M.D........ 972.612.8829
Bass, Annie, M.D........................ 972.964.2202
Chester, Donald, M.D................... 972.867.4300
DaVolio, Julie, M.D...................... 972.596.2470
Diaz, Marlene, M.D...................... 972.596.2470
Downey, Charles, M.D.................. 972.231.9144
Duncan, Gary, M.D...................... 972.867.8181
Eisenberg, Dennis, M.D................ 972.379.2416
Ferrara, Jean, M.D....................... 972.468.8158
Fong, David, M.D........................ 972.890.9250
Gebert, Alvin, M.D....................... 972.608.8889
Greebon, Daryl, M.D.................... 972.379.2416
Hartley, Cindy, M.D...................... 972.612.8829
Hsu, Judith, M.D......................... 972.867.6400
Jacobs, Arlene, M.D..................... 972.596.8426
Jibril, Deanah, D.O...................... 972.867.4880
Kuhne, R. Chris, M.D................... 214.705.7425
Leveno, Joseph, M.D.................... 972.596.5821
Licker, Heather, M.D.................... 972.596.2470
Machupalli, Surekha, M.D............ 972.908.2444
Monier, Jules, M.D...................... 972.379.2416
Mos, Amy, M.D............................ 972.596.2470
Parker, John, M.D........................ 972.596.5900
Reiman, Lionel, M.D.................... 972.867.6400
Reisler, Keith, M.D...................... 972.985.9684
Ricks, Jon, M.D........................... 972.379.2416
Rovner, Ivan, M.D........................ 972.867.6400
Spooner, Melinda, M.D................ 972.964.5514
Umholtz, Lisa, M.D...................... 972.596.2470
Varadi, Kathleen, M.D.................. 972.867.6400
Vu, Julie, M.D............................. 972.867.6400
Watts, Jenelle, M.D..................... 972.964.5514
White, Kathryn, M.D.................... 972.294.6992
Woolridge, Vanessa, M.D.............. 972.964.5514
Ophthalmology
Ahmad, Syed, M.D...................... 214.361.1443
Boothe, William, M.D................... 972.867.3955
Coors, Lori, M.D.......................... 214.692.6941
Frazee, Lewis, M.D...................... 972.867.7777
Gilliland, Grant, M.D.................... 214.522.7733
Mazaheri, Mehrdad, M.D.............. 972.889.3937
Scharf, Robert, M.D..................... 972.596.3328
Stager Jr., David, M.D.................. 972.758.0625
Swanson, Susan, M.D.................. 972.867.7777
Vu, Them, M.D............................ 469.467.8100
Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery
Buckles, Robert, D.M.D............... 972.596.0312
Craig, Mark, M.D., D.D.S.............. 972.542.4700
Fanous, Ramsey, D.D.S................ 972.596.9242
Nix, Donald, D.D.S...................... 972.985.7555
Pavelka, R. Jason, M.D., D.D.S..... 972.985.1300
Selkin, Gilbert, M.D., D.M.D......... 972.985.9003
Stewart, Larry, M.S., D.D.S.......... 972.596.9242
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Otolaryngology
Brindley, Mace, M.D.................... 972.984.1050
Champion, Gretchen, M.D............ 972.984.1050
Cobb, William, M.D..................... 972.596.4005
Frank, Thomas, M.D.................... 972.231.9361
Gottlieb, Morris, M.D................... 972.480.8877
Hsu, Chung, M.D......................... 972.234.5375
Hsu, Kenneth, M.D...................... 972.398.8777
Lee, Dwight, M.D........................ 214.324.0418
Lunde, Kevin, M.D...................... 972.985.3223
Matheny, Keith, M.D.................... 972.596.4005
Moore, John, M.D........................ 972.867.9135
Peskind, Steven, M.D.................. 972.596.2552
Tseng, Ewen, M.D........................ 972.596.4005
Pain Management
Adepitan, Olayinka, M.D.............. 972.294.9555
Holubec, Deborah, M.D................ 214.509.9691
Holubec, Jerry, D.O...................... 214.509.9691
Kurian, Paul, D.O........................ 972.596.1059
Merritt, Wesley, M.D.................... 214.509.9691
Ravula, Radhika, M.D.................. 817.421.0279
Yusufali, Iddriss, M.D.................. 972.233.1999
Zulqarnain, Muhammad, M.D....... 972.316.3344
Pathology
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Mendeloff, Eric, M.D................... 972.566.2525
Pediatric Development
Buchanan, Jennifer, M.D.............. 972.788.1858
Burton, Valerie, M.D.................... 972.788.1858
Roberts, Cathleen, D.O................ 972.788.1858
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Baker, John, M.D......................... 972.394.5757
Dave, Manisha, M.D.................... 972.394.5757
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Atiyeh, Stephanie, M.D................ 972.519.1530
Buttles, Jason, M.D..................... 214.217.1920
Chi, Cynthia, M.D........................ 972.519.1530
Durso, Barbara, M.D.................... 972.519.1530
Ortega, Lauren, M.D.................... 972.519.1530
Patel, Rima, M.D......................... 972.519.1530
Zavadil, Velouette, M.D................ 972.519.1530
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Ehrett, Stuart, M.D...................... 214.855.8510
Istre, Gregory, M.D....................... 214.855.8510
Pediatric Neurology
Baiyeri, Mary, M.D....................... 972.769.9000
Chudnow, Robert, M.D................. 972.769.9000
Riela, Anthony, M.D..................... 972.769.9000
So, Gerald, M.D.......................... 972.769.9000
Pediatric Oncology
Ghisoli, Maurizio, M.D................. 972.566.6647
Goldman, Stanton, M.D................ 972.566.6647
Lenarsky, Carl, M.D..................... 972.566.6647
Weinthal, Joel, M.D..................... 972.566.6647
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Leffler, Joel, M.D......................... 972.985.1233
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Humeniuk, W. Barry, M.D............. 972.931.5437
Aldred, Keith, M.D...................... 972.519.1500
Anand, Aditi, M.D........................ 972.519.1504
Housini, Ihsan, M.D..................... 817.878.5630
Huffman, Henry, M.D................... 972.519.1501
Jaiswal, Vilkesh, M.D................... 817.250.2168
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Castell, Allen, M.D...................... 817.922.0252
Dagen, Jennifer, M.D................... 817.334.0530
Fitzgerald, Bruce, M.D................. 972.663.8550
Harris, Bryan, M.D....................... 817.334.0530
Kahn, Anne, M.D......................... 972.715.5000
Kampine, John, M.D.................... 972.715.5000
Smith, Susan, M.D...................... 972.715.5000
Starks, M.E. (Red), M.D............... 972.715.5000
Thorne, John, M.D....................... 972.715.5032
Pediatric Cardiology
Carlson, Theodore, M.D................ 214.363.0000
Clapp, Sandra, M.D..................... 214.363.0000
Kao, Jane, M.D........................... 972.566.4299
Kort, Henry, M.D......................... 972.566.4299
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Laird, Tracy, M.D......................... 972.566.8700
Laird, W. Pennock, M.D............... 972.566.8700
Laird II, W. Pennock, M.D............ 972.566.8700
Pearse, Lee Ann, M.D.................. 972.566.5622
Thomas, Timothy, M.D................. 972.566.8700
Verma, Amit, M.D........................ 972.566.8700
Wright, Damaris, M.D.................. 214.363.0000
Pediatric Pulmonology
Copenhaver, Steven, M.D............. 972.566.6996
Gelfand, Andrew, M.D.................. 972.566.6996
Lie, Hauw, M.D........................... 972.981.3251
Mandujano, J. Fernando, M.D....... 972.566.5864
Medina, Carlos, M.D.................... 972.566.5864
Rembecki, Richard, M.D.............. 214.618.5437
Schochet, Peter, M.D................... 972.981.3251
Silver, Richard, M.D.................... 972.566.5864
Walter, Joseph, M.D..................... 214.618.5437
Pediatric Radiology
Kim, John, M.D........................... 972.867.7862
Pediatric Surgery
Dammert, William, M.D................ 972.991.5719
Hermann, Darrell, M.D................. 214.483.9300
Kadesky, Kevin, M.D.................... 214.483.9300
LaNoue Jr., John, M.D................. 214.483.9300
Renard, Thomas, M.D.................. 214.483.9300
Roden, Jay, M.D.......................... 214.483.9300
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Pediatric Urology
Physical Medicine
Radiology
Sleep Medicine
Ewalt, David, M.D........................ 214.750.0808
Strand, William, M.D................... 214.750.0808
Colon Gutierrez, Omar, M.D.......... 972.378.6908
Dauber, Kenneth, M.D................. 972.250.5700
Diamond, H. Gregg, M.D.............. 214.530.8400
Ellman, Michael, M.D.................. 972.682.3909
Figueroa, Ivan, M.D..................... 972.428.1694
Garcia, Michael, M.D................... 817.442.9300
Hsiao, Myrna, D.O....................... 972.612.4999
Jain, Nisha, M.D......................... 972.769.7246
Jones, Richard, M.D.................... 972.612.4999
McKenzie, Aine, M.D................... 972.985.1072
Nguyen, Anh, M.D....................... 972.612.4999
Powell, Gregory, M.D.................... 972.985.1072
Reeves, Ryan, M.D...................... 817.442.9300
Vattam, Sreenadha, M.D.............. 903.892.1999
Aryan, John, M.D......................... 972.867.7862
Bakshi, Tracy, M.D....................... 972.867.7862
Bentley, Gail, M.D....................... 972.867.7862
Bondy, John, M.D........................ 972.867.7862
Borden, R. Dean, M.D.................. 972.867.7862
Boren Jr., Edwin, M.D.................. 972.867.7862
Carenza, Jeffrey, M.D................... 972.867.7862
Chen, Henry, M.D........................ 972.867.7862
Chicoskie, Christopher, M.D.......... 972.867.7862
Colby, Ethan, M.D....................... 972.867.7862
Diebner, Debra, M.D.................... 972.867.7862
Diebner, Jeffrey, M.D................... 972.867.7862
Donohoe, Amanda, M.D............... 972.867.7862
Goscin, Christopher, M.D.............. 972.867.7862
Guinn, Todd, M.D........................ 972.867.7862
Gutknecht, Michael, M.D............. 972.867.7862
Herrera, Mark, M.D...................... 972.867.7862
Kapoor, Vipul, M.D...................... 972.867.7862
Khasgiwala, Vaibhav, M.D............. 972.867.7862
Klamer, David, M.D..................... 972.867.7862
La, Samuel, M.D......................... 972.867.7862
Ma, Jason, M.D........................... 972.867.7862
Martin, Warren, M.D.................... 972.867.7862
Massengale, Jennifer, M.D............ 972.867.7862
McGinnis, Leslie, M.D.................. 972.867.7862
Metzler, Jonathan, M.D................ 972.867.7862
Miller, Brian, M.D........................ 972.867.7862
Mulloy, John, M.D....................... 972.867.7862
Nguyen, Bao-Tram, M.D............... 972.867.7862
Nguyen, Nam, M.D...................... 972.867.7862
Quarles, Bryan, M.D.................... 972.867.7862
Ravipati, Anuradha, M.D.............. 972.867.7862
Reiman, Steven, M.D................... 972.867.7862
Rian, Roger, M.D......................... 972.867.7862
Sanders, Clayton, M.D................. 972.867.7862
Seaberg, Elizabeth, M.D............... 972.867.7862
Seaberg, Karen, M.D.................... 972.867.7862
Shin, Victor, M.D......................... 972.867.7862
Small, Andrew, M.D..................... 972.867.7862
Spivey, Mark, M.D....................... 972.867.7862
Starr, Alicia, M.D......................... 972.867.7862
Staveteig, Paul, M.D.................... 972.867.7862
Taten, Allison, M.D...................... 972.867.7862
Thompson, Buddy, M.D................ 972.867.7862
Tschoepe, Ernest, M.D................. 972.867.7862
Walker, Shannon, M.D................. 972.867.7862
Webb, Gary, M.D......................... 972.867.7862
Wen, Ted, M.D............................ 972.867.7862
Whitworth, Melissa, M.D.............. 972.867.7862
Wooten, Edward, M.D.................. 972.867.7862
Zajicek, Sara, M.D....................... 972.867.7862
Zogg, Morna, M.D........................ 972.867.7862
Foster, Gregory, M.D.................... 972.680.0666
Gammon, R. Bruce, M.D.............. 972.680.0666
Kakar, Rajdeep, M.D.................... 972.473.7474
Mike, Margaret, M.D.................... 214.638.4801
Padegal, Vivek, M.D..................... 972.241.4208
Pediatrics
Ahmed, Anisa, M.D...................... 972.231.6564
Ahmed, Anisa, M.D...................... 972.231.6564
Ashworth, Carolyn, M.D................ 972.867.6880
Berger, Laurie, M.D..................... 972.608.0774
Berkowitz, Jeffrey, M.D................ 972.473.7777
Berry, Marcy, M.D........................ 972.208.8668
Bhatia, Monika, M.D.................... 972.359.7600
Blatt, Lilyan, D.O........................ 972.548.7888
Cambare-Piga, Nena, M.D............ 972.867.2869
Capote-Piga, Versallie, M.D.......... 214.618.2222
Cramer, Andrea, M.D................... 972.681.7700
Daniel, Richard, M.D................... 972.231.9421
Darrow, Jennifer, M.D.................. 972.519.0545
de Villeneuve, Allan, M.D............. 972.985.0381
Dugopolski, Suzanne, M.D............ 972.569.9904
Eastman, George, M.D................. 972.596.1111
Eley, Cheryl, M.D......................... 972.548.8382
Evans, Carolyn, M.D.................... 972.985.0381
Ezekiel, Kalavalli, M.D................. 972.231.5364
Frank, Catherine, M.D.................. 972.548.7888
Goebel, Charles, D.O.................... 972.473.7777
Gondol, Sara, M.D....................... 972.519.1139
Haq, Naveen, M.D....................... 972.596.8100
Hebbur, Malini, M.D.................... 972.519.0545
Islam, Nurul, M.D........................ 972.838.1401
Jiang, Chu-Ling, M.D................... 972.907.8554
Kamal, Lubna, M.D..................... 972.303.2400
Kaplan, Aaron, D.O...................... 972.943.9151
Katz, Scott, M.D.......................... 972.596.2131
Kessinger, William, M.D............... 972.548.7888
Kumar, Iresh, M.D....................... 214.705.9696
Leon, Elizabeth, M.D................... 972.608.0774
Lin, William, M.D........................ 972.235.9444
Majeed, Muhammad, M.D............ 972.312.1288
Martinez, Frank, M.D................... 972.727.1184
McDonald, Russell, M.D............... 972.596.2131
Menchaca, Virginia, M.D.............. 972.548.7888
Merchant, Rhonda, M.D............... 972.491.7900
Messner, Julie, D.O...................... 972.473.7777
Minnal, Deepika, M.D.................. 972.424.7915
Minsky, Norman, M.D.................. 972.596.9513
Mix, Angela, D.O......................... 972.608.0774
Moshier, Jason, M.D.................... 972.985.0381
Mutyala, Sireesha, M.D................ 972.491.7900
Myint, Daniel, M.D...................... 972.680.9983
Novak, Jayshree, M.D.................. 972.231.4605
Okammor, I. Chioma, M.D............ 972.519.0545
Piga, Naomi, M.D........................ 214.618.2222
Pilkington, Ronald, M.D............... 972.442.3591
Quiroz, Benjamin, M.D................. 972.867.5100
Ramirez, Miranda, M.D................ 972.312.0440
Rodrigues, Steven, M.D................ 972.569.9904
Ruiz-Yedwab, Beatriz, M.D........... 214.320.1661
Rylie, Sarah, M.D........................ 972.208.8668
Salamon, George, M.D................. 972.867.8979
Salem, Nagaratina, M.D............... 214.383.4400
Samara, David, M.D..................... 972.519.0545
Seibert, Lori, M.D........................ 972.985.0381
Shams, Ali, M.D.......................... 972.964.7773
Sherrod, Peter, M.D..................... 972.596.8100
Stanton, William, M.D.................. 972.519.0545
Stokes, Kathleen, M.D................. 972.335.4444
Sutton, Nicole, M.D..................... 972.548.7888
Uddin, Muhammad, M.D.............. 972.530.5999
Vassa, Rajendra, M.D................... 972.548.5363
Weiss, Shelley, M.D..................... 972.566.4286
Wilson, Golder, M.D..................... 972.312.0440
Wong, Jenelle, M.D...................... 972.473.7777
Yedwab, Alan, M.D...................... 214.320.1661
Zhang, Shaoping, M.D................. 972.599.9960
Plastic Surgery
Angobaldo, Jeff, M.D................... 972.378.3870
Carman-Stiles, Christine, M.D....... 214.618.4000
Dulin, W. Alan, M.D..................... 972.543.2477
Friedman, Ronald, M.D................ 469.467.0100
Harris, Scott, M.D....................... 972.543.2477
Jejurikar, Sameer, M.D................. 214.827.2814
Little, Joseph, M.D...................... 972.985.0065
Meade, Ricardo, M.D................... 214.823.1691
Morrissey, James, M.D................. 214.943.9222
Rai, Vasdev, M.D......................... 972.392.3511
Sparenberg, C. Russell, M.D......... 972.867.2522
Stephan, Phillip, M.D.................. 214.827.2873
Wallace, Charles, M.D.................. 972.380.7090
White, Steven, M.D...................... 214.696.6676
Wilcox, Robert, M.D..................... 972.620.1700
Yaker, Natan, M.D....................... 972.985.7474
Young, Patty, M.D........................ 972.398.1131
Podiatry
Ashton, Roy, D.P.M...................... 972.818.5600
Ashton, Scott, D.P.M................... 972.818.5600
Berkey, Steven, D.P.M.................. 972.424.3505
Campbell, Leslie, D.P.M............... 972.747.5800
Cheng, Kellvan, D.P.M................. 972.838.5926
Churchwell, C. Stan, D.P.M.......... 972.378.0740
Feigenbaum, Mona, D.P.M........... 972.517.9922
Gold, Sandra, D.P.M.................... 972.781.1970
Knapp, Horst, D.P.M.................... 972.712.7773
Korpinen, Jaryl, D.P.M................. 972.424.8999
Mashigian, Gary, D.P.M................ 972.781.1970
Mobarak, Reza, D.P.M.................. 972.316.0902
Schechter, Victor, D.P.M............... 972.396.9101
Tavakoli, Mojgan, D.P.M............... 972.712.7773
Weiner, Richard, D.P.M................ 214.351.2180
Wisdom, Jill, D.P.M..................... 972.769.7280
Psychiatry
Carson, Doyle, M.D...................... 972.276.0755
Kabel, David, D.O........................ 972.612.4428
Singh, Sunita, M.D...................... 972.772.1032
Pulmonary Medicine
Betz, Timothy, M.D...................... 972.964.0170
Chappell, Timothy, M.D................ 972.964.0170
Kureishy, Shahrukh, M.D.............. 214.547.7740
Sastry, Malladi, M.D.................... 972.596.2135
Radiation Oncology
Engleman, Mark, M.D.................. 972.596.7801
Greenberg, Jeffrey, M.D................ 972.867.3577
Wilcox, Barry, M.D....................... 214.370.1400
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Spine Surgery
Arakal, Rajesh, M.D..................... 972.608.5000
Carmody, Cameron, M.D............... 972.250.5700
Courtney, Stephen, M.D............... 972.250.5700
Guyer, Richard, M.D.................... 972.608.5000
Hayden, Shawn, M.D................... 214.731.3008
Hisey, Michael, M.D.................... 940.382.2204
Mackenzie, Donald, M.D.............. 972.867.3121
Urology
Allen, Mark, M.D......................... 972.612.8037
Buch, Jeffrey, M.D....................... 972.612.7131
Freeman, Alan, M.D..................... 972.596.6733
Hassell, J. Scott, M.D.................. 972.612.8037
Herbert, Frances, M.D.................. 972.596.6733
Kim, Nancy, M.D......................... 972.612.8037
Leach, Fredrick, M.D................... 972.394.8437
Lieman, Stephen, M.D................. 972.612.8037
Mitchell, William, M.D................. 972.548.8195
Mootha, Ravi, M.D....................... 972.235.3248
Mulchin, William, M.D................. 972.867.3928
Rogenes, Vince, M.D.................... 972.612.8037
Stringer, Jared, M.D..................... 972.548.8195
Wierschem, Michael, M.D............ 972.596.6733
Wound Care
Bastawros, David, D.P.M.............. 972.744.9088
Kraven, Thomas, M.D.................. 972.941.6448
Scott, Ronald, M.D...................... 214.473.7570
Reproductive Endocrinology
Barnett, Brian, M.D..................... 972.981.8700
Douglas, James, M.D................... 972.612.2500
Rheumatology
Barbosa, Leyka, M.D.................... 972.566.6599
Chowdhry, Iftikhar, M.D................ 214.823.6503
Cohen, Stanley, M.D.................... 214.540.0700
Geppert, Thomas, M.D................. 214.540.0700
Iqbal, Imran, M.D........................ 214.540.0700
Jenkins, Robert, M.D................... 214.540.0700
Kapoor, Dipali, M.D..................... 972.377.1490
Kheshgi, Talat, M.D..................... 214.540.0700
Kurepa, Zoran, M.D..................... 214.540.0700
Lakhanpal, Sharad, M.D............... 214.540.0700
Limanni, Alex, M.D...................... 214.823.6503
Nair, Priya, M.D.......................... 214.823.6503
Patel, Himanshu, D.O.................. 214.823.6503
Petrone, Dianne, M.D.................. 214.823.6503
Sackler, Marian, M.D................... 972.234.3001
Stern, Richard, M.D..................... 214.540.0700
Tehlirian, Christopher, M.D........... 214.823.6503
Vine, Jack, M.D........................... 214.540.0660
Willis, John, M.D......................... 214.823.6503
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FALL 2010
upcoming events
Diabetes Support Group
most original costumes for baby and pet.
SWEET ’N’ SENSIBLE
A visit and pictures with Santa, story time,
and a white elephant gift exchange are all
part of this holiday tea for you and your
baby! What a wonderful way to spend a
Sunday afternoon during the holiday season!
Sunday, November 21: “A Holiday Tea”
Third Thursday of the month, 7 to 8 p.m.,
Building II, Surgery Center of Plano. Call
972.519.1207. No meeting in November or
December.
Thursday, October 21: “Eating Strategies
for the Holidays,” Doug Liner, R.D./L.D.,
C.D.E., will share ideas for lightening your
holiday meals. Enjoy a snack featuring
lighter holiday fare.
Second Cup of Coffee Lecture
Series
Second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m.,
The Shops at Willow Bend in the
Communication Court
Educational Seminars
Enjoy Starbucks coffee and medical updates
from doctors and medical professionals.
Reservations required. Call 972.519.1209.
Saturday, October 9:
“The Genetics of Breast Cancer”
Friends and Family new!
CPR for Children
Fourth Saturday of each month, 3:30 to
5:30 p.m., Auditorium, Building III,
Suite 315
Child CPR classes for adults with children
under their care take place the fourth
Saturday of each month. The cost is $35
and includes the Laerdal adult inflatable
CPR manikin and DVD to take home. You
will also receive instructions on the DVD
for adult CPR. Reservations required. Call
972.519.1251.
Eileen Javurek, R.N., breast cancer navigator, will discuss the genetic aspects of
breast cancer. Learn about BRCA gene
testing and other screenings available to
assess your risk for breast cancer.
Saturday, November 13:
“Get Smart About Diabetes”
Ladan Bakhtari, M.D., will discuss the diagnosis that is growing across our country. Learn
about diabetes signs and symptoms and the
importance of diagnosing and treatment..
New Mom’s Tea
Saturday, December 11: “Staying Healthy
During the Holidays”
Enjoy a cup of tea and a Sunday afternoon
filled with relaxation, socializing, and an
informative seminar. Share your stories and
friendship with other new moms and babies.
Rosemary Griffin, R.N., director of
Employee Health and Infection Control, will
provide tips on staying healthy during the
holidays. Get the latest information on flu
shots and important immunizations.
2 p.m., Auditorium, Building III, Suite 315
Sunday, October 24: “Babies and Pets …
The Ultimate Sibling Rivalry?”
PetSmart will present ways to teach your
baby and children how to properly play
with, and respect, the family pet. Learn
how to introduce the family pet to a new
baby and other children. Dress your baby
in his Halloween costume and bring your
pet’s Halloween costume on your favorite
stuffed animal. There will be a Halloween
parade and recognition of the cutest and
Spirit Girls
Third Sunday of each month, 2 to 4 p.m.,
Auditorium, Building III, Suite 315
A program specifically for young girls
(sixth through eighth grade) and their
mothers. This new program focuses on a
different health topic each month to educate you and stimulate healthy conversations between you and your daughter.
Finding a doctor is easy!
Sunday, October 17:
“Don’t Be Scared of Saying NO”
Learn empowering suggestions to help them
say “NO” and the relationship between
mother and daughter will grow. The girls will
make a scary door decoration for their room
at home. Also enjoy tricks and treats!
Sunday, November 21: “Healthy Choices
in Nutrition—Choose a Life of Color as
You Build Your Body for the Future”
Nicole Bullock, R.D., L.D., manager of food
and nutrition services, will discuss the
importance of including color in their diet.
The girls will make a healthy dish that can
be part of a holiday meal. Located at
Coit St. Cafe at 3901 W. 15th Street.
New baby day camp for big
brothers and sisters
Saturday, November 13, 9 a.m. to noon,
Second Floor Classrooms
Designed for children ages 4 and older,
this fun “day at camp” helps siblings prepare for the arrival of a new baby.
Teddy bear camp
Saturday, October 16 or December 18,
10 to 11 a.m., Second Floor Classrooms
Designed for expectant siblings ages 2
and 3. Toddlers bring their teddy bears
and listen to a story, discover what new
babies can do, and learn to hold them
with parents’ assistance.
Menstruation: The Cycle begins
Wednesday, November 17, 7 p.m.,
Auditorium, Building III, Suite 315
Mothers and daughters will learn about the
biological, medical, and practical aspects of
menstruation from an OB-GYN.
Bariatric Services
Bariatric Surgery Orientation
Wednesday, October 13, Thursday, October 28,
Thursday, November 11, Tuesday, November 30,
Thursday, December 9, 7 p.m.,
Auditorium, Building III, Suite 315
The Bariatric Surgery Program is a comprehensive program with personalized attention
as you work toward your weight loss goal.
Come meet your team of experts: doctor,
dietitian, therapist, and exercise specialist.
For reservations, call 972.519.1437.
Bariatric Support Groups
Tuesday, October 5, Monday, October
18, Tuesday, November 2 or 23, Tuesday,
December 7 or 21, 6:30 p.m., Auditorium,
Building III, Suite 315
Biweekly support groups for nutrition and
emotional wellness for those that have either
had or are considering a bariatric procedure.
Grandparent Adventures
safe sitter babysitting class
Call 972.519.1209 for more information or
reservations!
Saturday, November 6, 8:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m., Second Floor Classrooms
Grandparent Adventures:
A Visit to the Hospital
Boys and girls ages 11 to 13 learn safe
child care techniques, behavior management skills, and appropriate responses to
medical emergencies. Includes instruction in infant and child CPR. Cost: $55.
boot camp for new dads
Wednesday, November 18, 7 p.m.,
Second Floor Classrooms
An OB-GYN and a pediatrician will share
their expertise to illustrate the magic and
challenges of fatherhood.
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Sunday, November 14, 2 p.m., Atrium
Activities include tours of the Emergency
Department, newborn nursery, and Radiology
Department. Kids will explore an ambulance,
take part in crafts, and more.
Grandparenting 101:
Caring for Kids Today
Thursday, October 28, 7 p.m.,
Second Floor Classrooms
Learn the latest safety techniques and ways
to develop a special relationship with your
grandchildren.
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children’s health
Quick Tip:
CLIP & SAVE
Help Your Teen Cope
with Diabetes
These days, lots of teens—many who are overweight and inactive—are developing type 2
diabetes. Left uncontrolled, high blood sugar
can raise the risk for early heart disease. It also
can have emotional effects, making kids feel
different or stressed.
A little parental support can go a long way.
Here’s how to help:
• Cook the same healthy foods for the whole
family so that your teen isn’t left out.
• Plan family walks to help your teen get 60
minutes of exercise a day.
• Don’t see your role as the “blood sugar
police.” Watch your teen complete his testing until he’s shown that he can keep it under
control. Then, give him some space.
• Get your teen a cool journal to help her
“vent.”
• Peers can be a great source of support. Find a
local camp or group for kids with diabetes at
800.DIABETES (800.342.2383).
Myths and Facts About Autism
The numbers are undeniably alarming—the prevalence
of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) increased 57%
between 2002 and 2006. Today, nearly 1% of children
are diagnosed with an ASD. While researchers say no
single factor can explain these statistics, one thing is
certain: Parents can best help their children by understanding the myths—and facts—about this disease.
So what do experts think are risk factors for ASDs?
Children with a sibling or parent with an ASD are at
higher risk. So are boys, as well as children with certain genetic disorders. But researchers continue to
search for answers, and they are looking at everything
from brain chemistry, to birth order, to genetic and
environmental factors.
Myth: All people with autism are alike.
Fact: ASDs make up a group of developmental disabilities that affect social, communication, and behavioral abilities. They are called “spectrum disorders”
because they affect each person in a different way,
and symptoms can range from mild to severe.
Myth: Autism can be cured.
Fact: Currently there is no cure for ASDs, but early
diagnosis and intervention can greatly improve
a child’s development. That’s why the American
Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that pediatricians screen all children for ASDs at both 18 and 24
months.
Research has found that signs of autism may
emerge gradually over a child’s first year or more, so
in the majority of affected children, it may not be possible to identify an ASD before age 1. Researchers also
found that parents do not always recognize ASD signs
and would be helped by formal screenings.
Myth: Autism is caused by poor parenting, vaccines,
and so forth.
Fact: Researchers don’t know exactly what causes
ASDs. They do know it has nothing to do with how a
child is raised.
The idea that vaccines might play a role surfaced
after a small 1998 study. Many parents became concerned, some refusing to vaccinate their children and
putting them at risk for serious contagious diseases.
In early 2010, however, the Lancet study was retracted
by the journal after flaws in research methods were
revealed. There is no scientific evidence that vaccines
cause autism.
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To educate parents about developmental milestones
so that they can better recognize symptoms, the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has
launched a website, “Learn the Signs. Act Early.”
You can find it at www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly.
hot topics
Why Dry Eye
Is Worth Looking Into
Our eyes can feel scratchy and
irritated under many conditions—
airplane travel, sitting in an air-conditioned room, or spending hours
at the computer. But some people
Susan
actually don’t produce enough tears,
Swanson, M.D.
or their tears evaporate too quickly, so their eyes
are dry and uncomfortable all the time.
If this sounds familiar, see your ophthalmologist.
Your doctor will examine your eyes and perform
tests to measure your tears. “The good news is
that there are many effective treatments for dry
eye,” says Susan Swanson, M.D., an ophthalmologist on staff at The Medical Center of Plano.
Let the Good Tears Flow
Tears lubricate the surface of the eyes, wash away
debris, and help protect the eye from infection.
Tears are also necessary for healthy eyes and clear
vision. Symptoms of dry eye can include:
• Stinging or burning
• A scratchy feeling, or a feeling that something is
in the eye
• Eye fatigue
• Redness
• Difficulty wearing contact lenses
• Excess tearing, caused by irritation
• Fluctuating vision
Untreated dry eye can raise the risk for eye infections and lead to scarring on the cornea and vision
problems. Dry eye can occur at any age, but it’s
more common in women—particularly those past
menopause—and older adults. It can be associated
with certain medical conditions, like autoimmune
diseases, or caused by medications, such as antihistamines. Radiation therapy and LASIK also can
cause dry eyes. So can long sessions on the computer or playing video games.
Many Options for Treatment
Over-the-counter artificial tears, gels, and ointments are usually the first line of treatment for dry
eye. Additional options include:
• Punctal plugs, tiny silicone plugs inserted into
the drainage holes of the eyes so that tears stay
in the eyes longer
• Steroid eye drops, to decrease inflammation on
the eye
• A prescription medication, RESTASIS®, that
controls inflammation on the eye's surface and
increases the ability to produce tears
• Special contact lenses that keep air from drying
the surface of the eye
Special Events!
Diabetes Health Fair: One Small Change
Can Make the Difference
Saturday, November 13, 9 a.m. to noon
The Medical Center of Plano Atrium
Learn about small changes that you can incorporate
into your lifestyle that will make living with diabetes
easier.
• Health screenings: blood pressure, blood glucose,
waist/hip ratio, body fat, and vision and foot
checks
• Information on the latest insulin pumps, home
glucose monitoring supplies, and medications
• Ask a … physician, dietitian, certified diabetes
educator, and pharmacist
• Nutrition and meal-planning tips, recipes, portion
controls, carbohydrate counting, and more
• Door prizes and light refreshments
• No reservations needed
“Work with your eye doctor to decide which
approach is right for you,” Dr. Swanson says.
Wound Care Center Open House
Thursday, October 14
Tours of the Wound Care Center, Building III, 4001
West 15th St., Suite 100, will be from 6 to 7 p.m.
and 8 to 9 p.m.
Ron Scott, M.D., medical director, will present
Modern Advances in Wound Care at 7 p.m. in the
Auditorium, Suite 315, discussing new technology,
and treatment options related to wound care. For
seminar reservations, call 972.519.1437.
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Infertility Problems? We Can Offer You Help
Pinpointing the Cause
To solve the infertility puzzle,
Dr. Bankston and her colleagues
employ a variety of diagnostic procedures. These include:
• Lab work to test for hormone
irregularities that could interfere
with fertility
• Ultrasound imaging to determine if
a woman is ovulating
• Hysterosalpingography, an X-ray
to show blockages in the fallopian
tubes or uterus
• Laparoscopy, an outpatient procedure to look for a condition called
endometriosis or pelvic scarring,
which could prevent pregnancy
A urologist can also help determine if
the male partner has enough sperm and
if they can swim freely.
Most of the time, your doctor can treat
infertility with drugs or minor surgery.
Dr. Bankston explains, “We offer oral
and injectable fertility medications that
stimulate ovulation, as well as intrauterine
insemination, called artificial insemination.”
“Spirit Girls Night Out:
Light Up Your Life”
Monday, October 11
updates on breast cancer. Visit vendors
featuring items from candles to lamps
to make your life “lighter” as well as
mini-makeovers, chair massages, and
eyebrow waxing. Call 972.612.6500 to
schedule your mammogram and thyroid
ultrasound screening at Women’sLink
Diagnostics. Walk-ins welcome. Health
screenings, education, food, and pampering—can you think of a better way of
treating yourself on a Monday evening?
geon Beth Anglin, M.D., will provide the
latest updates in the fight against breast
cancer. Bring your friends, mother, sister,
aunt, daughter, and granddaughters (at
least 13 years old). A light dinner will be
served and reservations are required.
Purchase tickets for special drawings to
win pink baskets with proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation. Presented by the Oncology
Department and Women’s Services.
“An Evening of Pink”
Thursday, October 21
Midnight Mammo Marathon, 8 a.m.
to midnight, Thyroid Ultrasound
Screenings and Spirit Girl’s Night Out at
6:30 p.m. Warrett Kennard, M.D., general surgeon, will present information
on thyroid cancer and breast surgeon
Beth Anglin, M.D., will share the latest
Celebrate all women, especially breast
cancer survivors, at a special “Evening
of Pink.” Don your favorite black dress
and favorite pink accessories. Dynamic
speaker Tanya Abreu, national president
of Spirit of Women, returns to help us
celebrate women and pink. Breast sur-
“Rest Easy: An Evening Devoted
to Sleep and Relaxation!”
Monday, November 8
Having trouble starting
your family or adding
to it? You’re not alone.
The American College
of Obstetricians and
Dawn
Bankston, M.D.
Gynecologists estimates
that as many as one in 10 couples fail
to get pregnant within six to 12 months
of trying.
Your doctor can help. Dawn Bankston,
M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist at
The Medical Center of Plano, says that
women with fertility problems prefer
to stick with the doctor and office staff
they’ve come to know. She says, “Ninety
percent of the infertile couples we see
here have a problem that we can treat.”
All events meet at 6:30 p.m. in the
Auditorium, Building III, Suite 315,
northwest corner of Coit and 15th
streets, unless otherwise noted.
For reservations, call 214.473.7317.
Caring While Curing
Unlike some doctors, physicians at The
Medical Center of Plano recognize that
infertility can be stressful, and that your
emotional well-being matters as much
as your physical health. “A lot of women
suffer mood problems when they can’t
Bruce Gammon, M.D., director of the
Sleep Center, will share the secrets of
good sleep. He will discuss tests that
are available to help determine if there
are physical reasons for your sleep difficulties. Gather tips that might help us
get pregnant,” says Dr. Bankston.
A program at The Medical Center of
Plano called Women’sLink, which offers
services for women at every life stage,
also addresses the emotional aspects of
infertility.
An infertility support group meets
at the Women’sLink Support Services
Clinic at 4001 West 15th St., Suite 465.
Each 90-minute session leaves time
for women to discuss their feelings and
learn healthy ways to cope.
For more information about the infertility
support group, call 972.519.1588 or go
to TheMedicalCenterofPlano.com.
in our quest to have that perfect night’s
sleep! June Hand from Purple Ranch
Lavender Farm will share the secrets of
lavender, the relaxing qualities of this
herb, and the variety of products available at the lavender farm in Royse City.
“The Holiday Table”
Monday, December 13
Macy’s at The Shops at Willow Bend
will share with us the secrets of setting a perfect table. Gather new ideas
for centerpieces and other special
touches for holiday gatherings. Food
and Nutrition Services Manager Nicole
Bullock will share a healthy and easy
holiday menu that you can prepare at
home. AnnMarie Buckley, LCSW, will
discuss how holiday stress can affect us
and provide tips for making holidays a
celebration for all.

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