We’re proud to share the Hillcrest Hospital Pryor 2020 Community Benefit Report. Along with hospital statistics, this report reflects Hillcrest Pryor’s impact on the community through unfunded care, discounts to uninsured patients and support to local vendors. It’s an honor to provide unsurpassed care and support to our community every day. See report here.
(March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. Hillcrest Hospital Pryor would like to thank all of our physicians for the dedication and passion they show for their patients. In honor of National Doctors’ Day, we would like to spotlight wound care specialist James Beebe, M.D.)
As the son of a construction worker and a stay-at-home mother, Dr. James Beebe grew up wanting to make a difference in the lives of others.
(March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. Hillcrest Hospital Pryor would like to thank all of our physicians for their dedication shown over the past year. In honor of National Doctors’ Day, we would like to spotlight Derek Knotts, M.D., emergency medicine doctor.)
Just a couple of months after joining Hillcrest Hospital Pryor as the emergency medicine director, Dr. Derek Knotts was thrust into an unprecedented with the first pandemic in his lifetime on the horizon.
The holidays do not have to be a black hole of health when you abandon all your good habits and wash away all the hard work you put in the rest of the year. You can still eat seasonal favorites, spend time with loved ones and go to parties without letting your health take a hit. Make a plan ahead of time and no know where you shouldn’t compromise. Do that and you can come out the other side of the holidays feeling better than you ever have before!
Here are some ways to stay on top of your health this season.
Diabetes is a significant problem in the United States, made worse by the fact that most who have it are unaware. Of the thirty million people in the US with diabetes, one in four do not even know they are living with this condition. In addition to those millions, another 84 million have prediabetes, but 90% are unaware. These numbers show the growing need to bring awareness to diabetes and clear up any myths the surround this condition.
Read about common diabetes myths below and share the truth with your friends and family.
The days are longer, the sun is out and we are in the heat of summer here in Pryor, Oklahoma. We all know exercising is important year-round, and now that the warmer months are here, we want to emphasize the importance of aerobic exercise and ways to incorporate it in your summer routine.
Why aerobic exercise?
In addition to contributing to health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, weight can also raise a person’s risk for developing osteoarthritis – the most common joint disorder, caused by wear and tear to joints.
According to the Obesity Action Coalition, more than 70% of women and 35% of men who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee are overweight.
November is Bladder Health Month which is dedicated to raising awareness about bladder health.
“Bladder issues can have a major impact on a person’s quality of life, including their social interactions, work, activities, sleep and relationships,” says urologist Dr. Melanie Ketchandji of Utica Park Clinic. “A common condition is overactive bladder, which affects about 33 million Americans. The real number of people with overactive bladder may be higher because many don’t seek treatment.”